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Old 26th September 2015, 11:27 PM
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And also if he is an active SSS or GSIS member then he has funeral and burial benefits as well. SSS is 20- 40K dependent on contributions and length of membership.

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Thanks. Unfortunately only his mother and sistr have sss.

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Unfortunately two burials in my wife's family this year. The cost for the casket was about 25k and it looked pretty decent to me, not that I know much about them. During conversation it came up that a plot in a private cemetery could be bought for about 60k.

I have to mention that we are in the provinces so I am guessing the price of everything along that line might be cheaper than in a metropolitan area.

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According to my wife a coffin shouldn'd be more than about 35k plus about 15k for service, digger the grace etc. There would be the cost of the lot which will depend on size and location. Public lot very little to free, private lots some years ago we paid About 16k for a two people plot then moved to a family lot for about 75k near Olongapo. There would then be the cost of embalming, hearse, food etc. In the old days they would hold card games around the coffin to raise money and the burial would be after about 10 days or when they raised enough money.

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In the old days they would hold card games around the coffin to raise money and the burial would be after about 10 days or when they raised enough money.
Those old days are still alive and well in many areas including where we live. Card games, snacks etc while the body is in the casket in the house.
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Bit of an update to what I said above. The casket was the basic model but that included the services of the funeral home, embalming, hearse and the set up in the house for the allotted time, that was for 22k. Not sure why a person would need a 50-100k coffin unless you wanted it and could afford it. Cardboard box would work for me!!

The cost for the 1 hour service here was 2k. I don't know the cost for the workers at the cemetery. A plot in the private cemetery goes for 6k per sq. m. here. Public is just minimal fees at the municipal hall if there is any space available.

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A friend lost a family member I sent $500 CDN about 20K p and was told that that was more than enough for a funeral and everything in the provinces.


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Sorry to hear about your friend.
I live in Antipolo never looked into burial but have cremation here it runs about 35k. Now at one time I was searching for a Halloween decoration (coffin) I was told in the provinces they sometimes use a cardboard box. Not sure if its true but seems possible.
My own thinking is, natives call plywood boxes as card board, but exactly card board per se

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