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  • Writer's pictureLeonora Lo-oy

Tatayaen Cave in Sagada still closed to public


Sagada, Mt. Province – For safety purposes, the public is currently not permitted to explore the natural wonder of Tatayaen Cave in Sagada.

 

Located in Barangay Ankileng, Tatayaen Cave was initially explored by locals in 2023, revealing its awe-inspiring underground river and chamber. This led residents to liken it to the 'Palawan of Sagada'.

 

While the cave holds allure for adventurers, the Community and Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) reiterated that the underground chamber remains closed to the public pending assessment.


"This is to ensure public safety and determine the sustainable use of the cave in accordance with RA 9072, also known as the National Caves and Cave Resources Management and Protection Act," stated the CENRO in an advisory posted at the cave entrance.

 

The Local Government Unit of Sagada is working closely with CENRO to fulfill the necessary requirements for the cave's assessment. Once these procedures are completed and the cave meets the standards, it will be opened to the public and declared an eco-tourism site.

 

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