Lyceum of Batangas is a tertiary educational institution established in 1966, which envisions itself to be the center for academic excellence in the country and in the Asia Pacific Region. It was established by former Senator Sotero H. Laurel, along with three prominent women of Batangas namely, Belen Castillo, Criselda Castillo and Pascuala Tolentino as a realization of the dream of former President Dr. Jose P. Laurel to make quality education available to the provinces.

Through a linkage with the Lyceum of the Philippines in Intramuros, Manila, Lyceum Batangas was set to reality. In a 2.2 hectare of land beside the Provincial Capitol of Batangas, the first building of the Institution was started with the construction of the first building named the Mabini Hall (after Apolinario Mabini, one of the sons of Batangas). The second building was the Jose P. Laurel Memorial Building, which housed the college departments.

Some of the pioneer courses offered by Lyceum Batangas were Marine Transportation and Paramedical Courses, especially midwifery. Now, the courses have grown to more than 30 degree programs, associate programs and graduate programs.

With humble beginnings of an 800 student population, Lyceum of Batangas now has an average of 10,000 students – the biggest population out of all three Lyceum campuses in the country. It has over 500 teaching and non-teaching employees, who cater to the needs of the students and are geared towards excellent customer service and continuous improvement.

The Lyceum of Batangas also has a sports arena built in the honor of Arsenio “Dodjie” Laurel, with a seating capacity of 2500 and is the biggest gymnasium facility in Batangas. There is also the new Sotero H. Laurel Building with air-conditioned classrooms and laboratories, with complete and modern instructional tools.

With the expanding population also comes the new building located in Brgy. Cuta, Batangas – the Lyceum International Maritime Academy. This new campus is dedicated to the students of the maritime field and also houses the College of Engineering. The new building has state-of-the-art facilities and is complete with all maritime training facilities, including a simulator ship named MV Empress of Asia and are under way are the LIMA Training Office, the Firehouse and the school’s very own swimming pool.

As a commitment to continuous improvement, Lyceum of Batangas is also the first school in the region to receive a school-wide ISO 9001:2000 accreditation, signifying the school’s compliance to quality management standards.

LYCEUM BATANGAS MISSION-VISION

The Lyceum of Batangas an institution of higher learning founded in 1966 envisions itself as the center of academic excellence in the Southern Luzon area. Imbued with the ideals of Jose P. Laurel on God-centeredness, love for truth, assertive nationalism, Filipinism, social justice, and economic productivity, the Lyceum of Batangas pursues the development of the integral Filipino who is committed to the service of God and country (Pro Deo et patria).

The Lyceum of Batangas shall be the leading center of higher education in the Southern Tagalog region. It shall create an atmosphere that is conducive to quality learning through human resource development, access to advanced education; information and communications technologies, and cooperative endeavors with other institutions.

In line with its academic mission, it shall develop God-fearing, self-reliant, environmental conscious, and globally competitive Lyceans in the field of arts, sciences, business, health care, maritime and technology education. As a catalyst of social transformation and custodian of Batangas culture and heritage, it shall actively support an integrated research and sustainable community service program.

http://www.lyceumbatangas.edu.ph


Darasa Fiesta Resort was once a fruit bearing farm of all sorts, like mangoes, rambutan, lanzones, banana and guyabano. Though it was a good source of business, the owner opted to think of a business that would be more lucrative. Since there are no resorts in the vicinity they thought that it would be a good business that we put up a resort. Construction started in September 3, 2002. They had to clear almost 2 hectares of fruit bearing land with the permission of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Construction lasted for 6 months and they finally opened doors to the public on March 27, 2003. They started with just 2 swimming pools, cottages and a restaurant, after a few months they finally opened their family rooms for overnight accomodations and another few months they opened their open function hall.


Over the years they have added facilities in the resort to further enhance our place. They now have a hotel with coffee shop, dormitory rooms, airconed function room, camping grounds, 40ft. rappelling tower, slide for life and opening soon wall climbing. They are still in the process of developing our resort to make it a better place.


Darasa Fiesta Resort
is located along old national highway (Pres. Laurel Highway) going to Batangas City. About an hour from Magallanes Interchange in Makati City. It is accessible from the city of Tanauan and carefully selected with safety and security and proximity in our minds. Most important, our resort provides nearby medical facilities for emergencies and markets for your supply and logistical needs. They guarantee zero brown-outs, 24 hours security and ample parking space.


