Why Batangas? Batangas the Provence, or Batangas the City? If the Provence, where abouts in the Provence and why? My gf's brother lives in Batangas City, but I've only ever passed through the city on my way to Puerto Galera.
Less than a tenner for a year - pretty good bargain compared to regular visa costs. Perhaps an ID card or something? Not sure how passport control or the airlines would figure out to prove one is eligible.