Maestranza Cave

Dingle, Iloilo

Maestranza Cave is located in Bulabog Putian National Park, Dingle, Iloilo. The park covers an area of 854.33 hectares along a 40 kilometers trail in this rainforest.

The park is known for its unique geological formation and is the only limestone mountain formation in Iloilo. It is also known as the location of the Cry of Lincud which started the Philippine Revolution in Iloilo in ...

1898.

The park's central feature is the Bulabog Putian mountains which contain the 322 m Putian Peak, the highest in Central Iloilo dominating the surrounding plains. The mountain was named for its most distinguishing feature, a white stone wall on the north side which is visible from as far away as Passi.

The park also contains thirteen caves, the most prominent of which are the Maestranza Cave and Guiso Cave. The Maestranza Cave is a habitat of an estimated 20,000 fruit bats while the Guiso Cave is home to 18 different species of bats. It also has several springs including the Moroboro Spring. On the park's eastern side lies Lake Bito and a dam of the Jalaur River can also be found in the park.

The Bulabog Putian National Park supports diverse species of plants and animals. Among its fauna inhabitants are the Philippine caucal, iguanas, monkeys, turtle doves, green imperial pigeons, reptiles and several species of bats. As a secondary growth forest, it supports hardwood tree species such as dao, molave and narra.

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  • Bulabog Putian National Park Iloilos Largest Breathing Space

    Bulabog Putian National Park Iloilos Largest Breathing Space

    Bulabog Puti-an National Park in barangay Moroboro, Dingle, Iloilo is the only National Park in Panay. Measuring 847.33 hectares, the park covers the barangays of Lincud, Moroboro, Camambugan, Caguyuman, Tulatula-an in Dingle and the barangays of Lip-ac, Palje, Compo, Rumagayray in San Enrique. It was designated as a National Park in June 14, 1961 through Congressional Bill No. 1651 and such is considered a "nationally significant area."

    The park is an area of protected countryside that everyone can visit, explore, enjoy the landscape and learn about the wildlife in the area. The centerpiec ...

  • The Bulabog Putian National Park

    The Bulabog Putian National Park

    Last week, this August Body took action on the letter of Gov. Arthur D. Defensor Sr. to investigate a reported illegal logging in the Bulabog Putian National Park in the towns of Dingle and San Enrique. The Sangguniang Panlalawigan has converted itself to a Committee of the Whole to conduct the investigation.

    The Bulabog Putian National Park is not only a place of natural beauty, but also of significant history especially in relation to the Philippine Revolution and the Philippine-American War.

    The park is located on the Bulabog Putian Mountain only some 43 kilometers from Iloilo City on ...

  • Caves of Iloilo Exploring the Bulabog Putian

    Caves of Iloilo Exploring the Bulabog Putian

    If you're an extreme hipster-traveler When in Manila who likes to soak in an uncharted place before the whole world barges in, the caves of Dingle, Iloilo may offer you a refreshing take on adventure and a kind of blissful isolation from the rest of humanity.

    Caves of Iloilo

    The Caves of Bulabog Putian is an hour and a half ride away from the heart of the city, in the outskirts of a small town called Dingle. It's a favorite stop-over for road trips across Iloilo because of its 18th century Baroque church, picturesque plaza and an old hanging bridge traversing the Jaro River. It is als ...

  • DENR Moves To Preserve Caves In Western Visayas

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Western Visayas has step up efforts to protect and preserve caves in the region amid widespread illegal excavations and unregulated access use of the caves.

    Damaso Fuentes, chief of the Protected Areas and Wildlife Division of the DENR in Western Visayas, said many of the caves in the region have been vandalized and with illegal excavations by tourists and treasure-hunters.

    There is also a need to stop the illegal collection of wildlife in the caves like the endangered bats on Boracay Island.

    Fuentes said there is an urgent ...

  • DENR moves to protect Western Visayas caves

    DENR moves to protect Western Visayas caves

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Western Visayas has stepped up efforts to protect and preserve caves in the region amid illegal excavations and unregulated access to the caves.

    Damaso Fuentes, chief of the Protected Areas and Wildlife Division of the DENR in Western Visayas, said many of the caves in the region have been vandalized. Illegal excavations are reportedly being done by treasure hunters.

    The DENR is also moving against the illegal collection of wildlife, such as endangered bats from caves on Boracay Island.

    Fuentes informed the Philippine Daily ...