Number of cemetery visitors drops on Nov. 1

By Bohol Island News Staff| 04:10 PM November 1, 2019
Victoria Memorial Park

Some cemeteries saw lower visitor numbers on Friday, Nov. 1, compared to last year’s Undas due to the inclement weather.

Aurelio “Ondoy Kalag” Gahit, caretaker of Victoria Memorial Park, said only few came to the cemetery on Friday because of the rains.

He said that some residents started paying homage to their departed ones on Thursday, October 31.

He added that people will be coming tonight as he expects around 5,000 visitors like last year.

Several families have also set up tents.

Aurelio “Ondoy Kalag” Gahit

But there were still residents who defied the rain to visit their departed loved ones on All Saints’ Day.

Some of those who were not prepared for the rainy weather decided to just light candles, leave flowers, and cut short their visit.

Only few visited the Taloto Catholic Cemetery due to heavy rains.

Some visitors already visited the Dampas Cemetery on Thursday, but some residents are expected to visit the cemetery tonight.

The Bohol Provincial Police Office said that no major untoward incidents were reported during the country’s observance of All Saints Day, adding that deployment may stay continue until November 2.

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