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Some cemeteries in Pasig, Manila, Valenzuela closed on Oct. 30, 2022 due to Paeng

The city governments of Pasig, Manila, and Valenzuela announced the closure of some cemeteries on Sunday, October 30, 2022, due to the bad weather caused by Tropical Storm Paeng (international name: Nalgae).

"Mananatiling sarado ang Pasig City Cemetery (Barracks) ngayong araw, October 30, 2022 kaugnay ng masamang lagay ng panahon dulot ng Severe Tropical Storm #PaengPH," the Pasig local government unit (LGU) said in an announcement on Facebook on Sunday.

The Pasig LGU meanwhile urged private cemetery administrators to consider closing their cemeteries temporarily on Sunday.

Meanwhile, burials scheduled for Sunday at the Pasig City Cemetery (Barracks) will proceed as scheduled, except if the families opt for a reschedule, it added.

The Pasig City Cemetery (Barracks) will reopen on Monday, October 31, to allow the public to visit the tombs of their departed loved ones for the All Saints Day (Undas) observance, the LGU said.

The Manila North Cemetery and Manila South Cemetery are also closed on Sunday, October 30, as ordered by Vice Mayor John Marvin Yul Servo Nieto who is currently serving as acting mayor.

Both cemeteries were also closed on Saturday, October 29, due to the bad weather caused by Paeng.

Meanwhile, in Valenzuela City, the LGU advised the public that all cemeteries, memorial parks and columbaria will be closed on Sunday, October 30, 2022.

"Due to inclement weather caused by Severe Tropical Storm #PaengPH, ALL cemeteries, memorial park, and columbarium in Valenzuela City will remain CLOSED tomorrow, October 30, 2022. Everyone is advised to stay safe at home," the LGU said in its advisory posted on Facebook. 

Metro Manila is under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 as of Sunday morning, PAGASA said.

The weather bureau said Metro Manila, Cordillera Administrative Region, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Camarines Provinces, Western Visayas, and the rest of Cagayan Valley and Central Luzon meanwhile may possibly have light to moderate with at times heavy rains on Sunday. —KG, GMA News