DAGUPAN CITY (PIA) – The local government unit of Malasiqui advised those who are going to visit their loved ones in the town’s cemeteries for Undas to take note of the visiting schedule set from October 29 to November 1, 2022.
Mayor Noel Anthony Geslani issued Executive Order No. 37 yesterday implementing barangay schedules of visitation in public and private cemeteries in the municipality of Malasiqui in the observance of Undas.
“Although COVID-19 cases have already declined and normalcy has started to be back on the lives of everyone amid the pandemic, the public is reminded to be more vigilant and not let their guard down in order to record zero active COVID-19 cases and a free community from the disease,” Mayor Geslani said.
He added, “The municipality of Malasiqui is composed of 73 barangays, therefore, it is necessary to implement clustering/scheduling of the said barangays to avoid heavy traffic in the major thoroughfares of the municipality as well as to avoid full-blown mass gatherings in cemeteries on November 1, 2022 so that responses and measures done against COVID-19 will not be put to naught.”
On October 29, Saturday, only those residing in barangays Abonagan, Agdao, Alacan, Aliaga, Amacalan, Anolid, Apaya, Asin East, Asin West, Bacundao East, Bacundao West, Bongar, Butao, Cabatling, Cabueldatan, Calbueg, Canan Norte, Canan Sur, and Don Pedro will be allowed entry in the gravesites.
Residents of barangays Bakitiw, Balite, Banaoang, Barang, Bawer, Binalay, Bobon, Bogtong, Bolaoit, Gatang, Goliman, Gomez, Guilig, Ican, Ingala-gala, Lareg-Lareg, Lasip, and Poblacion may visit cemeteries only on Sunday, October 30.
Those from barangays Lepa, Lokeb East, Lokeb Norte, Lokeb Sur, Lunec, Mabulitec, Malimpec, Mangan Dampay, Nalsian Norte, Nalsian Sur, Nancapian, Nansangaan, Polong Sur, Potiocan, San Julian, Tabo-Sili, Talospatang, and Taloy will have their time on October 31, Monday, a special non-working holiday.
For residents of Olea, Pacuan, Palapar Norte, Palapar Sur, Palong, Pamaranum, Pasima, Payar, Polong Norte, Taloyan, Tambac, Tobor, Tolonguat, Tomling, Umando, Viado, Waig, and Warey, they will be allowed to go to the cemeteries on November 1, Tuesday, which is a legal holiday.
Those from neighboring barangays such as Balingueo in Sta. Barbara and Cabueldetan in Basista will only be allowed to visit the gravesites on October 30 and 31, respectively while residents from barangay Cobol in San Carlos City will only be permitted to visit their departed loved ones on November 1.
Unvaccinated individuals and children ages 11 years old and below will not be allowed to enter the premises.
The mayor stressed that alcoholic beverages, sound systems, sharp objects, flammable and explosive materials, firearms, and gambling paraphernalia will be prohibited inside the premises.
He also reminded the public to wear face masks, observe health protocols, and bring sanitizer and alcohol for added protection.
All visitors are advised to observe proper waste disposal and apply “Clean As You Go”. (PIA Pangasinan) BY: APRIL M. MONTES-BRAVO