Public Order and Safety Officer (POSO) Dionisio Falgui III announced that the move is in compliance to the COVID-19 National Inter-agency Task Force (IATF) mandating that public cemeteries in the country shall be closed during the undas.
The order allows cemeteries to be open except for the said dates but will limit the number of people following the physical distance protocol.
Families and relatives are urged to visit their departed loved ones earlier before the undas.
We value the practice to pay respect to our dead during the season but large gatherings are restricted under the prevailing community quarantine protocols, Falgui explained.
Falgui reminds the public to refrain from having parties, gambling, drinking and playing loud music while inside the cemetery. (JDP/LL-PIA CAR, Kalinga)
By Larry T. Lopez