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A structure of vaults lined with recesses which provide a permanent resting place for urns containing the ashes of human or sometimes animals, i.e., pets
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As of 4 p.m., on Thursday, Quezon City Police data showed that crowd estimate at cemeteries and columbaria in Quezon City has reached a total of 82,244, higher than the 35,000 estimated crowd last year.
Of the 82,244 estimated number of crowd, 77,173 flocked the city's eight cemeteries, while 5,071 to the 17 columbaria where police personnel are deployed.
The local columbaria I've seen have rows of mini niches where the urns are kept, with marble facings bearing the names and basic info, and occasionally photos, of the deceased.
However, telenovela fans should recall Korean columbaria, which have rows of niches behind glass doors, like those in the automats of old.
The spokesman reiterated that a licensing regime has been set up under the Ordinance to regulate the operation of private columbaria. Anyone who operates, keeps, manages or in any other way has control of a columbarium without holding a specified instrument (except for those to which the Ordinance is not applicable as specified in sections 4 to 7 of the Ordinance) commits an offence.
According to the Ordinance, to obtain a licence, one must satisfy the requirements on planning, land, buildings, management plan, right to use the premises, etc, and other requirements specified by the Private Columbaria Licensing Board.
An FEHD spokesman said the department will provide special cleaning services at public cemeteries and columbaria during the festival period.
- 30% Aesthetic character and conformity of the proposed columbarium to existing columbaria
The Chief Executive has appointed 28 persons, on an ad personam basis, as panel members of the Private Columbaria Appeal Board for a three-year term from September 29, 2017, to September 28, 2020.
Contract notice: Supply, Delivery, Installation and maintenance of vegetated columbaria in parisian cemeteries.
The Chief Executive has appointed nine members to the Private Columbaria Licensing Board for a three-year term from September 8, 2017 to September 7, 2020.
A spokesman for the Food and Health Bureau said today (May 23) that the Private Columbaria Bill will proceed to the Committee stage and third reading in the Legislative Council (LegCo) tomorrow.