Datu Tungko Saikol, DENR Region 12 executive director, said they are currently eyeing potential investments that would facilitate the establishment of caving-related facilities in six caves in the region that were recently declared by the DENR central office as "open to ecotourism activities."
said the classification of the six caves was based on an earlier recommendation issued by the National Cave Committee
cited that the agency has not yet documented all existing caves in the region, specifically those located in remote mountainous areas.
urged local government units in the region to take the lead in the documentation and the assessment of their own caves.
said the DENR-12 can provide technical assistance to such activities through its protected areas, wildlife and coastal zone management service unit.