By Marisol Bo-oc | 10:35 PM November 01, 2022

Nearly 10,000 visitors flock Victoria Memorial Park Cemetery in Barangay Taloto in Tagbilaran City to remember their departed loved ones on All Saints’ Day, locally known as “Kalag-Kalag,” on Tuesday, Nov. 1.

Aurelio Gahit, former caretaker of Victoria Memorial Park, said that the 10,000 figure recorded as of 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

“Daghan nang tawo nananda kay dili naman init,” he said.

This is the first time in two years that Tagbilaranons are able to observe this annual tradition after restrictions brought by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lt. Col. Regie Real, chief of Tagbilaran City Police Station, said people visited the various cemeteries- Taloto Catholic Cemetery, Dampas Catholic Cemetery, Victoria Memorial Park, Serenity Park and Tagbilaran City Public Cemetery.

She said today’s observance was “generally peaceful” and “orderly.”

Visitors to public and private cemeteries in Tagbilaran City were allowed to stay in the premises for up to 10 p. m.

According to guidelines issued by the Tagbilaran City government, residents are allowed to visit the on October 30 to November 2 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The city government also reminded residents that drinking alcoholic beverages, and gambling are not allowed inside the cemeteries. With a report from Helen Castaño

By Bohol Island News

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