Hacienda Darasa Resort
791 President Laurel Highway, Bo. Darasa
Tanauan City, Batangas
Telephone: (043) 778-5354 / (043) 778-5960
info@darasafiestaresort.com
www.darasafiestaresort.com

The first time I saw this video clip was when I watched a movie inside SM City Lipa. The music and lyrics are good and truly depicting the life of a batanggenyo.

The only thing I don't want on this video is the appearance of the ex-governor. It appears to be a political paraphernalia to me. Anyway, just listen to the song.....you will surely like it.


Ang pagsasabong ng gagamba ay isa sa mga larong kinawiwilihan ng mga batang Batangenyo. Lalo na doon sa mga nakatira malayo sa syudad. Naaalala ko pa noon, pagpatak ng takipsilim, gumagala kami para manghuli lamang nito. Dito kasi sila lumalabas para gumawa ng bahay nila. Maganda rin maghanap nito kung umaga dahil buo pa ang mga sapot nila at kung minsan ay nasa gitna sila ng bahay nila. Sinusuyod namin noon ang mga kakahuyan, palayan, at pati na sa mga bodega at silid-imbakan upang manghuli ng mga gagamba, na inilalagay namin sa mga kahon ng posporo. Kung higit sa isang gagamba ang mahuhuli namin, kadalasan ay nilalagyan namin ng partisyon ang posporo na gawa sa dahon ng niyog upang mapaglalagyan ang kahon ng higit sa isang gagamba nang hindi nag-aaway ang mga ito. Kahit anong gagamba ay pwedeng pagsabungin. At kapag ang isang gagamba naman ay nasugatan sa laban, nilalagyan naman namin ito ng dahon ng bayabas sa loob ng posporo. Nakakatulong daw ito para madaling gumaling ang sugat nila.





Sa ngayon, dala ng mabilis na pagbabago ng teknolohiya, marahil ay nabago na rin ang gawi ng mga batang batanggenyo. Iilan na marahil ang nanghuhuli nito upang gawing laruan. Pero ano't anu pa man, masaya ako't nakaranas manghuli at magsabong ng gagamba.

One of the main tourist attraction in Batangas can be found under the sea, the Anilao Coral Reef. It is a must visit place for all those who love diving.


In the mid-1960's, a whole coral reef was transplanted onto a large rock formation close to the shore. Contrary to popular belief at the time that the adventure would fail, the coral has flourished. As a result, diving has developed and is at the forefront of the industry in the Philippines to this day.



Visibility is good and the opportunities for photography are excellent. Unfortunately, as the area has developed, so some of the more negative aspects of this have become evident. In particular, dynamiting, collection of corals and shells and over fishing are just some of the challenges that Anilao and Batangas must face. Luckily, these are being addressed. Most of the best dives are actually found around the islands of Sombrero and Maricaban, a short boat trip away from Anilao.


A diving spot to look for deep down the sea floor is the so-called “Cathedral.” Seen at some 50 feet below, this is marked by a strange cross flanked by two heaps of coral reefs. Lots of fish species get their food at this site.


Anilao is a three-hour travel from Buendia, Makati (where one can take a bus to Batangas), passing through the Mabini, Bauan terminal. From there, a ride to the Mabini dock area is available, and finally another ride (special trips are available) to Anilao diving spots.

For good diving spots, a short raft trip to deeper waters is recommended. Rented rafts and small boats for this purpose are available in Anilao. As one goes farther into the bay, this dive site reveals more fish and other sea creature havens and undulating coral reefs.

Photos from www.edvineng.com and www.anilaoreef.com

Last November 22, Batanggenyo in Singapore celebrate an early Christmas Party. There are nearly 30 participants who join the night till morning event of eating, chatting, playing and socializing with fellow ka-batang. Here are some photos that we had that day.








This falls is located at Barangay San Gregorio (formerly Barangay Calijon) about 4.5km east of Malvar, Batangas. Its waters come from natural springs just right above it which is reputed to be a very good source of fresh, sparkling drinking water. A well-known national distributor of bottled drinking water actually taps the springs above as its source of mineral water.

The water from the falls is interestingly warm and pleasant to bathe in. The falls can be reached by taking a short hike from the barangay road and about 300 steps down the concrete pathway built by the barangay.

