Manila Memorial Park – Sucat

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Manila Memorial Park – Sucat
The Meditation Tower within the cemetery grounds
Owned byManila Memorial Park, Inc.
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The Manila Memorial Park – Sucat (MMP–Sucat) is a cemetery situated along Dr. A. Santos Avenue (Sucat Road) in Parañaque, Metro Manila, Philippines.[1]

Rizal Premier Chapel


The Manila Memorial Park in Parañaque was established in 1964[2] when the city was still a municipality of Rizal province.[3] In August 1985, it became the first cemetery to host a modern crematorium in a memorial park setting,[4] having been established a year after Pope Paul VI lifted the ban on cremation for Catholics.[5] The cemetery became part of a larger network of burial sites of Manila Memorial Park, Inc. with five other cemeteries under the Manila Memorial Park brand opened in other parts of the Philippines.[3]

From December 2016 to August 2017, the Rizal Premier Chapel, a new funeral venue was built.[6] The cemetery hosts a second older chapel.[4]

The Manila Memorial Park was plot setting in the drama film Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow in 2011.

Notable burials[edit]

Burial site of former President Corazon Aquino and her husband, former Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. Their son, Benigno Aquino III was buried beside them after his death in 2021.

The Manila Memorial Park is the site of burial of several Filipino notable individuals which includes politicians, actors, and athletes.[7]


  1. ^ "Sucat". Manila Memorial Park. Manila Memorial Park, Inc. Archived from the original on June 10, 2020. Retrieved June 10, 2020.
  2. ^ "Our Heritage and the Departed: A Cemeteries Tour". Presidential Museum & Library. Archived from the original on September 28, 2015. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Manila Memorial Park, Inc". Yuchengco Group of Companies. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Highlights and Features". Manila Memorial Park, Inc. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  5. ^ Tan, Nigel; Mora, MG (November 1, 2013). "Cemetery trivia: How well do you know our burial grounds?". Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  6. ^ Fabonan, Epi II (November 1, 2017). "Manila Memorial Park Sucat opens A-list funeral venue". The Philippine Star. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  7. ^ Esguerra, Darryl John (November 1, 2018). "Known personalities buried at Manila Memorial Park". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  8. ^ a b c Manahan, Job (June 26, 2021). "Noynoy Aquino laid to rest at Manila Memorial Park". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved June 26, 2021.
  9. ^ "Peace deal architect Manuel Yan dies".
  10. ^ "Editorial: Farewell, to our most beloved Chairman Dr. Emilio T. Yap". Yahoo News. Manila Bulletin. April 12, 2014. Retrieved January 26, 2022.