November of last year, I was invited by Aileen to join a caving/spelunking adventure in Calbiga, Samar. We explored the largest cave in the Philippines in 3 days and 2 nights. The Underground River/Cave in Puerto, Princesa is nothing compared to this magnificent place. I will try to post a full account of what happened to us last year but I just want to let everyone know that I’m excited to join another caving exploration this coming June 4-6, 2010. I will go to Samar for the 2nd time with Aileen, Paolo and Xian. There would be two new participants; my brother Meldrin and my officemate Ryan. For more details, you can check out samarcaves.multiply.com. Below is the excerpt from Sir Joni Bonifacio’s site. He is the front runner in Samar’s cave exploration.
|Start:||Jun 4, ’10 07:00a|
|End:||Jun 6, ’10 4:00p|
5TH JIABONG CAVING EXPLORATION 2010
PANAGHOYAN CAVE,TINGOB CAVE,LOBO CAVE, KAMANAOG CAVE
EVEREST CAVE AND NAPON-OD CAVE
JUNE 4-6, 2010
BRGY. TAGBAYAON, JIABONG,SAMAR PHILIPPINES
Samar Island famous of its biggest limestone deposits, largest and deepest caves in the country; rich of culture and hospitable friendly people is a paradise of cavers. Its eye catching environment could lead you into a great adventure and clean fun.
WHAT DO YOU NEED?
We would like you to shoulder your own food for the duration of the trip. Bring also with you Caving equipments: like caving helmets, suits or clothes, headlights, flashlights, candles, dry bags, buoyancy aid, garbage bags extra batteries and bulbs, and Camping equipments: like tents, sleeping mat and sleeping bags, camping stoves and cook set, trekking shoes and trekking sandals, camera etc…. and don’t forget to bring a sense of adventure / fun / humor / enthusiasm and flexible attitude!
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Almost everyone, from 9 years of age and older. Maximum of 30 participants will be accepted nationwide on a first come, first served basis of discipline mountaineers, cavers, and environmentalist which will include young professionals, nature lovers, teachers and government employees.
HOW MUCH THE REGISTRATION?
REGISTRATION: 1,000 PER PERSON
INCLUSION: Welcome Lunch,Welcome Snacks,Certificate/Caving Kits,T-shirts
Transpo within Jiabong,Boat rides ,Entrance Fee, Permit,
Local Guide and Trexplore Cave Guide
HOW TO CONTACT US?
Please feel free to ask us about any of our accommodations and adventures on our website http://www.bonifaciojoni.blogspot.com. For more information or to book your reservation and please inform the secretariat by mail or you can contact us either by phone or email. You can also call or text at (smart)09192943865 or (Globe)09053233572 kindly look for Mr. Joni Bonifacio..or you can use the addresses below and feel free to visit at our office:
Inquire For Reservation:
TREXPLORE THE ADVENTURE
Abesamis Store Allen Ave.
Catbalogan, Samar 6700
Cel: (Smart) 0919-2943865