The Farm at San Benito is a refuge for relaxation, healing, wellness and healthy eating. It’s located in a 49 hectare property in the woods and rolling hills of Lipa City, Batangas, with a good view of Mt. Malarayat. It is one of the few truly medical spas or alternative medical health resorts in the world. While-as traditional western medicine is largely focused on symptoms repair, The Farms therapies through detoxification include the whole person, body, mind and soul – so to speak – because when one hurts, all suffer.

Healing & Medicine

Deficiencies and congestion are the root cause of all physical, mental and emotional dysfunctions. Deficiencies prevent the body from operating optimally and sustaining proper function. Blockages impede the body from eliminating substances toxic and damaging to it. The elimination of deficiencies and blockages at the physical, mental and emotional level restores absolute health. The elimination of deficiencies and blockages must be accomplished according to the laws of nature, not by coercing the body for the purpose of producing temporary effects or the mere relief of symptoms without regard for the root cause.

For many years, treatment of illnesses has revolved around alleviating the symptoms of patients. Doctors have put too much emphasis on the diseased organ. Only recently has the medical profession begun to acknowledge that any particular organ is a part of a system, which affects all other functions of the entire human body. Here at The Farm we do not limit these functions to the physical aspect alone. We see ourselves as spiritual, mental and emotional beings as much as we are physical beings. As such, emphasis on a person's psychological make-up is a natural part of our treatment. It cannot be denied that emotional strain and stress can affect our health. Often times, tumors, chest pains, or other symptoms manifest partly because of suppressed negative sentiments. Healing can only occur if problems at all levels have been unearthed and addressed.


Improving Lifestyle

Awareness is the first step in addressing our health problems. It is good to know that many people are becoming more and more health conscious. However, most stop there: "Yes, I am aware that exercise is important but I just can't squeeze it in my tight schedule," or "I know smoking is bad but I really can't seem to stop especially when I'm stressed." The Farm is committed to educating our guests in the ways of proper nutrition and lifestyle. It is not mere information that we provide our guests; we make sure that health principles are inculcated in each of them by letting them experience what we teach. Human beings are creatures of habit and by letting our guests apply what they have learned under our close supervision we are confident that when they leave The Farm they have renewed their perception of their health and have formed new habits on how to take care of their bodies.


Principle of Detoxification

Most, if not all, of the modern-day diseases (digestive disorders, cancer, diabetes, hypertension, chronic degenerative diseases such as arthritis) have their origin in the accumulation of toxins in our bodies. Toxins weaken our immune system or the body's way of warding off diseases. Toxins come from environmental pollution, cigarette smoking, food preservatives, repeated use of cooking oil, strained relations, stress, and a whole lot more. The Farm offers a Prevention program that focuses on medically guided detoxification as a way to jump start the body cleansing process. Psycho-emotional detoxification is an integral part of this cleansing program. For those with more serious health conditions, The Farm medical staff will design a Recovery program tailored to the individual’s specific health needs.



For more information, visit their site at www.thefarm.com.ph

I was surfing the net for a new videos or movies to watch when i stumble on this movie. It caught my attention because of its Batanggenyo in nature...directed by a batanggenyo, Mr Manolito Sulit, and with accent and theme of a batanggenyo. I haven't seen the full movie but for a batanggenyo like me, I am eager to see it. Here is the movie preview I found on youtube.




Here's the information I've got from the site www.barakothemovie.com

Barako is a haunting account of a young man’s attempt to effect change in his town by gathering his friends around a kapihan called “barakuhan”. In the absence of media, it effectively becomes a venue for the townsfolk to practice their democratic rights, colliding expectedly with the elite’s political and economic interests.

The movie starts glaringly with the American occupation of Batangas (early 1900) with the valiant Gen. Malvar (Archie Adamos) and another local hero, Mateo Ilustre (Manolito Sulit) plotting its defense. It then takes us to a seemingly restive yet impoverished Batangueño community 100 years later, taking shifting points of view of the people from the grassroots, drawing them initially around one central figure, an unnamed character labeled only as the Publicist (Publisista, played by Arnold Reyes) and later on, around yet another, Mando (Carlon Matobato)—referred to in the story (by the Publicist himself) as "ang tunay na barako".

BASED ON A TRUE STORY. “Barakuhan,” a public forum over a cup of coffee organized by the Publicist with other major characters (played by the likes of Nanding Josef, a veteran actor and CCP’s artistic director, and surprisingly, poets Mike Coroza and Vim Nadera) is in actual existence in Ibaan, Batangas from 2002-2005, remembered by the locals as one that decisively confronted a relatively unknown power outage that crippled the town for six weeks in 2003—which has also become part of the movie.

