While we were at the Minalungao National Park, we asked our guide, who was a kid because he insisted on going with us, if the cave was worth the while. He bluntly said, "No." Made me say no to but we went there anyway. Thereafter, I realized that what made him said no was due to the garbages and vandals of those who previously went there. Saddening I must say because the cave has potentials but now only few rocks glistens to us, as if saying we're still alive and breathing.
HOW TO GET THERE/TIPS
Ride a Five Star bus bound to Gapan from either Pasay or Cubao (Php 150) that will take you there at around 2-3 hours. From Gapan to Minalungao National Park, rent a tricycle for Php 500 round trip. Travel time will be around an hour or so. The park has a registration fee of Php 20 per person and another Php 20 for the entrance of any vehicle too. For exploring the aprk, hire a local who can take you to either: Minalungao's Cross, Minalungao's Cave, traversing the Peñaranda River or trekking to the furthermost side of the river.
Read more about our Byaheng Nueva Ecija by clicking here. Minalungao photostory also found here.