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Taal, Batangas (presentation)


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It's a presentation of Taal, Batangas where we the researchers found out with the help of Taal, Batangas Tourism Officer and their 2012 Tourism Plan. :) We hope it will be useful for you.

It's a presentation of Taal, Batangas where we the researchers found out with the help of Taal, Batangas Tourism Officer and their 2012 Tourism Plan. :) We hope it will be useful for you.

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  • 1. TAAL, BATANGAS Taming Taal ~
  • 2. TAAL TOWN CENTER, POBLACION TAAL, BATANGAS Interior: Repainted Exterior: Old looking Biggest Catholic Church in Asia Some area smells and looks dirty. Lack of lights, stairs are made of cement but it looks very old.
  • 3. TAAL, BATANGAS Interior: Vintage Exterior: It is made with cement Oldest Church in the Southern Tagalog Region
  • 4. BARANGAY BALISONG TAAL, BATANGAS Interior: Repainted Exterior: Repainted Built to cope with the expansion of Catholic Faith in Batangas
  • 5. TAAL MUNICIPAL BUILDING, POBLACION, TAAL, BATANGAS Built since 1845 Now it is used for Housing Government of Taal
  • 6. BARANGAY LABAC, TAAL, BATANGAS Made of coral stones. Discovered at the Pansipit River by a fisherman in 1608.
  • 7. TAAL TOWN CENTER, POBLACION TAAL, BATANGAS (In front of Taal Park, Beside of St. Martin Basilica de Tours and Tourism Office) Before: School Now: Cultural Center
  • 8. TAAL, BATANGAS Ancestral House of Don Leon and Doña Matilde Apacible
  • 9. Doña Marcela Agoncillo Museum TAAL, BATANGAS One of the Oldest Building in Taal
  • 10. Miraculous Well of Sta. Lucia Built since early 1600 Two women saw the reflection of the Virgin of Caysasay The spot where the well which reflected the image of Our Lady is marked by a coral stone arch with a bas relief image of the Virgin on its facade
  • 11. San Lorenzo Ruiz Steps POBLACION, TAAL, BATANGAS (BESIDE OUR LADY OF CASASAY SHRINE) It has 125 steps made of Granite Stones that connected to Our Lady of Caysasay Shrine to Taal Town Center.
  • 12. Catholic Cemetery Holy Land Memoria Park Taal Cemetery TAAL, BATANGAS near Escuela Pia POBLACION, TAAL, BATANGAS Southern part of Brgy. Balisong, Taal, Batangas It is a private memorial just for “rich people” way back in 1600. It is a public memorial just for “common people” way back in 1600.
  • 13. Taal Public Market POBLACION, TAAL, BATANGAS Various products of Taal can be seen here in Taal Public Market. e.g (Tapang Taal, Tapang Longganisa, and so much more)
  • 14. Pansipit Bridge This is a connecting bridge to Lemery, Batangas
  • 15. Casa Villavicencio POBLACION, TAAL, BATANGAS Residence of the couple, Eulalio and Gliceria Marcella villavicencio
  • 16. Goco Ancestral House This belongs to Goco Family Ancestral House. This house is in the Historical Registry of the Philippines. This is also one of the very well restored houses in Taal. This is typical design of the old houses in the Philippines. It was built in the early 1800.
  • 17. The White House (Don Gregorio Agoncillo) Batangas Provincial Road The stately American colonial “white house” contains a collection of beautiful hardwood antique furniture pieces and priceless personal artifacts. This house is lovingly preserved by the Don Gregorio Agoncillo Foundationin honor of Gregorio’s daughter, Corazon Agoncillo, a great benefactress of Taal. Open for guided tours by special arrangement.
  • 18. Ylagan - Dela Rosa Ancestral House Taal Poblacion Batangas Ancestral House of Ylagan - Dela Rosa Family
  • 19. Kawayan Villas POBLACION, TAAL, BATANGAS
  • 20. Villas Del Pueblo POBLACION, TAAL, BATANGAS
  • 21. Villa Tortuga POBLACION, TAAL, BATANGAS
  • 22. Brgy. Pandayan and Balisong It was named Brgy Balisong because of various products of balisong (butterfly- knives)found there.