Other characters (most are also unnamed) include the Politician (Pulitiko, played by Leo Martinez) and his cohorts (Behn Cervantes, Dennis Marasigan, Tots Aguila, Arthur Casanova and Raul Funilas), plus a significant portrayal of the aging Publicist by National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera .

WHAT THEY SAY. Barako has been described by no less than National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera as the only movie in current circulation that “completely” tackled Philippine politics. “Like Behn Cervantes’ Sakada in the Martial Law years,” he commented, “but more complete.”

Rhod Nuncio, in a review, wrote, “Manolito Sulit, the Filipino poet cum director and scriptwriter of this film envisions a criss-crossing of time, genre, form, and narrative to bring out a contemporary reading of local/national Filipino life.”

Barako earned the title “new Noli” from the viewers in its so-called Cinemalaya “world premiere” in July 24, 2007 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, taking into account some similarities with Rizal’s novel.



José Paciano Laurel y García (March 9, 1891 – November 6, 1959) was the president of the Japanese-Sponsored Republic of the Philippines during World War II, from 1943 to 1945. He was not subsequently officially recognized as a Philippine president until the administration of Diosdado Macapagal.




José P. Laurel was born on March 9, 1891 in the town of Tanauan, Batangas. His parents were Sotero Laurel, Sr. and Jacoba García. His father had been an official in the revolutionary government of Emilio Aguinaldo and a signatory to the 1898 Malolos Constitution.

While a teen, Laurel was indicted for attempted murder when he almost killed a rival suitor of his girlfriend. While studying and finishing law school, he argued for and received an acquittal.

After receiving law degrees from the University of the Philippines (1915) and from Yale University (1920), he was elected to the Philippine Senate in 1925 and appointed associate justice of the Supreme Court in 1936.

After the Pearl Harbor attack, Laurel stayed in Manila after President Manuel Quezon escaped first to Bataan and then to the United States. He offered his services to the Japanese; and because of his criticism of U.S. rule of the Philippines he held a series of high posts in 1942-43, climaxing in his selection as president in 1943. Twice in that year he was shot by Philippine guerrillas but recovered. In July 1946 he was charged with 132 counts of treason but was never brought to trial; he shared in the general amnesty in April 1948.

As the Nationalist Party's nominee for the presidency of the Republic of the Philippines in 1949, he was narrowly defeated by the incumbent president, Elpidio Quirino, nominee of the Liberal Party. Elected to the Senate in 1951, Laurel helped to persuade Ramón Magsaysay, then secretary of defense, to desert the Liberals and join the Nationalists. When Magsaysay became president, Laurel headed an economic mission that in 1955 negotiated an agreement to improve economic relations with the United States. He retired from public life in 1957.

Another Proud Batanggenyo!



Nakatikim na ga kayo ng sibatsi? Masarap ito gulayin at isa ito sa mga paborito ng mga Batanggenyo. Madali kasi itong patubuin kahit sa tabing bahay laang at madaling lutuin. Samahan pa ng gulay gaya ng kibal, kadyos, gabi, kalabasa....ala ay diga'y bulanglang na.

For your T-shirt needs, I highly recommend this brand. You should try this localy made from Batangas.

Here are some of their design.







If you're interested, please contact Emmanuel "Manny" Mercado thru mobile no. 0919-2565-706, tel. no. 981-2221, 312-3062, or thru tatakan92@yahoo.com.

Kabayan, I just recently launched an online community for us.

Visit the new BATANGGENYONG ONLINE COMMUNITY FORUM!

Come, join and participate online. Be part of the community, be part of Batangas Online history.

See you there!



Have you ever tasted a "bukayo" from Batangas? You better try it pag nagawi kayo don. Madali naman tong mabibili sa palengke, o kahit sa mga maliliit na tindahan.

Gawa sa niyog, pulang asukal at kung ano ano pang sangkap na di ko na mawari. Basta ang alam ko, masarap ito at hinahanap-hanap ng panlasa ko...

Yan ang gawang Batangas.




