In the past, it’s almost taboo when you speak or talk about the dead and the all the process that it takes from funeral wake and burial of our loved ones. It’s always a sad event and many people just want to pay their last respect for the dead by keeping it private, solemn, and grieving.
As the years passed, people started to realized that death is indeed a part of living and it should be celebrated as the departed are going some place where they’ll be at rest and peaceful. There are old folk saying that the departed loved ones don’t want the bereaved to be sad and they’ll be looking up and pray for them in the afterlife.
As modern times continuously evolved, funeral rites also became more open. A lot of things has been updated and changed. From private viewing, we now have the modern online viewing where relatives from different places can have the chance to see their dead relatives even from another country.
At the same time, more people are availing cremations apart from the traditional burial of the corpse. It’s not only affordable, but relatives can keep their loved ones closer to their homes.
Even the colors of the coffins has been modernized with the introduction of more vibrant and cool colors. St. Peter Life Plans & Chapels pioneered in the Philippines the Pink Caskets and it received mixed reactions when it was first introduced in the country.
And during the All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day or Undas, families of the departed gather together and visit their loved ones in memorial parks. They pay respects to their departed loved ones. Undas is their time to drop by their graves every time once in a year. So as not to trouble them with driving St. Peter also offers free ride to selected memorial parks and cemeteries via the St. Peter Pink Tricycles from October 31 to November 1.
As people are gonna flock the memorial parks and cemeteries during Undas, expect a massive flow of traffic on the road and so driving along EDSA could be a headache. So the next stop after visiting the departed is a visit to your favorite malls and hoping it will be a breeze. Don’t miss out on the St. Peter Halloween booths in Trinoma and SM Megamall on October 31 to November 1.
And now as St. Peter Life Plans & Chapels celebrates Death Care Week, launched 11 years ago, they partnered with Breakout Philippines, the country’s first and premier escape game room, available to all St. Peter Life Plan Planholders, employees, and sales agent.
We were able to meet the Chairman of the Board, Mildred V. Vitangcol during the Blog Conference for the launch of Death Care Week and we’ve learn many things about the company’s Death Care Week. Not all that, we’ve learned about the many humanitarian deeds that St. Peter has been doing for the past and this was a surprise to us. And just recently, a viral post that hugged our Facebook timeline reached St. Peter and silently, the Chairman and her company moved to reach out for this person on this particular viral post. You got that points for life, St. Peter!
What Is Death Care Week?
The St. Peter Death Care Week is a major corporate social responsibility and public service program of St. Peter Life Plans & Chapels that aims to promote awareness on Death Care planning and preparation. It is also the company’s way of joining the entire nation in commemorating All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days (Undas), which are traditionally honored events for Filipino families.
When Is Death Care Week Celebrated?
The St. Peter Death Care Week starts on October 27 and culminates on November 2 – Araw ng Patay each year. Undas also coincides with the anniversary date of the company.
St. Peter Pink Casket Displays
Standing Pink Caskets replicas will be displayed in all St. Peter Tents in selected cemeteries during the St. Peter Death Care Week. Cemetery goers and passersby can take their photos inside the pink casket and enjoy this unique and free photo opportunity with their loved ones and friends.
Breakout Philippines Activities
Plan. Solve. Escape. Hangout with your friends and play Hide and Seek in Breakout Philippines rooms and branches from October 1 to November 6, 2017.
You may visit the following places to experience how it is to plan, solve, and escape with St. Peter:
SM North EDSA – Boogeyman and Sleep No More
Greenbelt 5 – Corpse Bride
Katipunan – Clownhouse
Paragon Plaza – Hide and Seek
St. Peter Life Plan Planholders, employees and sales agent are entitled to P100 off from the regular booking fee upon presenting a valid St. Peter IDs (sales agent ID, employee ID, Planholders ID, or a white copy of the St. Peter Life Plan Contract) starting October 1, 2017.
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