BREAKING: Manila public, private cemeteries temporarily closed for Undas 2021

Public and private memorial parks, cemeteries, and columbaries in the nation’s capital will be temporarily closed from October 29 to November 3, Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso ordered on Wednesday, September 29.

Domagoso signed Executive Order No. 33 ordering the closure of Manila North Cemetery, Manila South Cemetery, and Manila Muslim Cemetery among others in relation to this year’s Undas.

Under Domagoso’s executive order, only “interment and cremation services for non-COVID 19 case shall be allowed subject to the strict observance of minimum public health standards and social distancing.”

“The Directors of the Manila Cemeteries, with the assistance of the Manila Police District, the Manila Health Department, the Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, and the Department of Public Services are directed to ensure compliance and implementation of this Order,” the order stated.

Domagoso said that failure to comply with EO 33 shall lead to the revocation of its Mayor and business permits.

The order shall take immediately.

(Pubmat by Carlo Asoro/MPIO)