Mayor Climaco urges strict compliance of Undas EOs PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 October 2014 13:52

Mayor Beng Climaco has reiterated her earlier call on the police and military to strictly enforce the safety and security measures as specified in her executive orders to ensure a peaceful and orderly observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day on Nov. 1 & 2, respectively.

Foremost, Climaco reminded the authorities not to give in nor waive any and all rules and regulations on public and private cemeteries where thousands of people are expected to converge during the two-day observance.

Executive Order No. BC81-2014 issued last Oct. 24 strictly prohibits the following acts inside the public and private cemeteries, including memorial gardens: Bringing of firearms, bladed weapons and other similar items’ bringing, selling and drinking of liquor; putting up of temporary stalls, selling of food, beverages, candles, etc. within 20 meters from cemeteries; playing aloud radio, stereo cassettes and other gadgets; all types of gambling, the use of firecrackers and pyrotechnics.

Motorcycles and other vehicles shall be parked on designated areas outside the cemeteries. Absolutely no vehicle shall be allowed to enter, much more park inside the cemeteries.

The city chief executive also called the law enforcers’ attention to her EO No. BC82-2014 dated Oct. 14 to plan, adopt and implement temporary traffic rerouting scheme on all roads leading to the public and private cemeteries in the city.

All the rules and regulations promulgated under the two executive orders will take effect at 12 a.m. of Nov. 1 until 5 p.m. of Nov. 2. Violators thereof will be dealt accordingly.

Meanwhile, Climaco has appealed to the public, especially those who will visit the resting places of their departed loved ones, to remain vigilant and cooperate with the police in the implementation of the safety and security measures so that the observance of All Saints’ and Souls’ Days will be as peaceful and orderly as possible.— Vic Larato