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Bacolod City, Philippines Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Cemetery clean-up starts today

A 3-day clean-up operation will be conducted in all public cemeteries in Bacolod City starting today in preparation for the celebration of All Saints’ Day, Bacolod General Services Officer Jerome Solinap said yesterday.

Solinap said he and City Engineer Belly Aguillon, have decided to divide the four public cemeteries in terms of responsibility.

The Handumanan cemetery will be handled by the Public Affairs Assistance Division, the Burgos cemetery by the DPS with augmentation from the GSO, the Sum-ag cemetery by the City Engineer’s Office, and Granada cemetery by the GSO.

Solinap said the Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office will provide six to 20 personnel and put up public assistance counters in all the 12 public and private cemeteries to provide assistance to people visiting them.

At the Burgos cemetery, the security guard and caretaker have been instructed to close its gates by 5 p.m. and not to allow anyone to dwell inside it, he said.

Councilors Roberto Rojas and Em Ang, had earlier, authored resolutions pushing for the clean-up of public cemeteries, and for the proper disposal of garbage in time for the observation of All Saints’ Day.

The proposed resolution of Rojas is to deploy Task Force Clean and Green that will spearhead the cleaning of the Burgos, Granada and Handumanan public markets.*CGS

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