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THE NORTH CEMETERY

  • It is owned by the City of Manila and was planned out in 1904.
  • It covers an area of about 130 acres or the size of the Botanic Gardens.
  • It is non-denominational, although Roman Catholics make up more than eight in 10 of all Filipinos.
  • Many of the tombs are stacked due to space constraints.
  • It is said that there are thousands of squatters living among the dead.
  • Among the people buried there are actors, historians and several ex-presidents.
  • It houses several heritage structures such as the Mausoleum of the Veterans of the Revolution.