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Starting Our New Life Together

After getting married in the year 2016, Jeff, my husband, and I started living on our own to start our family. Santo. Tomas, Batangas be the perfect place to settle in and start a family. It is one of the four cities in the province and is known as the second richest municipality in the Philippines.

City Hall of Sto.Tomas, Batangas

Santo Tomas is perfectly laid at the foot of Mt. Makiling. And this is my everyday view!

View of Mount Makiling from our Home near Lumina Batangas

Thousands of visitors and pilgrims, from neighboring towns, provinces, and even outside the country, have been visiting Santo Tomas, Batangas to pray and give dedications to Saint Padre Pio. The famous national shrine is located in Barangay San Pedro, which became one of the most significant landmarks, not only in the town of Santo Tomas but also in the whole province of Batangas.

View of Padre Pio Shrine in San Pedro, Sto.Tomas, Batangas
200 meters away from Lumina Residences Batangas

If you think that traveling to the province of Batangas is a long and unending road, I assure you that traveling in my province is really convenient and hassle-free. From my workplace in Alabang, Batangas is just 30-minutes drive via South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and South Luzon Tollway (SLT) or better known as ACTEx. Also, my travel time to Makati and Manila is also worry-free, it takes me 45 minutes to reach the said places, also via ACTEx.

South Luzon Expressway (SLEX)
South Luzon Tollway (SLT)

Since Jeff and I were both roots of Santa Cruz Laguna, visiting our families and relatives on weekends is now easier. Thank you to F.T. San Luis Road or known as Bitin road – while on a drive here, you will be able to pass the Mak-Ban Geothermal Powerplant J. In traversing this road, we no longer face traffic in Calamba and Los Baños, plus we get to enjoy the view and fresh air from Mount Makiling – more time with our families!

F.T San Luis Road A.K.A Bitin Road

Even though Santo Tomas, Batangas is a very serene place, its economic setting is the other way around. Sprawling business firms, including industrial estates, boosted the local economy of the area which turned it into a first-class municipality. To date, there are a total of 1,453 establishments distributed among the 30 barangays, mostly situated in Sta. Anastacia, San Antonio, San Pedro, and Poblacion areas.

Ascano Town Center
Lifestyle Strip Sto.Tomas

Santo Tomas, Batangas is also one of the fast-turning industrialized areas. Two (2) among the full-blast industrial estates, namely Light Industries and Science Park and First Philippine Industrial Park, located in Barangay San Rafael and Sta. Anastacia, meet world-class standards and is destined to host many more industries and industrial projects. These industrial parks offer different job opportunities not only in Santo Tomas, Batangas but in nearby towns as well.

First Philippine Industrial Park

Want to experience urban living in a suburban feel? Santo Tomas is the right place for you. The place is a mix of residential development and farm lots, which encourage early investments and a place to stay with. And if you also want to have the same location and investment (like mine), LUMINA HOMES is a well-known brand for Every Juan’s Home.

Cushioned between Santo Tomas and Tanauan is Lumina’s flagship project, Lumina Batangas in Barangay San Vicente and Lumina Residences in Barangay Santa Maria. Both communities are complete with a guardhouse, multi-purpose hall, mini gardens and playground, basketball court, and space for future commercial establishments. Lumina Homes offers affordable and quality houses that will surely fit your budget with a reservation that is as low as 3,000 pesos and a monthly amortization that is as low as 1,898 pesos under Pag-IBIG Financing. In Lumina Homes, #BahayGoals for Every Juan can surely be achieved!

Written by:
Novie Paglinawan- Ulgasan |

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