Horticulture Walk and Visit to Family Mausoleums within Manila Memorial Park

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.

IMAGE

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.

IMAGE

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.

IMAGE

lawn type burial place

We have several relatives, distant cousins, family friends and close acquaintances who were buried in different sections of the cemetery.

IMAGE

royal palms, acacia trees, narra and mahogany tree dot this landscape

IMAGE

food stalls

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.

IMAGE

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.

IMAGE

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.

IMAGE

Litonjua family mausoleum

IMAGE

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.

IMAGE

Josephine “Jo” Martinez Ramos tomb- daughter of President Fidel V. Ramos is buried near the mausoleum of Narciso and Angela Ramos

IMAGE

Yan family mausoleum

IMAGE

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.

IMAGE

family tomb with foo dogs and blessed mary statue

IMAGE

family mausoleum

IMAGE

Filipino-Chinese family mausoleum with foo dogs

IMAGE

Mabolo and Talisay tree

IMAGE

Adapon family mausoleum

Adapon family had a unique family mausoleum which resembles an old town church.

IMAGE

chinese style pagoda

Chinese style pagoda mausoleum resemble those in Manila Chinese Cemetery.

IMAGE

california mission style mausoleum

IMAGE

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.

IMAGE

This chinese style mausoleum had neatly manicured lawn with large Polyalthia longifolia, the false ashoka native to India, is a lofty evergreen tree.

IMAGE

classical style with Manila palms and Bermuda grass

There were many interesting native trees and flowering plants within the park.

Horticulture Walk and Visit to Family Mausoleums within Manila Memorial Park Part 2

Paradizoo : A Haven for Nature Lovers and Best Practices in Agriculture

Mendez, Cavite province – Philippines

entrance

Zoomanity Group the leading Company in theme park industry is part of the Yupangco Group of Companies.  The farm is located in the town of Mendez in Cavite province. It is about 2 and 1/2 hour drive from Makati City .  Paradizoo is a 10 hectares farm with 2 more hectares to be develop ( total farm area is 12-hectares ) . The farm  apply the BEST Practices in agriculture especially in farming like vermi-culture  , bokashi soil, hydroponics and putting up compost pits .

WELCOME Pavilion or  Paradizoo Cafe

What is Bokashi Composting?

Bokashi composting is proven safe, convenient, and quick way to compost food waste in your kitchen, garage, or apartment.

Bokashi means fermented organic matter in Japanese. Bokashi composting uses a selected group of microorganisms to anaerobically ferment organic waste. The microorganisms are applied using a impregnation carrier such as wheat bran.

bokashicomposting :http://bokashicomposting.com/

rabbits nibbling on grass

The farm had several animals being reared like rabbits.  Some are also for sale.

fish spa

One can have a foot spa for Php 60.00 which can last between 30 minutes to 1 hour.

bloggers enjoyed hand- fed budgerigars

The budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) is one of the birds being captively- breed in the facilities . For a minimal fee, the public can hand feed the animals.

miniature horses

a participant feeding a goat

One of the favorite attractions in Paradizoo is the FARM FRENZY.  It is an area where guest can cuddle animals such as rabbits , hamsters ,  budgerigars  . Be amazed by the farm collection of Dorper sheep , Boer, Kalahari  and Saanen diry goats , Rusa and turkeys from Australia which are also for sale.

flower garden

The flower garden show the  different color contrast and different varieties of flowering plants and herbal plants like marigold, mayana, dog fennel, kuyapo neatly arranged .

PerPETual Park- Pet Cemetery

Pet lovers and Animals lovers have a reason to bury their pets .  The farm will soon be offering”  pet columbary ” , a comforting means of expressing a lasting tribute to you favorite pet by selecting a burial plot and a permanent marker in marble or in granite .

flowering zinnias

butterflies and bloom

herbs and plants for sale

beehives

The farm also produces honey and other bee by-products such as beeswax . It had several bee colony and bees are such an important insects which aid the blooming plants in pollination.

lettuces grown in hydroponic

violet colored-lettuces planted in rows

Plant Me Home” experience, where you can select and pick vegetables and flowers from garden plots to take home. It’s a destination for pleasure, learning and healthy living.

strawberries

Semi-terete vandas , dancing lady orchids ( oncidium hybrids) , white cattleyas , Dendrobium hybrid are planted around the Orchid Pavilion.

white cattleyas

 Solanum mammosum or mickey mouse plant

Utong is a coarse and branched half-woody plant, prickly or unarmed, growing to a height of 0.4 to 1 meter. Stems are prickly and covered with soft short hairs. The fruits resembles the popular Disney character mickey mouse hence plant and horticulture lovers nickname them as such. The fruits are also favorite among flower arrangers because of its orange color and unique shape.

Popularly  called mickey mouse , utong , talong susu, tagotong , apple of Sodom

jackfruit tree with fruits

Most of the trees, flowering plants and animals along the pathway  were properly tagged . For some city dwellers and even school children who may not have seen actual flowering plants and fruit bearing trees , the signage is very important and educational too.

ornamental plants like bromeliad  top and boat plant

a Bromeliad and boat plant  (Rheo discolor ) locally called bangka-bangkaan , oyster plant add beauty and color to the landscape, this is also a practical way to save space ( vertical landscaping ) and practical way to using used plastic cups .

Website : http://stuartxchange.com/BangkaBangkaan.html

* Note : I must ” Thank” Engineer Grace Nicolas-Bondad, Mr. JB L. Badon, Filipino Health Bloggers and the rest of the Zoomanity staffs for the warm accommodation to the group.

Website : http://zoomanity.com.ph

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/zoomanitygroup

Paradizoo

Address: Km. 63 Panungyan Road, Mendez, Cavite, Philippines

General Inquiries:
     • Call : (02) 899-9595 local 344
     • Text : (0918) 503-3399 (Smart)
                 (0928) 808-5555 (Smart)
     • Fax : (02) 899-9829
     • Email : info@zoomanity.com.ph
Marketing Department
     • Call : (02) 899-9824/ 895-7142/ 898-3695/899-9828
     • Text : (0928) 808-5555 (Smart)
     • Email: reservation@zoomanity.com.ph
Event/ Promo/ Advertising Department:
     • (02) 899-9595 local 344
     • Email : promo_inquiry@zoomanity.com.ph
                  zoomanityg@gmail.com
%d bloggers like this: