Manila Memorial Park is the biggest private cemetery with combined total area of all its parks totals 342 hectares. It is located along Dr. A. Santos Avenue along Sucat, Parañaque City. The Sucat property alone covers 142 hectares.
Tan Seng Co family mausoleum and Benigno and Corazon Aquino mausoleum
Plaza of Dignity XIX– This is where the family mausoleum of former president Corazon “Cory ” Aquino and husband Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino is located. The park also manages the Holy Cross Memorial Park in Barangay San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City.
flowers were neatly arranged at the tomb of President Corazon Aquino and Senator Benigno Aquino Jr.
The memorial park was opened in 1964, one of the first place in the country to have to western style concept of lawn burials. In 1985, the memorial park also boasted of modern crematorium.
lawn type burial place
We have several relatives, distant cousins, family friends and close acquaintances who were buried in different sections of the cemetery.
royal palms, acacia trees, narra and mahogany tree dot this landscape
Food stalls from small , medium and large companies had already set-up inside the park as early as October 29. Most of these stall will be open until November 2.
Horticulture and Mausoleums
There were at least 250 species of trees, flowering shrubs, ornamental plants, native trees, ficus, cacti, succulents, ferns, orchids and even variegated palms which can be easily spotted with the park. Most of the trees and ornamental plants were planted by the park management or by the families.
Adonidia merrillii / Bunga China mutant form with several kinds of ti-plant
At least 2 dozen bird species from Eurasian tree sparrow, Philippine pied fantail, turtle doves, pigeon and others which call the park as home. The wooded areas also host a number of bats, butterflies and bees. There is also an informal jogging group who meet at the park.
Valero family mausoleum
Valero family mausoleum is simple with two Egyptian sphinx guarding the main entrance. This remind me of the tomb of Tuazon-Arroyo within Manila North Cemetery.
Litonjua family mausoleum
Narciso Ramos and Angela Ramos family mausoleum
Statesman Narcisco Ramos and Angela Ramos mausoleum is just located within few meters away from a relative’s mausoleum.
Josephine “Jo” Martinez Ramos tomb- daughter of President Fidel V. Ramos is buried near the mausoleum of Narciso and Angela Ramos
Yan family mausoleum
Rico Yan mausoleum
Ricardo Carlos Castro Yan ( March 14, 1975 – March 29, 2002) mausoleum is simple, stylish and modern. Almost every caretaker within the cemetery knows this spot. Another uncle was buried just 100 meters away from this mausoleum.
Some of the fans and friends of the celebrity would visit his mausoleum every March 29 to commemorate his death anniversary.
family tomb with foo dogs and blessed mary statue
Filipino-Chinese family mausoleum with foo dogs
Mabolo and Talisay tree
Adapon family mausoleum
Adapon family had a unique family mausoleum which resembles an old town church.
chinese style pagoda
Chinese style pagoda mausoleum resemble those in Manila Chinese Cemetery.
california mission style mausoleum
Co family mausoleum -with greek columns
Co family mausoleum is stately with Araucaria pine and Ptychosperma macarthurii, known as the Macarthur palm planted within the family lawn.
This chinese style mausoleum had neatly manicured lawn with large Polyalthia longifolia, the false ashoka native to India, is a lofty evergreen tree.
classical style with Manila palms and Bermuda grass
There were many interesting native trees and flowering plants within the park.