Tag Archives: New Year

Batangas City News Today In Pictures

Batangas City News Today: What we have here are choice pictures of one of the fastest urbanizing cities of the Philippines..

And a YouTube video below that explores our subject, Batangas City.

Port of Batangas

Did you know that the Batangas International Port is one of the busiest passenger and container terminals in the Philippines?

Batangas Provincial Capitol
A work of art on the grounds of the Provincial Capitol

While the architecture in Batangas capitol looks like other provincial capitols as well, the landscaping is good and spacious..

Downtown Batangas City

which could have also been used by the downtown only if. Hmm.

Ancestral House in the corner of Tirona and Atienza Streets

More than the famed kapeng barako and balisong, the city got some cool heritage or ancestral houses like this one..

Calumpang Bridge

And some landmark that I heard a lot as a kid, the Calumpang River; well, it’s the bridge in the picture but under it is the river. Haha.

Lyceum of the Philippines University -Batangas

One of Batangas’ top schools is the LPU — and it is just located in between Calumpang River and SM City Batangas.

Santissima Trinidad Church

Incidentally, Santissima Trinidad is just beside SM City Batangas.

Basilica del Immaculada Conception

What’s a Philippine province without a beautiful cathedral?!

Finally, here’s a secret that’s no secret..

Bus going to Iloilo?

Did you know that you could actually travel in a bus from Manila to Iloilo — straight?!? Yeah, you only pay around P1,500 for the whole trip that would carry your bus on a ship on the way to Iloilo City. Thing is, you do not really get to enjoy the places you pass by.

Life is an adventure. Stop and smell the flowers!

2014. The fun continues…

So.. we’re now on the second day of the year 2014. Hmm… still having some “New Year” hang-over?

Afraid of heights? Try the zip line...
Afraid of heights? Try the zip line…

Well, guess most of us do. While many companies are back to work especially in the private sector, there are still a few that postponed their “return-to-work” until Monday.

Looking for beach activities?
Looking for beach activities?

Wow, a grand vacation indeed!

What with some visiting friends and relatives still around.. as well as much “left-over” from the New Year revelry – it’s pretty tempting then to perhaps spend the day on a picnic.. like a beach or somewhere, huh?

So, forget your grudges. Better yet, talk it over. We’re all brothers and sisters in this world.. and it’s a new year!¬†Just a great time to bond, and.. continue the fun!

And that’s what makes life worth it.

Last Day of 2013

Here’s a look at what’s going on in the lives of those who look forward to a better year ahead…

Inside malls…

Grocery rush for the New Year...
Grocery rush for the New Year…
Loading cellphones for midnight greetings...
Loading cellphones for midnight greetings…
Footwear... one of the most sought after items
Footwear… one of the most sought after items

Outside malls, or in wet markets…

More people lining up for tonight's lottery... who knows?
More people lining up for tonight’s lottery… who knows?
Gearing up for local delicacies...
Gearing up for local delicacies…
Baggage counter: Red seems to be the color of the day... well, tradition
Baggage counter: Well, tradition, Red is the color of the day…

At the end of the day, the ‘new year’ is all about family; about being together and celebrating while looking at the same direction..

Between Christmas and New Year…

Is there a thing called a “holiday slowdown”?

This is the gap between Christmas and New Year – the time to recharge one’s batteries for the coming festivities, the turn of the calendar.

Let’s see what’s been happening during this time…

A pair of contestants doing a song number...
A pair of contestants doing a song number…
A piano student on a recital...
A piano student on a recital…

While malls are going on continuous shows… Streets are starting to flood with fruits.. and firecrackers, or is it?

More fruits could now be seen on sidewalks...
More fruits could now be seen on sidewalks…
Lesser injuries if only we turn to these...
Lesser injuries if only we turn to these…