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LOOK: PNP mascots spread positive vibe at Manila South Cemetery

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 11:39 AM November 01, 2018

To lighten up the mood in what appeared to be a densely packed Manila South Cemetery, the Philippine National Police (PNP) deployed a different kind of personnel–mascots “Manila” and “Marilag”– to relieve the tension of people who are visiting the Manila South Cemetery for the Undas 2018.

PNP mascot Marilag, a policewoman who spreads cheers to both children and adult visiting the Manila South Cemetery. INQUIRER.net photo / Consuelo Marquez

The mascots are a big hit especially for children visiting the cemetery. It was also an effective tool to dampen the tension and prevent the heat of the day to get in the head of people visiting the crowded cemetery.

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National Capital Region Police Office director (NCRPO) Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar said the mascots will roam around the cemetery to welcome visitors and brighten up their mood.

PNP mascot Manila, a policeman whose duty is to spread positive vibe to people visiting the Manila South Cemetery. INQUIRER.net photo / Consuelo Marquez

“Pampaalis ng konting init ng ulo ng ating kababayan kung makikita silang nandiyan, nakikisali sa atin. Nakakadagdag yan ng kasiyahan,” Eleazar told the reporters on Thursday at the cemetery.

(It somewhat relieves the hot heads of our fellow people, if they see them here joining us. It adds cheers to people.)

Thousands flock the cemetery to pay respects to their dearly departed. /jpv

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