The University of Batangas traces its history as a small school then named Western Philippine Colleges which started with 48 students in a small rented house in Rizal Avenue, Batangas City more than half a century ago on April 28, 1946. It was founded by Mr. Juan Y. Javier together with Rev. Fr. Vicente Catapang, Atty. Francisco Perez, Atty. Jesus Arguelles, Atty Roman Perez and Atty. Pablo Umali. This noble group of men saw the need to put up an institution that would provide the youth, particularly the residents of Batangas, an opportunity to pursue higher education. Through their pioneering efforts and the inspiration they left as a legacy for succeeding administrators, the school has grown steadily to become one of the largest higher education institutions in the whole Southern Tagalog Region, a major University offering a wide range of academic and professional programs to a diverse student body of over 10,000. Throughout that time, the commitment of the University of Batangas to academic excellence and community service has continued to reflect the values and vision of the University’s founding fathers.

The UB students are part of a select academic community. They study under more than 400 full-time and part time faculty. They study in a strategically located port city- a political, social, educational and industrial melting pot- with unlimited opportunities for professional experience after graduation.

The University of Batangas is committed to serving diverse student body, with a wide range of religious, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds who come not only from the CALABARZON area but also from the neighboring island provinces as well. The University sponsors outreach programs such as tuition free secondary night school serving disadvantaged students in the community.

A tradition of excellence is complemented by a strong commitment to community responsibility and service. The University’s faculty, staff and students are active participants in community outreach programs and projects working to meet the needs of the province. Some examples include the regular Community Health Services, the Legal Aid Clinic, Mangrove research and preservation, and University’s own “Alalay Kita” project which seeks to assist the poorest barangays in selected municipalities.

The University of Batangas is an active force in the cultural and artistic life of Batangas. Its well-acclaimed theater groups Tanghalang Dal’wa Singko and Teatro Anino together with the popular UB Dance Company have performed various audiences through out the province. The University is also home to the Batangas Heritage Center which aims to promote the rich cultural history of the province, depicted through songs, dances, costumes, and other historical artifacts borne of the province.

Through its example of educational excellence, community leadership, service and opportunities for lifelong learning, the University of Batangas is linked to its graduates in other ways than through the degrees they receive. The UB graduates have succeeded in an environment that values professional competence and proper moral and social attitudes. They are inculcated with the values of faith in God, love of wisdom and service to fellowmen- values that will be with them throughout their lives and careers as they carry on the vision of the University’s founding fathers.



Ang isang tunay na Batanggenyo ay nakakakilala sa isdang tulingan at gustong gusto ang sinaing nito. Isa ito sa mga ipinagmamalaki naming local delicacy.

Ayon sa OTOP or One Town One Product, isa ito sa mga pangunahing produkto ng Batangas for SME's.

Sinaing na Tulingan is a native dish produced, with tulingan as the main raw material. The best taste of sinaing na tulingan can be achieved out of the combination of fresh tulingan, added with rock salt, water and dried camias.

The Municipality of Lemery pushes through the promotion of the locally produced products out of its being an agro-tourism municipality. Recognizing the vast resource of tulingan, hence, Sinaing na Tulingan became a distinct source of livelihood and income of our fellow Lemereños living within the coastal areas.

Sinaing na Tulingan is a native dish produced, with tulingan as the main raw material. The best taste of sinaing na tulingan can be achieved out of the combination of fresh tulingan, added with rock salt, water and dried camias, and cooked for a period of eight (8) hours. For sophistication, pork lean meat is added at the base of the pot before the fresh tulingan is set for cooking.






For some, they call this "suman" but we batangenyo's call this "tamalis". In appearance, tamalis looks rectangular in shape and packed in pair. For the taste, tamalis require the special sauce to enjoy its true taste. This is one of the local delicacy that batanggenyo's are proud of. They are easily available inside the market, usually near the suman vendor.


Tanauan City lies in the northeastern part of Batangas, one of the provinces comprising the south Luzon, CALABARZON region of the Philippines. The city is bounded by the province of Laguna to the north, the municipality of Malvar to the northwest, the Taal Lake to the southwest, and the municipality of Santo Tomas to the east. It is politically subdivided into of 48 barangays. Linking the city to Metro Manila and other areas in Batangas is the President Jose P Laurel Highway.

Tanauan is about 90 minutes drive to, or from, Metro Manila. Tanauan was declared a first-class municipality in 1996, and 5 years later, in 2001, it was ratified into a third class city. It has a population of 117,540 people in 21,910 households, according to the 2000 census.

