Most folks in this island still believes and respects the “unknown”. Infact, when we had to explore certain places that locals deemed sacred or mysterious (such as caves, unexplored rivermouths, hidden nook in the mountains), my grandmother would have us keep a handful of salt in our pockets to ward off playful spirits and would let us drink saltwater mixture upon returning home. The island is still full of mysticism and myths even up to this present day. One fine day, armed with salt in our pockets, we visited this eerie ruins in San Fernando Sibuyan.
Hailed as one of the The Cleanest River in the Philippines, Cantingas River is such a sight to behold