The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is set to start today its clean-up drive in various cemeteries in the metropolis.
Francis Martinez, MMDA Metro Parkway Clearing Group (MPCG) head, said MMDA personnel will clean up at least 26 public and private cemeteries and memorial parks, starting with the North and South cemeteries.
The clean-up team will come from MPCG and Sidewalk Clearing Operations Group (SCOG).
Included in the clean-up drive are the La Loma Cemetery, Mandaluyong Cemetery (Aglipay), San Felipe Neri Catholic Cemetery, Barangka Cemetery, Loyola Memorial Park, Manila Memorial Park, Palanyag Public Cemetery, Sargento Mariano Public Cemetery, Baraks, Roman Catholic Cemetery, Aglipay Cemetery (M. Lozada Street), San Joaquin Cemetery (M. Almeda Street), San Roque Cemetery (E. Hermosa Street), Bagbag, Baesa Cemetery, San Juan Cemetery, Hagonoy Cemetery, Libingan ng mga Bayani, Arkong Bato, Palasan Cemetery, Karuhatan Cemetery, Soldiers Hill Cemetery, St. Joseph Public Cemetery, and Tugatog Cemetery.
Aside from the clean-up campaign, the MMDA will deploy personnel to manage the flow of traffic in critical areas in the metropolis, such as bus terminals, as people rush to go to the provinces to observe All Saints Day.
Emerson Carlos, MMDA officer-in-charge, said the agency will deploy on Thursday around 2,000 personnel all over the metropolis.
He said the move is part of MMDA’s “Oplan Kaluluwa” for both All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.