3 fetuses among 19 cadavers buried en masse in Talabaan PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 28 November 2015 11:19

By SHEILA COVARRUBIAS

At least 3 fetuses or human embryos that were left abandoned in unexpected places were among the remains of 19 people recovered and stored at a local funeral parlor that were laid to rest Friday at the city government-owned Talabaan public cemetery.

Spearheaded jointly by the City Social Welfare and Development Office and the City Health Office the mass burial was done after the necessary blessing rites.

The corpses have been stored at the Villa Funeral Homes since November 2014 and remain unclaimed.

Their cause of death included gunshot wounds, stabbing, old age/ natural death and drowning while the foetuses were abandoned in secluded areas or near garbage cans. A number of the corpses were found in an advanced state of decomposition.

Every year, the city government initiates the mass burial of unclaimed cadavers which are deposited at the Villa Funeral Homes. The activity stresses the fact regardless of the circumstances of their death and personal background, the dead bodies deserve a decent burial.

The city shoulders the embalming, storage and burial expenses year round.

The Talabaan public cemetery, which is owned by the city government, is the resting place for all unclaimed cadavers. — Sheila Covarrubias