Coffins & Caskets
Kabaong in english can either be a Coffin or a Casket. The price for sale varies depending on the preferred make and design of the dead’s loved ones. Some would say that the character of the dead would be reflected by the coffin or casket used.
Ataul is also a tagalog word which can refer to the same. Here in the Philippines, Pampanga is considered as the coffin capital or the kabaong capital of the country. Tens of thousands of caskets are made from this province every month.
Available products right now in the market include imported coffins which are made in US and China. Locally made units have adopted these imported designs and looks very similar to them.
Before buying a coffin (kabaong), please consider the prices and services associated with traditional burial rites. The most expensive of these is the needed memorial lot. This is the reason why a lot of Filipinos are choosing viewing then cremation services to save on funeral costs. With this option, you only need to rent a coffin (kabaong) and purchase an urn (banga) which is much cheaper. After the cremation rites, the ashes of the dead will be placed on the urn.