Las Piñas City Mayor Vergel Aguilar directed the local police in coordination with barangay officials to make the necessary vehicular rerouting scheme to maintain peace and order in cemeteries and other crowded places during observance of Undas (All Saints’ Day).
Aguilar said police assistance and medical desks will be installed inside cemeteries and other areas starting October 31 up to November 2 to assist those who will troop to the cemeteries to pay respect to their departed loved ones.
A rerouting scheme should be devised for visitors who will bring their own cars to ease traffic congestion, he said.
He directed P/S Supt. Romulo Sapitula to assign police officers at the main entrance of the cemeteries to conduct inspections and ensure that no bladed weapons and liquor are brought within the vicinity.
Deadly or bladed weapons, alcoholic beverages and stereos, among others, are strictly prohibited to avoid inconvenience to those who pay respects to their departed loved ones.
“We have to ensure that uniformed policemen stationed at the cemeteries main entrance assisted by barangay tanod shall not only conduct inspections and confiscate bladed weapons and liquor but also enforce full security measures,” the mayor said.
Aguilar likewise called on the faithful to pray and remember the dead without polluting the environment and help in maintaining cleanliness in the surroundings.
He urged the public to observe “ecological responsibility” as they troop to cemeteries to pay respects to their beloved dead.
“Our time-honored tradition of remembering the dead should not defile our Mother Nature,” he said.
“I appeal to the faithful to remember and pray for our dearly departed in a way that will not worsen the garbage problem in our communities,” he added. (END)