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24/7 terminal operations, monitoring of highways as Pampanga braces for Undas

Joann Manabat
24/7 terminal operations, monitoring of highways as Pampanga braces for Undas

Mabalacat City information office

The province’s main transport hub, the Mabalacat City Passenger Terminal Complex (Dau Bus Terminal), will remain open 24/7, but commuters should expect southbound traffic at the Candaba viaduct as only two lanes are open

PAMPANGA, Philippines – The province of Pampanga has started road clearing operations, repainting of niches and tombs, and clean-up drives in most public and private cemeteries and memorial parks and their host communities.

The Central Luzon police is also on full alert as it prepares for the influx of visitors in the province while the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Corporation will implement its intensified traffic management operations in anticipation of the higher traffic volume. 

High volume toll plazas – such as Balintawak, Mindanao, Karuhatan, Valenzuela (Paso de Blas), Meycauayan, Marilao, Bocaue, Sta. Rita, Pulilan, San Simon, San Fernando, Clark South, Tarlac, Tipo, and Subic Freeport Expressway – will be closely monitored.

The province’s main transport hub, the Mabalacat City Passenger Terminal Complex (Dau Bus Terminal), will remain open 24/7. All routes will also be available during the holiday break.

Mabalacat City Mayor Cris Garbo issued Executive Order No. 31, prescribing guidelines for public and private cemeteries. 

From October 29 to November 2, the mayor said, gates of both public and private memorial parks in Mabalacat would be open from 5 am to 11 pm only.

Garbo is also offering free repainting of tombs and niches and free candles per immediate family of the departed.

In Angeles City, Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office head Rudy Simeon said personnel would be deployed in the city’s three major cemeteries: La Pieta, Holy Mary Memorial, and Sapalibutad Public Cemetery. 

Medical stations will also be placed at each entrance. The cemeteries will be open from October 26 to November 5, from 6 am to 6 pm.

Commuters using the Candaba viaduct should expect heavy traffic as the NLEX said only two southbound lanes would be open due to repair work. – Rappler.com

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