Britain and the world bid adieu to Queen Elizabeth II

Agence France Presse 09/20/2022

LONDON — Britain said farewell to Queen Elizabeth II on Monday at a state funeral attended by world leaders, before a historic last ceremonial journey through the streets of London packed with sorrowful mourners. Huge crowds gathered in near silence to…

Cebu City dad proposes penalties for refusal of funeral services due to unsettled fees

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines –Caring for the dead should never be made difficult. A fine of at least P5, 000 and/or imprisonment ranging from six months to one year will be imposed on employees or officers of crematories,…

Archbishop Cruz laid to rest in Dagupan

Yolanda Sotelo 08/29/2020

DAGUPAN CITY—When the quake-hit St. John Cathedral here was being restored in mid-1990s, Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz had told reporters touring the church ruins that he wanted to be buried there someday. At 10 a.m. on Friday,…

Palma: CBCP mulls waiving of fees for funeral Masses, blessings

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) is now looking at the possibility of giving for free the ministerial services of priests in the country like officiating funeral Masses and the blessing of homes…

Online ‘funeral kits’ help grieving Indians

Inquirer.net 11/28/2018

From providing cow urine, incense and bamboo stretchers to booking a Hindu priest at the last minute, startups are seeking to cash in on India’s elaborate traditional funeral ceremonies. Grieving families normally have to rush between shops…

Girl ’weds’ slain boyfriend in Isabela funeral

Inquirer.net 09/01/2018

CITY OF CAUAYAN, Isabela – Haunted by her tragic loss, a 19-year-old girl “married” her dead boyfriend shortly before he was buried at a private cemetery on Saturday (September 1). Wearing a white dress, Zyrine recited her…

Ariana Grande will perform at Aretha Franklin’s funeral

AP 08/29/2018

NEW YORK —Ariana Grande will be among the performers who will pay tribute to Aretha Franklin at her funeral Friday. Grande will be among entertainers Steve Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Faith Hill, Shirley Caesar, Chaka Khan and…

Full funeral honors: 21-gun salute to send off SPO1 Balili

Benjie B. Talisic 08/17/2018

A 21-gun salute will send off the late SPO1 Roderick Balili to his final resting place on Sunday (Aug. 19). This would be a scene in Balili’s scheduled funeral at the Barangay Pardo cemetery since the Police…

Funeral parlor’s dilemma: What to do with 12 unclaimed bodies

John Aroa 08/06/2018

THE operator of a funeral parlor in Talisay City is now faced with a problem on what to do with at least 12 unclaimed bodies that have remained with their funeral parlor since last year. Maricar Galo,…

1,000 Rupinta supporters attend his funeral Mass

Nestle L. Semilla 12/08/2017

  More than a thousand supporters of Ermita Barangay Captain Felicisimo “Imok” Rupinta attended the Funeral Mass this afternoon, wearing the colors of mourning to show their indignation over his death. Mostly in black and white shirts,…

Choosing to be happy: An embalmer’s story

Benjie Talisic 11/11/2017

In this day and age when true happiness is hard to find, a man has found joy and fulfillment in life working in a job that many others would frown upon. Hermes Sanchez, 48, finds joy in…

Thousands come for Vidal’s funeral; their restraint shows affection, respect

Nestle L. Semilla 10/26/2017

The success and solemnity of the funeral procession and burial of Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal was attributed by the church and government officials to the public. Msgr. Joseph Tan, the spokesperson of Archdiocese of Cebu,…

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