3 weeks Metro mayors agree to close cemeteries Manilatimes
METRO Manila mayors have agreed to shut down all cemeteries to stop millions from visiting their dearly departed when the country marks All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) spokesman Celine Pialago on Sunday said guidelines on the temporary closure of cemeteries were being finalized.
EARLY VISIT Joshua, a resident of Marikina City, cleans the tomb of a relative at the Barangka Municipal Cemetery on Sept. 13, 2020. Filipinos will have to ditch the tradition of visiting their dearly departed this year as officials have agreed to shut down cemeteries to ... more