Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) no longer have to worry about expensive airfares in paying respects to their departed loved ones.
With “e-Burol,” families and relatives from various parts of the globe can now take part in the wake of their deceased relatives via Internet Protocol (IP) cameras.
Introduced by the St. Peter Memorial Chapels, e-Burol is an online viewing facility geared towards OFWs who face problems on finances and proximity.
“It’s part of our package, so those who cannot go home due to financial constraints can join in the mourning,” said Leah Renegado, chapel manager of St. Peter-Digos City.
Since the chapel’s IP cameras are online for 24 hours, relatives abroad can pay their respects at a time convenient to them. All they have to do is log on to St. Peter’s website (https://www.stpeter.com.ph/site_content.php?sid=54) and they will get instant live broadcast on their computers.
"They were not able to go home for my husband's burial. But even if they are away, they still can see their dead sibling before we bury him," said Tina Parcon, whose relatives reside in Canada.
Mourners present in the wake can also gain wireless internet access in the funeral home.
“It’s really advantageous to us because even families from outside the country can join us during the wake,” said resident Darlyn Luy Sausa.--With reports from Francis Magbanua (ABS-CBN Davao) and Yasmin Pascual-Dormido (ABS-CBN Bacolod)