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CEMETERY - Public or private land used for the burial of the dead and other uses dedicated for
cemetery purposes, to include landscaped grounds, driveways, walks, columbarium, crematories,
mortuaries meausoleums, niches, graveyards and public comfort rooms.
MEMORIAL PARK - A privately-owned cemetery with well kept landscaped lawns and wide
roadways and footpaths separating the areas assigned for ground interments, tombs, mausoleums
and columbariums; with or without a mortuary chapel; and provided with systematic supervision
CINERARIUM - A niche in a tomb or columbarium to accommodate an urn containing the ashes
of a cremated body.
CINERARY REMAINS - The ashes resulting from cremation of a dead body. CENOTAPH - An empty tomb or monument erected to the dead.
COLUMBARIUM - A sepulchre with niches for cinerary remains.
GRAVEYARD - A cemetery or portion of a cemetery reserved for ground interments or burials.
HEADSTONE - The stone or marker at the head of a grave, usually in standing position.
LOT - A unit area in a cemetery sued either for ground interment or for the erection of a
mausoleum or tomb.
MARKER - A cross, stake, tablet, made of wood, stone or concrete to mark a grave.
MAUSOLEUM - A large stately tomb to accommodate one or more interments, usually with
provisions for an ossuary or a cinerarium.
MEMORIAL - A monument, marker, tablet, headstone, tombstone, private mausoleum or tomb
for family or individual use.
NICHE - Interment space for cinerary remains.
OSSUARY - The interment space for bones of the dead.
SEPULCHRE - A burial place solidly built of stone or concrete.
TABLET - A small flat slab of marble or similar material containing in inscription, usually laid
flat on the ground.
TOMB - An above ground sepulchre without roof or canopy.
TOMBSTONE - A stone with inscription marking a place of burial.
VAULT - the interment receptacle for coffins, of reinforced concrete, covered and sealed,
whether sunk into the ground or to rest on the ground.
2. Location of Cemeteries:
2.1 Cemeteries shall be located in accordance with the approved land use plan of the
city/municipality concerned. Prior clearance shall be obtained from the Ministry of
Health, the National Water Resources Council and the National Pollution Control
Commission. 2.2 As much as possible, cemeteries shall be situated at the peripheries of communities, away
from centers of population or municipal poblaciones, at least one (1) kilometers away
from main thoroughfares. 2.2.1 Whenever possible, two or more municipalities sharing common boundaries
between them should have a common cemetery situated at a central site accessible
from any of the municipalities. 2.3 2.4 No cemetery shall be located less than 50 meters from any source of water supply, wells,
fresh water rivers, streams, creeks, lakes or lagoons. Neither shall wells be dug at any
point less than 50 meters from existing cemeteries. 2.5 3. A buffer strip 25 meters wide inward from and along the property l...
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2013 for the course ARIDBE AR taught by Professor Any during the Fall '12 term at Mapúa Institute of Technology.
- Fall '12