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The politics of death
by Vicente Rafael November 23, 2016
In sanctioning the dictator's burial, the President has left other victims unmourned, re-politicizing the question of death that has long animated Filipino life.

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Grief in a time of terror
October 31, 2016

Tears mingle with fear and rage. But one thing we’re sure of: these killings must come to an end.
Tears, rather than words, come to us as we remember the dead, those killed in President Duterte’s war on drugs and those slain as a result of this environment of murder. A horrific war gone rogue. And among some of us, a tacit acceptance of this situation.

Undertaker misery on frontlines of Philippine drug war
by Agence France-Presse December 09, 2016
Funeral parlors, while busy, are not necessarily making lots of money, with relatives of many victims often too poor to be able to pay for a funeral.
Business has never been busier for undertaker Alejandro Ormeneta but, after 5 months on the frontlines of the Philippines' brutal drug war, he just wants the killings to stop.

Death, Wake, Funeral, Burial & Mourning

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How much you pay for funeral expenses?

It is said that it's somewhat expensive to live but it's more expensive to die. Let's see how much it cost when a man die. Nov 1, 2014

Things most don’t know about funeral homes
October 29, 2016 by Chelzee G. Salera

There are a few things that stay hidden behind closed doors and are not known to most of the living. Here are a few things behind the funeral parlors that groom those who leave for the next chapter of their lives.

The Burial and Mourning Customs of Filipinos

(Mostly old - ancient)

Filipino Funeral Traditions

e.g. White headbands (Ilokano: baridbed) - Black bar pins - Food offering (Ilokano: atang) - Chicken offering - Diram-os (washing of face) - golgol (shampooing)

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Filipinos and Funeral Traditions

Funeral practices and burial customs in the Philippines encompass a wide range of  personal, cultural, and traditional beliefs and practices which Filipinos observe in relation to bereavement, dying, honoring, respecting, interring, and remembering their departed loved ones, relatives, and friends. Sources of the various practices include religious teachings, vestiges of colonialism, and regional variations on these.

Philippine Death Rituals

By Aaron Simon Caparaz

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Filipino death rituals & traditions

Wakes and Funerals Filipino Style

by/Ruth Floresca

Death in Baras Death in Baras 1978


This study concern itself with what happens from the moment of death until forty days after in the rural town of Baras in the province of Rizal.

Modern memorial services Modern memorial services: celebrating life amid loss

By Ed Tamayo - Philippine Daily Inquirer


A Philippine Wake and Funeral

May 16, 2012 djprays wrote: On May 6, 2012, my mother-in-law - Conrada R. Pua - died at the age of 86. On this video you will see highlights of her wake and funeral. Wakes and funerals are a little unique in the Philippines. So hopefully this video will help my American friends understand more about the Philippine culture. I dedicate this video in her memory.

Burial traditions customs superstitions in the Philippines

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Filipino Funeral Practices

Difference Between Filipino Mourning and Western Mourning
Filipino Respect for the Dead
The Wake Or Vigil for the Deceased
Filipino Funeral
Filipino Mourning Practices

Funeral practices and burial customs in the Philippines

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Philippine Burial rituals and practices

Rituals on death and other burial traditions and practices


Filipino Cultural Perspective of Death & Dying

This video was made as a student project for a Geropsychology (geriatric psychology) course taught at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Phoenix.

A day in the life of a mananabtan

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Aklanon’s Beliefs and Practices on Death
by Melchor F. Cichon
Revised, October 29, 2012
Death and Loss in the Philippines
Death and Loss in the Philippines
by/ Sandi Clark

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Death practices Philippine style

by/Henrylito D. Tacio

Death customs in the Philippines

Traditional burial refuses to die


Pasiyam and forty days of prayer for the dead

The traditions to offer novena prayers at the home of the departed that ends with a simple meal. Both of them are reckoned from the day of the death of the loved one though some places people set it from the day of the first mass said for the soul of the dearly departed. The "ritual" simply consists of regular formulaic prayer, novena for the dead and several litanies that can be recited from memory by the "prayer warriors" probably due to almost everyday usage.

