NAVOTAS City Mayor John Rey Tiangco activated the local government’s Peace and Order Council (POC) to lead in a peaceful and accident-free observation of the All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.
Tiangco also reiterated the city’s reminders to the residents to ensure the solemn observance of “Undas 2016” especially at the Navotas Public Cemetery, Immaculate Garden Cemetery and Navotas Catholic Cemetery.
Tiangco said a public address mobile will make rounds all over the coastal city to advise the public against bringing prohibited objects and engaging in what he called unacceptable behavior inside and within the perimeter of the cemeteries.
This includes bringing sharp objects, gambling, drinking alcohol and making loud noises, among other things, said Tiangco as he warned that local authorities are ordered to apprehend those who go against the policies.
“We want to ensure that these holidays dedicated to remembering our departed loved ones will be simple and solemn,” he said.
With the POC on top, Tiangco said the local police, peace volunteers and personnel of the Task Force Disiplina and the city’s Public Order and Traffic Management office are expected to focus their attention outside and inside the cemeteries.
The entire Gov. Pascual Avenue, where the three cemeteries are located, or specifically from Bacog Street in Barangay Daanghari to Los Martinez St., Bgy. San Jose, will be closed from vehicular traffic beginning 1 p.m. of October 31 to November 1.
The city’s public information office said that residents will have only until Oct. 30 to finish cleaning or repainting the tombs of their departed loved ones.