The Municipality of Borbon was once a visita of the town of Sogod. This is the reason why many of the settlers in Borbon trace their roots to this neighboring town. A parish was later established on September 15, 1862. The name of the town was supposedly a misinterpretation of the Cebuano word “bonbon,” which refers to pebbly sand. Another story indicates that the name of the town was due to a miscommunication between the Spaniards and some locals. When the Spaniards asked for the name of the place, the locals did not understand what the foreigners were saying. They simply told the Spaniards their nicknames “Bor” and “Bon.”
The Nonoc Cave is one of the natural wonders you can find in the town of Borbon. It was once the hiding place of Japanese soldiers during the Second World War. Visitors can still see some Japanese characters on the walls of the cave. It is situated on the hills of one of the barangays of this northern Cebu town. The trip going to the cave brings visitors through an area surrounded by thick foliage and trees.
Borbon may be a quiet, unassuming town, but it does offer some sites to see for its visitors. Aside from the Nonoc Cave, you can drop by the Silmogue River, which is located close to the center of the town. You can also check out the old stone wall that once protected the San Sebastian Church. The Sandayong Falls is a good place for adventurers to visit.
You can get to Borbon by getting on a bus headed for the town at the Cebu North Bus Terminal. You can also ride a bus with the “Tabogon” signboard since it also passes through the town. Just make sure to tell the driver or conductor that you want to get off at the town of Borbon.