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Funeral Prayers Funeral Prayers

Catholic & etc. religions

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‘Bordon’: The West Bisayan merry mourning custom

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Crypt Burial

A concrete forming system for multiple burial chambers in the Philippines.


Art Casket of Jun Tupas in Carcar City

Ornately crafted caskets now a must-see in Carcar

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Art Casket of Jun Tupas in Carcar City

Living art from death’s box
October 30, 2016 by Justin K. Vestil
Eliezar “Jun” Tupas turns old coffins from their family business’s stockroom into furniture and art pieces, calling some of his work “coffinitures.”

Flames and Mirrors at the Mission Compound Cemetery

Sagada, Mountain Province

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Look more about the Sagada Panag-apoy ritual HERE


The existing situation of a mass grave in Metro Manila

A common grave in Metro Manila does not serve as a peaceful place for the departed ones. Other corpses are unidentified, and "disposed." Nov 2, 2014

IMPORTANT look also below The Cemetery People

Burial Goods Burial Goods in the Philippines: An Attempt to Quantify Prestige Values


Ancient Philippine Burial Traditions and Qingbai Ceramics

Jan 19th, 2011 by Tip Writer

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Catholic culture in the Philippines about

Death, Funeral, Burial, Cremation & Mourning

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Guidelines for Catholic Funeral Rites Guidelines for Catholic Funeral Rites

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The Vigil
The Funeral Mass
The Rite of Committal


is not Hell minus a few torments and degrees Fahrenheit; it's not Heaven minus joy. It's not a "Third Final Destination" of souls. Purgatory is simply the place where already saved souls are cleansed of the temporal effects of sin before they are allowed to see the holy face of Almighty God. Revelation 21:27 tells us that "...nothing unclean will enter Heaven."

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Catholic funeral mass etiquette for non-Catholics
Funeral Ideas

Planning for a funeral is often at a time when we are least ready.

Being Catholic - Burying the Dead:

Catholic Funerals
The Vigil (Wake)
The Requiem Mass
Burial and Informal After-burial Gatherings
Who may not have a Christian Burial

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A collection of beautiful prayers for the dead or dying.


Filipino Necrological Rites

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A tradition in the Philippines on how Filipinos show their last respect to their beloved.

Funeral Rights & Rites

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Rules for non-catholics receiving catholic funeral-mass
Filipino or Cebuano Funeral Traditions Filipino or Cebuano Funeral Traditions

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Organ-ic Chemist Filipinos and Funeral Traditions

Catholic Funeral Beliefs

St. Brigid of Kildare

Catholic Funeral Beliefs


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Vatican releases guidelines on cremation
Oct 25, 2016
Vatican tells Catholics not to scatter ashes of the dead
October 26, 2016
The Catholic Church releases standards for the tolerated practice of cremation, stipulating that the ashes of the dead should rest in cemeteries and not be kept at home or dispersed in nature.

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Vatican tells Catholics not to scatter ashes of the dead
by Agence France-Presse October 26, 2016
'The body is not the private property of the family. A dead person is a son of God. It is part of the body of Christ, it is part of God's people.'

Presentation of the Instruction Ad resurgendum cum Christo regarding the burial of the deceased and the conservation of the ashes in the case of cremation, 25.10.2016 or as pdf HERE

Instruction Ad resurgendum cum Christo regarding the burial of the deceased and the conservation of the ashes in the case of cremation, 25.10.2016

Vatican Issues New Cremation Guidelines for 'Faithfully Departed'
By Jeanna Bryner October 25, 2016 12:03pm ET


Why the Catholic Church prefers traditional burial
Oct 31, 2016

Ashes of the dead after cremation should not be scattered or kept at homes to avoid desecration of human remains and should still be buried because of the Catholic church's belief in the resurrection of the body


