Cemeteries urged: Place social distancing markers

Delta Letigio 10/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak, the chairperson for disaster risk reduction and management in the City Council, wants social distancing markers placed in cemeteries here. This he said after he inspected the Calamba…

Tombs in Labangon cemetery collapse

Dyrecka Letigio 09/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tombs holding recently buried bodies collapsed in a cemetery in Barangay Labangon prompting the Cebu City government to close down the area for health and safety reasons. Councilor David Tumulak said that at…

Construction of new tombs will only take 5 weeks — Guardo

Dyrecka Letigio 08/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The construction of the proposed new tombs in four major Catholic cemeteries in Cebu City will take approximately only five weeks to complete. However, this can only start once Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma…

Lapida maker killed for failing to deliver headstone on time 

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 06/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 30-year-old lapida maker or headstone maker was believed to have been killed because he failed to finish an already paid lapida or headstone on time. Witnesses told police that this was probably…

Bigger crowd expected at Calamba Cemetery

Jessa Sotto, Nestle Semilla 11/01/2018

Around 7,000 individuals visited the Calamba Cemetery as of 12 noon, Thursday (November 1). Chief Insp. Allan Rosario of the San Nicolas police station said that they expect a bigger crowd in the afternoon. The Calamba Cemetery…

Balloons and cotton candy

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/01/2016

BALLOONS and cotton candy are favorites of children accompanying their parents visiting the graves of their loved ones. With this target market, Matilde Cepillos with the help of her grandson Anthony, 13, sell balloons at the Calamba…

Prayers for a fee

Nestle L. Semilla 11/01/2016

IT IS not only a busy day for people visiting their departed at the Calamba Cemetery, but it was also a hectic day for 68-year-old Dolorina Ebrado, who offers prayers for the dead — for a fee.…

Friends of Jaguar pay respects at mausoleum

Dominic D. Yasay 11/01/2016

A MAUSOLEUM painted sky blue and fronted by a gold-painted steel gate stands out among the chalk-white and ashen gray tombs that greet visitors at the entrance of the Calamba Cemetery in V. Rama, Cebu City. Yet…

Police: Generally peaceful at Calamba Cemetery

Nestle L. Semilla 11/01/2016

The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) said the observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day at the Calamba Cemetery this morning was generally peaceful, except for the case of four men who were arrested after…

Mother killed by own son in Pardo

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 11/01/2016

CEBU CITY–A 38-year-old suspected pusher was arrested by police for killing his own mother in Barangay Cogon-Pardo, Cebu City on Monday evening. Jonito Lapata allegedly hit the head of his 73-year-old mother with a wood before he…

4 friends nabbed for holding pot session at back of cemetery

Dominic D. Yasay 11/01/2016

CEBU CITY–Four men were arrested after they were allegedly caught holding a pot session at the back of a public cemetery in Barangay Calamba in Cebu City about 11a.m. on All Saints’ Day. Erwin Seno, Danilo Glodove,…

Senior poses as ‘Death’, warns against drug use at cemetery

Nestle L. Semilla 10/31/2016

VISITORS paying their respects to their departed loved ones at Calamba Cemetery were surprised yesterday on seeing a senior citizen dressed in a skeleton suit and holding a scythe. But rather than causing alarm, Mang Boy’s scythe…

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