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San Joaquin Cemetery

Posted by admin on January 13, 2008

The San Joaquin Cemetery (1892), one of a number built in Iloilo province during the 19th century, is located along the highway leading to the town. Built on a low rise, the cemetery’s square perimeter is demarcated by a wrought iron fence and shored by a wall of carved stone, embellished with niches and saints. A flight of 20 steps leads up to the cemetery compound. The octagonal structure at the compound’s center is a mortuary chapel, where it was customary to bless the dead. The chapel is decorated with Classical motifs. A pointed dome crowns the whole structure. (Panublion)

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Miag-ao Cemetery

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Hamtic Cemetery

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Janiuay Cemetery

Posted by admin on January 13, 2008

Along the highway connecting Janiuay to the neighboring town of Mina is a cemetery built on a slope. Described at the time it was finished as “the most artistic in the whole country” the builder of this cemetery was Fr. Fernando de Llorente who commenced work in 1874 and completed the whole project after nine years. The archbishop of Manila, Pedro Payo, blessed the cemetery.

Three stairways lead to the three gates of the cemetery, built on a high ground and shored up by a retaining wall. The wall has niches in which 16 six-foot stone santos were enshrined. The cemetery perimeter is surrounded by a brick and wrought iron fence and near this gate stood a Byzantine stone cross. The cross and some statues are missing. On the same axis as the main gate is an octagonal mortuary chapel, covered by a pointed dome roof. The roof has been replaced by nondescript pyramidal roof. Despite the obvious degradation of the chapel, the Gothic features that remain are still stunning–the windows pierced by delicate stone tracery, the spires rising at the eight points of the octagonal building. (Panublion)

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Cabatuan Cemetery

Posted by admin on January 13, 2008

Built of gray stone, the Cabatuan Cemetery was built by Fr. Juan Porras. The cemetery was blessed on 4 February 1894. Like Janiuay’s cemetery completed around the same time as Cabatuan’s; this cemetery is also built on a rise and approached through a flight of stairs. Its perimeter is surrounded by a fence of stone and wrought iron; the cemetery also has an octagonal mortuary chapel. The plan may be similar but the style is different. Here Classical and Romanesque elements dominate from the arch entrance of the main gate and its semicircular pediment, the use of arches for windows and door and even the arch shape repeated in the grille work. Baroque touches are evident in the rosettes decorating the gate and the mortuary chapel and the vase finials of the mortuary. Like Janiuay, Cabatuan has lost its dome shaped roof replaced by a flat cement roof. (Panublion)

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Old Calbayog Chinese Cemetery

Posted by admin on January 13, 2008

The old section of the first Chinese cemetery of Calbayog contains around 20 standing tombstones inscribed with either Chinese or Spanish names. These tombstones dates back from 1910 to 1950. The cemetery is situated on a hill overlooking the city and its harbor. (Ed de la Cruz)

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Paco Cemetery Chapel (Manila)

Posted by admin on July 29, 2006

Chapel of San Pancratius in Paco Park

Favored for weddings, the chapel is situated in the middle of what is formerly the Paco cemetery. The historical cemetery is where the national hero Jose Rizal was buried after his execution in Bagumbayan [now Luneta] as with the three martyr priests Gomez, Borgus and Zamora.


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Mausoleo de los Veteranos de la Revolucion (Manila)

Posted by admin on July 27, 2006

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Tayabas Cemetery Chapel

Posted by admin on July 27, 2006

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Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery

Posted by admin on July 27, 2006

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