Lipa City – Great food, art, music, and a lot more cultural extravaganza await Batangueños as the Province of Batangas kicks off its 437th Founding Anniversary celebration on December 8.
With the theme “Live, Study, Work and Have Fun in Rich Batangas,” this year’s foundation anniversary will celebrate Batangas’ rich cultural, social, and economic resources being one of the largest and oldest provinces in the country.
The whole-day celebration, which will be hosted at The Outlets at Lipa inside Lima Technology Center, Lipa-Malvar, Batangas, will start with a eucharistic mass at 9am followed by the Culture, Arts and Environment Awards with Batangas Province Governor Hermilando I. Mandanas gracing the event.
This will be followed with the opening of the Art Walk, a display of Batangueño art pieces curated by Gruopo Sining Batangas and Batangas Shoppes, showcasing different products from various clusters and farm tourism groups in the province.
Highlight of the celebration will be the hourly street and stage performances starting at 1pm by the different solo artists and performing groups in Batangas. Capping off the day-long celebration is the BRAVE (Batangas Rave) Party featuring DJ Tom Taus and DJ Jennifer Lee hosted by FAITH Colleges and Lima Park Hotel.
Formerly known as Comintang, Batangas was officially recognized as a province under Spain in 1581, according to the National Historical Commission of the Philippines. The province is now composed of 31 municipalities and three cities, with Batangas City as its capital.
The 437th Batangas Province Founding Anniversary celebration is presented by the provincial government of Batangas and the Batangas Provincial Tourism, Culture, Arts Office (PTCAO), in cooperation with the Batangas Tourism Council, and in partnership with The Outlets at Lipa and Lima Park Hotel, with FAITH Colleges as the foundation day secretariat. This is also made possible with the support of Steel Asia Manufacturing Corporation, Science Park of the Philippines, Universal Robina Corporation, Mary Mediatrix Medical Center, Hamilo Coast, Liberty Builders and Development Corporation, and Central Azucarera Don Pedro Inc.