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  • Of Chambers Light And Darkness Callao Cave, Cagayan

    Of Chambers Light And Darkness Callao Cave, Cagayan

    Fossilized remains were discovered inside Callao Cave in 2007 by Armand Mijares. The discovery was of a single 6 centimeter metatarsal which when dated using uranium series ablation was found to be at least about 67,000 years old. If definitely proven to be remains of the Homo sapiens, it would antedate the 47,000 year old remains of Tabon Man to become the earliest human inhabitant remains in the country, and one of the oldest in the Asia Pacific region. Researchers note that the remains was about under four feet high and a possibility that the descendants were the Aetas. Meet the "Callao Man ...

  • Callao Cave Of Cagayan Valley

    The Callao Cave in Penablanca, Cagayan. Napakataas at nakapaka lamig sa loob.

  • Hottest Place In PH Tuguegarao

    Hottest Place In PH Tuguegarao

    A major throwback to that trip I did last 2014, January.

    Having at least 300 caves, Tuguegarao is surely a must-place for spelunkers. The most famous one of which is the Callao cave where a scene in a local movie was taken.

    To reach Tuguegarao, you have to sit on a bus for half of the day or take a flight bound to the city for an hour. Since I was lucky enough to book a flight for a cheap fare, I took the plane to reach the city. I went straight to the tourism area (for some free brochures ) and asked for the direction to the city proper. I was told to take a tricycle for 50.00 (special ...

  • Callao Cave Of Penablanca In Reclusive Black And White

    Callao Cave Of Penablanca In Reclusive Black And White

    Like my mood for love last February 14 when I visited Cagayan, Callao Cave is considered biologically dead. I set foot in the town of Peñablanca where the cave can be found at the most convenient time to be alone -- inside a dark cavern that matched the emptiness of my hollow heart. Spanning a couple of villages in the same town, the seven-chamber cave is part of the Sierra Madre in the Philippines which stretches from Quezon Province all the way to the northern tip of Cagayan.

    "Sir, bakit mag-isa lang kayo sa Araw Ng Mga Puso (Why are you alone on Valentine's Day)?"

    It was a question t ...

  • Captivating Callao Cave

    Captivating Callao Cave

    I first saw the Callao Cave in our elementary school textbooks, so when we were given a chance to go here our senses were captivated by its hidden beauty. No wonder why this became a primary and famous natural tourist destination in Cagayan.

    This limestone cave can be found in the municipality of Penablanca in Cagayan province. From Tuguegarao, the provincial capital, a 20-kilometer trip must be taken to reach the drop-off point and tourism office of the cave. Because it has been designated as an Eco-Tourism Zone as promoted by the local government, development has become much easier includ ...

  • Cruising At Pinacanauan River

    Cruising At Pinacanauan River located in Penablanca, Cagayan.