A quaint mortuary chapel richly embellished with carvings of death themes on coral stone is located on the gospel side of the San Guillermo de Aquitania Parish Church in Dalaguete. It is squat and wide with a ledge big enough for a coffin, a stark reminder of bygone days when there was no embalming and mourning was not done in the homes for reasons of sanitation.

Still extant amid the grid-like placement of burial plots at the Dalaguete cemetery, which is over a kilometer away from the church, is another mortuary chapel of coral stones. The town’s graveyard still bears echoes of its remote past, in the structure’s coralline walls and arched portal.