Cremation is now accepted by the community, and many now cremate the body of the deceased.
Because of this, according to Fr. Arnaldo Crisostomo of the Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish Church, Boracay, cremation is now accepted by the Catholic Church in the island.
However, Fr. Crisostomo said that conditions are needed regarding the matter especially that Boracay Island is a tourist destination.
He added that a plan should be made available for example on the location of the crematorium, and whether it is safe for the community.
With this explanation, he said there was “no problem” if Malay would have a crematorium.
The putting up of a crematorium in Boracay or Malay was previously brought up by the Town Council of Malay. This is seen as a solution by the Town Council to the almost full cemeteries of Boracay.