Residents who would like to visit the graves of their departed loved ones are reminded to secure first the KALAG-KALAG Passes in their respective barangays so they will be allowed entry in the cemeteries of their choice.
Heeding the appeal of the authorities, several residents have already visited the graves of their loved ones earlier than Nov. 1 to avoid overcrowding.
Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, Chairperson of the City Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, ordered that the gates of cemeteries be guarded by enforcers to ensure only those with passes are allowed entry while some roads have been re-routed from October 20 to 28 and November 5 to 7, 2020.
The city adopted the Kalag-kalag passes to prevent mass gatherings and possible transmission of COVID-19.
Pursuant to Executive Order No. 22 signed by Mayor Remollo, a resident can only get a Kalag-Kalag Pass once.
To obtain a Kalag-Kalag Pass and be allowed entry in the cemeteries, residents must:
1. Request a Kalag-kalag pass at the Barangay Hall
2. Present the pass at the entrance of the cemeteries
3. Always wear face masks and practice social distancing
4. Submit to thermal scanning and use disinfectants
5. Observe the one-hour allotted time for visit
6. Exit at the designated areas in an orderly manner
Additional reminders:
No food, No liquor allowed
No deadly, sharp and bladed weapons allowed
Be guided by the traffic routing scheme
In compliance to the national directive, all cemeteries will be closed to the public from October 29 to November 4, 2020.