Simbahang Katolika, naglabas ng panuntunan tungkol sa cremation
Oct 27, 2016
Praktikal ang cremation para sa karamihan dahil pwede raw makasama ang yumaong mahal sa buhay kahit saan magpunta. Ang iba, inuuwi ang abo sa bahay o nilalagay sa locket ng kwintas. Pero sabi ng Vatican, hindi dapat gawin iyon. Ang labi ng yumao, kahit na-cremate, dapat pa ring ilagay sa tamang himlayan.
"Catholic Cremation – A Sometimes Controversial and Misunderstood Subject"

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By Cherie del Rio

The traditional burial practices have been honored and observed by generations after generations. There was simply no choice but to pick out a casket, buy a lawn lot wherein to bury the dead, and pay the necessary maintenance fees or whatever related expenses there may be in memorial parks. But when modern cremation services were introduced into the country, there came another practical option.

Some Pastoral Concerns about Cremation

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Cremation getting wide acceptance

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The Practice of Cremation

Bill wants state-run crematories in PH
by Mara Cepeda July 09, 2016

When you cremate and not bury
October 27, 2016
An interesting change in the past few decades in the country has been the rising popularity of cremation. While the resistance to the practice of cremation as opposed to the tradition of burying the body in a grave and a few years later gathering the bones to be transferred to smaller niches was obvious among Filipino Catholics early on, there is clearly a softening of that resistance as the years passed and globalization intensified.
Can Catholics Be Cremated?
Modern Columbariums in the Philippines

As Filipinos realized the importance of land and how limited it is in the country, they started to adapt an old way of internment practiced by those who lived during the early Stone Age – cremation.

Nowadays, cremation has become a trend that the younger generation prefer.


Cremation in the Philippines


Last goodbye & Cremation

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Crematoriums can’t guarantee ’100%’ purity of ashes, says funeral home operator

By Philip C. Tubeza, Philippine Daily Inquirer

Funeral Masses for a Suicide FAQ about Funeral Masses for a Suicide

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Mariannet committed suicide!

Ancient and Indigenous - Ethnic culture

Death, Funeral, Burial, Mourning and the Dead

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by: Michael Charleston B. Chua - Arts of the Philippines

The Mannungul Jar was found in the Tabon Cave in Palawan

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The cultural treasure "The Manunggul Jar"

found in the early 1960’s in Manunggul Cave - Tabon Cave, Lipuun Point, Palawan is a secondary burial jar. The upper portion of the jar, as well as the cover is incised with curvilinear scroll designs and painted with natural iron or hematite. On top of the jar cover or lid is a boat with two human figures representing two souls on a voyage to the afterlife. The boatman is seated behind a figure whose hands are crossed on the chest. The position of the hands is a traditional Filipino practice observed when arranging the corpse.


Pre-colonial limestone tombs discovered at Mt. Kamhantik, Quezon
Award-winning documentarist Kara David visits the excavation site in Quezon Province, Philippines. Aired February 18, 2013

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1,000-year-old village found on a jungle-covered mountaintop near Mulanay town in Quezon province

Kamhantik Heritage and Ecological Park, Mulanay, Quezon
by/Albert March 20, 2015

Limestone tombs of Kamhantik

and the video Documentary of Mt. Kamhantik in Mulanay, Quezon

Ancient human remains in Philippines reveal rare ritual burial 9000 years ago

A team of scientists have discovered the 9,000-year-old remains of a woman buried in a cave in El Nido, Palawan in the Philippines, which reveal evidence of an elaborate and bizarre ritual burial. About 9000 years ago, she was buried in an elaborate ritual that involves defleshing and separation of bones, crushing of the big bones and finally, cremation and burial. Published: 3 October, 2013

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Kabayan Mummy Burial Caves

located at the Municipality of Kabayan in Benguet, Mountain Province, is one of the recognized UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Philippines.

The Kabayan Mummies are also known as Fire Mummies, Benguet Mummies and Ibaloi Mummies

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The Kabayan Mummies


The mummies of Kabayan


A scary expedition in the Benguet province. Carabao Productions of Switzerland - Just play - the black screen is just the start!


 Death & Beauty in Old San Remigio, Cebu

Join Prof. Jojo Bersales as he rediscovers for the second time around, the culture of what has been the KARAANG KANGHAGAS or the town of SAN REMIGIO. San Remigio was formerly known as "Kanghagas", a kind of tree that grew abundant in the place.


Karaang Kanghagas o San Remigio - Know more about what was once Karaang Kanghagas and now known as San Remigio.

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How ancient Visayans revered the dead - San Remigio - Cebu

By Trizer D. Mansueto - Inquirer Visayas

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Ancient Burials
Ancient graveyards in Philippines have the same belief with the Greeks on after-life.

In the eastern part of Bohol, Philippines, ancient graveyards can be found in barangay Basdio in the town of Guindulman.

The burial caves or graveyards have boat-shaped coffins.

The boat coffin was a funeral custom in ancient times. Usually a dead person was put into a coffin shaped like a boat. It was believed the dead would traverse the sea.

Gold death mask found in Plaza Independencia | The Heritage of Cebu

Bisayans who could afford would cover their deads eyes, nose and mouth with gold so that they would be welcomed well in the next world.

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Funeral Practices of the Ilocanos Funeral Practices of the Ilocanos
Kalinga / Funeral customs Kalinga

Kadawiyan di bagunson / Funeral customs

Irenio M. Wansi

The lakeshore town of Paete in the province of Laguna is famed for its wood carving industry. During the Semana Santa or Holy Week, the spectacular jointed image of the Santo Sepulcro undergoes a unique ritual, the Pagsusuob, that can only be said as a pre-hispanic rite of the dead that is more closely identified now with the mummification rituals of high ranking citizens in some remote areas in the Cordillera region.

by/Estan Cabigas, a multiawarded blogger and freelance photographer based in Makati City, the Philippines

Death and Burial Rituals of the Cordilleras

By Dave Leprozo, Jr.

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Burial and Death Practices - Tadian
Death very much part of Igorot life

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KADONGYASAN - Burial Rites of Igorots in Adams by Ed Antonio

This tribal ritual of the Igorots in Ilocos Norte was shown during the Ragrag-o Festival.


Igorot cave burial

a typical Igorot burial in the Mountain Province on the northern island of Luzon


Sagada Burial "sinangadil"

A Sagada traditional burial the hanging coffin way

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lumiang burial coffins - Sagada

The Hanging Coffins of Sagada

A dying Igorot tradition


'Kutkot' - the pangutkutan, a Hanunuo Mangyan burial ritual
Published on Apr 2, 2017 - Aired: April 1, 2017

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Traditional Burial Practices of Bontoc, Mt. Province

By: WAKIT, JORELYN October 27, 2012

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Settlement and Burial Sites in Butuan City


Of all areas in the Philippines reported to have archaeological sites, Mindanao is the least explored and investigated. Although there were sporadic explorations and surveys conducted in and around Davao, Zamboanga and Sulu, and Cotabato, no proper investigation has ever been done in northern Mindanao until the discovery of the sites in Butuan


Ermita ruins, Honeycomb-shaped tombs - Dimiao Bohol:

The mystery of the empty honeycomb tombs of Bohol
4 November, 2013 - aprilholloway
In the municipality of Dimiao in the province of Bohol, Philippines, lies an eerie and perplexing image – rows and rows of honeycomb-like tombs. The site would not be so strange if it were not for one unusual fact – they are all empty.

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April 20, 2013

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Ermita ruins - Dimiao Bohol
Dec 14, 2015
Honeycomb-shaped tombs reveal mysterious mass grave
Oct 26, 2016
A town in Bohol is home to a cemetery with tombs grouped together like a honeycomb. But there's more to this mysterious resting place than just its unique shape.


