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The caves at Biak-na-Bato located in Bulacan Province in Northern Philippines are famous for their historic importance. Filipino revolutionaries used the caves as a hideout when fighting the Spanish military forces at the end of the 19th century. The group was called Katipunan, and they founded the Biak na Bato Republic on November 1897.

The pact of Biak na Bato between the Spanish Colonial Governor-General Fernando Primo de Rivera and the leader of the Katipunan, Emilio Aguinaldo, was signed in the caves on December 15, 1897. The Spanish government gave the revolutionaries amnesty and monetary indemnity, in return they went into exile in Hongkong. It also ended the Philippine Revolution and the Republic of Biak-na-Bato. But they later used the money to buy firearms.

Today, the area is a 330-hectare National Park blessed with huge natural caves, sparkling streams and rivers, although most of the vast area is almost undeveloped.

This hanging bridge is located within one of the developed areas of the national park, surrounded by nice foliage.

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