Left: “Apartment-style” tombs
Right: Balloons, food, birds, toys and many others are sold by enterprising Filipinos inside the Manila South Cemetery
The tomb of former Philippine President Elpidio Quirino
The sixth President of the Philippines, Elpidio Quirino, is the most prominent personality buried in the Manila South Cemetery.
His tomb is quite easy to find because it’s at the center of the roundabout at the center of the cemetery.
Quirino served as President of the Philippines from 1948 to 1953. He died in 1956.
Police said the number of people inside the cemetery had reached about 15,000 as of 11 in the morning