Undas 2019 - updates

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Master of his fate, captain of his soul

Nov 02, 2019 - 12:00 PM

A Filipino captain shows courage in the face of China's bullying

IN VIDEOS: Undas 2019 in Manila and Pampanga

Nov 02, 2019 - 12:41 AM

Rain or shine, Filipinos visit their dearly departed

Survivors say prayers at Yolanda mass grave in Tacloban

Nov 01, 2019 - 10:32 PM

‘I wish Mama were here to tell me that everything’s going to be okay,’ says Nathalia, who was 4 years old when her mother and 3 sisters died during Super Typhoon Yolanda

HOLY Cross Cemetery is the mass grave in Barangay Basper, Tacloban City, where those who died during Super Typhoon Yolanda in 2013 are buried. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Afraid of cemeteries? Visit these places in the Cordillera

Nov 01, 2019 - 10:21 PM

If you leave through John Hay’s main gate going to the PMA, you will pass by one of two Phil-Am veterans cemeteries.... the White Lady of Loakan sometimes hitches a ride there, taxicab drivers would attest.

(From left) Baguio Cemetery photo courtesy of World War II Archive Project; Sagada cemetery photo courtesy of Dr. Philip del Carmen; Lost Cemetery of Negativism photo by Frank Cimatu/Rappler

[OPINION] Dignity, beauty, and humor in death: What my mom's passing taught me

Nov 01, 2019 - 8:54 PM

'While the cancer slowly consumed my mom’s physical body, it could not do the same thing to her indomitable spirit'

On Undas, families of drug war victims cry justice for their dead

Nov 01, 2019 - 6:14 PM

For these families, the pain runs deeper as their relatives and friends did not simply die. They were killed.

STILL MOURNING. Gigi Sardido joins a prayer rally at the Mendiola Peace Arch in Manila. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

‘People come and ghost’: It’s 2019 and #UndasHugot is far from dead

Nov 01, 2019 - 5:04 PM

This All Saints Day, Filipinos welcome November with clever puns, resentment toward – and longing for – 'ghosts' of the past, and an awful lot of feels that just won't die

In Davao del Sur, only few visit the dead after the earthquake

Nov 01, 2019 - 3:45 PM

Residents of Magsaysay, Davao del Sur, are more concerned about their situation – limited food and water, and having to temporarily stay in tents – than going to the cemetery

A FEW SHOW UP. In this portion of the Magsaysay Public Cemetery, less than 50 people are around in the early afternoon of All Saints Day, unlike in the past years. Photo by Allan Nawal/Rappler

LIST: Presidents, celebrities you can visit at Manila’s cemeteries

Nov 01, 2019 - 12:53 PM

Mayor Isko Moreno says they should be remembered for having offered themselves in the service of their neighbors, the country, and especially the City of Manila

PRESIDENT. Ramon Magsaysay's grave at the Manila North Cemetery. Photo from Moreno's Facebook Page

Undas exodus 'generally peaceful,' says QCPD Chief

Nov 01, 2019 - 12:32 PM

Police reports note there were barely any long lines at majority of the bus terminals in the city, except from Five Star station which had an average of 1,500 passengers

NO CONGESTION. At Araneta bus terminal on the even of Undas, there were only around 120 people and no lines. Photo by Jaen Manegdeg/Rappler

[OPINION] An Undas reflection on Lolo-Dad, who left us a living piece of himself

Nov 01, 2019 - 12:22 PM

'It was definitely a shock to everyone in the family that my mom had a newborn half-sister, and that my brother and I had an aunt younger than us'

U.S. embassy closed November 1

Oct 31, 2019 - 6:40 PM

The US embassy in Manila and its affiliated offices will resume regular services on Monday, November 4

US EMBASSY IN MANILA. The US Embassy in Manila will be closed on November 1, 2019 in observance of All Saints' Day. File photo by AFP

Marcos Bridge in Marikina reopens in time for Undas

Oct 31, 2019 - 1:39 PM

The bridge is retrofitted in order to ensure the safety of the public, says Public Works Secretary Mark Villar

REOPENED. The Marcos Bridge in Marikina is now reopened after 5 months of rehabilitation, in time for the influx of motorists going home to their provinces for Undas. Photo from DPWH

Based on a true story? Netizens share real-life horror stories

Oct 30, 2019 - 6:27 PM

Is real life stranger – and scarier – than fiction?

