The historical tale of the Philippine nation often starts with Spanish Colonization from 1500’s to 1800’s. Stories and facts of abusive and inhumane treatment to Filipinos by the colonizers were heard and is said to be the main reason of resistant groups to be formed against the invaders. The largest revolutionary group was called the KKK or the Katipunan for short and was spread all throughout the islands of Luzon to some islands in Visayas.
In the island of Panay in Visayas, a part of the Katipunan fought against the Spanish soldiers in 1887 and was successful in taking over the victory. The war was called “Battle in Balisong”
And the place was recognized as an official historical site of our country. But, aside from being a historical landmark, the Balisong Cave also served as an archeological site upon the discovery of earthen jars in it.
The cave was believed to be a burial site of ancient pre-Spanish Filipinos because of the artifacts found in it but, the cave itself doesn’t look much of a grave or tomb because of its unique rock formations. Serving as a recognized tourist spot aside from being a historical site, the cave which is also known as the pilar cave holds an inner magnificence within.
Rock formations which rise up to 200feet high can be appreciated in the place; natural grayish-black structures ornamented by fresh orchids and hanging plants. Different wild animals and birds can also be found in and around the place.
The Balisong Hills and the Balisong Cave can be found in the municipality of Pilar in the province of Capiz. Serving as a unique tourist spot with great historical and archeological value, the cave must be kept preserved and respected for the present and future generations to appreciate the past of our nation.