Manila North Cemetery or Cementerio del Norte or Cemeterio Municipal de Manila, was also formerly known as Paang Bundok. It is one of the oldest cemeteries in Metro Manila. It is also one of the biggest at 54 hectares.
Some National Artists buried in Manila North Cemetery include:
- Ronald Allan Kelly Poe, also known as Fernando Poe, Jr., National Artist for Film
- Ma. Atang dela Rama, known as the “Queen of the Kundiman,” National Artist for Theater, Dance and Music
- Amado Hernandez, National Artist for Literature
Some Filipinos involved in the resistance and revolution against Spanish colonial rule are buried in Manila North Cemetery:
- Melchora Aquino, also known as Tandang Sora and Mother of the Katipunan
- Emilio Jacinto, also known as the Brains of the Katipunan
- Gregoria de Jesus, widow of Andres Bonifacio, also known as the Muse of the Katipunan
- María Agoncillo-Aguinaldo, wife of Emilio Aguinaldo (later exhumed and reburied at the Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite)
- Marcelo H. del Pilar (later exhumed and reburied in his house in Marcelo H. del Pilar Shrine Bulacan, Bulacan)
Manila North Cemetery and Chinese Cemetery have a trove of funerary architecture. Mausoleums are designed to look like Chinese pagodas, Hindu Sikhara temples, Egyptian pyramids guarded by Sphinxes, Greek- and Roman-inspired temples, Romanesque-type churches, even Art Deco mausoleums.
The Roxas family’s pet dog Bogie is also buried (complete with a headstone) at the burial plot of former President Manuel Roxas in Manila North Cemetery. He was 10 years old when he passed on.