Apo Anno Cave

Buguias, Benguet

Apo Anno Cave is located in Natubleng, Buguias, Benguet. The famed 12th -century mighty hunter of Benguet orally told and foretold as a demigod in Benguet tales whose remains have been mummified has been peacefully laid to rest in his original burial site.

Benguet leaders have persistently searched for his remains for over 80 years. Upon his recovery, Apo Anno was given a hero's we ...


Apo Anno Cave News

  • Town seeks weather protection for mummies

    Town seeks weather protection for mummies

    A village in the vegetable town of Buguias has asked for funds to improve a flood-control program that will prevent creeks cascading down Benguet mountains from crossing into a natural mountain cave where celebrated mummy Apo Anno is interred.

    Stronger rains may lead overflowing mountain waterways right to the mouth of the cave, said Camotiao Alinso Jr., head of Barangay Natubleng.

    Apo Anno was a Kankanaey hunter who was credited as a demigod. His father was Tugtugaka, a chieftain and hunter of Nabalicong (now a sitio in Buguias town), and the forest goddess Cuyapon, a guardian of forest ...

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    Gaze at the Alluring Beauty of Benguet

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    Apo Anno Cave in Benguet

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    Benguet has it all

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