December 7, 2022

Public cemeteries in Baguio will be closed on Nov. 1 except for sponsored church services while visiting the tombs of departed loved ones will be scheduled per district beginning October 23 to Nov. 5.
Public cemetery gates will open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cleaning of tombs is from Oct. 3 to 22 and bringing in of cleaning materials will not be allowed beginning Oct. 23 onwards.
Crowd management and traffic congestion were considered as basis in the scheduling of visits to the public cemeteries per district.
The following are the visiting schedule per district:
Oct. 23 (Sunday) – districts 3, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20;
Oct. 24 (Monday) – districts 1, 2, 17, 18;
Oct. 25 (Tuesday) – districts 4, 5, 6, 16;
Oct. 26 (Wednesday) districts 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12;
Oct. 27 (Thursday) districts 3, 13, 14, 19, 20;
Oct. 28 (Friday) districts 3, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20;
Oct. 29 (Saturday) districts 1, 2, 4, 5;
Oct. 30 (Sunday) districts 6, 7, 8, 9, 16;
Oct. 31 (Monday) districts 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Nov. 1 (Tuesday) – sponsored church services only. Visit the City Environment and Parks Management Office for scheduling.
Nov. 2 (Wednesday) – districts 3, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20;
Nov. 3 (Thursday) – districts 1, 2, 4, 5;
Nov. 4 (Friday) – districts 6, 7, 8, 9, 16; and
Nov. 5 (Saturday) – districts 10, 11, 12, 13,14
Those coming from La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tublay and Tuba as well as all non-residents of Baguio may visit their departed any day except on Nov. 1.
To avoid traffic, parking is not allowed along public thoroughfares near the cemeteries from Oct. 23 to Nov. 5, drop and go only.
The city also reminds the public not to bring prohibited materials inside the cemeteries such as liquor, firearms and pointed objects, flammable materials, gambling materials and speakers.
Vending and vendors are also prohibited inside public cemeteries. – Jessa Mardy Samidan