Tanauan has a land area of 10,716 square kilometers, mostly agricultural. Its major products are coconut, sugarcane, vegetables, fruits, rice, corn, and root crops. The city has great potential for industrial, commercial, and tourism developments which had earned its title as the ”Star of CALABARZON Region.”

Tanauan was originally settled on the shores of Taal Lake, then known as Lake Bonbon, in 1572 by Augustinian missionaries. The town was devastated after Taal Volcano’s greatest recorded eruption on May 15, 1754. It was relocated to Banadero before moving to its present location.

The city is also known as the “Cradle of Noble Heroes” because of its two most celebrated sons that have contributed in the history of the Philippines. They are Apolinario Mabini, known as the b rain of Katipunan, the Philippine revolutionary movement against Spain, and Jose P. Laurel who was the Philippine president during World War II.

Health care in Tanauan is provided by both private and public hospitals. Among them are:

C. P. Reyes Hospital, at A. Mabini Avenue
Daniel O. Mercado General Hospital, at President J.P. Laurel Highway
J.P. Laurel Memorial Hospital, at Santor Road, Kumintang Ibaba
Tanauan Medical Center, at A. Mabini Avenue

Tanauan City has educational institutions that provide instruction and training for baccalaureate, and vocational courses. Among its notable institutions are the First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities (FAITH), the Tanauan Maritime Foundation, Tanauan Institute, La Consolacion College-Tanauan, and the Christian College of Tanauan.

As a lake shore town, Tanauan has a booming tourist industry. The city abound with fresh water beaches and lush farmlands that several notable hotels and resorts have been established in the city, among which are Vieux Chalet, Darasa Fiesta Resort, and las haciendas resort farms.

Telecommunication companies servicing Tanauan are the Philippine Long distance Telephone Company (PLDT), Digitel Telecommunications, Globe Telecom, Smart Communications, and Philippine Telegraph & Telephone Company (PTT).

Electric power is provided by Batangas II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Batelec II.) The Tanauan City Police Station is part of the Philippine National Police Region IV- A (CALABARZON) District.

souce: www.boot-batangas.com




Maliputo is one of the local delicacies in Batangas. This fish can only be found in Taal lake that's why you have to go to Batangas if you want to eat this fish. Once tasted, you will surely crave for more......



Buong galang at pagmamahal na inihandog ni Governor Vilma Santos-Recto ang plake ng pagkilala kay Lola Agustina Dimayuga ng San Jose, Batangas. Si Lola Agustina ay isa sa 13 Centenarians o mga Lola at lolang Batangueno na 100 taon na nabubuhay. Ang tagpong ito ay naganap sa pagkilala ng Pamahalaang Panlalawigan sa mga Senior Citizens . Capitol Photo/ Edwin V. Zabarte/OPG-PIO





Taal reigns as one of the most culturally preserved sites of the Spanish colonial era. The village conforms to the old town layout combining municipal hall-school-church and houses. The village consists of the following tourist attractions: the Leon Apacible Historical Landmark, Marcela Mariño Agoncilio Museum and Monument, Basilica of San Martin de Tours, Escuela Pia, and Church of Our Lady of Caysasay.


A little over two (2) hours drive from Manila, on the tip of the Calumpang Peninsula and on the southern mouth of beautiful Balayan Bay, majestically sits a luxurious haven, EAGLE POINT RESORT

The resort offers facilities to accommodate even those that do not dive. Comfort and privacy is what guests can expect with us. Sitting by the sea and surrounded by flowers and trees, the natural beauty will take hold of you. Many guests have said that it was like being transported to a far exotic island but still be conveniently close to Manila.

CLUBHOUSE & RESTAURANT

The Main CoreEAGLE POINT's centerpiece is the Main Core, consisting of the front office, the restaurant & bar, air-conditioned conference room, gift shop, game room and the kitchen. Its design is based on the Samoan Long House, where gatherings are held. The Main Core's interior is graced with a very high ceiling supported by thick Narra wooden beams and trusses. From its high vantage point, guests are treated with an overwhelming majestic view of the sea.

The restaurant can boast that we have the best food in the area, matching the quality of that of the five (5) star restaurants. Guests have a variety of choices from our menu. For our menu covers seafood dishes, continental and oriental as well as Filipino cuisine, guaranteed to delight your palette.

