DAGUPAN CITY — All Saints’ Day is on here despite the fact that one cemetery is still one foot under water and some of the tombs in two other cemeteries are still soaked in half-foot water.
Still under water is the eastern end of the public cemetery in Bonuan Boquig while some tombs at the Catholic and Independent cemeteries in Barangay Poblacion Oeste could not yet be reached as they are still soaked in water.
Some parts of Dagupan were flooded just two weeks ago due to rains dumped by Typhoons “Karen” and “Lawin”.
The other cemeteries in Dagupan are the Eternal Gardens, also in Poblacion Oeste, Mt. Zion Memorial Park, also in Bonuan Boquig, and the Chinese Cemetery 1 on Herrero-Perez and Chinese Cemtery, 2 in Tapuac.
Supt. Neil Miro, chief of the Dagupan police, said his policemen were posted at the entrances of all cemeteries to inspect the baggages of people to prevent them from bringing in deadly and bladed weapons, intoxicating liquor and cards and other gaming devices.
Miro said in today’s All Saints Day,the Dagupan policemen were boosted by an augmentation team from the Philippine Army and the Regional Public Safety Battalion.
Traffic was re-routed by the city’s Public Order and Safety Office (POSO) in major streets of Dagupan leading to the cemeteries while parking areas for cemetery-goers were designated.
In adjacent Calasiao town, traffic along the national highway was re-routed by the police along interior barangay roads because of the throngs of people going to the town cemetery. PNA-northboundasia.com