Bulacan State University and NatGeo: Partners in the Archaeological Excavation of Munsayac Cave

By University Communications Group

January 25, 2018

With the combined efforts of University President Dr. Cecilia N. Gascon, Vice President for Research Extension and Training Dr. Cecilia A. Geronimo, Director of the Center for Bulacan Studies Mr. Edilberto D. Larin Jr., and Archaeologist from the University of the Philippines Archaeological Studies Program (UP-ASP) Dr. Armand Salvador Mijares the first ever international agency research grant was successfully acquired from the National Geographic (NatGeo) for Bulacan State University. The 1.5-million- peso grant was the result of the formulated research proposal stemming from the initiative and hard work of the Center for Bulacan Studies to discover and record unmapped and undiscovered caves within the Biak-na-Bato territory.

Recently, the discovery and identification of the aptly named “Munsayac Cave” featured characteristics of an early settlement in prehistoric times suggested the existence of earlier migration in Biak-na- Bato.