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Baguio City Undas 2023 Advisory: Important Guidelines and Information

As we approach the significant observance of Undas 2023 in Baguio City, here are key guidelines and schedules for residents and visitors to note:

1. Cemetery Cleaning and Visitation

  • Cleaning Period: October 7-30, 2023
    • This is the designated time for families to clean and prepare the resting places of their loved ones.
  • Cemetery Visitation: October 31 – November 2, 2023
    • On these dates, please be informed that:
      • Cleaning materials will not be permitted for entry.
      • The following are strictly prohibited inside cemeteries: firearms, flammable materials, pointed objects, liquor, loud speakers, and gambling paraphernalia.
      • Vending and the presence of vendors are not allowed inside both public and private cemeteries, as well as their surrounding perimeters.

2. Wholesale of Flowers and Candles

  • Location & Time: Old Library Site Parking Area & Jose Abad Santos Drive Parking Area
    • Wholesale is permitted from October 27 to 31, 2023, between 7 PM and 12 midnight.
    • Be aware of traffic rules, especially the Truck Ban during these times.
  • Location & Time: Magsaysay Avenue (in front of the Rice Section) and other permitted market ‘bagsakan’ areas
    • Wholesale is allowed from 7 PM to 10 PM, abiding by the market ‘bagsakan’ rules.

3. Retail of Flowers and Candles at Malcolm Square

  • Selling Duration: October 26 – November 1, 2023
    • Interested vendors must secure application forms from the Campaign and Investigation Division of the Treasury Office in City Hall. Forms will be available from October 18 – 20, 2023.
    • Eligibility Criteria for Vendors:
      • Must be a bona fide resident of Baguio City and of legal age.
      • No previous violations related to Oplan Kaluluwa.
    • Application Requirements:
      • Two 2×2 photos.
      • Barangay business clearance.
      • Residence certificate or Baguio Cedula.
      • Official receipt for residential garbage payment for 2023.
      • Photocopy of any valid identification card.
    • Vendor selection for flower and candle retail will operate on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a total fee of P1,393 for the selling duration.

We urge everyone to respect and follow these guidelines for a peaceful and orderly observance of Undas in Baguio City. Let’s come together in remembering and honoring our departed loved ones in a safe and respectful manner.

Source: PIO Baguio

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