via Philippine News Agency, 02 February 2024: The National Museum of the Philippines inaugurated a new museum at the Tabon Cave Complex in Palawan, expected to boost local tourism. This museum, emphasizing the area’s archaeological significance with the oldest Homo sapiens sapiens fossil evidence in Southeast Asia, aims to deepen heritage awareness and support UNESCO World Heritage Site nomination efforts.
The National Museum of the Philippines (NMP) has formally inaugurated its newest facility located right at the Tabon Cave Complex at Lipuun Point in this town.
Governor Victorino Dennis Socrates, 2nd District Palawan Rep. Jose Alvarez, Quezon Mayor Joselito Ayala, NMP Director General Jeremy Barns, and members of the provincial board were present during the inauguration on Thursday of what is expected to be Palawan’s latest tourist attraction.
The cave complex is located in a forested area on the west coast of Palawan, about 160 kilometers by road from the provincial capital Puerto Princesa.