  • 23. Brgy. Buli Buli is a village in Taal, one of the oldest towns in the province of Batangas. Its name may have come from the “buri” plant which, popular belief tells us, was plenty in this place even before the coming of the Spaniards. Buri, which is commonly known to us as buli is a plant whose leaves are used in making fans, hats, mats and a sweet juice which is a favorite drink of the people. This juice can also be made into vinegar.
  • 24. Brgy. Butong Brgy. Iba and Immawo Brgy. Seiran
  • 25. Marcella Agoncillo Street Various ancestral houses are found in this street. Marcella Agoncillo’s House is also found here.
  • 26. Our Lady of Caysasay and St. Martin de Tours Big processions in Taal are held during the town fiesta on December 8 in honor of Our Lady of Caysasay. November 11 is the celebration of the feast of San Martin de Tours. A procession is a queue of participants composed of men and women of various ages to honor a local patron saint. It is religious in nature and is often done on the feast day of the venerated saint. Celebrations are in the form of prayer, hymns, declamation, and flower offerings, after which food and drinks are served.
  • 27. The fluvial parade starts when the Image of the Virgin Mary is brought to Pansipit River. Town folks converge at the riverbank, where several bancas (boats) are anchored. The Image of Our Lady of Caysasay is carried by devotees in a fluvial procession at the watercourse. And the fluvial procession ends at a place called Nagpuloc. Fluvial Procession, Good Friday (Procession) and Tapusan (Flores de Mayo) The festival is said to have started in 1854 when the Vatican declared the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. Was introduced by the Spaniards, and celebrated in Batangas and other neighboring towns after Mariano Sevilla’s interpretation of the devotional Flowers of May.
  • 28. Agriculture (Farming)
  • 29. Barong Tagalog, Filipinana and Burdang Taal
  • 30. Wooden Figures of Saints, Tables and Chairs, Staircase
  • 31. Tables, Chairs and Staircases (NARRA)
  • 32. Balisong
  • 33. Kumintang, Tubdi, SubliStill practicing it Subli is a prayer set to dance (Tubdi) a western culture with drums that are made of snake’s skin. Boys – Kawayan with kawayan Gils – Sumbrero as a head gear
  • 34. Signature Dishes, Food Product, Local Delicacies’ All found in Taal Public Market and in Brgy. Seiran
  • 35. Adobong Dilaw You can find this dish in restaurants and eateries serving local favorites. Is a very popular dish in the municipalities of Taal and Lemery. It’s even easier to cook it yourself. The procedure is very similar to an ordinary adobo, except that instead of soy sauce, you put turmeric.
  • 36. Tapang Taal TAAL PUBLIC MARKET All time favorite breakfast of the town’s visitors. Batangas may be famous for beef, but its most famous tapa is actually pork. Tapang Taal is jerked pork and has a very garlicky and a bit sweeter taste than the ones in the capital.
  • 37. Tapang Longganisa TAAL PUBLIC MARKET All time favorite breakfast of the town’s visitors. Longganisang Taal has a strong garlic flavor. It’s brown, soft, and not as dense as the versions of other provinces.
  • 38. Sinaing na Tulingan TAAL PUBLIC MARKET The fish are rubbed with salt, covered in dried kamias, and then placed in a clay pot. Through slow cooking, the flavor of the fish oozes out and mixes with the water, which we call “patis” (fish sauce). It’s salty and very, well, fishy. It’s a favorite among Batanguenos for its long shelf life even without refrigeration.
  • 39. Empanadang Taal, Tapang Taal, Pansit ni Biko, Sumang Taal, Adobo sa Dilaw, Longganisang Taal, Panutsa, Sumang Lihiya
  • 40. Tapang Taal Panutsa Empanada Suman Kalamay Adobo sa Dilaw Sinaing na tulingan
  • 41. Embroidered design in Pinya Cloth and Barong Tagalog
  • 42. Pearls, Head Cloth, Bakya
  • 43. Taal Volcano Crate Found in San Nicolas
  • 44. Hors esFound in Taal Poblacion, Batangas
  • 45. Maliputo Fishes (Giant Tire Vales) Found in Taal Poblacion,
  • 46. Sugar Cane Found in Taal Poblacion,
  • 47. View of Whole Taal Town As you walk through the stairs of Basilica de Tours you can see this beautiful view of TAAL
  • 48. Taal Lake, Balisong, Barong Tagalog, Taal Volcano & Marcella Agoncillo Taal is known for
  • 49. Churches Relics
  • 50. Ancestral Houses,Furniture's,Staircases, Paintings
  • 51. Tree planting, Greening Public Spaces, Recycling, Landscaping The community strive to be eco-friendly. They help the area clean and littering free. They also encourage other community to plant trees.