Bone Cleansing Ritual by/Anderson D Tuguinay

Tribal Burial traditions Tribal Burial traditions
Burial traditions in Mindanao Tribal Burial traditions in Mindanao

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A guide to Chinese funeral rites

by Khim Leclair

Jesuit Chinese-Filipino Apostolate

Services for the Dead

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Filipino Chinese Funeral Rituals
Libingan ng mga Bayani - Heroes Cemetery - Etc.

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Republic Act 289 Republic Act 289
Traditions and Protocol of a Presidential Funeral

Although there are no laws mandating presidential funerals, certain protocol and traditions are maintained. A deceased Philippine president may be given a state funeral, which involves funeral expenses defrayed by the State; a Book of Condolence opened for local and foreign dignitaries in the Philippines; lying in state for public viewing; and arrival, departure, and final military honors.


Libingan ng mga Bayani - Heroes Cemetery

Heroes' Cemetery, also officially known as Libingan ng mga Bayani, is a national cemetery within Fort Bonifacio, formerly the American Fort William McKinley in Western Bicutan, Taguig City, Metro Manila
It was established as a fitting resting place for Filipino military personnel from privates to generals, as well as heroes and martyrs.
On the cemetery's entrance it is written: "I do not know the dignity of his birth, but I do know the glory of his death."
The Republic Memorial Cemetery at Fort McKinley was established in May 1947 as a fitting tribute to the gallant Filipino men and women who brought honor to the country and fought for the sake of freedom and democracy. On October 27, 1954, the Memorial Cemetery was renamed Libingan Ng Mga Bayani, LNMB by the late President Ramon Magsaysay.

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FAST FACTS: Libingan ng mga Bayani
by Paco Tantoco August 31, 2016
The Libingan ng mga Bayani is the final resting place of more than 49,000 Filipinos

Who can be buried at Heroes' Cemetery? AFP explains rules
May 27, 2016
In the 103-hectare Heroes' Cemetery – the designated resting place for Filipino soldiers, war veterans, and citizens considered as heroes and martyrs – around 49,000 are buried

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Rename cemetery to Libingan ng mga Bayani at mga Dating Pangulo

by Mara Cepeda Updated August 25, 2016
UPDATED Kabayan Representative Harry Roque says renaming the Libingan ng mga Bayani may breach the divide among Filipinos over the planned hero's burial for Ferdinand Marcos.
Kabayan Representative Harry Roque filed a bill seeking to rename the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes’ Cemetery) to the Libingan ng mga Bayani at mga Dating Pangulo (Cemetery of Heroes and Former Presidents.)

LNMB renamed 'Libingan ng Mga Bayani and Friends' on Google Maps
by Gelo Gonzales November 11, 2016
'Libingan ng mga Bayani' is a grave misnomer, some netizens believe.
ONLINE PROTEST. The Libingan ng mga Bayani marker on Google Maps continues to be renamed as the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos looms.
Who's who: Marcos' neighbors at the Heroes' Cemetery
by Katerina Francisco November 19, 2016
The late dictator is the 4th Philippine president to be buried at the Heroes' Cemetery.
Past noon on Friday, November 18, Marcos was buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes' Cemetery) with full military honors, 30 years after Filipinos staged a popular uprising to overthrow the dictator and end his 21-year rule marked by widespread corruption and human rights atrocities.


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Our Heritage and the Departed: A Cemeteries Tour

The Presidential Museum and Library offers a comprehensive diagram of the cemeteries and memorial shrines in Metro Manila and surrounding areas, including the specific graves and markers that house the remains of key historical figures, including Philippine Presidents and heroes of the Philippine Revolution.

The Mystery of Manila's Octagonal Cemetery

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KABILIN Mga Karaang Lubnganan sa Sugbo

Explore and discover the beauty as well as stories that lie in every old cemeteries not just only in the city but also in the Province of Cebu through this Episode of Kabilin.

The Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery

is maintained by National Historical Commission of the Philippines and is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday between 8 am-4 pm.

in Laguna is the only one of its kind in the Philippines - it is a burial site located inside, or more accurately, beneath a church. This church is rich in history - it was built and designed for funeral mass in 1845 by the Franciscan priest Fr. Vicente Velloc. He also directed the construction of an underground graveyard 15 feet below the church.

The Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery is considered a national historical landmark because its underground crypt was used as a secret meeting place in 1896 by Filipino revolutionaries or Katipuneros, members of the KKK. During the Filipino-American War, Filipino patriots also used the underground cemetery to formulate their battle plans and to seek shelter. It also became a safehouse for Filipino guerillas during World War II.

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Toledo Memorial Garden

The Cemetery America Forgot

Clark Veterans Cemetery

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Manila American Cemetery and Memorial

Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

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Cemetery of Vietnamese refugees at Bataan Processing Centre in Philippines

There are about 300 graves found in this cemetery. Bataan was a Processing Centre established in 1980 and closed down in 1994, now called Bataan Technology Park, in Subic Bay area (Philippines), 2 hours drive from Manila.

Look MUCH more about "Philippine Refugee Centers" HERE

and look also the video "Introduction of the Archive of Vietnamese Boat People" HERE

The Chinese Cemetery in Manila

As you enter the cemetery, you will see the oldest Chinese temple in Manila, the Chong Hock Tong Temple. If you are into recent history, then you should be glad to see the Liat See Tong or the Martyrs Hall in the Manila Chinese Cemetery.
Although you might expect that the Manila Chinese Cemetery is only for the Chinese, you will be surprised when you walk around that there are also Filipino-Chinese leaders and heroes buried in the place.

Look also HERE and HERE and the Videos

"Inside the tombs of the Chinese Cemetery in Manila" & "The Spectacular Chinese Cemetery in Manila, Philippines"

Laws Funerals - etc.

Look also above Republic Act 289

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Civil Code - Funeral The right to make arrangements for the funeral

Civil Code of the Philippines - Republic Act No. 386


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Documents needed for shipping Human Remains to the Philippines

Live In A Graveyard

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Life among the graves
March 19, 2017 By Justin K. Vestil

IN the Cebu Chinese Cemetery in Barangay Carreta, Cebu City, the living share their lives with the dead. For more than 40 years, many families have considered the old mausoleums in the cemetery as home.


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The Bizarre Filipino Community That Lives In A Graveyard

Bagong Silang - A unique community has developed around the cemetery for the city of Navotas, but they are threatened with eviction from their adopted home.
The Navotas city cemetery is at the centre of a unique community. Nearly 2000 families have made their homes on, around and inside its walls. Now, for the first time, the residents are fighting for their future
The Cemetery People - Navotas Cemetery

Over 6,000 people make their home among the tombs of Navotas Cemetery, located in the Philippines on the shores of Manila Bay.
Living with the Dead - Manila North Cemetery - The Unique Philippines

The Manila North Cemetery for some people call this place as a home. Over 10,000 filipinos living inside the cemetery. The Manila North Cemetery (or Cementerio del Norte), which measures 54 hectares, is considered the biggest and one of the oldest cemeteries in Metro Manila.
We live with ghosts in the cemetery

Rare footage shows how homeless families live in the cemetery, sleeping, eating, kids playing, cooking on top of graves and general survival. Note the stacked grave slots for those too unfortunate to own a plot. Those slots can be rented for $250 for 5 years. Often, the relatives can't be located or even pay for renewal at the end of the term. The BONE COLLECTOR will then transfer the bones to the BONE WAREHOUSE until claimed, IF EVER! (Short documentary).
North Cemetery Manila Philippines Updated Version


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PRLog The Flower Of The Dead
Insurance Commission goes after memorial chapels
July 13, 2015
The lnsurance Commission (lC) is investigating memorial chapels and associations offering products similar to life or memorial plans without the required licenses to operate as pre-need firms.
A memorial plan is a product that enables the plan holder pre-pay future memorial services at a lower cost today. It typically includes the following in its package:
Memorial service in accredited mortuaries;
•Assignment or transfer of the plan, and;
•Insurance protection.

Look also: Republic Act No. 9829
– the Pre-Need Code of the Philippines
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