Are you considering visiting Kaybiang Tunnel on your next trip? We are sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but Cavite Gov. Jonvic Remulla has officially banned tourists from gathering at the Kaybiang Tunnel as a health measure and for public order.
Remulla said in a Facebook post he had been receiving reports that the tunnel had become a major source of traffic congestion due to the number of people gathering there. He said the convergence of people near the tunnel also poses a hindrance and challenge to peace and order in the area.
“Buong magdamag ay libo-libong bisikleta, motorsiklo, at sasakyan ang nakaparada, kumakain, nagliliwaliw at lahat ay tumitigil para mag-selfie o mag-picture-taking doon,” said Remulla. “Ang resulta? Non-stop traffic at bottleneck mula entrance at exit ng tunnel. Kaya simula sa Biyernes ay strictly No Tourism Zone na ang Kaybiang Tunnel.”
In line with this, the provincial government will also start to prohibit parking in the vicinity of the Kaybiang Tunnel as well as leisure bikers from using the tunnel.
Also, eating, taking selfies, loitering, and blowing of horns in the vicinity of the tunnel will be prohibited, Remulla said.
The following rules are to be implemented, according to Cavite Gov Remulla’s post:
- No parking in the vicinity of the Kaybiang Tunnel.
- No bike-riders using the tunnel for leisure purposes.
- No eating in the vicinity of the tunnel.
- No selfies in the vicinity of the tunnel.
- No loitering in the vicinity of the tunnel.
- Bawal ang bumusina sa loob ng tunnel.
The Philippine National Police will set up checkpoints in Tanza, Naic, Maragondon, and Ternate to monitor vehicles entering the area.
Kaybiang Tunnel, located along the Nasugbu-Ternate Highway in Maragondon, Cavite, is a popular spot among motorcycle riders, and bikers. It is known as the Philippines' longest subterranean road tunnel, the 300-meter underpass under Mt. Pico de Loro makes the area a perfect spot for photos especially with the pitch-black hole surrounded by the mountains' leafy terrain.