Kobe Bryant tombstone in Cebu goes viral

Doris Mondragon 10/29/2021

CEBU, Philippines—A photo of a tombstone design featuring NBA legend Kobe Bryant that is displayed in front of the Carreta Cemetery in Cebu City went viral on Facebook on Friday, October 29, 2021.  The uploader of the…

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…

Guardo: There is still apparent need for burial space

Dyrecka Letigio 09/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Jerry Guardo, City Council’s committee chairperson on infrastructure, said that there was still an apparent need for burial space in the city. After they opened eight tombs at the Cabantan…

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…

Inside Carreta Cemetery: How a couple raised a family in Cebu’s famous graveyard for 30 years (Part 2)

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 11/02/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Surrounded by tombs and crosses, Celia and Ereberto Ramirez raised a family of six children inside the Carreta Cemetery.  It was not the ideal home to nurture infants or raise toddlers.  But somehow,…

Labella to Carreta Cemetery visitors: Pick up your trash or face arrest

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is asking Cebuanos to ensure the cleanliness of cemeteries during the All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day celebrations. Labella made his appeal after he noticed piles of garbage…

Inside Carreta Cemetery: How a couple raised a family in Cebu’s famous graveyard for 30 years (Part 1)

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 11/01/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — In the company of the dead, the Ramirez family makes a living.  It has been so for 30 years when couple Ereberto and Celia Ramirez arrived in Cebu in search of the proverbial…

PROBE demolishes 50 structures from the sidewalks of Carreta Cemetery

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Sidewalks leading to the Carreta Cemetery in Cebu City are now free of obstruction. The Cebu City Prevention, Restoration, Order, and Beautification (PROBE) Team removed over 50 structures in the area on Monday,…

Cebuano victims of Iloilo-Guimaras strait tragedy laid to rest

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tears were shed and cries resounded through the walls of the Carreta Cemetery on Monday, August 12, 2019, when the Baguio and Janson families of Barangay Ermita, Cebu City laid to rest seven…

Police arrests Carreta woman with P170,000 worth of illegal drugs

Benjie Talisic 06/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Anti-illegal drug operatives arrested a  woman, who claimed to be a former job order employee of the Cebu City Government, with P170,000 worth of illegal drugs in a buy-bust operation conducted on Friday night,…

Remains of MV Princess of Stars casualties moved to common grave

Ador Vincent Mayol 11/01/2017

THE remains of the 59 unidentified passengers of the ill-fated MV Princess of the Stars that were buried at the Carreta Cemetery since 2009 were moved to a common grave alongside other remains. Jesse Desuyo, officer in…

Bringing Capilla Mortuario back to life

Izobelle T. Pulgo 12/03/2016

On a rather downcast Friday, the gloomy morning, the rainy weather and the cloudy skies made for a perfect backdrop to the imposing structure inside the Carreta Cemetery that was recently turned over by the National Historical…

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