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Maribina Falls

Maribina falls was named after the Barangays Marinawa and Binanwahan in the municipality of Bato. Perhaps, the most popular and widely publicized among the numerous waterfalls in Catanduanes.

Of the numerous falls in the island, only a few were photograph and documented. Many are still waiting to be discovered because some locals don't want to share it with the outside world.

One of the common fears by many locals for not sharing is, they want it exclusively for their family, close friends and relatives. Although this attitude is gradually changing.

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