Governor of Batangas

Governor of Batangas
Gobernador ng Lalawigan ng Batangas (Tagalog)

Seal of the Province of Batangas
Hermilando Mandanas

since June 30, 2016
Style Mme./Mr. Governor, Your Honor, Honorable
Residence People's Mansion, Batangas Government Center, Batangas City
Seat Batangas Provincial Capitol
Appointer COMELEC(Commission on Election)
Term length 3 years
Inaugural holder Felix Ma. Roxas
Formation 1901
Website Official Website of the Province of Batangas

The Governor of Batangas is the local chief executive of the Philippine province of Batangas.

Order Name Place of Origin Year in Office Notes
1 Felix Maria Roxas Manila 1901–1902 A Military appointee. He became Judge of the Court of First Instance and the Court of Appeals. He wrote Spanish newspaper El Debate between 1926–1936.
2 Simeon M. Luz Lipa 1902–1904 First elected Governor.
3 Gregorio Aguilera Solis Lipa 1904–1907 Second elected Governor. Was a poet in the Spanish language and sugar planter
4 José Lozada Lipa (though he was born in Singalong, Manila) 1907–1908 A Medical practitioner.
5 Galicano Apacible Balayan 1907 –1909 A contemporary of Rizal and the first governor elected by the town people.
6 Pablo Borbon Batangas City 1910–1916 He became Congressman for Batangas and later court of First Instance, Judge of Tayabas (now Quezon) province.
7 Nicolás Gonzales Tanauan 1916–1919 General of the revolution who fought at Monte Gonzales Tagaytay Ridge against the Spaniards.
8 Braulio de Villa San Juan 1919–1922 Colonel of the Philippine revolution who commanded his "Banahaw Battalion" at Mt. Banahaw.
9 Modesto Castillo Tanauan 1922–1930;
June 1946 to December 31, 1947
Suffered defeat in his initial attempt against de Villa, only to become the first governor of Batangas to attain a record of 9 straight years as elected provincial executive; appointed by President Roxas in 1946
10 Vicente Noble Taal 1930–1937 (elected) appointed in 1930 to carry on the last unserved year of the Governor Castillo who was appointed chief of the former Executive Bureau.
11 Vicente J. Caedo Batangas City 1938–1940 He was the youngest governor–elect in his time.
12 Máximo M. Malvar Santo Tomas 1941–1945 (elected)
13 Col. Fortunato Borbon Batangas City February 1945 – November 19, 1945 Initially appointed military governor, then first civil governor of Batangas on the restoration of the Philippine Commonwealth.
14 Vicente del Rosario Lipa December 1945 – May 25, 1946 Appointed by President Osmeña. Former chief of the Executive Bureau.
15 Feliciano Leviste Malvar January 1, 1948 to December 1, 1971
16 Antonio Carpio January 1, 1972 to February 17, 1972
17 Antonio Leviste Malvar February 18, 1972 to March 2, 1980 Assumed his post as Governor after the death of Governor Antonio Carpio.
18 José C. Laurel V Tanauan March 3, 1980 to February 1, 1988
19 Vicente A. Mayo Lipa February 2, 1988 to June 30, 1995
20 Hermilando Mandanas Batangas City June 30, 1995 to June 30, 2004 The first bachelor governor of the province; former professor at the De La Salle University and business executive
21 Armando Sanchez Santo Tomas June 30, 2004 to June 30, 2007
22 Vilma Santos-Recto Lipa (though she was born in Manila) June 30, 2007 to June 30, 2016 first female Governor of the Province
23 Hermilando Mandanas Batangas City June 30, 2016 to present
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