Cenro calls families to transfer cadavers

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Friday, January 17, 2014

THE City Environmental and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) is calling the families of cadavers buried in destroyed niches in the Tanza Public Cemetery to contact their office regarding the transfer the remains of their loved ones.

Cenro officer Engr. Noel Hechanova said that his office is processing the transfer of the cadavers from the destroyed niches to any vacant niche inside the public cemetery of Tanza and Delgado streets.

Processing of transfer starts from January 14 to 22 and those who fail to coordinate with Cenro are deemed to have given their approval for transfer of the remains of their loved ones.


Out of the 88 niches, 28 niches in apartment style of six floors built more than 20 years ago were destroyed and crumbled last January 12 due to continuous rains.

Hechanova said the niches were built with no structural design and he recommended the reconstruction of the whole section to solve the structural problem.

He said the City Council will have to pass a regulation ordinance for the establishment of a columbarium project in the city cemetery.

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog has instructed the organization of a management team headed by City Administrator Norlito Bautista to look after the cemetery problem and to submit a report on the need for common columbarium to bury the human bones which are masked more than 20 years.

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