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Old 24th September 2015, 12:10 AM
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Not nice subject but do anyone know how much a normal burial will cost?
My friend in olonhapo passed away last night and the family is asking me to help but the price they told me dont seem possible for a normal family here to afford. Please doe anyone know more or less all will be for a family on a budget?

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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.

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Sorry to hear of your friends passing.. I have not had to bury anyone here as yet but have attended many funerals. Just guessing from what I have picked up; a low cost funeral including embalming and burial at a public cemetery might be between P30,00 to P40,000.

Is this person a local or a foreign national? If a US citizen, did he or she serve in the US military? If yes, there may be assistance of some type.

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Hi. Thanks for the quick reply.
No he is a 21 year old Filipino. They told me the costs will be around 100k then a space in the cemetery also about 60 so i guess they looking at high end. I am on a ship so i can not go find out myself.


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Sory for my spelling and grammar, it is 2am here and the bad news,

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Hi. Thanks for the quick reply.
No he is a 21 year old filipino. They told me the costs will be around 100k then a space in the sematery also about 60 so i guess they looking at high end. I am on a ship so i can not go find out myself.
Yea that would truly be high end. Could be that they (whoever they are) are looking for some extra for themselves and that would be very common here.

Best advice, offer what you are able to comfortably and do not send more. Considering that you are at sea, there is the possibility too that your friend is still alive and someone is trying to scam you---it happens. Good luck with whatever you decide to do about it. Just use caution with sending $$$.


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Hi JetLag, yes the alarm bells went off all over and I considered all that also. I set my limit and will be back home in Olongapo on Wednesday morning to confirm all.
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Hi. Thanks for the quick reply.
No he is a 21 year old Filipino. They told me the costs will be around 100k then a space in the cemetery also about 60 so i guess they looking at high end. I am on a ship so i can not go find out myself.
I'm sorry for your loss.

If he is going to be buried at the Olongapo Memorial Park then the price quoted is fair enough.

Coffins can run up to the hundred thousands depending on material.
Even the price of the lot is fair if it's in either one of the two adjacent private cemeteries in Olongapo.

Im sure you could haggle the price down just talk to the owners representative directly.

But for the public cemetery in Kalaklan I'm guessing Jetlag is on target regarding pricing.

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Thanks galactic. I will tell them to go there.

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He was a friend not family, you should not be expected to make anymore than a donation. It sounds like they are trying to take advantage of your situation. Just offer 1000p, that should be plenty.
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