Light a candle, say a prayer, Calamba Vice Mayor Ross Rizal advises those who can’t visit cemeteries
Many local government units have decided to shut down cemeteries during undas to prevent the crowding of people, including Calamba.
But Calamba Vice Mayor Ross Rizal said people need not worry about remembering and honoring their departed loved ones.
In a Facebook post, Rizal said it’s not the actual cemetery visit that is most important, but the fact that we remember the dead.
The safest way to do so is to light a candle and say a prayer for them, he said.
This may be different from our traditional ways of observing undas, but it is an adjustment we all have to make amid the pandemic.
We’re sure our departed loved ones want us to remain safe as well!
“Ang mga sementeryo sa ating lungsod ay sarado sa darating na Undas.
Gayunpaman, ang mahalaga ay ang ating pag-alala sa mga mahal natin sa buhay na yumao na. Pinakaligtas na gawin ay ang pagsisindi ng kandila at pag-aalay ng panalangin para sa kanila.
Hindi man ito ang nakasanayan, ngunit ang ating pag-iingat ay lubos na kailangan laban sa hamon ng pandemyang ating kinakaharap,” Rizal posted.
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