The town of Borbon is located in the northern part of Cebu. It is bordered by Tabogon in the north, Tabuelan in the west and Sogod in the south. The town was originally called Silmogi before the name was changed during the Spanish era. While there are a number of stories about how the town got its name, the town was supposedly named after one of the royal families of Spain, the Borbon family. In addition, the town adopted San Sebastian as its patron saint since the saint was close to the family.
The Silmugi River or Silmogue River of Borbon passes from the eastern part of the town to its western part. It cuts across a mangrove forest that has become the home of different types of plants and animals. It is close to the town hall and the public market of the town. The water levels of the river normally go up during high tide since water from the sea goes into the river. It may even reach around one kilometer inland.
You can go to the Silmugi River in Borbon by getting on a bus bound for the town at the Cebu North Bus Terminal. You can also get on a bus bound for Tabogon and tell the driver you want to get off at the municipal hall of Borbon. Once you reach the municipal hall, the river is just a short walk away. You can easily ask for directions from the locals.