Cebu City’s cadaver van now ready for use

Dyrecka Letigio 08/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak announced on August 31, 2021, that the cadaver van at the Department of General Services (DGS) compound at the South Road Properties is now ready for use. Tumulak…

Funeral parlors in Cebu City in overtime mode as COVID-related deaths rise

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Aside from hospital workers, employees in funeral parlors in Cebu City are now in overtime mode.  This as health officials recorded more COVID-related deaths.  Two funeral homes here offering crematory services have temporarily…

Tumulak to re-propose Cebu City cemetery

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak will be re-proposing the Cebu City cemetery ordinance that he filed in 2020 following the sudden rise of deaths and eventual lack of graveyards in the city. Tumulak…

Sitoy positive for COVID-19, immediate cremation set

Futch Anthony Inso 04/16/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – The cadaver of former Cordova town mayor and the present Presidential Legislative Liaison Office Secretary Adelino Sitoy has tested positive for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This was confirmed by Lapu-Lapu City Vice-mayor…

Another COVID-positive cop dies in Cebu

Alven Marie A. Timtim 06/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Another policeman assigned at the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019, passed away on Friday. Police Colonel Cydric Earl Tamayo, officer-in-charge of CCPO, confirmed to CDN Digital…

Cremation revisited

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 11/24/2017

Many are easily misled to think that the Catholic Church has finally come to terms with the times by now allowing cremation. But Her past disapproval of cremation stems more with its association with pagan culture that…

Council proposes Mandaue City–owned crematorium

Dominic D. Yasay 01/21/2017

THE Mandaue City Council passed a resolution that called on the City Health Office and City Engineers Office to conduct a study on the viability of building and operating a city-owned incinerator or crematorium. Councilor Nilo Seno,…

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…

Arleigh Sitoy gets dying wish: cremation

Nestle L. Semilla 11/21/2016

The remains of the the late Provincial Board Member Arleigh Sitoy was cremated at the Cosmopolitan Memorial Chapel in Barangay Lahug, Cebu City at 5 p.m. today. Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO) head Adelino Sitoy, Arleigh’s father,…

“Mas sagrado pa ang cremation”

Lloyd Suarez 10/30/2016

Estrikto ang Simbahang Katoliko nga nagdili sa pagpalubong ug paghipos sa mga minatay nga ipaagi sa cremation o pagsunog sa lawas ngadto sa pagka-abo. Ang rason kay sagrado gyud ang lawas sa tawo. Apan dunay mga exemptions…

Family, supporters, fellow politicians bid farewell to Thadeo Ouano

Nestle L. Semilla, Norman V. Mendoza 03/05/2016

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—Political boundaries blurred on Saturday as politicians and local officials from other parties came to bid their farewell to Board Member Thadeo Ouano who died of prostate cancer last week. Senators Teofisto Guingona III and…

The living and dead

Raymund Fernandez 10/31/2015

This season is necessary. It becomes for us even more necessary the older we get. And yet, it might be one of the old traditions we have that may not last long into the future. This ritual…

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