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Living among the dead. ©Joan Manuel Baliellas
Of Spanish origin, has its origins in the nineteenth century and was built following the architectural archetypes Andalusian cemeteries time. When the Spanish withdrew from the Philippines, the cemetery became the exclusive use of residents of Manila.
Poverty, the lack of resources has made some families live in their own family pantheons, these being the heritage of several generations ago, others live there with the consent of the owners, taking care of the maintenance and security and thus prevent grave robbing .
Life here is equal to that of any people, children playing in the streets, people preparing food, making their daily lives. The laughter and normal lifeare mixed with tears when a funeral arrives, then it is a good time for younger, make a few pesos carrying the coffin.