Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Mayor Sara Issues Additional Guidelines For ‘Undas’

Mayor Sara Issues Additional Guidelines For ‘Undas’

Spotlight

Legislators Take Steps To End Child Marriage In The Philippines

Because of the increasing cases of child marriage in the last 6 months, Philippine legislators have recently united to end child marriage in the country.

Tanza Receives School Building From SM

SM Prime, through SM Foundation, formally turned over a two-story, four-classroom school building to Punta Elementary School (PES) in Tanza, Cavite on November 20, 2020

Amid Rising Suicides, A Province Acts To Bolster Mental, Emotional Health

Iloilo province’s “Isip Kalasag” initative aims to combat the rising cases of suicide in Iloilo by “developing, training and capacitating mental health warriors."

World Vision Relief Ops To Cagayan And Isabela Underway

World Vision continues its various relief efforts for communities in Cagayan and Isabela province that have been severely affected the recent typhoons.

Mayor Sara Z. Duterte has issued Executive Order 52 that set rules for implementation during burials and wakes while observing the commemoration of “Undas” or All Souls’ Day and All Saints’ Day.

In a statement Thursday, the city government said the new guidelines are on top of an earlier directive ordering the closure of cemeteries and columbariums for seven days during the “Undas” period from October 29 to November 4.

EO 52 seeks to provide Dabawenyos enough time to plan their early visits to their departed loved ones before or after the closure dates for cemeteries.

The directive came a week after the National Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases ((IATF-EID) issued Resolution No. 72, ordering the closure of public and private cemeteries and columbariums all over the country during “Undas” to avoid mass gathering.

The IATF resolution also set the visitor capacity of cemeteries to 30 percent from September 17 to November 15, although it exempts people who will bury their family members and those celebrating the birthday and death anniversary of their deceased loved ones during the closure period.

Mayor Sara’s EO 52, meanwhile, regulates the operation of funeral parlors, cemeteries, memorial parks, and columbariums by implementing the “family members only” policy during wake and burial.

The family in charge of the wake and burial, the order said, must ensure no mass gathering among the family members and health protocols such as wearing face masks, physical distancing, and providing hand sanitizers or alcohol-based hand rub.

Likewise, family members present should not exceed 50 percent of the room capacity where the casket is located and the family must also keep a record of the date and time of the visit of all family members for contact tracing.

“They can visit their loved ones anytime before October 29 and after November 4 to avoid mass gathering,” Mayor Sara said.

She also advised Dabawenyos not to visit on peak days, especially during weekends to avoid crowding.

Duterte also reiterated that while inside the cemeteries, the 24-hour liquor ban remains in force until the health emergency is lifted. (PNA)

Latest News

Legislators Take Steps To End Child Marriage In The Philippines

Because of the increasing cases of child marriage in the last 6 months, Philippine legislators have recently united to end child marriage in the country.

Tanza Receives School Building From SM

SM Prime, through SM Foundation, formally turned over a two-story, four-classroom school building to Punta Elementary School (PES) in Tanza, Cavite on November 20, 2020

Amid Rising Suicides, A Province Acts To Bolster Mental, Emotional Health

Iloilo province’s “Isip Kalasag” initative aims to combat the rising cases of suicide in Iloilo by “developing, training and capacitating mental health warriors."

World Vision Relief Ops To Cagayan And Isabela Underway

World Vision continues its various relief efforts for communities in Cagayan and Isabela province that have been severely affected the recent typhoons.

Historic Iloilo City Plaza To Get New Look Next Year

Iloilo’s historic Plaza Libertad will have a new look before 2021 ends!

3,500 Villagers Targeted For Mass Covid-19 Testing In Cagayan

Priority targets include families with active cases, flood victims, front-liners, health workers and responders.

Borongan City Farmers Get 800 Sacks Of Quality Rice Seeds

A total of 800 sacks will be distributed o early planters in Borongan City in Eastern Samar.

Holding Of Misa De Gallo Depends On IATF Decision: Labella

Will the traditional Misa de Gallo be also cancelled due to the existing curfew policy in the city?

House Approves BFP Modernization Bill On Final Reading

Expect a better and modernized Bureau of Fire Protection as the House approves on final reading House Bill 7406.

PRRD Hails Saudi Removal Of Restrictions On Foreign Laborers

Good news! Under the LRI, foreign workers in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to transfer to another employer without the current employer’s consent upon contract expiration.