Friday 4 October 12:31 PM
Photo by @jsarahina
Hinagdanan Cave, located in Panglao Island, takes its name from the Cebuano word “hinagdanan” which translates to “laddered”. A farmer was said to have found the cave by accident.
The farmer came upon 2 holes while clearing his land and out of curiosity, he dropped a stone into one of the holes to measure its depth. To his surprise, he heard a splash so he decided to make a ladder or “hagdan” to access the cave. This became the reason why it was named “hinagdanan”. The 2 holes that were found by the farmer became the first entrances to the cave. The present entrance was only found recently.
Aside from being known for its beauty, Hinagdanan Cave also holds a bit of history. In World War II, Filipino guerillas used the cave to hide from the Japanese forces but they were still found.