Republic of the Philippine
Province of Ilocos Sur
Municipality of Burgos
OFFICE OF THE SANGGUNIANG BAYAN
MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE NO. 20 s. 2020
AMENDING SECTIONS 3 AND 4 OF MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE NO. 12, S. 2019, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE OPERATION OF NEW PUBLIC CEMETERY AT BGY. DAYANKI, BURGOS, ILOCOS SUR
Sponsored by: Hon. Consuelo D. Brillantes
Hon. Elisa E Ortega
Be It Ordained That:
SE SECTION 1. RATIONALE – The Municipal Government of Burgos, Ilocos Sur shall provide and operate a public cemetery to address the clamor for a decent final resting place for their dearly departed. The public cemetery shall have an affordable niches and multi-level apartment type resting place, in accordance with existing laws and regulations on the establishment of a public cemetery.
Article II, Section 447 of Republic Act 7160 otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991 provides: Subject to the provisions of this Code, grant franchises, enact Ordinances authorizing the issuance of permits or licenses, or enact ordinances levying taxes, fees and charges upon such conditions and for such purposes intended to promote the general welfare of the inhabitants of the municipality, and pursuant to this legislative authority shall:
(I (i)Fix and impose reasonable fees and charges for all services rendered bythe municipal government to private persons or entities;
(iii). (ii)Prescribe the terms and conditions under which public utilities ownedby the municipality shall be operated by the municipal government or leased to private persons or entities.”
SECTION 2. AMENDMENTS. The amendment of Mun., Ordinance No. 12, s. 2019 shall enable us to improve our goal of providing a decent and affordable resting place for our dearly departed at Burgos, Ilocos Sur, to wit:
a) CEMETERY FEES. Section 3 of Mun. Ordinance No. 12, s. 2019 is hereby amended as follows:
a) Rental Fee for each burial lot (for 5 years) P 2,000.00
b) Construction of niche 400.00
b) Burial Permit 200.00
c) Municipal Permit 200.00
d) Death Certificate 200.00
e) Underground burial 400.00
f) For every additional layer thereof 500.00
g) Apartment Type (all levels) P 3,500.00
h) Exhumation of cadaver 500.00
i) Transfer of cadaver 500.00
j) Removal of cadaver 500.00
b) ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS. Sec. 4 of Municipal Ordinance No. 12, s. 2019 shall be modified thru the inclusion of the following rules:
a) The lease shall expire every five (5) years
b) Renewal Fee shall be P500.00
c) No reservation for niches, burial grounds or apartment types shall be made except in cases where an additional layer for niche in the already constructed niche is approved by the Office of the Municipal Engineer.
d) Renewal of contract is advisable but not mandatory. A one month grace period to renew the already expired contract shall be given in this regard. If the contractee shall not be able to or intend not to renew his/her lease of contract within the prescribed period, the LGU, thru the Office of the Mun. Treasurer, shall open the lot for bidding to interested parties.
e) A contract of lease shall be made and signed between the LGU and the family//relatives of the deceased.
f. Cemetery fees and administrative provisions of this ordinance shall also be applicable in all other public cemeteries owned and operated by the LGU of Burgos, Ilocos Sur.
g. A separate and communal niche shall be constructed as a repository of bones and other cadaver parts of our dearly departed.
SECTION 3. EFFECTIVITY. This ordinance shall take effect after its approval and signing.
ENACTED DURING THE SPECIAL SESSION BY THE SANGGUNIANG BAYAN OF BURGOS, ILOCOS SUR THIS DECEMBER 14, 2020.