Message from the Mayor


Dear Guests and prospective Taal Residents,

On behalf of the town council, it is with great pleasure that I warmly welcome you to the beautiful and historic province of Taal.

As Taaleños, we are deeply proud of our rich heritage and we invite you to enjoy its glorious past and blooming present. Recognized by the “National Historical Institute” as an important Philippine landmark, a visit to Taal offers an invaluable experience, beautiful landscapes and a remarkable legacy to tell. Taal is home to many famous revolutionaries, patriots, and present citizens who have all contributed to the country’s leading institutions.

The first Filipino flag raised at the proclamation of Philippine Independence on June 12, 1896 was created by a native Taaleño, Marcela Agoncillo. Our grand Basilica of St. Martin de Tours had its initial structures formed in 1575 and has survived extreme calamities.

Discover our world-famous specialty products such as the balisong, barong, panutsa and suman. Taal is also the barong and balisong capital of the Philippines.

Join us at our wonderful annual El Pasubat Festival, where we celebrate and pay homage to Taal’s local culture, highlighting dance and song. These are just a few telling examples of the local people’s talent, industry and resilience throughout the centuries. From its grand landmarks, revolutionary figures to its native crafts, Taal has much to offer that every person in the Philippines should experience.

The locals take pride in the town being chosen by national leaders as one of the top attractions of the Philippines. By staying current with the times, bridging the old with the new, Taal is coming into itself as a unique, stable and wholesome community. We are excited about this aspect and warmly welcome you to experience and enjoy “Taal, the wonder of Batangas.”

If you have any questions or would like more information about Taal, our staff would be happy to assist you. Email us at