Balete is a 5th class municipality in the Province of Batangas, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 19,252 people in 3,067 households. Balete is well known for its location, because of the panoramic view of the Taal Volcano. Incumbent Mayor David Pamplona was assassinated in Brgy. Bulihan, Malvar, Batangas on February 13, 2008.