AN ORDINANCE AMENDING MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE NO.161 SERIES OF 1985 AN ORDINANCE OUTLINING THE GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OF THE MUNICIPAL CEMETERY LOT AT DIPATLONG, MARIBOJOC, BOHOL.
Authored by: Hon. Mary Annie G. Jabines
Co-Authored by: Hon. Filomena V. Assedilla
WHEREAS, it is the duty of the Sangguniang Bayan to prescribed the term and conditions under which public utilities and properties owned by the Municipality shall be operated by the Municipal Government of leased to private person or entities;
WHEREAS, Canon Law 1184 of the Catholic Church laid down the burial of persons in the catholic cemetery for those who are publicly known to be atheist and heretic and to those who lead on immoral and scandalous life while still alive;
WHEREAS, there is a specific place designated by the Municipal Government for the burial of those denied by the catholic church;
NOW, THEREFORE, be it ordained by the Sangguniang Bayan of Maribojoc Province of Bohol, that;
SECTION 1- The Municipal Sangguniang Bayan has designated a portion of the Municipal Lot at Dipatlong, Maribojoc, Bohol as the official Municipal Cemetery of the town.
SECTION 2- The following guidelines will be followed by the users/grave diggers of the Municipal Cemetery.
A. The Municipal Cemetery is open to any person regardless of religion, nationality and race for burial purposes.
B. Any individual or group of persons who wants to use the Municipal Cemetery shall inquire from the Municipal Engineer’s Office the proper use of the said place.
C. Payments for the cost of construction of a niche by the Municipal Government Maribojoc of P15,000.00 shall be made before the burial of a dead person at the Municipal Treasurer’s Office.
D. A niche (pantheon) shall be constructed in the following dimensions: 2.35 meters in length, .77 meters inner width and .62 meters in height on the boundary sides of the municipal cemetery in order to serve as a fence.
E. The niche (pantheon) shall be constructed without a sidewalk and the cross shall be planted in front of niche.
F. The top of the niche shall be made flat in order that another niche could be constructed if it is necessary.
G. Those buried underground will be located uniformingly and must conform according to the standard set by the Municipal Planning Development Council so that there will be no topsy-turvy arrangement;
H. The fees provided for the use of the Municipal Cemetery are found in Sec. 5D. of the approved Revised Revenue Code of Municipality of Maribojoc on January 1, 1993 enacted by the Sangguniang Bayan:
a.) For its burial lot consisting of 1.5 cm x 2.5 m
(measurement) or fraction thereof P400.00 for 5 years
b.) For niches (perpetual) P 20.00 for
I. The office of the Municipal Engineer shall designate a personnel from the said office to take charge of the Municipal Cemetery and the arrangement of the place for the construction of niche and those buried underground.
SECTION 3- The lease contract of those who are buried in the Municipal Lot is good only for five years, the Municipal Government should take action by informing the concerned parties that the contract for the use of the Municipal Lot has prescribed;
SECTION 4- It is necessary that those graves which buried five or more years shall be relocated to the designated area as soon as there is a full implementation of zoning plan;
SECTION 5- Penalty Clause:
A violation of this ordinance shall be fined in the amount of P500.00
SECTION 6- Repealing Clause:
Any existing ordinance which ran contrary to the provisions of this ordinance are deemed repealed.
SECTION 7- Effectivity:
This ordinance shall take effect upon approval.
Let copies be furnished, the Municipal Treasurer, Maribojoc, Bohol and all Barangay Captains Maribojoc, Bohol for their guidance and information.
PHILIP R. MEDEQUISO
ALBERTO E. ARANGOSO
ATTY. JOSE E. VELOSO
Date signed: October 25, 1993