All systems go for ‘Oplan Kaluluwa’ in Baguio City

BAGUIO CITY – The Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) said it is all systems go as it deployed its personnel early on Monday to implement the restrictions provided for by the Administrative Order reactivating “Oplan Kaluluwa” in the city.

BCPO officer-in-charge (OIC) director Police Senior Supt. Ramil Saculles said “Oplan Kaluluwa” will be in effect until Nov. 2 where some residents may still visit their dead at the Baguio City Public Cemetery.

Saculles reminded the public to abide by the traffic advisory issued by the BCPO for Nov. 1.

“Oplan Kaluluwa” is an annual program of the city government in coordination with the BCPO and all concerned agencies.

Cemetery-goers are cautioned not to bring gambling paraphernalia, noisemakers, pointed or bladed objects and intoxicating drinks to the cemetery as these shall be confiscated at the gate.

Traffic issuances through BCPO include those for parking and no-parking, loading and unloading areas, one-way roads and re-routing for public utility vehicles.

Trucks and buses are banned on Quirino Highway (Baguio-Bauang Road) from the junction of Buhagan Road to the junction of Irisan–Circumferential Road (Munoz Street) between 5 a.m. and midnight of Nov. 1.

Travelers are advised to take B. Palispis Highway and the Circumferential Road or the Lamtang-Longlong-Tam-awan Road to Baguio City or La Trinidad, Benguet.

Parking areas include the Pay Parking inside Cooyesan Plaza Shangrila Subdivision and the Recoletos Seminary Compound.

Public utility vehicles (PUVs)–passenger jeepneys and taxicabs will not be allowed beyond the Police Station 1 but will be allowed to unload and load passengers at the area.

Only emergency vehicles, water delivery, ambulance and police vehicles are allowed inside the cemetery. Jojo Lamaria/