In Tagbilaran: Kalag-Kalag crowd swells over 5T at Victoria Memorial Park alone

By Cherry Mandan, contributor |11:05 AM November 2, 2019

Following tradition of visiting the grave of loved ones this time of the year, the crowd inside the Victoria Memorial Park swelled to over 5,000 as of 8 p.m. of Friday, All Saints’ Day, Aurelio “Ondoy Kalag” Gahit caretaker of the Victoria Memorial Park reported.

Gahit said Boholanos trooped to the cemetery because of the generally good weather.

It was raining hard on Friday afternoon that only few people visited the cemetery.

People stayed at the cemetery to offer flowers, candles and prayers for their dearly departed. Others prepared meals for salu-salo.

Gahit said Boholano families find it relaxing to stay in cemeteries for hours just to talk and reminisce the past.

It rained at past 2 a.m. Saturday, November 2 but this did not dampen the crowd who remained at the cemetery in fulfillment of a promise to their departed loved ones.

The Bohol Provincial Police Office, for their part, noted that the situation remains generally peaceful, so far.

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