  • 52. Noli Me Tangere and EL Filibusterismo original copy by Villavicencio’s
  • 53.  "Taal is originally located in San Nicolas when volcano erupted (1574) They divided the municiplaites by 5 and chose Taal as the Capital of Batangas during 1581- 1597 then the volcano erupted again and it turned out Taal is moved again for the safety of the citizens which is now located near lemery." - Architect Arambulo Oral History from Taal Tourism Officer
  • 54. Ang tunay na Taal Volcano ay hindi yung iconic volcano na nakikita sa Tagaytay. The volcano-like mountain that we see in Tagaytay is Mt. Binintian. Not the real Taal Volcano it only the back figure of it. Taal Volcano is also known as the smallest volcano in the world.  Ang Maliputo at Tawilis ay nakikita lamang sa Batangas Sinasabi rin na ang maliputo ay mga isdang talakitok na tumawid mula tubig alat (through Pansipit River) patungong lawa ng Taal. Sa paglipas ng panahon, pagbabago ng environment at water condition (from salty to fresh water) ay nagbago at sumarap di umano ang isdang ito na sya nating tinatawag na maliputo.
  • 55. Taal was transferred in other place due to the Eruption of Taal Volcano; Taal came from Ta-ad which is an old batangueno term for sugar cane points. Ang Trivia tungkol kay Our Lady of Caysasay In 1603, a fisherman by the name of Juan Maningcad caught a little statue of the Blessed Virgin of the Immaculate Conception, about 10 1/2 inches tall, in his net while fishing along the Pansipit River in Barrio Caysasay of the town of Taal, Batangas. On seeing this marvel, Juan did not know what to say or do. He prostrated himself before the image and began to pray. The news spread and when it reached the town, the parish priest and judge went to Juan's house. Upon seeing the beautiful image of the Mother of God, they knelt down to venerate it and decided to take the statue to Taal, where a grand fiesta was celebrated and to this day continues to be celebrated on December 8 in honor of the Virgin.
  • 56. Derrick Manas – (Local Historian) Local Historian of whole batangas, President of Batangas Historical Society. Consultant officer of Vilma
  • 57. Dindo Montenegro Local Historia n of whole TAAL, Batanga s
  • 58. Teachers and Consultant from National Museum Mrs. Nella Cuya (former
  • 59. Mang Dado Ona – (Balisong Maker)Compared to other local stores his balisongs are top notch in terms of build quality and designs. Mang Dado showing off the century old balisong which is a family treasure handed down from his grand parents.
  • 60. Ramon Orlina – (Glass Sculpture) He is known as a genius of glass sculpting. Ramon Orlina graduated as an architect from the University of Santo Tomas.  He went from designing houses to becoming a well-known artisan of glass sculpting.  The fact that he was self taught with hardly any predecessor, mentor, or influence makes him a truly brilliant innovator. He was the first to carve out blocks of glass using the cold method, cutting, grinding, and polishing his art with improvised tools. His work has garnered awards, gained international acclaim, and his masterpieces place him among the masters Dale Chihuly and Bertil Vallien.
  • 61. Mr. Oscar Manalo – (Manglilikha) Hymno of Taal No longer used
  • 62. Governor Vilma Santos The first female governor of the province of Batangas. Vice Governor Mark Levite
  • 63. Mayor Michael Montenegro V. Mayor Fulgenio (Pong) Mercado
  • 64. Edward Alvares Ronel Dawis Randy Baleros Counselors Emerson Reyes Ricky Villanueva June Manimtim Teddy Raffy
  • 65. Architect Robert Arambulo – Tourism Officer He helped us answered all the check lists for us. 
