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Kalibo lays down guidelines for ‘Undas”

KALIBO, Aklan (PIA) -- Guidelines and protocols have been set by the Local Government Unit of Kalibo to ensure the safe observance of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day 2022 in the municipality.

In Executive Order No. 057, issued by Kalibo Mayor Juris B. Sucro on October 21, 2022; there will be no closure of cemeteries for this year as the province of Aklan remains under alert level 1 provided that minimum health protocols would be strictly implemented.

According to the EO, gates of the public cemeteries will be opened at 6:00 in the morning and will be closed at 9:00 in the evening from October 31 until November 3, 2022. The management of private cemeteries have the discretion to implement different operating hours but they should ensure not to exceed 9:00pm.

When going to the cemeteries, wearing of face masks and bringing of sanitizers are highly encouraged. For those who are exhibiting flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, and colds are discouraged to visit the cemeteries.

The EO also provided prohibited activities and items inside the cemeteries. Visitors are not allowed to carry with them glass-bottled alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks in cemeteries.

Also not allowed to carry by visitors are bladed weapons, explosives, unlicensed firecrackers, harmful chemicals, and other items which can cause harm, injury or death.

The Kalibo Municipal Cemetary located at Jaime Cardinal Sin Ave, Kalibo, Aklan, days before the 'Undas" (SQP/PIA-Aklan)

Drones and firearms are also prohibited, except for those with security clearances.

Further, playing of loud music or karaoke and gambling, and staying overnight are strictly prohibited inside the cemeteries in Kalibo.

All types of vehicles inside the cemetery premises are not allowed.

Also part of the guidelines that will be strictly implemented in all cemeteries here is only ambulant vendors with special permits from LGU-Kalibo will be allowed to sell goods from October 30 to November 3 at the designated ambulant vending areas outside the cemeteries, public market, and stalls set by the Municipality of Kalibo.

The LGU-Kalibo also will implement the no burial, internment, or cremation in all cemeteries operating within Kalibo during the said period, except for cases of immediate burials.

Visitors shall also observe proper waste disposal and apply “Clean as You Go” policy. All cemeteries must obey garbage collection points determined by the MEEDO-Solid Waste Management Division.

The aforesaid guidelines and protocols will be implemented by the Kalibo Police Station to be assisted by the Bureau of Fire Protection, Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, Transport and Traffic Management Division and the Kalibo Auxiliary Police under the Municipal Economic Enterprise Development Office, Barangay Tanods, and other concerned office. (AAL/SQP/PIA Aklan)

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