Lipa (Tagalog pronunciation: [liˈpaʔ]), officially the City of Lipa (Filipino: Lungsod ng Lipa), is a first class component city in the province of Batangas in the Philippines. It is one of the three cities in Batangas aside from Batangas City and Tanauan).  It is located 78 kilometres (48 mi) south of Manila and is the most populous city of Batangas with a population of 332,386 people according to the 2015 census.

The city is named after a species of tree in the Urticaceae family, lipa (Dendrocnide meyeniana), known for the stinging trichomes on its twigs

Lipa City is a major recreational, religious, commercial, healthcare and an educational center in the Province of Batangas.

The city is the site of one of the most famous Marian apparition in the Philippines which is the 1948 apparition of the Virgin Mary as “Mary, Mediatrix of All-Grace.” The apparition occurred on the Carmelite Monastery in Lipa.

The city is also home to the Fernando Air Base, headquarters of the Philippine Air Force’s Air Education and Training Command (AETC), known in military circles as the Baguio of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. The summer camp of the Air Force of the Philippines.

The Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR) and South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) provide access to Batangas City and Metro Manila.


To providie Lipenos with better quality of life by implementing prompt, efficient and responsive programs and projects concernng infrastructure, information and communication technology, health, education, environment, disater risk reduction, Livelihood and peace and order, thus strengthening the participation of civil society in local governance and creating a businesss friendly environment that is globally competitive.


A globally competitive, caring, livable and God-loveing city that provides meaningful Administrator of services towards an empowered and vibrant community.