Bariles has always been fascinated by the mausoleums inside the sprawling 19-hectare Forest Lake San Carlos Memorial Park ever since he and his family started visiting the place to pay respects for their dead. He had an inkling on how expensive these edifices must have cost and was curious about the identities of the rich and famous buried inside these small burial houses of different designs.
While he and his family of mortals along with thousands of other cemetery visitors would just spread themselves out on the grass on top of their dearly departed’s burial lots during All Saints and All Souls Day, Bariles would notice the small parties undergoing inside these mausoleums. Some would even have private masses presided inside their edifices. Eventually, it was his mother, Maria, a public school principal who would whisper to him who these people were.
And so now, in the spirit of the season of the departed souls, GenSan News Online Mag is featuring these mausoleums which have fascinated Bariles as a kid, to show you the state of Mausoleum Architecture in GenSan and make you realize the extent of how the rich and famous of General Santos City care for their dead.
Thanks to both Bariles and Marz for these pictures. Identities of the owners of each mausoleum, to follow soon…(misplaced my list..hehehe)
More pictures coming up in Part II of this feature.
of course i’m real, and that’s why i’m hurrying u up! never mind checking it out purposely 4 me. not good 2b on a special attention. i wanna know f u’l do it w/o prejudice to others. u better hurry up friend because the rate of construction of new units is getting much higher, after around 2yrs from ur 1st part, around 50% has sprouted, and they’re much more sophisticated.hehe! i’m not that serious, take ur time, i’l just check ur posts from time 2 time, very eager to see ours along with the rest.
i’m disappointed not having to get a view of ur part II with our unit in it. we’v even made an immediate renovation on our’s, b4 Nov 2012, in anticipation for it 2b included in ur promised 2nd part. r u still going to hv it done?
@cris dela cruz, you for real? hahahaha! Where exactly is your family’s mausoleum? I might need to check it out purposely for you. Been quite busy lately but will pursue updating it since I will be having more time next month. 🙂
hello Bariles! where’s d 2nd part u’v promised? kalag2x 2012 is over, please… d part II b4 halloween 2013 or else kalagon kita!!!
correcton…”hope you won’t miss ours on the 2nd part.”
@cris dela cruz, will try to update this post and finish the part II before Halloween. Promise. 🙂
please hurry up with part II, we wanna see more, including our very own,its not here yet,and its quite unique judging from its design, hope you’ll miss it, and please correct those with wrong identities, tnx.
[…] – 27 – 2011 – Please wait For people who have plans to visit their dearly departed at Forest Lake Memorial Park at the Apopong Highway here in General Santos City, there will be some events lined up for them and […]
hahaha, nagkalabuan na tuloy kung kani-kaninong mga mausoleum, hehe…
Sorry, not Marino Tan but TAN SUYO:-) Marino is his son, and his daughter Concepcion’s family built the Memorial Park in the 60’s or 70’s:-)
There is still a 2nd part on this feature. I do not know the history of the park and did not miss your great lolo’s mausoleum on purpose. I must have taken a photo of his mausoleum, if that is the one near the admin office. I had a hard time identifying everything and in fact, judging from the comments here, I made a few mistakes. That is why I had to delay the follow-up post.
Anyway, am doing this while on my free time and might be able to finish the second installment over the weekend. Hopefully your lolo’s resting place should be there.
I am surprised you didn’t show my great-grandparents’, Marino Tan’s mausoleum, since my cousins’ family(the LIMS) built the San Carlos Memorial Park in their honor:-)
It seems like there is a mistake in identity of the maosuleums. The lopez is supposed to be Gonzales and Gonzales is supposed to be Lopez. Please correct it and change the label or tag. Thank you very much.
KUY… the last one should be the Gonzales’ Family Mausoleum… had dinner there last november 1…
i love reading your online mag it always makes me feel at home.keep it up bariles! gensan will be known because of you.
i think there’ s a correction on one of the mausouleums…it should be mirabueno’s not panlaque’s 🙂
Next pix pls hehehehe
mas mahal pa ito sa low cost housing unit! bonggacious ever!
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Yeah, our mausoleums here are as best as in other memorial parks in the phils. May iba pa nga dyan may ref, tv, fully airconditioned and bed to relax the families who stayed till next day. Nindot jud sya tan-awon from time to time.What is good with san carlos-forest lake it is well maintained, well arrange and strategically located in the city. What is important is we should not forget to pray (if your a catholic) our dear departed loveones amidst all parties,etc., as what our priests reminds.
ang gagara nman ng mga mausoleum na yan… yan ba ung dating san carlos na papuntang apopong?
whew! it shows na dugay na jud wa kauli ug gensan…. waaaaaaa!
the first time i saw those mausoleums(from afar)kala ko talaga mga bahay at opisina…
ang mamahal siguro nyan….
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Mausoleum 4 belongs to my ninuno. 😀
I look forward sa mga MAUSOLEUM ng NEW GENSAN Memorial Park! All Saints and All Souls day na!
Wow! Ang laki pala ng FOREST LAKE…19 hectares!