December 2, 2023

In commemoration of All Souls’ and All Saints’ Day, Baguio residents may visit their departed loved ones in public and cemeteries starting Oct. 1.

However, visits starting Oct. 17 will be scheduled based on the market passes issued to households earlier, which provide the schedules by color coding.

Yellow card holders may visit on Oct. 17, 20, 21, 23, 24, 27 and 28; green on Oct. 17, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26 and 28; and blue on 19, 20, 22, 23, 26 and 27.

Five adults per family including the card holder may enter the cemetery from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Each individual must present an identification card.

Senior citizens and 13 to 20 year olds may visit during Sundays, Oct. 18 and 25, accompanied by adults and limited to five per group and should have identification card.

 All are required to wear face mask and face shield and practice social distancing.

La Trinidad-Itogon-Sablan-Tuba-Tublay residents may visit on Oct. 17 and 24; within the same time and bound by the same rules on minimum health protocols.

Those who will visit are urged to limit their visit to two hours, to allow for other visitors within the day.

The scheme was presented by City Administrator Bonifacio dela Peña during the regular management committee meeting last Monday.

Naguilian Road, the main route to Baguio’s Public Cemetery, shall be on a two-way traffic scheme from Nov. 17 to 28, with pay parking areas at Cooyeesan and Recoletos Seminary. Motorists shall observe a pick-and-go scheme along the cemetery gate.

There shall be no selling of flowers, candles, and other items outside and within the cemetery.

Flowers and candles will be sold along the Ganza area in Burnham Park.

Noise-makers, toys, bladed weapons, dangerous items, and liquor are also prohibited at cemeteries. – Julie G. Fianza