The Manila city government has opened to the public the Manila North Cemetery (MNC) and the Manila South Cemetery (MSC) on Monday (October 31) in observance of “Undas”, after it was closed on Saturday and Sunday due to typhoon “Paeng.”‘
MNC Director Yayay Castaneda and MSC Director Jonathan Garzon both said that they expect a big volume of visitors to offer prayers and lit candles for their departed loved ones, specially since the cemeteries were closed for two days.
It will be recalled that the said cemeteries had to be closed to the public owing to typhoon “Paeng”.
Castaneda and Garzon said that security measures will be strictly in place to ensure the safety of the visiting public.
All visitors are to undergo inspection before being allowed entry into the cemeteries where separate lanes have been designated for men, women, persons with disabilities, senior citizens and children.
Help desks have been put up along with police assistance center that would readily provide help for those who may need it.
The bringing of deadly weapons, bladed and flammable items as well as liquor and gambling paraphernalias are prohibited inside the cemeteries.