Bohol is the first aspirant as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Global Geopark in the Philippines and Batungay Cave is one of the recognized UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bohol. The UP Diliman researchers together with Bohol Environment Management Office (BEMO) are conducting a study related to the activity on ‘Radiological Risk Assessment of Radon Concentration in Batungay Cave.

The purpose of this study is to assess the level of radon concentration in selected caves in Bohol Island and its potential impact on the surrounding environment and human health. The results of this study will provide valuable information for decision-makers and stakeholders in determining appropriate measures to mitigate any potential risk posed by elevated levels of radon.

On the 7th day of March, the group visited the cave with the assistance of LGU personnel, as part of their safety.

(Photo Courtesy: LGU Trinidad Documentation Team)