With no money to spend for a decent burial, father decides to burn dead son’s body in Butuan City

Published February 2, 2021, 9:18 PM

by Mike Crismundo

A man who could not to bury his son the traditional way decided to burn his son’s body shortly after dying of an undetermined illness.

(photo from BCPO)

Butuan City Police Office Director Col. Cabnilo Fuentes identified the dead man as 24-year-old Romy P. Casipong whose remains were burned by his father, 63-year-old Rolando C. Casipong.

According to the incident’s police report, the elder Casipong claimed they don’t have money to hold a wake and spend as well  for his son’s casket.

The report said the young Casipong died 2:30 a.m. on January 16 after a long battle with an undisclosed illness.

“On the same date at about 4 a.m. the suspect burned the body of the victim for the reason that he has no money for the burial of his son,” police report said.

“The four siblings of the victim agreed that they are not interested to file any complaint against their father instead they executed an affidavit of disinterestedness that was assisted by their lawyer,” Col. Fuentes said.