INQToday: Undas 2023: Thousands flock to cemeteries; High chance of rain over PH expected
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President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. visited his father and namesake, former President Ferdinand Marcos Sr., at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB) for All Saints’ Day.
The President was joined by his mother, former First Lady Imelda Marcos, and his sister Irene Marcos.
Around 60,000 visitors flocked to the Manila North Cemetery just three hours after it opened its doors at 5 a.m., a police official said on Wednesday.
“As of this time, we have estimated the crowd to be 60,000 and increasing in number,” Manila Police District acting director Arnold Thomas Ibay told INQUIRER.net in an interview.
Filipinos visiting their departed loved ones in time for All Saints’ Day were advised to bring umbrellas because of a high chance of rain in parts of the country on Wednesday.
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) weather specialist Obet Badrina said rain showers are likely in Southern Luzon, parts of Calabarzon, and Manila.
For All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. urged Filipinos to remember the courage of saints and the deceased, saying that he joined the Catholic community to commemorate the season.
Marcos said that this Undas season allowed Filipinos to spend more time with their departed loved ones, as well as remembering the saints.