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Lilibeth Romero remembers Eddie Garcia: 'I thought he was immortal'

Jun 24, 2019 - 9:45 AM

'He was, really, my Superman,' says Lilibeth Romero, Eddie Garcia's partner for more than 3 decades

FOR EDDIE. Lilibeth Romero receives the Philippine flag after the Philippine Army confers full military honors for her long-time partner Eddie Garcia. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Duterte suggests cremation of fire casualties

Dec 26, 2017 - 11:58 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte condoles with families of victims of the NCCC Mall fire in Davao, but acknowledges that no amount of words would give them comfort

VISIT. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte visits the remains of the victims who died in the recent fire incident at the New City Commercial Center (NCCC) Mall Davao. Photo from Malacañang/PCOO

The week in photos: October 21-27, 2017

Oct 28, 2017 - 2:50 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

CHAT. Pope Francis (R) speaks during a video conference connection with the International Space Station (ISS), at the Vatican on 26 October, 2017. Photo by Osservatore Romeno/AFP

Año is DILG Undersecretary, Abella still Presidential Spox, Thai king | Evening wRap

Oct 27, 2017 - 9:51 PM

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Tourists bemused as Bangkok sobers up for Thai king funeral

Oct 26, 2017 - 8:51 PM

Streets are deserted in Bangkok's infamous red light district, where bars and clubs are dark on the eve of the massive funeral for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

FASCINATION. Tourists walk past an image of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej on the eve of his cremation in Bangkok on October 25, 2017. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Thai mourners gather ahead of cremation of late King

Oct 25, 2017 - 5:00 PM

The cremation late Thursday will be the biggest Thai royal event for a century and will see colourful funeral processions pass through the capital before his pyre is lit inside a purpose-built site

CREMATION. Police march past a portrait of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej before his funeral outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok on October 25, 2017. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Thailand expects 250,000 to attend late king's cremation

Sep 29, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Spanning four days from October 25-29, the cremation event will be a spectacular and costly affair infused with Buddhist ceremonies, cultural performances and arcane palace rituals that will send Bhumibol Adulyadej's spirit off to the afterlife

BHUMIBOL'S DEATH. A person holds a photo of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej as people react to his death on October 13, 2016 at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok. File photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

Jee slay, South China Sea, border wall | Midday wRap

Jan 27, 2017 - 12:59 PM

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Duterte in Japan, citizens’ hotline, Vatican on cremation | 6PM wRap

Oct 26, 2016 - 7:57 PM

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Vatican tells Catholics not to scatter ashes of the dead

Oct 26, 2016 - 8:20 AM

The body is not the private property of the family A dead person is a son of God It is part of the body of Christ it is part of God s people

A picture shows St Peter's square and the basilica during sunset on March 29, 2014 at the Vatican. Andreas Solaro/AFP

Bill wants state-run crematories in PH

Jul 09, 2016 - 5:15 PM

3 representatives of AKO Bicol say cremation is less costly than the traditional burial rites in the country

HIGH FEES. Lawmakers wants to address the expensive burial fees in the country through a bill creating state-run crematories. Photo from Wikipedia

Prince cremated, with resting place secret

Apr 24, 2016 - 10:30 AM

UPDATED Prince was celebrated by a small group of his most beloved: family friends and his musicians in a private beautiful ceremony to say a loving goodbye says spokeswoman Anna Meacham

'LOVING GOODBYE.' Prince was cremated on Saturday at an undisclosed location and that his ashes' 'final storage will remain private,' said a spokeswoman. Family, friends, and musicians gathered in a private ceremony to bid him farewell. File photo by Dirk Waem/EPA

Ebola or not, Liberia's body disposers 'burn them all'

Oct 01, 2014 - 10:43 AM

Since the Ebola epidemic began to escalate reaping its grisly harvest in every corner of Monrovia the besieged city s dead have been brought to this crematorium

A medical staff member wearing a protective suit walks past the crematorium where victims of Ebola are burned, in Monrovia, on September 29, 2014. Pascal Guyot/AFP

How to handle corpses during disasters

Nov 11, 2013 - 8:19 PM

UPDATED The World Health Organization says in emergencies like Typhoon Yolanda ample time must be given to identify bodies before burial or cremation

Funeral services in numbers

Nov 01, 2012 - 2:01 PM

Knowing the way around the morbid options can help cushion financial blows in the future and cut unnecessary costs

RECYCLED. Out-of-school youth in Tondo, Manila make caskets out of recycled paper. Photo by Aya Lowe