It’s final: Cebu City closes cemeteries on Oct. 29 to Nov. 2

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government has finally conceded to the Interagency Task Force’s (IATF) decision to close the cemeteries from October 29 to November 2, 2021. Acting Mayor Michael Rama has announced that due…

Gullas: Talisay City will follow DILG guidelines for Kalag-Kalag

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas said the city government will follow the Kalag-Kalag guidelines of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). This means that all cemeteries will be closed…

Lapu-Lapu City to appeal IATF ruling on cemetery visits

Futch Anthony Inso 10/21/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government will appeal to the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) to allow them to open their cemeteries on October 29 and 30, 2021. Earlier,…

Archdiocese of Cebu awaits Cebu City’s final decision on Nov. 1 and 2

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Archdiocese of Cebu awaits the final decision for the opening or closing of cemeteries on All Souls’ and Saint’s Day on November 1 and 2, 2021, as the Church will follow the…

Informal settlers inside cemetery can stay —PROBE

Dyrecka Letigio 10/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Informal settlers  living inside the cemeteries here will not be removed.  This was the pronouncement of the Prevention Restoration Order Beautification and Enhancement (PROBE) team that is preparing for the upcoming All Saints’…

PROBE: Children found inside or around cemeteries will be rescued

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/21/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Prevention Restoration Beautification and Enhancement (PROBE) team said children who will be found within or around the premises of cemeteries will be rescued. PROBE Head Racquel Arce said that…

CPPO readies deployment plan should cemeteries open in Cebu province

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 10/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Provincial police are now preparing for deployment should local government units (LGUs) in the province decide to open their cemeteries for Kalag-Kalag 2021. Police Colonel Engelbert Soriano, Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) director,…

Capitol gives LGUs freehand in drafting Kalag-Kalag guidelines

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on Tuesday, October 19 announced that it will be up to the local governments to decide how the Kalag-Kalag will be observed in their respective localities. “I will not…

Cebu City dad promises aid for affected cemetery vendors

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak said he will find a way to help vendors who will be affected by the restrictions set for cemeteries. Last year, Mayor Edgardo Labella had ordered aid for…

Pardo police chief urges residents to visit cemeteries before or after Nov 1 and 2

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 10/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The chief of police of Pardo Police Station has appealed to residents under their areas of jurisdiction to visit cemeteries before or after November 1 and 2 to avoid overcrowding.  Police Major Jose…

No vendors, no bringing of food inside Cebu City cemeteries during ‘Kalag-Kalag’

Mae Fhel Gom-os 10/14/2021

  MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Vendors will not be allowed to do business inside the cemeteries during the observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day in Cebu City, the head of the Cebu City Prevention,…

Cebu City will be having extended observance of ‘Kalag-Kalag’

Mae Fhel Gom-os 10/14/2021

  MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Cebu City will be having an extended observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. This was announced on Thursday, October 14, by lawyer Colin Rosell, consultant to the Office of…

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