MANILA, Philippines — Trust Filipinos to be an enterprising lot especially in times when droves of people are expected to gather in a particular venue.
While candles, flowers and street foods were staple products one could expect to be peddled near the perimeter of a cemetery, some vendors have been seen selling household wares such as cups and plates, customized T-shirts and dresses, and even bras at the Manila South Cemetery.
Among these vendors was Mike Tistor who had an unusual product to sell to people who are on their way to visit their dearly departed. Tistor, who usually sells his goods in Divisoria, posted his cart along Zapote Street in Makati City, to …
If you think losing a family member is devastating, it’s doubly heartbreaking for those who cannot even find the burial site of their loved ones in the largest cemetery in Metro Manila.
But now, finding the grave of your loved ones in the Manila North Cemetery has been made easier through the website.
By accessing the website www.manilanorthcemetery.tk, relatives can look for the grave site of their dearly departed in the sprawling 54-hectare cemetery.
The records will reveal the person’s name, date of death and the section where he or she was laid to rest.
However, it’s not as easy as it seems as there are about 100 graves in one section….
A record-breaking crowd of visitors at the Manila North Cemetery showed up as they remember their dearly departed on Sunday.
At 3 p.m., Manila Police estimated that 1.8 million people visited their loved ones buried at the said cemetery.
An hour later, the number increased to 1.9 million.
As the day neared its end, the crowd has since dwindled. At 7 p.m., authorities set the crowd estimate at 150,000.
Police Senior Insp. Melchor Villar said that the number smashed last year’s record of 1.7 million people who visited the cemetery.
Villar reported that the situation at the cemetery was “generally peaceful,” with four incidents of children b…
TangIna..kung convicted nga talaga yung pinatay na rapist na yun siguro karma na inabot nya.
MANILA, Philippines — It was not yet a closed case, apparently.
The suspect in the rape of a 6-year old girl on Saturday—reported earlier to have died of epilepsy—died by suffering “blunt traumatic injury through multiple clubbing,” according to the autopsy report obtained by investigators and confessions of inmates detained at Sta. Ana Police Station in Manila.
Nine inmates, suspected to have participated in the clubbing, were brought by the MPD-Homicide operatives to the Manila Police District headquarters on Tuesday morning for questioning.
Among the arrested were Salvador Gozon, 41; Rowie Manalac, 23; Jade Villamor, 22; Michael de la Cruz, 23; Bernardo Lazatin, 40; Germ…
It’s official: the phenomenal tandem of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, also known as “Yaya Dub,” has posted a new Twitter record.
Figures from Twitter Asia Pacific showed that 41 million tweets were posted using the hashtag #ALDubEBTamangPanahon from October 23 to October 25.
The tweet volume of the said hashtag has trumped AlDub’s previous record of 26 million tweets last Sept. 25 and the 35.6 million tweets sent during the Brazil vs Germany World Cup semi-final last July 8, 2014.
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AlDub fans went into a tizzy at 2:24 p.m. on October 24 when Alden …
Actress Claudine Barretto has defended herself from bashers of the on-screen love team of Alden Richards and Maine “Yaya Dub” Mendoza after she expressed her admiration for the “AlDub” tandem.
Barretto was criticized by some netizens for posting on Instagram a photo of Richards and Mendoza last Saturday during Eat Bulaga’s “Sa Tamang Panahon” at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan, with the caption “Love u Aldub! #aldubfan.”
Barretto’s bashers argued that she should not be publicly supporting a love team, which is a product of a noontime show airing in ABS-CBN’s rival network GMA-7. The actress recently returned to show business and starred in ABS-CBN projects, such as “Maalaala Mo…
A tarpaulin of a candidate was hurriedly taken down on Saturday as Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada’s entourage of policemen and cemetery officials passed by an alley of Manila North Cemetery on the way to the tomb of Fernando Poe Jr.
Estrada said he issued a marching order to ban “epal” posters of politicians in the city’s public cemeteries visited by more than a million people every year to observe All Saints’ Day.
“Bawal na, pati sakin bawal. Walang exception. Pati dating karatula namin dyan, pinatanggal ko,” he said.
Aside from ensuring that security measures were in place in the 54-hectare cemetery, Estrada said he intended to pay respects to former presidents, mayors and othe…
MANILA, Philippines — It’s the end of the line for a suspected car thief who escaped from police custody in Caloocan City in 2013.
Early Tuesday, fugitive Berlin del Rosario, 22, of Barangay 186, Caloocan, died in a shootout with law enforcers out to serve him warrants of arrest.
Del Rosario is one of two accused car thieves who sawed off window grills to escape from a Caloocan police station in 2013, said Supt. Danilo Macerin, chief of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-National Capital Region (CIDG-NCR).
Del Rosario was also the subject of two standing arrest warrants for carnapping with physical injuries — one issued by a Caloocan Regional Trial Court Branch 125…
Senatorial aspirant and Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares on Saturday joined tens of thousands of “AlDub” fans who attended “Eat Bulaga’s” special show at Philippine Arena in Bulacan.
Colmenares, who had been touted by Twitter users as the “official lawyer” of the love team of actor Alden Richards and Maine “Yaya Dub” Mendoza, took to social media to update his followers on the “Sa Tamang Panahon” event.
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Colmenares said he was overhwelmed by the number of people who flocked to the venue.