via Palawan News, 17 Mar 2019: Ille Cave to be developed for tourism?
A technical team from the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) is proposing to open the archeologically-important Ille Cave in Barangay New Ibajay, El Nido to tourists.
Presently classified as a Class I site which is closed to tourists, they are recommending the reclassification of the cave as Class II, to allow for “controlled tours and visits.”
The Ille Cave within the Dewil Valley in New Ibajay was enlisted as Class I under Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) Resolution No. 15-522 approved in 2015.
PCSDS spokesperson Jovic Fabello said Friday that under the classification, the cave may only be utilized for “mapping, photography, educational, and scientific purposes” due to its natural values and hazardous conditions.