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Friday, November 1, 2013 (

CLEAR blue skies welcomed families who trooped to The Heritage Memorial Park in Taguig City Friday to observe All Saints’ Day.

Traffic situation was light outside the cemetery the whole morning of November 1 and no untoward incidents were reported to the authorities.

Help desks and medical assistance booths, as well as food stalls, were stationed in one area inside the memorial park. Ambulant vendors, on the other hand, were not given access to the cemetery.

Most families camped out and opted to spend the night with their departed loved ones while others came in early Friday.

Among those who were laid to rest at the Heritage Park were former budget secretary Emilia Boncodin, actor Rudy Fernandez and King of Comedy, Dolphy.

Meanwhile, the local government of Taguig assured the public that they will provide round-the-clock security, medical and traffic assistance to those who are observing the All Saints' Day.

The city government recently launched "2013 Oplan Undas," which primarily mapped out the security arrangements in eight cemeteries in Taguig.

They will be securing Bagumbayan, Hagonoy, Tuktukan, Aglipay and Maharlika cemeteries, Ligid Catholic Cemetery, Garden of Memories and the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

"We are expecting a lot of people to honor their deceased relatives so we want to make this commemoration and tradition as comfortable as it can be for them," said Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano in an emailed statement.

Help desks and first-aid tents were also placed strategically in all mentioned places for immediate medical response during emergencies.

The Public Order and Safety Office and the Taguig City police also deployed at least 860 personnel as early as October 31. (Sunnex)

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