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Get to know Bailen Cavite Edit

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Bailen, also known as General Emilio Aguinaldo, is a quiet town on the western side of Cavite that boasts a number of beautiful bodies of water. The most popular of these is Malibiclibic Falls, a pristine waterfall cascading out of towering walls of rocks and into a deep azure pool. 


The waterfall itself is only about two meters high, but rock formations surrounding it stands at around 10 meters. Coming from the rivers of Alfonso, Bailen's neighboring town, the water drops to a large pool about 20 meters deep before flowing to the Malibiclibic River. 


Getting to Malibiclibic Falls entails 30 minutes of trekking and clambering on moss-covered boulders.

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Malibiclibic Falls

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Malibiclibic Falls

This is followed by Mag-asawang Bato that got its name from a pair of giant boulders situated in the middle of the river. The boulders are also known as "Paliguang Aso" (bath for dogs) among the locals, although dogs are rarely spotted bathing there. 


Fed by tributaries in Alfonso and Bailen, the river was once a hydroelectric energy source that powered a nearby rice mill. Today, only the moss-covered ruins of the dam remain. Mag-asawang Bato is located just below the Barangay Hall of Poblacion Dos II. Visitors have to go down a long flight of stairs with about 160 steps to reach the river. It's a good spot for picnics, swimming, and river trekking.

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Mag-asawang Bato

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Mag-asawang Bato

Finally, Bitin River got its name from the Tagalog word "bitin", meaning "hanging in mid-air". During the 30-minute trek to the river, visitors would have to hang onto tree roots, branches, and rocks. 


The forested trail is steep and slippery in some parts and includes a rope-assisted descent. A popular destination among locals during summer, the river cascades into a series of small pools perfect for taking a dip. A bamboo platform constructed near the riverbank serves as a picnic spot.

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Bitin River 

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Bitin River 

Historical landmarks-wise, Bailen has St. Joseph Church. While it was originally established in 1858, the current church building, with its fresh coating of powder blue paint, is fairly new. 


The only remaining artifacts are two church bells dated 1859, now on display in the parish grounds, which were mounted on the original bell tower. A century-old acacia tree that locals believe may already have been around when the parish was founded is also acknowledged to be woven with the church’s history.

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St. Joseph Church

Parks and Recreations

Yakap at Halik, a farm whose name is derived from the decade-old agricultural cooperative that runs it, is also known as Eden

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Eden Farm (Photo from the Yakap-Halik Facebook Page) 

Best Eats

Tilbok

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Atchara

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Kapeng Bailen

Puto Bumbong

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