A FUNERAL parlor accredited by the Manila Police District (MPD) is now in hot water after a surprise inspection made by the Manila Health Department showed that the morgue was dirty, full of flies and had bodies scattered in areas where they should not be.
The inspection team was led by sanitary officer Boyet San Gabriel after their office received a complaint from an anonymous caller who said that 25 bodies remain unclaimed in the said funeral parlor under deplorable conditions.
The charges though, were vehemently denied by embalmer Alvin Ballesteros, who said that unclaimed bodies are really kept for two weeks and when no one comes forward to take them, they are then interred.
Found in the morgue located on Vicente G. Cruz, Sampaloc, Manila, where there are residential homes and eateries, are bodies with gunshot and stab wounds that included a young boy and a foreigner. Meanwhile, the funeral parlor was directed to comply with all the requirements within the next six days and prepare for the bodies’ mass burial or face closure.