Dive into the ice-cold waters of the Nagpana Falls in Barotac Viejo, Iloilo. (Image: Kesh Mia)
One place to escape from the heatwave is at Nagpana Falls. The bowl-shaped falls contains free-flowing cold water from the highlands of Barotac Viejo. What’s more interesting about the place is that you get to swim with the Aetas who are residents of the area.
Sitio Nagpana in Lipata, Barotac Viejo, Iloilo is the first Aeta settlement in the town. This is also where the Aetas craft native products by hand. Nito products from this settlement have already reached the national and international market. Aside from bathing or purchasing artsy products, you can also strike a pose with the natives.