If you google Nonoc Cave, you will notice that it is hailed as one of the Cebu’s Nature Spot to visit in Borbon, Cebu. Sad to say, the description is only a one-liner that says:
Nonoc Cave (Borbon). 83 km. north of Cebu City. Very picturesque view, shelter for picnic goers and bathers.
It is amazing that there is one natural beauty in our town of Borbon that is all over the world wide web and printed in some tourist brochures somewhere that might attract more tourists to come to our town, yet, I am not sure if many Borbonanons even know about it. So, at the TAGA-BORBON Online Community Discussion Board in Friendster, I asked my fellow TAGA-BORBON members if they know the place and if so, can they describe it in more detail.
Luckily, some of our TAGA-BORBON members and officers were adventurous enough and took the time to visit the mysterious Nonoc Cave in Cadaruhan last week of July 2008. Led by Babes who happens to be vacationing at home at that time and Alma, our Local Execom President, the group including Joshua, Harry and many more, climbed up the hills of Cadaruhan and conquered Nonoc cave inspite of the blistering sun and fear of the unknown.
Below are some comments from our fellow Borbonanons who know about Nonoc Cave and shared some of the stories that they heard about it:
“Ang NONOC CAVE na a mahimutang sa tabaynglaum, cadaruhan, borbon, cebu. sigon sa istorya usa ni sa hide out sa mga hapon niadtong ikaduhang gubat sa kalibutan, unya lisod ang pag sulod did2 kay ang intrada may gitas-on sama sa fox hole…” ~Michael of Cadaruhan, Borbon
“Dapat daw when you go there complete ka with gas masks, hait nga sundang, dapat covered imo lawas para wala garas-garas sa mga kagingking, etc.” ~Alma of Cadaruhan, Borbon
After conquering Nonoc Cave, our TAGA-BORBON Overseas Members, “Babes”, who was vacationing in Borbon during the time, went to Nonoc with the rest of the group and below is what she said about her Nonoc Cave adventure which she posted at our Friendster Online Community Discussion Board:
“d scenery are fantastic and its not even so far from the civilization. I really hope it will be soon develop kay it’s one of the nicest place Borbon can be offer and to be proud of. Wa lang noun mi manolud kay we really don’t know what are waiting for us inside. Kinahanglan nga naa gyuy expert kay maayo lang ug bitin ra atong kontra kay amo lang dad-on ang mga vayuuttzz malisang na man ang bitin modoul namo, bwahahahh… Aside pa jud nga dili madalidali ug sulod kay ibabaw kaayo ang entrance ug dili madalag sayun nga katkat. But the interesting thing nga kon madevelop na, adventurous jud kaayo kay dili man kasagaran nga cave ang Nonoc kondili very unique tungod sa kagamay sa babaan sa iyang entrance ug sa kalisud pagkatkat kay ibabaw man kaayo from d ground maong ang makasulod ug Nonoc, hero na jud… There’s a lot of small caves sa Nonoc but the one where the last Japanese surrendered is the main attraction. Daku kuno kaayo ang space didto, according to the inhabitants nga nakasulod dinha. If the rock formation inside the cave is the same sa mga gagmayng langub outside, then, pwede na gyud na pang tourist attraction… I would really had love to talk to Butch about Nonoc pero sige man lang to siya kabusy, so i was not able to. Lisud man god kaayo sakpan atong mga leaders kon duna tay tuyo nila, sige lang sila kabusy….Well, that’s another topic na..!! My conclusion to the Nonoc thing??? A WONDERFUL AND MYSTIC BEAUTY BY NATURE….and hope nga usa ni matagaan ug pagtagad natong mga Borbonanon….!!! “ ~Babes of Poblacion, Borbon/Germany
SO, THANKS to Alma and Babes for these lovely pictures and to the whole team who took the time to discover our own Borbon gem and for sharing their adventure with the rest of us. Enjoy the slideshow!