3 cousins die on their way to painting grandmother's tomb

Oct 30, 2019 - 6:09 PM

The boys were traveling from Kabayan, Benguet, to Busilac, Nueva Vizcaya

#WalangPasok: Class, work suspensions, Thursday, October 31, 2019

Oct 30, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for class and work suspension announcements for Thursday, October 31, 2019, for All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day

DOLE reminds employers to pay proper wages for November holidays

Oct 29, 2019 - 5:21 PM

The Department of Labor and Employment issues guidelines for employers to compute proper wages for All Saints' Day, All Souls Day, and Bonifacio Day

PROPER WAGES. The Department of Labor and Employment issues guidelines for proper wage implementation in November holidays. File photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

[OPINYON] Hindi mo kailangang maniwala sa paramdam

Oct 28, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Hindi mo kailangang hanapin. Kung magpaparamdam at magpapakita ang mga multo at espiritu, wala ka nang magagawa. Gaya ng madalas mangyari sa akin.

190,000 cops on full alert for Undas 2019

Oct 28, 2019 - 9:31 AM

The Philippine National Police also enlists almost 100,000 civilian volunteers to act as 'force multipliers' in securing Undas 2019

FULL ALERT. Police nationwide are set to work overtime for Undas 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LIST: P2P suspensions for Undas 2019

Oct 27, 2019 - 8:31 PM

Point-to-point bus schedules for the Undas long weekend

P2P UNDAS SCHEDULES. Commuters using the affected routes will need to find alternative modes of transport. Photo by Alanis Banzon/Rappler

LIST: Traffic rerouting schemes in Metro Manila for Undas 2019

Oct 27, 2019 - 2:25 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Check here the rerouting maps and instructions organized per Metro Manila local government unit

MOVEMENT. Thousands Filipinos flock to Bagbag Public Cemetery in Quezon City on November 1, 2018, to visit their departed loved ones in the observance of All Saints Day. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

MMDA lifts number coding scheme for Undas 2019

Oct 27, 2019 - 1:28 PM

The MMDA will also deploy 2,300 personnel to assist passengers at bus terminals and ports

INCREASED DEMAND. Thousands of passengers are set to go home to their provinces for the days of the dead, causing increased volume at bus terminals and ports. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Undas 2019: Mall schedules during All Saints' Day weekend

Oct 24, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Here are mall schedules from Thursday to Sunday, October 31 to November 3, based on advisories from mall operators

LIST: NLEX, SCTEX, Cavitex preparations for Undas 2019

Oct 24, 2019 - 12:02 PM

The preparations include more toll collection points, suspension of roadwork, and free services for motorists

MORE TOLL BOOTHS. NLEX Corporation will add portable toll booths to manage traffic. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LTFRB issues 855 special permits to buses for Undas 2019

Oct 23, 2019 - 9:55 AM

The permits will be valid from October 30 to November 3, to help provide ample transportation for those observing All Saints' Day in their provinces

PROVINCIAL BUSES. Passengers queue for seats for Holy Week. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

LIST: NAIA preparations for Undas 2019

Oct 22, 2019 - 8:41 PM

Both passengers and airlines play a part in ensuring smooth airport operations

Cavite-Laguna Expressway passable by October 30 – DPWH

Oct 22, 2019 - 3:28 PM

Entry and exit points at Mamplasan Interchange in Biñan, Laguna, and Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road will be opened in time for Undas 2019

OPEN ON UNDAS. The Cavite-Laguna Expressway is set to open on October 30, and is expected to serve 10,000 motorists. Photo from MPIC website

Random drug tests for PUV drivers ahead of Undas 2019

Oct 21, 2019 - 9:11 PM

The Land Transportation Office also intensifies roadworthiness and terminal inspections in preparation for Undas

PREPARATIONS. The Land Transportation Office started preparations for Oplan Biyaheng Ayos: Undas on Monday, October 21, through intensified roadworthiness inspections and road safety seminars. Photo from DOTr Facebook page