Another must-see in Badian is the majestic Kawasan
Falls, one of many waterfalls that make up the Matutinao
River System, which stretches 18.35 kilometers from the
Municipality of Alegria to the river's mouth in the
Tañon Strait. Its source if freshwater comes from a
large underground reservoir that emerges to the
Kabokalan Springs. The river system, composed of
springs, streams abd waterfalls, has been awarded
several times in the past years as the Cleanest and
Greenest River in the Philippines. In 2003, it earned
the Hall of Fame award for the rivers category.
The Kawasan Nature's Park is the entry point to the
river system, the Kawasan Falls and the Kabokalan
Springs, which is approximately a two-kilometer uphill
walk toward the Matutinao River Canyon. Different kinds
of flora and fauna along the river canyon give visitors
the feeling of slowly entering the forest.
Badian is a 4th class municipality that is
administratively subdivided into 29 barangays and these
are Alawijao, Balhaan, Banhigan, Basak, Basiao, Bato,
Bugas, Calangcang, Candiis, Dagatan, Dobdob, Ginablan,
Lambug, Malbago, Malhiao, Manduyong, Matutinao, Patong,
Poblacion, Sanlagan, Santicon, Sohoton, Sulsugan,
Talayong, Taytay, Tigbao, Tiguib, Tubod and Zaragosa.
Getting There in
Badian Cebu Philippines
To reach Badian, one only has to go to the Cebu South
Bus Terminal where aircon and non-aircon buses are
available every hour. There are also vehicles-for-hire
within the terminal area.
See also the
Flight Schedules of
Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Air Philippines
from Cebu to Manila, Bacolod, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro,
Kalibo, General Santos, Puerto Princesa, Zamboanga and
Davao and vice versa.