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Manila Memorial Park – Sucat

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The Manila Memorial Park – Sucat (MMP–Sucat) is a cemetery situated along Dr. A. Santos Avenue in Sucat in Parañaque, Metro Manila, Philippines.[1]

Manila Memorial Park – Sucat
Meditation Tower, MMP Sucat.jpg
The Meditation Tower within the cemetery grounds
Details
Established1964
Location
CountryPhilippines
TypePublic
Owned byManila Memorial Park, Inc.
Websitewww.manilamemorial.com/sucat

HistoryEdit

The Manila Memorial Park in Parañaque was established in 1964[2] when the city was still a municipality of Rizal province.[3] In August 1985, it became the first cemetery to host a modern crematorium in a memorial park setting,[4] having been established a year after Pope Paul IV lifted the ban on cremation for Catholics.[5] The cemetery became part of a larger network of burial sites of Manila Memorial Park, Inc. with five other cemeteries under the Manila Memorial Park brand opened in other parts of the Philippines.[3]

From December 2016 to August 2017, the Rizal Premier Chapel, a new funeral venue was built.[6] The cemetery hosts a second older chapel.[4]

Notable burialsEdit

 
Burial site of former President Corazon Aquino and her husband and former Senator Benigno Aquino Jr.

The Memorial Memorial Park is the site of burial of several Filipino notable individuals which includes politicians, actors, and athletes.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sucat". Manila Memorial Park. Manila Memorial Park, Inc. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Our Heritage and the Departed: A Cemeteries Tour". Presidential Museum & Library. Archived from the original on 28 September 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ a b "Manila Memorial Park, Inc". Yuchengco Group of Companies. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Highlights and Features". Manila Memorial Park, Inc. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  5. ^ Tan, Nigel; Mora, MG (1 November 2013). "Cemetery trivia: How well do you know our burial grounds?". Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  6. ^ Fabonan, Epi II (1 November 2017). "Manila Memorial Park Sucat opens A-list funeral venue". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  7. ^ Esguerra, Darryl John (1 November 2018). "Known personalities buried at Manila Memorial Park". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 22 April 2019.