Panhulugan Cave I

Useful Information

Location: Basey, Western Samar.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave
Light: bring own torch
Guided tours:
Address: Panhulugan Cave I.
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Panhulugan Cave I is entered through two parallel passages, which are about 50 m apart and have a perpendicular connecting passage. The following chambers are up to 17 m high and have multiple speleothems. At the end the cave branches out in a maze of various levels of passages.

Opposite the cave entrance is Panhulugan Cliff, at its foot a narrow curve of the Sohoton River. Filipino rebels used this cliff as an ambush area during the Filipino-American war. They threw rocks and logs on the U.S. Marines which were coming up the river. The name Panhulugan is derived from the waray-waray word hulug, which means to drop from atop.