Undas 2019: 121 truckloads of trash hauled from metro’s largest cemeteries

/ 06:14 PM November 04, 2019
Undas 2019: 121 truckloads of trash hauled from metro's largest cemeteries

MASSIVE CROWD Thousands of people gather at the Manila North Cemetery to visit their departed loved ones on All Saints’ Day and All Souls Day. INQUIRER/MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 121 truckloads of garbage were collected from the Manila North Cemetery and Manila South Cemetery from October 10 to November 2.

According to the garbage collection report released Monday by the Manila city government’s Public Information Office,  a total of 81 truckloads of trash were collected from the Manila North Cemetery (1,003.06 cubic meters) while 40 truckloads of trash were collected from Manila South Cemetery (919.55 cubic meters).


The report not only covered the date of Undas but also the weeks leading up to it, as part of the clean-up in cemeteries before November 1.

The report also enumerated the number of trucks that hauled solid wastes, as follows:


From October 10 to 31

  • Manila North Cemetery – 67
  • Manila South Cemetery – 33

November 1

  • Manila North Cemetery – 1
  • Manila South Cemetery – 3

November 2

  • Manila North Cemetery – 13
  • Manila South Cemetery – 4

Manila North Cemetery and Manila South Cemetery are two of the most visited burial grounds in Metro Manila during Undas. /kga

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