Undas 2023: Cemetery schedules, guidelines in Metro Manila
MANILA, Philippines – Ahead of All Saints’ Day on Wednesday November 1, local governments in Metro Manila issued advisories to ensure public order and the safety of Filipinos who are expected to flock to cemeteries to observe the annual event.
Here are the things you should know when you pay your respects to your departed loved ones in Metro Manila this Undas.
From October 30 to November 2, the main gates of the Manila North Cemetery and South Cemetery will be open from 5 am to 5 pm.
Vehicles can enter the Manila North Cemetery only until October 25, and Manila South Cemetery until October 28.
Interment operations are temporarily suspended starting October 28 and will resume on November 3.
The operations of both Manila cemeteries will resume on November 3.
The following are prohibited at the cemeteries from October 29 to November 2:
In Muntinlupa City, cleaning, painting, and renovation of tombs are allowed until October 28.
From October 31 to November 1, the Muntinlupa Public Cemetery will be open from 6 am to 6 pm.
Interment operations are suspended from October 31 to November 2, and will only be allowed on a case-to-case basis, the Muntinlupa government said.
The city government also reminded the public that the following are prohibited in the cemeteries:
In case of an emergency, the public may reach the Muntinlupa City through its hotlines:
The Navotas City government announced that the Governor Pascual Street (Bacog from A. Santiago St.) will be closed from 12 pm on October 31, until 12 am on November 2. Those entering or leaving Navotas are advised to take M. Naval Streed going to C4 Road.
Cleaning of tombs is only allowed until October 30.
The following items and activities are strictly prohibited:
In Quezon City, public cemeteries and columbaria, as well as interment operations are suspended from October 31 to November 2.
The public is allowed to clean, paint, and fix the tombs and graves of their loved ones until 5 pm on October 30.
Here’s the schedule of the public cemeteries in Quezon City:
Vendors and other miro-enterprises are allowed to operate outside the cemetery, the Quezon City government said. They, however, must adhere to the