Atty. Mariano B. Buyagawan, Jr. together with LGU explorers recently explored three caves and a waterfall within the Municipality of Lamut, Ifugao. The discovery of this tourist attraction is in line with his 9-point agenda under the WOW program which for sure will make Lamut a tourist destination.
The Jolowon waterfalls are found at the boundary of Barangay Jolowon and Barangay Umilag. The river that flows from the Municipality of Asipulo, Ifugao to Lamut, Ifugao had been enticing picnic goers to jump into the river for a cool and refreshing bath.
The Balweg Cave is one of the 3 caves found at Halimutoc, Jolowon, Lamut, Ifugao. The outside view of the Balweg Cave does not look impressive but as one enters and goes deeper, he will experience contentment and amazement of the beauty and grandeur of the hidden arts of nature beneath the earth.
Picnic Goers are baffled on how the replica of Father Conrado Balweg holding a sacramental chalice was duplicated by the stalactites and stalagmites. Psychics interpret this phenomena that the spirit of Balweg has rested at the 3rd cave of Halimutoc, Lamut, Ifugao.
It is about 3 KMS hike from the nearest road to Mabato-bato. It stretches from end to end of Barangay Mabato-bato. It has natural rock formations formed into bath tubs where small pools of water flow. A quiet place to stretch, relaxes, and dips oneself into its cool water especially during the hot summer.
The Yamashita Cave is located at Nunhabatan, Hapid, Lamut, Ifugao, near the Buyok Repeater Relay at Magaad, Bimpal, Lamut, Ifugao.
The entrance of cave is hidden by the waterfall, as its curtain. In entering the cave one has to swim through the waterfall. The cave served as one of the rendezvous of Gen. Tomoyoki Yamashita during World War 11 when he was pursued by the American.
The entrance of the Regimental Cave is found at the foot of the Regimental Forest at Barangay Magulon, Lamut, Ifugao. The Regimental Mountain Range extend to the Regimental Forest Nueva Viscaya and Regimental Forest of Haliap, Asipulo. The whole mountain range is where the American forces in World War II under the command of Lt. Governor William Dozer built their military fortress.
The cave has an enormous and imposing entrance that unendingly leads to the unexplored underground. Amazing colors with mystical images are formed by the reaction of stalactites and stalagmites and is believed to be designed and molded by the deities of Mount Regimental.