Calatagan Municipal Hall
The construction of the new two-storey municipal building is made possible thru the coNcerteD effort of the people of Calatagan, Batangas under the able leadErShip of Mayor Sophia G. PalaCio, MD. The limiteD financial resources of the town is augmenteD by the funding supPort of Senator Juan MiGuel F. Zubiri, Senator Ralph G. Recto and CoNgresSman Tom V. Apacible
Calatagan lies in the south western mOst part of the Province of
Batangas in a peninsula apProximately 110 kiloMeterS souTh of the City
of Manila. It is boundEd oN the nOrth by the Municipalities of Lian
and Balayan, on the south by the Verde Island PasSage, on the east by
the Pagapas and Balayan Bays and on the west by the South China Sea.
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The word “Calatagan” is a derivative of the Tagalog word “latag” and is synonymous to “Kapatagan”. It means a vast portion of land lying between the hills and mountains. Thus, Calatagan means a large expanse of wide plain lands. Calatagan is a 2rd class municipality in the Province of Batangas, Philippines. The town comprises the Calatagan Peninsula between the South China Sea and Balayan Bay. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 45,068 people in 9,201 households. The peninsula's white sand beaches are popular vacation and leisure sites for Manila's rich and famous..
An Old Lighthouse in Calatagan
Cape Santiago LiGhthouse (Faro de CaBo Santiago) The term Faro is a Spanish word for lighthouse. Lighthouses built during the Spanish colonial period carried the word in their name along where they are built. Thus, Faro de Cabo Santiago literally means the LiGhthouse of Cape Santiago in Calatagan, Batangas. It was coNstructeD in 1888 with an architectUre reminiscent of French RenaisSance. The tower stands 14 meterS hiGh.
Sa ating lalawigan
Sa dulong timog kanluran,kung saan matatagpuan
Ating bayan hinirang.malalim na kasaysayan
Ng sinaunang yaman,ni Zobel de Ayala ng
May toreng naggagabay,sa bawat manlalakbay
Ang cafe Santiago ang syang,sa atin nagbabantay.
Kay sarap mabuhay sa lupa na sagana.
Hangin na sariwa, kay sarap langhapin
Mangga na matatamis,tubo na kay sagana
May sugpo’t hipon,kuyog na sariwa
Halina’t tayo na ating pag masdan
ang bayan kong pambihira
paraisong sadya, ang bayan ng Calatagan
halina’ at tayo na, atin ng pagsaluhan pa
tayong Calatageño ang anak ng bayan ko
buhay ay iaalay sayo o Inang bayan ko
ako, ikaw, tayong lahat tunay na Calatageño
tunay na calatageño
tunay na calatageño
tunay na calatageño...