10/31/10

halina sa La Loma…Cemetery

At this particular time when we remember and “celebrate” all things morbid and frightening,  this roamer has been fortunate for the opportunity to get to visit the metropolis’ oldest cemetery in existence: the La Loma Cemetery.

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Long before the overcrowding of Metro Manila, the area where the cemetery now stands used to be what is considered the hinterlands as urban life back then was only concentrated in Intramuros. The place also bore a hilly terrain, thus the place’s name “La Loma” or “the hills.” Because of its topography and location, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila found it a a perfect spot to put up their cemetery which they opened sometime in the  1800’s. Continue reading