There are a number of cemeteries in Metro Manila, the Philippines. Among the biggest and oldest are those found in the district of Santa Cruz, namely the Manila North Cemetery, La Loma Cemetery and the Manila Chinese Cemetery. The Fort Bonifacio reservation in Taguig is home to the country's national cemetery called Libingan ng mga Bayani, as well as the Manila American Cemetery and The Heritage Park.[1] There are also a number of crematoria and columbaria, particularly along Gregorio Araneta Avenue in the Santa Mesa Heights district of Quezon City.[2]

Cemeteries in Metro Manila - order by founding date
Name Established Location Notes
Paco Park 1814 Paco, Manila Originally called Cementerio General de Dilao, it was converted into a national park in 1966.

Notable burials include José Burgos, Mariano Gomez, Jacinto Zamora, José Rizal and Ramon Maria Solano.

La Loma Cemetery 1882 Santa Cruz, Manila — Caloocan The oldest cemetery in Manila still in use. Notable burials include Felipe Agoncillo, Marcela Agoncillo, Cayetano Arellano, Victorino Mapa, Dr. Augusto Vasquez, and Maria Lorena Barros.
Manila Chinese Cemetery Mid-1880s Santa Cruz, Manila Carved out of the La Loma park, the cemetery was designated as the resting place for Chinese citizens denied burial in Catholic La Loma cemetery.
Manila North Cemetery 1910 Santa Cruz, Manila Also known as Cementerio del Norte, it is the largest cemetery in the metropolis. Notable burials include Pres. Sergio Osmeña, Pres. Manuel Roxas, Pres. Ramon Magsaysay; Francis Burton Harrison, Sen.Claro Recto, Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, Pancho Villa, Epifanio de los Santos, Juan Nakpil, Dr. Alberto I. Vasquez, Brgy. Chairwoman of Malate, Manila Hon. Josefa V. Mendoza Fernando Poe, Jr. and Susan Roces.
Manila South Cemetery 1925 Makati Located in an exclave of San Andres, Manila in Makati. Notable burials include Leon Guinto, Lope Santos, Bro. Roy Q. Pineda, Jograd Dela Torre and Ramon Bagatsing.
Libingan ng mga Bayani 1947 Taguig Also known as Libingan ng mga Bayani. Notable burials include Pres. Elpidio Quirino, Pres. Carlos P. García, Pres. Diosdado Macapagal, Salvador Laurel, Guillermo Tolentino, Angelo T. Reyes, Carlos Romulo, Danilo Lim, Pres. Ferdinand E. Marcos, Pres. Fidel V. Ramos, Haydee Yorac, Perla Santos-Ocampo and Rommel Sandoval.
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial 1948 Taguig The largest U.S. cemetery in the Asia-Pacific region built for U.S. personnel killed during World War II.
Manila Memorial Park 1964 Parañaque Notable burials include Pres. Corazon Aquino, Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr., Pres. Benigno Aquino III, Narciso Ramos, Rico Yan, Lourdes Jimenez Carvajal, Helen Vela, AJ Perez, Sen. Robert Barbers, Geny Lopez, Gina Lopez, Chat Silayan, Pablo Cuneta, Paquito Diaz, Leandro Mendoza, Jam Sebastian, Alfonso T. Yuchengco, Gabriel Elorde, Ronnie Nathanielsz, Chat Silayan and Roy Señeres.[1]
Loyola Memorial Park 1964 (Marikina)
1972 (Parañaque)
Marikina/Parañaque Notable burials include Francis Magalona, Julie Vega, Nida Blanca, German Moreno, and Sen.Miriam Defensor-Santiago, Sen.Ernesto Maceda, Jay Ilagan, Johnny Delgado, Rogelio de la Rosa, Tado Jimenez Fernando Amorsolo, Luz Fernandez, Mario Dumaual, Mike Enriquez (Marikina), Claire dela Fuente, Miko Sotto, Pablito Sarmiento, Susan Calo-Medina, Mona Lisa and Pepe Smith (Parañaque) [1]
Holy Cross Memorial Park 1965 Quezon City Notable burials: Tiya Pusit and Butch Bautista.
Himlayang Pilipino 1971 Quezon City Notable burials: Emilio Jacinto, Wenn V. Deramas, Emman Nimedez, Cesar Lacbu Nucum, Mahal, Dely Atay-Atayan, Apeng Daldal, Bubby Dacer and Lito Calzado.[1]
Eternal Gardens Memorial Park 1976 CaloocanQuezon City Notable burials: Tita Swarding, Romy Diaz and Dick Israel.
Golden Haven Memorial Park 1982 Las Piñas Establish in November 16, 1982 by former Senate President Manny Villar, its first memorial park was launched in Las Piñas City, Metro Manila.[3] They are engaged in the development and sale of memorial lots across various parts of the Philippines. They also develop and operate columbarium facilities. The company was listed in the Philippine Stocks Exchange (PSE) in 2016.[4] They are also the first and only death care company to be listed in the PSE.
Everest Hills Memorial Park 1991 Muntinlupa
Ever Memorial Garden 1992 Valenzuela
The Heritage Park 2001 Taguig Notable burials: Dolphy, Henry Sy, Rudy "Daboy" Fernandez, Rico J. Puno, Frank Chavez, Charlie Davao, Jose Mari Gonzales and Liezl Martinez.
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References

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  1. ^ a b c d "Our Heritage and the Departed: A Cemeteries Tour". Malacañang Palace. Archived from the original on 28 September 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  2. ^ QC's Araneta Avenue: Showcase strip for the Filipino 'burol' published by the Philippine Daily Inquirer; accessed 2013-12-19.
  3. ^ "Get to know us more". Golden Haven Memorial Parks. Retrieved 2021-08-11.
  4. ^ News, Michelle Ong, ABS-CBN (2016-06-29). "Cemetery operator Golden Haven debuts on PSE". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2021-08-11. ((cite web)): |last= has generic name (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
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