By Glen S. Ramos
STA MARIA, Laguna – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) – CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) discovered a new cave located in the town of Sta. Maria in Laguna.
According to DENR-CALABARZON, the newly-discovered cave named “Pinagdaop,” is still subject to the agency’s analysis for proper management, protection, and conservation of resources as well as the wildlife found inside and outside the cave.
The Pinagdaop cave is a type of cave in which tunnels are created between rocks stacked on mountain slopes.
The cave has an elevation of 514 meters above sea level and is located inside the Presidential Proclamation 1636 in Barangay Cueva, Sta. Maria, Laguna.
It has the widest road inside at 4.39 meters, while the narrowest at 0.64 meters.
Pinagdaop cave is classified as a Class I cave or caves with archaeological findings and is for scientific and educational purposes.
Class I caves can also be utilized for exploration, mapping, and photography. (ai/mtvn)