Saturday, 1 November 2008

Rest In Peace in Dauis

The narrow entrance to the Dauis Catholic Cemetery. Note the ghoulish-looking chapel which seems to welcome visitors -- and interrees -- with a wide smile.

The chapel up close which -- as its sign proclaims -- was built in 1888.

"Eternal rest grant unto their souls. And let perpetual light shine upon them"

The interior "apartment row" as seen from Tiya Coring, Tiya Rebecca and Tiya Purita's graves.

When you come inside, make sure you can still come out -- alive!

There's another cemetery on the hilly side of Dauis -- on the roadside leading to Panglao -- which residents refer to as the "menteryo sa ibabaw". It was originally designated as the final resting place for non-Catholics. Eventually, even Catholics had to be admitted into this "holy ground" as the church-run cemetery has become too congested.
(Pictures taken during my visit to Dauis in January 4-10, 2008)

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