One of the majestic sites that both Filipino travelers and foreigners look forward to visiting in Bohol is the Dagohoy Marker. This pristine and appealing cave is such an enthralling natural wonder coupled with rich historical significance that it continues to mesmerize visitors of all kinds.
The Francisco Dagohoy Cave is particularly popular in Bohol due to its rich historical value to the people of the province. The cave is named after Filipino patriot, Francisco Dagohoy, who led the longest revolt in Philippine History. His rebellion lasted 85 years from 1744 to 1829. Local inhabitants claim that the cave served as the patriot’s hideout during the rebellion and fight against the Spaniards back in the 18th Century. Dagohoy and his men were mostly Boholano natives, used the cave as a hideout and as their headquarters for the length of their revolt. Suitably enough, the cave has an underwater passage that leads to dry land, which became useful every time Dagohoy and his rebels had to escape the raid of the cave by the Spaniards. [Read more…]