Online Burol: Mourn for the dead via the net (St. Peter’s E-Burol)

St. Peter Memorial Chapel E-Burol You’re working in the US and you received an unfortunate call informing you that your father in the Philippines passed away. You wanted to fly back but you’re strapped on cash. How do you mourn for your deceased father thousands of miles away?

The answer: log on to the internet and avail of St. Peter Memorial Chapels’ E-Burol or Online Burol (Online Wake) service.

Yesterday, November 1, an advertisement of St. Peter Chapels’ Online Burol appeared on several newspapers. Apparently families and relatives from all over the globe can now take part in the wake of their deceased loved one.

If you conduct a wake in any of St. Peter Memorial Chapels, an online webcam facility which “broadcasts” the wake will be set up. Relatives and friends who cannot personally attend just need to visit the website of St. Peter Chapels to watch a real-time broadcast of the wake.

Creepy but useful, nevertheless.

What’s more interesting is that the Chapel also offers free wifi connection. This is probably for those attending the wake so that they can chat with relatives and friends “viewing” the wake. Sample conversation:

Online Viewer: Ano daw bang ikinamatay ni Tatay?
Wake Attender: Inatake sa puso.
OV: Sorry ha, hindi na ako makakauwi kasi mahal ang pamasahe. Magpapadala na lang ako ng pera. I-send ko ba via Paypal o Western Union na lang?
WA: Wag na Paypal, baka ma-hack pa account ko. Western Union na lang. Pag na-send mo na, text mo sa akin yung Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN).
OV: Ok, np. Marami bang tao pala jan ngayon sa burol?
WA: Marami-rami naman. Nakikita mo ba sa webcam ngayon, ayun si Tiya Adela sa unahan.
OV: Hindi pa, baka may lag itong streaming. Ayun, ok na. Aba, tumataba si Tiya Adela! LOL.
WA: Onga, pero nagda-diet na raw siya hehe. Oi, teka BRB muna ako kasi sasalubungin ko si Tiyo Mario, kadarating lang.
OV: Sige, GTG na rin ako kasi shift ko na sa hospital.
WA: Bye! Log in ka na lang uli later ha?

For some, this may take away the solemnity of the occasion but for those without the means to personally attend a wake, this is their way of joining in the mourning.

Ah, the wonders of the internet!

7 thoughts on “Online Burol: Mourn for the dead via the net (St. Peter’s E-Burol)”

  1. Dapat may YouTube videos na rin sort of collage of life of the deceased…

    Tapos may site for FAQs (mga paulit-ulit na katanungan) like…

    1. Ano ang kanyang ikinamatay?
    2. Testimonials ng pagpaparamdam
    3. etc…


  2. Good day!

    On behalf of St. Peter Group of Companies we would like to say thank you for the blog you made. We are glad to invite you to our coming event this November. Please email me your contact info’s for us able to send a formal letter of Invitation.

    Alex of St. Peter Group

  3. In behalfof my family, I would like to extend my heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family of Ate Marlie Rocacurva Malalis. Its a painful thing to note for a loss who gave inspiration to life not only to her family but to her co-workers, and friends in an unexpected moment. However,we know that she is now in the hands of our Almighty God. Peace & comfort to all who love her…God bless us all.

  4. Julius Aguilar Espero

    In behalf of Espero Family, from the clan of Enrico and Jesus Espero, our profound condolences to Tito Bayani Espero and Family. In this occasion of bereavement, may the family find solace in the comforting grace of our Lord.

  5. sana ayusin pa nila ang hirap makapasok lalo na dito sa dubai ive waited 24hrs to view it then only sec. then it hang malabo namn sa connection ko dahil full hope maayos ung issue na ganito but the rest is ok

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