By PNA and U.S. News Agency / Asian
The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) assured the public on Saturday of adequate security during the observance of All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days on November 1 and 2.
QCPD Director Chief Superintendent George Regis is scheduled to lead the personal inspection of the various cemeteries, columbaria and bus terminals in the city to check security preparations and ensure the safety of people paying homage to their departed relatives, or leaving for their home provinces for the same purpose.
“As early as October 27, 2011, we will deploy uniformed and plainclothes policemen in different areas leading to and from all public and private cemeteries, columbaria and transport terminals in Quezon City to ensure the security of those who will pay their respects to departed loved ones,” Regis said.
Hundreds of Quezon City police officers, traffic enforcers, personnel from the QC Department of Public order and Safety (DPOS) and the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will be mobilized to ensure the smooth flow of traffic and maintain peace and order in and around the cemeteries.
The QCPD Traffic Enforcement Unit (TEU) advises the public of traffic rerouting in major roads and other arteries leading to the cemeteries.
Police Superintendent Arnold Santiago, QCPD Traffic chief, said traffic rerouting will be enforced near the following cemeteries as early as 4:00 a.m. of November 1:
Manila North Cemetery:
–Trucks and buses coming from the Balintawak area towards Manila through A. Bonifacio Ave. shall turn left to Sgt. Rivera St., turn right to D. Tuazon St., and then again turn right to Calamba St., going to Manila.
–Trucks and buses going from Manila to Balintawak shall take Maria Clara St., turn left on Banawe St., left on Sgt. Rivera St., then right to A. Bonifacio Ave.
–Private vehicles, public utility jeepneys (PUJs) and taxicabs coming from Balintawak area towards Manila shall enter Mayon St. (which will be one way from Del Monte Ave. to Sct. Alcaraz St.), turn right on Retiro St., left on Dr. Alejos St., right on Don Manuel Agregado St. towards Blumentritt.
–Private vehicles, PUJs and taxis going from Manila to Balintawak shall go straight down Retiro St. (which is one-way from Blumintritt Ext. to Mariveles St.), take CDC (formerly Tacio) St., left on Angelo St., then right to Sct. Alcaraz, left on Speaker Perez and left on Del Monte Ave. on to A. Bonifacio Ave. and Balintawak.
–Private vehicles, PUJs and taxis coming from San Francisco Del Monte on Del Monte Ave. shall turn left on Mayon St. and follow the route from Balintawak.
–No vehicles will be allowed to enter the Novaliches Cemetery. Vehicles coming from General Luis St. will turn right at Dona Isaura St. and use Sarmiento St. as exit to Quirino Highway. Vehicles going to North Caloocan exiting Susano Road, left turn at Millionaires Village leading to Green Fields 3, then turn left to Susano Road, all the way to B.F. Homes/Bagumbong, Caloocan City.
Parokya ng Pagkabuhay Cemetery, Bagbag, Novaliches:
–Vehicles will not be allowed to enter the cemetery. The road leading to the cemetery is too narrow.
Eternal Gardens Memorial Park:
–Vehicles will be allowed to enter the cemetery using Leyland Drive as entry point and will exit on Baesa Gate. Entrance is one way for all vehicles coming from Reparo Service Road to Bagong Barrio Gate on North Diversion Road (NDR) Service Road to NLEX entrance.
–Starting at 2 p.m., November 1, Maxima Drive will be closed to traffic and serve as exit to Quirino Highway. Leyland Drive will serve as entry point for incoming vehicles.
Holy Cross Memorial Park:
–Entry point of all vehicles will be at back of Green Heights Subdivision and will exit at P. dela Cruz St. all the way to Quirino Highway.
Himlayang Pilipino, Tandang Sora District:
–Entry point of all vehicles will be Himlayan Ave., exiting at the back using Philand Drive Subdivision. Another exit point to use is the St. Anthony School Road leading to NPC Village.