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HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

     Batangas City was discovered by the Spanish missionaries in 1572. It was founded in 1581 and named "Batangan" because of the numerous big logs that abounded the Calumpang River. The logs were called "batang" by the natives who settled near the river and called the settlement " Batangan". This name was modified and became Batangas in 1601. Don Agustino Casilao was appointed as the first Gobernadorcillo and Batangas became a City in 1969 although it was considered the provincial capital since 1754. Since then, it became the administrative center of Batangas Province.

     The following dates marked the significant events/activities which shaped the growth and development of Batangas City.

1851 The first Roman Catholic Church was built.
1902 Batangas High School was established. Now it is known as the Batangas National High School
June 19, 1909 The inauguration of the Batangas Municipal Hall
July 04,1909 Civil Government was established under the American Regime
June, 1910 The Batangas Trade School was founded. Now it is called Pablo Borbon Memorial Institute of Technology
December 11-12,1921 Remains of Apolonario Mabini was transferred to Batangas
July 04,1909 Civil Government was established under the American Regime
December 12, 1941 Japanese planes bombed and totally destroyed the Batangas Airport in Barangay Alangilan
February 13, 1948 Batangas Catholic Church was elevated to the status of Basilica Minor of Infant Jesus and Immaculate Concepcion
June 21, 1969 Republic Act No.5495 creating Batangas City was signed into law by the late President Ferdinand Marcos
July 23, 1969 Batangas City Government was formally organized
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