It is a common tradition among Filipinos to visit our departed loved ones during the 1st of November and/or November 2nd, also known as, Undas (or todos los santos).
In addition, some take this occasion as an opportunity to either hold a small reunion or plan for a quick getaway within or outside Metro Manila. Regardless of how you celebrate it, we all want to observe a peaceful and safer Undas, don’t we?
Therefore, we gathered these 10 essential tips we could use for a safer #Undas2015.
Infographic made by Joyy De Jesus
Furthermore, the Department of Transportation and Communications or DOTC has created an Oplan Ligtas Biyahe, an initiative to ensure the safety of the people traveling on (October 30) to Monday (November 2, 2015).
According to DOTC, more security personnel and K9 units will be deployed at bus terminals, airports, and seaports.
Ideally, and only if your schedule permits, try not to leave on the day itself. Rather, visit the cemetery a week earlier, to avoid the massive crowds. I’m sure that our dearly departed loved ones would understand why – because they are probably sick and tired of the traffic jams in the metro, too!
Otherwise, please consider these tips for a safer and more peaceful All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.
How about you, have you got some safety tips to share? Let me know in the comment section below!