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Erap prepares for Undas: 2M visitors to Metro Manila cemeteries expected

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada will be very busy this Undas.

The veteran politiko said his city is already preparing for the influx of two million visitors in four cemeteries during the All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.

The four cemeteries are Manila North Cemetery, La Loma Catholic Cemetery, Manila Chinese Cemetery and Manila South Cemetery.

The mayor is counting on Manila Police District Director Chief Supt. Joel Coronel to lead the security preparations for the Undas.

MPD is expected to deploy close to 2,000 policemen at the cemeteries starting Oct. 27 to Nov. 2.

Foot and mobile patrols and checkpoints in strategic areas will also be put up.

As always, alcohol drinks, gambling paraphernalia, loud speakers, sharp objects and pets are prohibited inside the cemeteries.

Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 have been declared special non-working holidays. However, work will resume on Nov. 2.