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.

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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.

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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.

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lawn type burial place

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Litonjua family mausoleum

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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.

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

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Yan family mausoleum

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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.

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family tomb with foo dogs and blessed mary statue

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family mausoleum

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Filipino-Chinese family mausoleum with foo dogs

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Mabolo and Talisay tree

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Adapon family mausoleum

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

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chinese style pagoda

Chinese style pagoda mausoleum resemble those in Manila Chinese Cemetery.

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california mission style mausoleum

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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.

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

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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

Bahay Buffet Launched its Buffet Meal for ONLY Php 399 !

Lakefront Sucat , Muntinlupa City -Philippines

Bahay Buffet launched it bi-monthly buffet meal for only Php 399 per head for members it is just Php 299. Its partner host BAGA stands for Barbecuers and Grillers Association and serving wide array of food in different varieties but  its specialties are barbecues and grilled food.

The buffet started at around past 7:00pm offering a wide array of grilled foods such as barbecue , isaw, betamax, stuffed squid , Mongolian grill, Pad Thai ,Thai spring rolls , Jamaican patty , spicy buffalo wings with nachos , grilled chicken, grilled pork liempo ,  mussels , free sangria wine and brew kettle brewed beer samples for the participants.

There were also fresh fruits such as bananas, watermelon, cantaloupe, papayas, apples and grapes

Brew Kettle Beer -brewed in Belgian style

Brew Kettle Beer was brewed by Asia Brewery. The company one of the leading beverages company in the Philippines . The citrus taste gives it the elegant twist to the more common malt beer we are used to. Taste is refreshing, not too bitter. Almost similar with RED Horse but milder in taste.

Mongolian Grill – ingredients includes array of vegetables , noodles , pork, bell peppers, button mushrooms, shrimps, onions, beans, corn bits and special condiments

They have seafood , chicken , beef , vegetarian rice or noodles

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cellphone :0915-5556686 or 0915-8855696 landline: 782-7470

different types of barbecue and grill items – The popular ones are Dona’s Grill  with yummy innards – Proprietor : Ms. Madona Cascabel -0919-568-5160

Thai Breakers with their  famousThai spring rolls

Wisey Escobido-operation manager- The company can also cater to group

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Cellphone 0927-887-6526

spicy chicken wings with nachos

Red Oak Sangria

Jephs Jerks

Ms. Angelica S. Extra and Mr. Jefferson M. Extra -(02) 478-2003 / 0917-875-4461/ 0908-880-3267

There is also a live band

Baga Manila is open from Thursday to Sunday from 4:00pm to past 12:00 mid-night . There are bands , acoustic music every weekends which entertain the crowd .

Note: I would like to THANK Ms. Dawn Mawis  the rest of, Bahay Buffet and BAGA Manila for the invitation.

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Here is a link to previous post : Baga Manila Scenic Sunset Grill

Far Eastern University 83rd founding anniversary

Last January 17, 2011 . The author was one of the invited guest to come on the occasion of the  floral offering at the Manila Memorial Park in Sucat, Parañaque.


Dr. Nicanor Reyes Sr. was the special feature on January 31, 1970 Manila Chronicle Magazine issue

personal collection of the author

Nicanor I. Reyes, Sr. Founder, 1st President of the University . He envisioned a school that would promote the teaching of accounting to Filipinos, a profession formerly available only to foreigners. He wanted to prove that Filipinos were capable and trustworthy in handling the hundred of enterprises that would result with the coming of the independence of the country.

Far Eastern University -75th anniversary commemorative stamp issued by Philpost in 2003

He earned an A.B. in 1915 from the University of the Philippines , a bachelor’s degree in Commercial Science from New York University in 1917, and a Master of Arts degree in Business Administration from Columbia University the following year. He received his Ph.D. in Accountancy from Columbia – the first Filipino to do so, which was also the first degree of its kind to be awarded by Columbia. During the Pacific War, the Japanese killed Dr. Nicanor Reyes and some members of his family. His son, Nicanor M. Reyes, Jr., later became president of FEU.

Pre-war Far Eastern University building  – above ( The building was later demolished in 1937 to pave way for the construction of  Colgante  Boulevard now known as Quezon Boulevard , the present FEU building facing Quezon Boulevard was finished in 1939 .) At present , this is known as Nicanor Reyes Sr. Building .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Amparo Mendoza Reyes – wife of Dr. Nicanor Reyes Sr. in a rare picture with fashionable circa 1930’s  Philippine terno .

Paying tribute to Far Eastern University founder Dr. Nicanor Reyes Sr. tomb  is one of the activities highlighting the founding anniversary of the university.

FEU drum and bugle choir led the procession

The memorial park was open in 1964 and is the final resting place of various notable Philippines who’s who . The total area is about 427 hectares.

colorful array of Dendrobiums and Phalaenopsis orchid hybrids  were part of the floral offering to the founder’s tomb

honor guards lining -up for the formal gun salute to the founder

FEU choir

Dr. Lourdes Reyes Montinola – FEU board of trustees chairman

group picture at the Reyes Mausoleum

 

tomb stone of Dr. Nicanor Reyes and family

his family was massacred by the Japanese army on February 9, 1945

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