Exterior: Old looking
Church in Asia
Some area smells and
looks dirty. Lack of
lights, stairs are made
of cement but it looks
Exterior: It is made
Oldest Church in
Built to cope with
the expansion of
Catholic Faith in
Built since 1845
Now it is used for
BARANGAY LABAC, TAAL, BATANGAS
Made of coral stones. Discovered at the Pansipit River
by a fisherman in 1608.
front of Taal Park,
Beside of St. Martin
Basilica de Tours
and Tourism Office)
Now: Cultural Center
of Don Leon and
Doña Marcela Agoncillo
One of the
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
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.
Holy Land Memoria
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
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)
This is a connecting bridge to
Residence of the
Goco Ancestral House
This belongs to Goco Family
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
The White House (Don Gregorio
The stately American
house” contains a
collection of beautiful
furniture pieces and
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.
Ylagan - Dela Rosa
Ancestral House of Ylagan - Dela Rosa Family
Brgy. Pandayan and Balisong
It was named
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.
Brgy. Iba and
Marcella Agoncillo Street
found in this
Marcella Agoncillo’s House is also found here.
Our Lady of Caysasay and St. Martin
in Taal are held
during the town
December 8 in
honor of Our
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.
parade starts when
the Image of the
Virgin Mary is
brought to Pansipit
River. Town folks
converge at the
Image of Our Lady
of Caysasay is
carried by devotees
in a fluvial
procession at the
procession ends at
a place called
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.
Kumintang, Tubdi, SubliStill practicing it
Subli is a prayer
set to dance
(Tubdi) a western
drums that are
made of snake’s
Sumbrero as a
Signature Dishes, Food Product, Local
All found in Taal Public Market and in Brgy.
You can find this
dish in restaurants
and eateries serving
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.
All time favorite
breakfast of the
Batangas may be famous for beef, but its most famous tapa is actually
Tapang Taal is jerked pork and has a very garlicky and a bit sweeter
taste than the ones in the capital.
All time favorite
breakfast of the
Longganisang Taal has a strong garlic flavor.
It’s brown, soft, and not as dense as the versions of other provinces.
Sinaing na Tulingan
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
Empanadang Taal, Tapang Taal, Pansit ni
Biko, Sumang Taal, Adobo sa Dilaw,
Longganisang Taal, Panutsa, Sumang Lihiya
Adobo sa Dilaw
Sinaing na tulingan
Embroidered design in Pinya Cloth and Barong
Greening Public Spaces,
The community strive to
They help the area clean
and littering free.
They also encourage
other community to plant
Noli Me Tangere and
original copy by
"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." -
Oral History from Taal Tourism Officer
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
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.
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.
Derrick Manas – (Local
officer of Vilma
Teachers and Consultant from
Mang Dado Ona – (Balisong
Maker)Compared to other local stores his balisongs
are top notch in terms of build quality and
showing off the
is a family
down from his
Ramon Orlina – (Glass
Sculpture) He is known as a genius of glass sculpting. Ramon Orlina
graduated as an architect from the University of Santo
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
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
Mr. Oscar Manalo –
No longer used
The first female governor of
the province of Batangas.
V. Mayor Fulgenio (Pong)
Architect Robert Arambulo – Tourism
He helped us
answered all the
check lists for us.
Saint Martin de Tours – EL
PASUBAT Festival St. Martin de Tours
SU - man
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
Tiburin Race along
with St. Martin de
tours while Tapusan
is May 30 / 31.
The celebration is
Independence Day Celebration
A Filipina named
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
Bandila Festival is
celebrated by Taalenos
every 12th of June.
The celebration is
located from Munispyo
to the House of Marcella
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.
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.
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
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)
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.
Valentino’s, La Zanti, AB, Catherine Lodge,
Sweet Dreams Hotel
Taal Batangas, National Highway Taal
Little Bridge, Abby’s Garden Resort
Taal Bistro, Taal Bayview Bistro, Paseo de
Taal, MGM Ranch
Calle A, Delas
when it is
It is dry
when it is
The locals in welcoming tourists are tourist – friendly and
Cleanliness is well – maintained, except for tricycles &
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
3rd Quarter – Mostly students; Lakbay aral stage or
•Serapio, Freshy Joy
•Batallones, Jessica Jane
TPAD (T/F 1:30-3:00PM) HO8316
Prof. April Dopey