Cremation has become one of the most popular ways to preserve the remains and ashes of our loved ones in spirit and yes even for our favorite pet. From casket to urns (biodegradable / wooden etc), affordable memorial chapel for funeral wake, jewelries and the most expensive option of all - an apartment or mausoleum package at the different cemeteries in Manila are being offered by funeral services.
There are even those you can cheaply afford through installment plan of up to 5 years which makes it one of the most affordable investment and cost of dying in the Philippines with pre-need services and life plan. You can call the marketing department - Thess Naguit - 7818267 (PLDT) / 09266708937 (globe) / 09209725717 or 09282993085 (Smart).
How much crematoriums charge for the cost in different major catering funeral and memorial services companies may differ depending on the package that you will avail. Take note that you may avail cheap options via an agent for which you get the assurance that you will have someone to follow up and take care of your needs from cremation process start to finish - reservation, processing fee, engraving, interment etc.
Special packages and installment payment plan await those who are assertive in finding the right provider using online resources. That is why I decided to write an article to see which ones people are looking for today in the Philippines.
Cremation and Life Plan Providers
La Loma Memorial Cremation and Funeral Extra Services
Avoid falling in the very long line in Manila City Hall for your permits and other process for your expired loved ones. See our list of charges and fees. Avail of our full service for your funeral and cremation needs now!
Bone Cremation Services and Price
Please note that bone transfer, exhumation and permits for transferring from one cemetery to another is not included in the service pricing as indicated above.
Memorial Service Requirements
Special Note On Requirements:
Just to give you estimate on how much you are looking forward to pay for funeral cost in the Philippines, I would like to tell the story of a good friend who just had a mother die of ulcer and kidney stone this year 2015. Their family was asked by the funeral parlor of complete package from wake and chapel services to casket and burial plus limo transfer from Manila to San Fernando Pampanga, they were charged Php 40 thousand pesos.
Asking for a discount, they were able to lower down the cost of the full funeral service package including cremation to only 37 thousand. Meaning, the discount given amounts to 3 thousand pesos. Just FYI, the catering memorial service is Veronica Memorial Homes in Pasay City.
A close family friend died of cardiac arrest and since he is an orphan but had a memorial plan already paid for by his late aunt, we only paid for the full memorial services including cremation, chapel wake, transport, ceramic urn and a borrowed casket, it only cost us less than 20 thousand pesos. A discount was also offered by the memorial service agent named Obet M. The casket was just borrowed and not rented as after the process it will no longer serve a purpose. This service was offered through La Loma Columbary.
Basically, from an old belief about agents getting commission through additional charges in your bill for their services offered in assisting clients, I say this is obsolete. Agents these days get automatic affiliation commission from providers like Cocolife, Saint Peter, Mother Theresa, La Loma Columbary and more.
Agents these days no longer get commission by deducting or giving additional charges for a funeral service, cremating the remains of your loved ones. They get commission as payment by the Funeral parlor, insurance company (for pre-need account holders) or crematorium services company. Unless upon getting a quote, you see that you get extra charges from your payments for a package, there is absolutely no obligation or extra charge apart from the actual cost of dying and getting the service itself. If you avail of extra services listed above, that is the only time you will have to pay extra to people taking care of your chores for you.
For those who have fears of a higher cost instead of a discount, well, talk it out of you mind. At least get assistance from a professional agent. This way, you may know your other options and how to get less charges instead of thinking of additional cost. Believe me, it's worth it to get assistance especially if you don't know where to start.
Pinoys love the idea of loving the fullest, their pets and animals that have become part of the family by treatment.
We love to take care of dogs and cats and sometimes, even weird animals like a snake, rabbit, hamster, chicken and so on.
Proof to this is by giving odd sounding and sometimes human names to our pets. But what if your pet dies, wouldn't you want to have them given a decent burial?
Here is where the pet funeral services come in. I heard recently that there is an active service provider for this specific need by pet owners - Rainbow Bridge Pet After Care Services with their newly put up pet columbary. They've been featured in numerous tv show in ABS-CBN, GMA 7, Reuter, Channel 13, TV5, Net 25 and many more especially during the near peak season of Halloween celebration in the Philippines. (full photo credits to Rainbow Bridge)
Where to Get Cheap Pet Burial and Funeral Service
So if there are costly funeral and cremation service for your pets, are there any cheap options or to the least discounts you can avail upon enrolling your passed favorite life companion?
Frankly, there is. You can only get it at PAWS and it only costs "burial fee for cats and average-sized (native) dogs is Php 500. It goes up to Php 1000 for large breeds".
"do not allow tombstones, lapidas or markings to be placed on top of the
grave but you may want to consider getting a tile from our memorial
Each tile is P2,000 but the tile stays there for as long as the shelter is standing - a fitting tribute for dearly departed pets.
Burial/Cremation services are offered by Dr. Manny Reyes (09175455945) who has a pet crematorium as well as Vets In Practice (tel. # 5311581, 5337965)."