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Marikina initiates comprehensive cemetery cleanup 

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In preparation for the forthcoming observance of All Saints' and All Souls' Days, the Marikina City Government has embarked on extensive clearing and clean-up operations in the city's cemeteries. Mayor Marcy Teodoro has provided stringent directives to ensure meticulous cleaning, removal of obstacles, and the overall enhancement of various burial grounds, including the Our Lady of the Abandoned Parish Cemetery, Barangka Public Cemetery, Holy Child Memorial Park, Iglesia Filipina Independiente (Aglipay) Cemetery, and Loyola Memorial Park.

The local administration's primary aim is to make these cemeteries convenient, safe, and tranquil for the meaningful remembrance of departed loved ones during the upcoming Undas. The extensive cleaning and maintenance initiatives underscore the city's commitment to facilitating a respectful and peaceful observance of this annual tradition.

The cemetery clean-up operation is a multifaceted effort involving various city departments and local organizations, all working in unison to ensure the cemeteries are in their best condition. This includes the removal of debris and trash, trimming overgrown vegetation, and repairing and repainting grave markers where necessary. Additionally, the city government is collaborating with volunteers and community organizations to ensure a collective and harmonious endeavor.


The efforts undertaken by the Marikina City Government exemplify their dedication to serving the community and ensuring that the cemeteries are in pristine condition for the people of Marikina as they pay their respects to their dearly departed.

By initiating these early preparations, the city aims to provide a conducive environment for reflection and remembrance during the significant Undas season. This approach aligns with Marikina's tradition of honoring the departed and maintaining a deep sense of respect and dignity during this important time of the year.

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