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Death Care Services & Why We Need to Talk About It

October 10, 2017
Death Care Services & Why We Need to Talk About It 
When I was younger, I hate discussing topics about death or going to funerals. I only enjoy hearing ghost stories and watching Halloween Specials. But as I age, I have come to accept that this topic is something we cannot escape – a reality that we would all face. 

This year, my sister and I bought burial plan packages from St. Peter. We thought that it is better to plan and be prepared for things like this, rather than shoulder bigger expenses “when in need”. I heard that burial sites and services are twice as expensive when you buy it as walk-in. 

As Halloween is approaching, St. Peter launches Death Care Week which is a major Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Service Program of St. Peter Chapels that aims to promote awareness on Death Care planning and preparation.
The St. Peter Death Care Week starts on October 27 and culminates on November 2 – Araw ng Patay each year. We picked these dates because All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day fall within this period and because it coincides with the anniversary date of the company. It is during these dates that Filipinos visit, honor and remember their departed loved ones. 
St Peter partnered with Breakout Philippines to make the topic of death and death care lighter and more engaging (or so I thought). Nonetheless, it was a great opportunity to bond with family and friends. 
St Peter invited us to try one of the escape rooms at Breakout Philippines in Paragon, Mandaluyong. It was a different thrilling experience to be inside a locked room – trying to solve the puzzle and escape – and thinking if some of the effects were real or not. The backstory of the room gave me chills. We were close to solving the puzzle but it seemed that a 45-minute game is not enough for  us (we spent 20 minutes of it bantering at each other).

St. Peter x Breakout Philippines Promo

You and your friends can experience the same chills:
Get P100 OFF!!* Just present your St. Peter Life Plan employee or sales agent ID, Planholders Identification Card (PHIC) or your signed St. Peter Life Plan Contract when booking the following rooms: 
1. SM North Edsa (Boogeyman and Sleep No More)
2. Greenbelt 5 (Corpse Bride)
3. Katipunan (Clownhouse)
4. Paragon Plaza (Hide and Seek)
*P100 discount per ID presented.
Here are other things to look forward to during Death Care Week 
Standing Pink Casket replicas will be displayed at the St. Peter Tents in selected cemeteries nationwide during the St. Peter DeathCare Week. Cemetery-Goers and passersby can take photos inside the pink casket and enjoy this unique and free photo opportunity with their loved ones and friends
Part of public service offerings this Undas, St Peter has commissioned tricycle drivers in selected areas nationwide to offer free tricycle rides for commuters going to the cemetery on October 31 and November 1, 2017.  Tricycles are painted in color pink, to keep the spirit light in the midst of Undas traffic. The Pink Tricycles will serve the following areas:
Leagspi, Meycauayan, Tuguegarao, Calamba
Bicol Memorial Park, Marilao Catholic Cemetery, Tuguegarao Public Cemetary, Catholic Cemetery, Holy Family Cemetery, Rizal Memorial Park, Holy Garden, Everest Hill Memorial Park
Laoag, Mayon, Kawit, Tacloban
Laoag Public Cemetery, Manila North Cemetery, Love Memorial Park, El Reposo Cemetery
St. Peter Tents would be put up in selected cemeteries nationwide to provide assistance to our fellow Filipinos who will be traditionally spending their evenings at the cemeteries from October 31 to November 1, 2017. The Tents will be in color PINK so they are easily recognizable and noticeable. FREE HAND FANS AND UMBRELLAS would be giveaway cemetery goers who will take a picture on the Pink Casket and avail of our products during this period.
Check out other VIP Events here. 

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