Mayor Aguilar issues Executive Order regarding Undas 2022 in Las Piñas City

In the City of Las Piñas, Mayor Imelda Aguilar issued an executive order regulating activities and implementing guidelines related to the observance of “Undas” this year, according to a Manila Bulletin news report. For the newcomers reading this, “Undas” refers to the public tradition of paying respect to the dead by visiting the graves of the departed ones in memorial parks or cemeteries nationwide.

To put things in perspective, posted below is the excerpt from the Manila Bulletin report. Some parts in boldface…

Las Piñas City Mayor Imelda Aguilar has ordered the strict implementation of guidelines for safe observance of “Undas 2022” amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Aguilar issued an Executive Order (EO) regulating the activities related to the observance of “Undas” after the Department of Health (DOH) reported that there is a rise in the number of persons afflicted with Covid-19 for the month of October.

The mayor said public and private cemeteries and columbaria must strictly observe the guidelines to avoid the spread of Covid-19 in the city.

From Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, visits to all memorial facilities whether private or public shall be allowed from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. only.

Aguilar said private memorial facilities may however opt for a shorter visitation depending on the policies of their establishments.

She said administrators of open field cemeteries and memorial parks must post signages reminding the public to observe social and physical distancing inside their premises.

The mayor said although wearing of face masks is no longer mandatory, cemeteries and memorial parks must implement the policy inside their premises.

No ambulant vendors shall be allowed inside the cemeteries from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. The concerned barangay shall ensure that ambulant vendors plying near the vicinity of the memorial parks are orderly situated in a place where they will not impede the entrance and exit, including the flow of traffic near the surrounding areas and streets.

The mayor said that violators of the EO will be penalized and business permits issued to private business establishments shall be immediately revoked with summary closure.

Aguilar said the EO shall be implemented by the local police, barangays officials within their territorial jurisdictions.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are a resident of Las Piñas City, what is your reaction to this development? In this age of COVID-19, do you feel confident to go out and visit the graves of your departed ones in the cemeteries?

You may answer in the comments below. If you prefer to answer privately, you may do so by sending me a direct message online.

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