Monte Maria Shrine is 45 minutes drive from Batangas City. A billion peso project of Father Fernando Suarez which becomes a center of critisism among priesthood because of the financial crisis that we have today. It is said that it will have a tall statue of Mama Mary, approximately taller than the Statue of Liberty. Though the project will take years to build up but it already opened opportunity to Batanguenos living near the shrine. Along the way you will see small stores that offer crops like camoteng kahoy, saging, etc.