There are three (3) radio stations comprised of two (2) FM and one (1) AM frequencies
presently operating in the city namely: the 99.1 Spirit FM, Baycomms Radio
(DWEY-FM) and the Radio Balisong-DZBR (AM). These radio stations provide
varied entertainment/information programs for the residents of the city and
other nearby localities within the province.
Telegraph/Telegram/Messengerial (Courier) Services
The government owned Telecommunication Office (DOTC) provides both the telex and
telegraph services. In addition, there are nine (9) messengerial services
operating in the city which include the Philippine Postal Corporation,
JRS Express, Bayantel, WWW Express
formerly DHL Philippine Corporation, LBC, RCPI, EXL Express, Fastpak Global
Express and M&M Services.
The Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) has a total of 8,473
subscribers as of CY 2002, wherein 6,779 are residential and 2,160 are commercial.
The Globe Telecom, a telecommunication company started operating in the city in 1996
has also provided 8,135 land line connection services, 7,388 mobile/hand
phone and provided 1,097 payphone booths installed within 344 places in
the city as of December 31, 2002. The Digital Telecommunications Philippines,
Inc. (Digitel), which is the third telephone landline
service provider in the city, has 6,436 subscribers. Additionally, Smart,
Globe Tel. and Nextel are presently providing mobile phone services.
All daily circulated national newspapers; tabloids and magazines from
Metro Manila are readily available in the city. There are also six (6)
locally published newspapers like the
Batangas Post, Batangan, Batangas Ngayon, Puntong Ala Eh, Sun-Star People's
Courier and Diyaryo Veritas sa Batangas which are being circulated regularly.