The Batangueña is the subject of numerous traditional songs from Batangas. Perhaps the most famous of all is the 'Princesa ng Kumintang', which tells about the pursuit of a very beautiful woman. This song is so popular among the Batanggenyo's that it is called the unofficial Batangan National Anthem. Here, the singer sings:

Kay ganda mo hirang, Princesa ng Kumintang!
(How lovely art thou, my Dear, Princess of the Kumintang)

Sa ala-ala ko ay di ka mapaparam.
(In my memory, thou canst be effaced.)

Sa kalungkutan ko'y tanglaw ka ng aking buhay,
(To my sorrow, thou art the guiding life of life,)

Ang iyong pagsinta'y langit ko, Princesa ng Kumintang!
(Thine love is my heaven, Princess of the Kumintang!)

3 comments

  1. Anonymous  

    July 4, 2008 at 9:37 PM

    who is the lover of prinsesa ng kumintang?

  2. Anonymous  

    July 4, 2010 at 4:14 PM

    The last prince of Tondo.

  3. eddie  

    June 15, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    brings back memories, glad i found the lyrics.


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