CALOOCAN City Mayor Oscar “Oca” Malapitan encouraged the public to visit their departed ones as early as October 15 and after November 2, 2021 to avoid crowding in cemeteries, memorial parks and columbaria.
Mayor Oca’s advisory came after he signed an Executive Order providing for guidelines on the observance of All Saints Day in the city following a temporary closure of public and private cemeteries from October 29 to November 2, 2021.
The mayor said the City Government will strictly observe guidelines during the allowable period of visiting the departed ones including the number of persons to be allowed inside the cemetery, the first-come first-serve basis, social distancing, wearing of face mask and face shield and logging of name, address and contact number with the management of the cemetery for contact tracing purposes.
The guidelines were issued to ensure that safety and health protocols and regulation are in place to avoid gathering during Undas.
Policemen under the direct supervision of city police chief P/Col. Samuel Mina, the Department of Public Safety and Traffic Management (DPSTM), the City Health Department and members of barangay watchmen will be task to implement and monitor compliance with the order.
Mayor Oca warned those who will found violating the Executive Order that they will be charged under the applicable laws or ordinances.