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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Wawa Dam, Rizal, Philippines

Forest Cover at Wawa Dam.

Unique formation of Rocks...

Mini-Falls at Wawa Dam

Wawa dam located in Montalban, Rizal, Philippines about an hour away from Cubao, Quezon City.

There is a legend in Philippine Methology about Bernardo Carpio, who was trapped in between two rocks in the Wawa Dam site. As proof of which, it is said that his hands or feet have been imprinted on the rocks. Local lore also says that one of his teeth was found in one of the caves.

Constructed by the Americans as a reservoir and pumping facility in 1909, the Wawa Dam became a battlefield during the Japanese occupation. Many Japanese soldiers died here defending this holding point when the Americans retook the area and a marker was placed in one of the caves in honor of these brave men.

To be continued...

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