At least 425,000 flock to Manila North and South cemeteries during All Saints’ Day
MANILA, Philippines — At least 425,000 people have visited the Manila North and South cemeteries to remember their departed loved ones on Tuesday, All Saints’ Day.
On November 1, Filipinos commemorate All Saints’ Day as part of a two-day religious custom known as Undas that also recognizes All Souls’ Day on the following day, November 2.
The Manila Public Information Office (PIO) said a total of 225,261 visitors went to the Manila North Cemetery, while about 204,486 individuals went to the Manila South Cemetery on November 1.
It also noted that 63 unvaccinated minors were turned away from the Manila North Cemetery.
Citing a 5 p.m. situation report from the Manila Police District Station 6, the Manila PIO said one person had collapsed at the Manila South Cemetery and was later brought to the Makati Medical Center.
A total of 3,783 prohibited items ranging from cigarettes, flammable materials, and sharp objects were also confiscated from cemetery goers on November 1, it added.
Specifically, 2,361 prohibited items were seized from visitors of the Manila North Cemetery, while 1,424 were from visitors of the Manila South Cemetery.
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