ANGELES CITY — A new columbarium at the Angeles City Public Cemetery in Barangay Sapalibutad is set to be constructed, with an allocated fund of ₱10 million.
Apart from this, the existing columbarium will undergo renovation, costing around ₱2.5 million.
Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. said with the repair of the existing columbarium, there will be an expansion to the accommodation.
In fact, Philip Samson, Angeles City Public Cemetery Officer, said that to date, the existing columbarium just has 400 units. Each unit can house up to 3 urns.
According to Samson, the renovation and additional construction is just practical, especially now that most prefer cremation.
“Mas nakakamura po kasi sila kapag sa cremation,” Samson said.
Samson said the city is also offering a discount for Angeleño residents for the cremation process and the use of the columbarium.
“Kailangan lang po ng valid document na nagpapatunay na residente ng siyudad, gayundin po sa mga caskets na ipinapamigay,” Samson shared.
To recall, the city is now offering free caskets for indigent Angeleño residents.