  • 66. Saint Martin de Tours – EL PASUBAT Festival St. Martin de Tours celebrates every November 11 ELPASUBAT Festival shows the various products of Taal. Celebrated every E - empanada L - ongganisa PA – nutsa SU - man B A- lisong, rong
  • 67. Tiburin Race and Tapusan A Tiburin Race is a festival church – based because it celebrates with St. Martin de Tours and Tapusan is other name of Flores De Mayo.  Every November 11 celebrating Tiburin Race along with St. Martin de tours while Tapusan is May 30 / 31.  The celebration is located Taal Poblacion Batangas
  • 68. Independence Day Celebration (Bandila Festival)  A Filipina named Marcella Agoncillo renowned in Philippine history as the principal seamstress of the first and official flag of the Philippines, gaining her the title of Mother of the Philippine Flag.  Bandila Festival is celebrated by Taalenos every 12th of June.  The celebration is located from Munispyo to the House of Marcella Agoncillo.
  • 69. Marcella Agoncillo A Filipina renowned in Philippine history as the principal seamstress of the first and official flag of the Philippines, gaining her the title of Mother of the Philippine Flag.
  • 70. a.) Attractiveness c.) Uniqueness c.) Taal is the most intact in all Barangays in Batangas, Famous for numerous grandstaircases; Richest during Kastila Time. They have their own website to promote or introduce Taal, Batangas to the tourists. a.) Attractiveness of the place as of 2012 is better. The Annual Visitor Arrival of Foreigners are 467, 179, and 187 while the Locals 33, 349, 4140, and 5, 519.
  • 71. a.) Popularity b.) Image in terms of peace & order c.) The image of the destination in terms of peace and order are practically not an issue in the place, it is safe and as we interviewed Sir Arambulo he rated Taal as very good and put a remark of “need of Tourist Police Security Presence.” a.) 50% popularity of the area as a tourist destination as of 2012 – Balikbayans and Local Visitors (still needs to promote Taal to increase more tourists)
  • 72. Hotels Motels / Lodge Resorts
  • 73. Casa Cecilia, Casa Punzalan Diversion Road, Taal Batangas, Taal Town Proper, Casa Punzalan is the first tourist inn in the centuries-old town of Taal. It is an 18th-century house converted into a small hotel under the auspices of the Taal Heritage Foundation. It has 3-fan rooms and 2 air-conditioned rooms, named after the children of the owners of the house.
  • 74. Valentino’s, La Zanti, AB, Catherine Lodge, Sweet Dreams Hotel Taal Batangas, National Highway Taal
  • 75. Little Bridge, Abby’s Garden Resort Aroma Beach, Brgy. Butong, Taal Batangas
  • 76. Taal Bistro, Taal Bayview Bistro, Paseo de Taal, MGM Ranch Calle A, Delas Alas Poblacion, Taal Batangas, National highway Taal,
  • 77. Water-based Activity  Land-based Activity General  Entertainment
  • 78. Boating, Swimming, Fishing Brgy. Butong, Brgy. Butong and MGM Ranch, Brgy. Butong
  • 79. Camping, Picnicking, Climbing the Basilica Tours MGM Racnh, Taal Park, Basilica of St. Martin of Tours
  • 80. Nature, Photography or Landscape Painting, Sightseeing Taal Fisheries, BFAR in Brgy. Butong, along Poblacion Taal Batanagas
  • 81. Banks  Communication Hospitals
  • 82. Historic, Cultural Ancestral Houses, Ancestral Houses and Product Demonstra tions
  • 83. RCBC, Rural Bank, Assumpta Medical Hospital, Taal Polymedic Hospital A. Bonifacio St., Diversion Road, Sto. Rosario, Brgy.
  • 84. Land  Water
  • 85. Bus, Calesa, Tricycle, Private Cars and Jeepneys
  • 86. Boat, Ship
  • 87. The weather is the same. It rains when it is rainy season, It is dry when it is
  • 88. The locals in welcoming tourists are tourist – friendly and Filipino hospitality  Cleanliness is well – maintained, except for tricycles & private cars Traffic Control needs to be improve  Security is not an issue for the locals and tourists  Income / business opportunities from tourists is not considered as big deal because it still lacks of promotion. Schedule of the whole month-long activities are not seasonal Preservation of the community the effort still counts, the awareness of people are more eco-friendly and they are anti-plastic user they uses paper bags. l they are busy the whole year.  Jan – March left of Christmas Vacation from tagaytay day tours  3rd Quarter – Mostly students; Lakbay aral stage or
  • 89. •Serapio, Freshy Joy •Batallones, Jessica Jane •Patacsil, Marirose •Abobo, Jessabel •Ygusguiza, Ruel TPAD (T/F 1:30-3:00PM) HO8316 Prof. April Dopey