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For Undas: Free candles, paint job for tombs in Mabalacat

Mayor Crisostomo Garbo inspects the Public Cemeteries in Mabalacat City days before the commemoration of UNDAS. (Mabalacat CIO)

MABALACAT CITY — The city government here, aside from the annual cleaning and painting of tombs and niches in public cemeteries, will also provide free candles per immediate family of the departed.

“I have instructed my team to conduct a survey of all niches of the public cemeteries and have them counted so that when the family visits, they won’t have to buy a candle anymore,” Mayor Crisostomo Garbo said.

In line with this, Mayor Garbo issued Executive Order No. 31 prescribing the guidelines for public and private memorial parks and cemeteries during Undas of this year.

Starting October 29 to November 2, the gates of both public and private memorial parks shall be open from 5 am to 11 pm.

The Mabalacat City Traffic Enforcement Group also created traffic schemes that are set to be posted on the city’s official Facebook page (Mabalacat City News).

Mayor Garbo also reiterated the importance of following the health protocol during this period.

“Kahit na pinayagan natin makabisita ang general public, mas mabuti pa rin na sumunod tayo sa alituntunin dahil andyan pa rin ang banta ng pandemiya,” Garbo added.