15,000 people visit Manila North Cemetery on All Souls’ Day-A A +A
Saturday, November 2, 2013
THE number of visitors who trooped to the Manila North Cemetery on Saturday, an All Souls' Day, reached 15,000, a cemetery official said.
Rafael Mendez, administrator-in-charge of the Manila North Cemetery, said that the 15,000 figure recorded as of 12 p.m. on Saturday.
At least 1.5 million people flocked to the said cemetery on Friday, as majority of Filipinos visit the graves of their departed loved ones on All Saints' Day, he said. The figure was slightly lower compared to last year's 1.6 million to 1.7 million.
Mendez said that some families visited the tombs of their departed ahead of the Halloween weekend to go to their provinces where they are registered voters to cast their votes during the October 28 barangay elections.
Mendez added that the management of Manila North Cemetery continues to gather truckloads full of garbage since it opened last week.
A massive clean-up will be done at the cemetery when the festivities conclude on November 3. (Sunnex)