3 SWIMMING POOLS

Though, scuba diving is the main attraction, we do have alternate facilities for those of the family that are not divers. Our pools were built for that purpose. Carved into the cliff side, the pool area was built in 2 levels with the shallower pool for children above, surrounded by a boulder motif and waterfalls. The main pool located just below with similar motif feature is fronted with a huge sun deck overlooking the sea. On one side of the sun deck is the poolside bar. Connecting the upper pool with the lower poll is our 30ft waterslide. The water of the upper pool overflows unto the slide making it a slippery and exciting thrill for kids and adults can't help but giving it a try also. From the Main Core, kids can cross an arched bridge that goes over the waterslide to the upper pool area. On the same level is the sandy playground with a child size Nipa hut on it.

Pools carved into the cliffsideAlso make sure, you try our reef (saltwater) pool. We have adapted a tamed though somewhat shy sea turtle named Charlene, who was raised in captivity. Unfortunately, she cannot survive in the wild. But because she grew up in a bathtub, she is now swimming in a 40' long by 20' wide and about 10' deep pool. You and your kids will be able to swim with her and Bugsy, our 12 pound grouper (Lapu-lapu) resident as well as other colorful fish. Imagine swimming in a very large aquarium.

DIVE SHOP and WATERSPORTS CENTER

Of course, there is nothing like swimming in the real thing. So, we do try to encourage you to experience the thrill of exploring another world. That is, the coral reef which fronts the whole resort. Snorkeling does not require much to view this miracle of CREATION. All you need is a mask with snorkel & fins (available at our dive shop), and lots of time to just float around. If you can't swim, request for a life jacket.

One of our guests' favorite snorkelling spot is Canyon Land, which is right infront of the restaurant. We suggest that you go to this spot when it is about low tide. Bring some old bread and feed the fish.

Now, if you've never tried scuba diving, our dive shop offers an introductory dive course. We encourage you to try it out. The experience going 20ft down, breathing fresh air underwater is something you will not forget.

Available to service you is our dive concession. SAFETY STOP DIVE SHOP, owned by Karen Gilman Quisumbing, has all the equipment that you'll need for scuba diving and snorkelling as well as the rental of the Waverunner & other watersport equipment. Safety is the prime concern that she emphasizes when serving our guests. Note of fact, equipment (especially mouthpieces) are sterilized after every use and then wrapped individually in plastic. Certification cards are required when any scuba equipment are rented out. Divers who have lost or just forgot their C card will have to be checked out by our resident dive master.

GIFT SHOP

Don't forget to drop by our GIFT SHOP concession owned by Elizabeth Asbury. Her shop has all the things you'll need from souvenirs, film, toys, candy to other personal items.

EAGLE POINT RESORT offer facilities to accommodate even those that do not dive.

GAME ROOM

Did we mention we have a gameroom? For those who like to play, we do have a billiard, Ping-Pong table and a dart board.

WALK-THRU AVIARY

For bird watchers, EAGLE POINT offers the largest walk-through aviary in Batangas. In this 3/4 acre enclosed netted area, the owner has collected numerous rare tropical birds that are indigenous and those from other parts of the Philippines. Great place for guests to take a quiet afternoon stroll.

BOAT RENTALS for Island Excursion / Diving

BancaIf you want to spend a day at a sandy beach, you can rent a boat (banca) to Sombrero Island, Layag-layag, Cemetery and Red Rock beaches (located on Maricaban Island). These destinations are about 15-20 minutes away by boat. We recommend you have a picnic on Red Rock beach which is the only one with picnic tables. These boats are independently owned and charged on a per-trip basis. To avoid burning a hole through your pockets, plan your trips wisely. We advice that you make your boat arrangements at our front desk..

To rent the jet ski (wave runner), you are required to have a valid credit card for insurance purposes. Ask at the front-desk for more information.

ESPLANADE 2000

Besides our usual services (front desk, bell, restaurant, etc...), we also do have in-cottage massage services as well as other exotic facial and skin treatments. These services are being provided by ESPLANADE 2000, who have partnered with us in providing for your comfort. In the near future, EAGLE POINT with ESPLANADE 2000 will have a new 3-storey European Spa complete with steam rooms, Jacuzzi, massage facilities, an exercise gym with state-of-the-art equipment and a health bar.

HORSEBACK RIDING

Check back soon with Eagle Point. Our Horseback riding facilities should be completed by late this year.

RESORT SERVICES

Take note that when you ask for room service there will be a 30% service charge added to your bill. Also, we do accept Amer. Express, Visa, Mastercard and Diners' Club.

For reservations and other info, CLICK HERE


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