Himno ng Batangan (Batangan Hymn)

I think I was only on the fourth grade when this Himno ng Batangan was first introduced to us. I could still vividly remember my music teacher when she was teaching us this song for a contest. This Himno ng Batangan was so new (and so as the beat) to us that we had a hard time learning the song. Eventually, it has become part of our morning flag ceremonies which helped us memorize this song and understand its meaning by heart.

HIMNO NG BATANGAN
Batangas, bukal ng kadakilaan
Ang pinakapuso ay Bulkang Taal
Kaygandang malasin, payapa’t marangal
Ngunit nagngangalit kapag nilapastangan

Batangas, hiyas sa katagalugan
May barong tagalog at bayaning tunay
Mabini, Laurel, Recto, Diokno, Kalaw
Agoncillo, Malvar sa bayan ay dangal.

Batangas, mutya sa dulong silangan
Bantayog ng sipag at kagandahan
Sulo sa dambana nitong Inang Bayan
Batangas, Batangas, ngayon at kailanman

Batangas, bukal ng kadakilaan
Ang pinakapuso ay Bulkang Taal
Kaygandang malasin, payapa’t marangal
Ngunit nagngangalit kapag nilapastangan

Batangas, hiyas sa katagalugan
May barong tagalog at bayaning tunay
Mabini, Laurel, Recto, Diokno, Kalaw
Agoncillo, Malvar sa bayan ay dangal.

(Batangas kong mahal, ngayon at kailanman)