In anticipation of the forthcoming All Soul’s Day and to avoid overcrowding on cemeteries, the local government of Baguio City encourages the residents to visit their dearly departed earlier.

Furthermore, Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong said that the management committee agreed to arrange schedules in visiting cemeteries which starts today and will last until October 28.

He added that residents will be allowed to enter cemeteries depending on the color of the market and mall schedule pass provided to them by the city government while the city was still under stricter quarantine measures.

Baguio City cemetery visit

Those who have yellow cards can go to the cemeteries on October 17, 20, 21, 23, 24, 27, and 28.

On the other hand, green cardholders can visit their dead loved ones on October 17, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26, and 28.

Meanwhile, blue pass holders are scheduled on October 19, 20, 22, 23, 26, and 27.

There were 128 barangays in Baguio City which were divided into 28 districts. Each district was assigned a specific market and mall schedule which corresponds to the color of the pass they were given.

“We will follow so that everyone will have his turn to visit the cemetery while preventing overcrowding. Let us observe a limited time so that others, too, can visit their dead,” Magalong said.

He added that to maintain peace and order, policemen will be deployed. They will also ensure that social distancing will be observed at the cemeteries.

The guidelines

Between 7 AM to 5 PM, five adults per family, including the cardholder, may enter the cemetery. They must also present an identification card prior to entry.

Senior citizens and those who are aged 13 to 20 years old may visit on Sundays or on October 18 and 25. However, they must still be accompanied by adults and each group is still limited to five persons.

Baguio City cemetery visit

Residents from La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba, and Tublay who have loved ones buried in Baguio cemeteries and columbarium and wish to visit them may do so on two Saturdays—October 17 and 24.

They must also observe the same rules imposed on city residents such as wearing face shields and face masks and practice social distancing.