MARIKINA CITY – The local government has cleaned the cemeteries in Marikina City ahead of the commemoration of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day on November 1 and 2.
Officials and employees of Marikina City Hall visited Our Lady of the Abandoned, Barangka Municipal Cemetery, Loyola Memorial Park, Aglipay Cemetery and the Holy Child Memorial Park to ensure that these places are clean, orderly, and safe for thousands of people who be will paying their respects to their dead loved ones next week.
Aside from that, flowers are blooming on the stalls along McDonald’s Avenue corner Changyungco Street, where Marikina City Flower Shops are now situated.
The shop’s new location is better and more orderly than its previous one across the Sports Center, promising better business for the vendors who will be very busy in the next few days.
Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro has ordered city hall employees to make sure that the city is well-prepared for these dates.
“Minsan lang sa isang taon dadagsa ang ating mga kababayan sa mga sementeryo para magbigay galang sa kanilang mga yumaong minamahal, pagbastaan na natin ito (People visit their loved ones once a year. Let’s all prepare for this),” Teodoro said.
City hall workers have cleaned and cleared cemeteries, fixed flower shops, implemented safety measures and announced a traffic rerouting plan for Marikina City, particularly on the streets near cemeteries.