Dying in the Philippines
Dying is not cheap here in my country. With this in mind lots of Filipinos have opted to avail of pre-need memorial plans to ensure that in case of their death their bodies would be properly taken cared of and not be left in a hospital morgue to rot or some medical school as cadaver to be dissected and studdied by some medical students. A pre-need memorial plan aims to free the grieving relatives ... especially those who are poor and marginalized ... the burden of paying the cost of burial expenses.
Some memorial plans take five years to pay with a monthly payment of five hundred fifty pesos. Included are funeral services, a coffin and three days use of one of their chapels for free. What's not included is the memorial lot!
Image Credit » the photo 'm using in this article is from my (Carmela's) very own collection of photos