‘All systems go’ for Undas’- Palace
It’s “all systems go” for the government as it prepares security measures to ensure the
peaceful and orderly observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day this week, a Palace official said.
“We are all systems go for the coming All Saint’s Day and All Soul’s Day,” Palace spokesman
Salvador Panelo said in a statement.
Panelo said that the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has deployed more than 3,000
personnel and started clearing the roads leading to cemeteries.
The Philippine National Police (PNP), meanwhile, will deploy over 30,000 police personnel nationwide
to ensure public safety and security this weekend, he added.
Panelo also said the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has started to
inspect bus terminals as part of the safety measures.
“In addition, the LTFRB together with the Land Transportation Office (LTO), has facilitated the
roadworthiness check and validation of drivers’ licenses,” he said.
Panelo urged the public to cooperate with the government in its efforts to have a “solemn and
orderly” observance of the annual Filipino tradition.
“The government will be doing its part but we also ask the public for cooperation to ensure that
we will have a solemn and orderly observance of this Filipino tradition,” he said.
All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day have been observed in the Philippines on November 1 and 2, respectively.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), meanwhile, has mobilized all regional and engineering offices nationwide to provide assistance to motorists and commuters going home to the provinces for the traditional celebration of “undas” or All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.
Open Works Secretary Mark Villar initiated the office’s “Lakbay Alalay” program to guarantee smooth and safe travel and give solid help to drivers.
‘Lakbay Alalay’ activated
Villar said that DPWH help focuses would be opened at fundamental street systems and key areas of national parkways to help explorers amid the coming long end of the week.
DPWH help focuses will be on a nonstop move beginning 7 a.m. on Wednesday Oct. 31, 2018 to 12 twelve of Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.
To guarantee the smooth stream of activity, DPWH upkeep groups will guarantee that national parkways, particularly those promoting both open and private burial grounds, sheltered and cleared from potholes, checks including illicitly stopped vehicles and sellers, and furnished with legitimate lighting and cautioning signage, the DPWH said.
“It incredibly expected that every national street, all the more essentially those prompting open and private burial grounds will exceptionally occupied for the All Saints’ Day and our work force prepared to help drivers,” Villar said.
The driver help groups will facilitate with the LTO, PNP, nearby government units (LGUs), and other concerned offices.
Further, DPWH venture engineers coordinated to facilitate with contractual workers and other concerned workplaces for the planning of on-going street tasks and the establishment of vital movement warning.
Field units have actualized different routine support exercises to guarantee the upkeep and upkeep of streets, the DPWH said.
Activity benefit support works additionally attempted, especially the establishment of useful and administrative cautioning signs and movement warnings.
Hence, we are trusting that through our Lakbay Alalay groups, we can help everybody find the opportunity to visit dedication burial grounds, columbaria including chapels and celebrate recollections of their long lost sheltered and free from any bother,” said Villar.