MANILA, Philippines – While in office, Philippine Presidents live at the compound along Jose P. Laurel St. in Manila, but after they pass away, where do their remains lie?
In time for the All Saints Day’ weekend, the Presidential Museum and Library made an interactive map that points to where late Presidents are buried.
At the Manila North Cemetery, one of the oldest cemeteries in Metro Manila, three Presidents—Manuel A. Roxas, Sergio Osmeña, and Ramon Magsaysay—were laid to rest.
The remains of Manuel L. Quezon, the first President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, were also interred at Manila North Cemetery. His bones were later transferred to the Quezon Memorial Circle on August 19, 1979.
More than a million visitors trooped to the Manila North Cemetery, which is also considered the largest cemetery in Metro Manila, for All Saints’ Day in 2012.
The remains of the late President Elpidio Quirino, meanwhile, were interred at the Manila South Cemetery in Makati.
Two late Presidents -- President Carlos P. Garcia and President Diosdado Macapagal -- were interred at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani
The family and supporters of the late President Ferdinand Marcos also lobbied that the late President be given a hero’s burial at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani, but this was not approved by the Aquino administration.
Marcos’s remains are housed at the Marcos Museum and Mausoleum in Batac, Ilocos Norte.
The remains of Marcos’s political rival, President Corazon C. Aquino, were interred at the Manila Memorial.
For a complete list of cemeteries where the country’s prominent figures are buried, visit the website of the Presidential Museum and Library.