• Pols’ posters banned in Manila cemeteries

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    Posters and all printed messages of politicians are not allowed in both Manila government-run burial grounds, the North and South cemeteries.

    Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada on Thursday ordered his men to start removing all posters placed by politicians in the two cemeteries, including those by candidates for national posts.

    “I even asked them to remove all my posters,” he said.

    According to Estrada, only posters not related to politics are allowed.

    Starting on Thursday, preparations for the two-day Catholic events, All Saints’ Day on November 1 and All Souls’ Day on November 2, have been laid out in the North and South cemeteries, including the setting up of tents where doctors and nurses will render medical assistance.

    Estrada said ambulances have been readied.

    Meanwhile, policemen will be deployed as early as October 30 to maintain peace and order.

    The Manila mayor reminded those going to the two cemeteries not to bring any deadly weapon, loudspeakers, liquids, among other prohibited items.

    They should also avoid wearing expensive jewelry, he said.

    Roads near the cemeteries will be closed to traffic starting midnight of October 30.

    Parking areas for cars have been designated.

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