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“Ang akon ordinansa madumduman langkon lapit na ang Pista Minatay, pero waay naton ini ginakalimtan,” Estante said.He suggested making the congested Tanza Public Cemetery in BarangayTimawa-Tanza 1, City Proper a pilot area for a columbarium “para mahatagan ta man sa maayo nga palahuwayan ang aton pigado ngapumoluyo.” The tombs that collapsed were thosethat were stacked one over the other in layers. The collapse exposed 27 sets ofhuman skeletons. Some tombs hosted more than one dead person. Treñasis also scouting for a 1.5-hectare property for a new public cemetery with acolumbarium.Regulation Ordinance No. 2013-238 author Councilor Ely Estante welcomed themayor’s move. Itwas in 2011 when Estante first suggested that cremation services for the deadbe made available to ease the congestion in the cemeteries, then the ashes ofthe dead would be placed in space-saving columbaria.Two years later, in 2013, the Sangguniang Panlungsod passed RegulationOrdinance 2013-238 “creating a city crematorium,columbarium and multipurpose halls inside city cemeteries.” “Lantawon ta kon pwede pa dira,” said Treñas,noting that the cemetery is one of the most congested in the city.The city government, through the City Environment and Natural Resources Office(CENRO), is overseeing three public cemeteries – the Tanza Public Cemetery; theone in Barangay Quintin Salas, Jaro district; and in Barangay Jereos, La Pazdistrict. Now,Mayor Jerry Treñas is vowing to end the bureaucratic inertia. He told Panay News he has started looking forfunds not only for columbaria but also for a city government-run crematorium. TheCatholic Church also maintains cemeteries in the districts of Jaro, Mandurriao,La Paz, City Proper, and Arevalo but these suffer from congestion, too.There are spacious privately-managed cemeteries in the city – at least fourlocated mostly in Jaro and Mandurriao – but not all city residents can affordto bury their dead in them./PN ILOILOCity – Congestion in public cemeteries remains a concern. But for the past sixyears the ordinance addressing the problem had not been implemented. Theprevious city government reasoned out it had no money to build columbaria or small bone boxes in cemeteries. The Tanza Public Cemetery has over10,000 tombs, according to CENRO chief Engineer Noel Hechanova. In August lastyear 18 tombs there collapsed. Incessant rains were blamed.