This word is from the Spanish cementerio.


Libingan ng mga Bayani
Cemetery of Heroes
– a national cemetery for military personnel

Nagbabalak bumisita sa mga sementeryo sa Undas 
Planning on visiting the cemeteries during Undas

Other Notable Cemeteries in the Philippines:

Manila North Cemetery (Cementerio del Norte)
–  at 54 hectares, the largest cemetery in Metro Manila

Paco Cemetery
– where the Spaniards reportedly buried Filipino national hero Jose Rizal
– now called Paco Park

La Loma Catholic Cemetery
– opened in 1884
– also the resting place for many famous Filipinos

Manila American Cemetery
– in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Metro Manila
– mostly dead soldiers from World War II

Manila Chinese Cemetery (華僑義山)
– for Chinese citizens who were denied burial in Catholic cemeteries during the Spanish colonial period