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How to Avail Pauper's Burial Assistance in Cebu, Philippines


This service gives burial assistance to indigents whose families cannot afford a decent burial.


Indigent of Cebu City, Philippines

Contact Persons

Marietta V. Arquio, Siegfred Borces
Contact /Telephone number: 262-5163 / 261-9350 / 261-6408


Department of Social Welfare and Services
(DSWS), Katipunan, Labangon, Cebu City


Monday to Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Duration of the Service

52 minutes


3 copies o the following documents:
  • Barangay Certification
  • Photocopy of Death Certificate
  • Endorsement from City Councilor

Procedures on How to Avail Pauper's Burial Assistance in Cebu City, Philippines

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1. Submit supporting documents to Social Workers.
1. Receives supporting documents submitted by client.

2. Conduct assessment/interview/validate with funeral home.
Marietta V. Arquio,

Siegfred Borces
2 minutes
2. Proceed to the Office of Hon. Rodrigo Abellanosa, 2nd Legislative Building, Cebu City Hall to process referral.
3. Approves/signs the Referral Slip.
Office of Hon. Rodrigo Abellanosa
30 minutes
3. Submit the signed Referral Slip back to DSWS office
3. Prepares 3 copies of referral slip to be signed by Chairman of Social Services.
Marietta V. Arquio,

Siegfred Borces
15 minutes
4. Receive copy of referral slip to be forwarded to Funeral Homes for Release of coffin.
4. Provides 1 copy of referral slip documents attached to client / applicant to be forwarded to funeral homes.

5 minutes

Source: Cebu City Citizen's Guidebook
This information appeared first on the 2009 Version of the Cebu City Citizen's Guidebook published by the Cebu City Government through the efforts of the Mayor's Management Team.

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