La Loma Cemetery
La Loma Cemetery in 1900
|Location||Santa Cruz, Manila
|Owned by||Diocese of Caloocan and Archdiocese of Manila|
|Size||54 hectares (130 acres)|
|Find a Grave||La Loma Catholic Cemetery|
The La Loma Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Manila with an area of slightly less than 54 hectares (130 acres). It was opened in 1884 and was originally known as Cementerio de Binondo (Binondo Cemetery) as the area was then under the jurisdiction of Santa Cruz during the Spanish Colonial Period.
Spanish officials warned Filipino rebels that once they joined the uprising, they can no longer be buried in Catholic cemeteries on the consecrated ground like La Loma and thus denied of what then was considered a “decent” burial in their time of death.
Campo Santo de La Loma is one of the few sites that escaped ruin during World War II in the 1945 Battle of Manila where most of the city’s collection of architecture was destroyed. That leaves it as a crucial piece of the country’s historical heritage of architecture.
- Felipe Agoncillo (1859-1941), leader of junta to Hong Kong in 1898.
- Marcela Agoncillo (1860-1946), wife of Felipe and creator of the national flag of the Philippines, along with their son and Delfina Herbosa in Hong Kong
- Carmelino G. Alvendia (1906-1982), a former justice of the Court of Appeals
- Cayetano Arellano (1847-1920), 1st Chief Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court
- Librada Avelino (1873-1934), founder of Centro Escolar University
- Brother Hyacinth Gabriel Connon (1911-1978) FSC, onetime president of the De La Salle University
- Felisa P. Dayrit (), a revolutionary nurse
- Josefa Llanes Escoda (1898-1945), women's rights advocate and founder of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines; in an unmarked grave.
- Victorino Mapa (1855-1927), 2nd Chief Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court
- Pablo Ocampo (1853-1925), resident commissioner to the US Congress
- Joseph E. Stevenot (1888-1943), one of the founders of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines
- Oscar Ocampo Tagayon (1950-2011)
- Ignacio Villamor (1863-1933), Delegate of Ilocos Sur at the Malolos Congress (1889). First Filipino President of the University o the Philippines.(1915). Associate Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court (1918).
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