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Eager to assist: How funeral homes cope amid coronavirus outbreak

Apr 15, 2020 - 3:19 PM

Funeral homes strengthen their existing protocols in the face of the novel coronavirus pandemic. But with rising number of deaths, some owners hope others will also step up and help.

Funeral workers in full protective suit carry a corpse of a person who died under investigation for COVID-19 symptoms in a public cemetery in Quezon City on April 7, 2020. According to the Department of Health, the country has 3764 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 177 recorded fatalities. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Funeral home waives fees for dad who died amid Taal eruption

Jan 22, 2020 - 9:22 PM

The eldest daughter of Antonio Baleros says a good samaritan spoke with Filipinas Funeral Homes to waive their remaining balance of P45,500

FATHER OF 7. Antonio Baleros died on January 13 after fleeing from Taal town in Batangas. Photo courtesy of the Baleros family

Manila funeral home 'takes hostage' dead man's body

Sep 06, 2019 - 8:49 PM

Police say a funeral parlor in Manila refused to release the body unless his family paid P360,000

HOSTAGED BODY. The police arrest the manager and the secretary of the Funeraria Cruz in Manila. Shutterstock photo

Aquino, Hontiveros seek probe into PNP, funeral homes conspiracy

Mar 22, 2017 - 9:32 AM

Senators Risa Hontiveros and Paolo Benigno Aquino IV say there is a need to protect victims families from excessive funeral expenses that benefit corrupt cops

EXCESSIVE FUNERAL FEES. Senators Paolo Benigno Aquino IV and Risa Hontiveros file resolutions calling for a Senate probe into excessive fees charged by funeral homes, in 'collusion' with the police.

Funeral homes owner in Korean's slay wants witness protection

Jan 27, 2017 - 2:45 PM

The funeral homes owner considered a person of interest in the kidnapping murder case says he received death threats while he was out of the country

ARRIVAL. Gerardo Santiago, a former cop and owner of Gream funeral parlor where the killed Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo was brought, arrives at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) main office in Manila on Friday, January 27, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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Jan 27, 2017 - 12:59 PM

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Funeral home owner vows to 'tell all' in Korean's slay

Jan 27, 2017 - 10:24 AM

UPDATED Former cop Gerardo Santiago who returned to Manila from Canada on Friday is now under the protective custody of the National Bureau of Investigation