5 Ways to Ensure Your Safety This UNDAS

by Leziel G. Bandiola, Bubot V. Sueta, and EB Lorenzo B. Lusica, NOVEMBER 2021

This marks the country’s second Undas on Pandemic lockdown.

On October 25, Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque Jr. reminded the public of the protocols and guidelines to be followed, similar to last year.

·      Cemeteries will still be closed from October 29 to November 2.

·      Cemeteries will only accommodate a maximum of 30% of their capacity.

·      Safety and health protocols such as social distancing and wearing of face masks will be strictly enforced.

Photo by JF Martin on Unsplash

If you plan to visit the cemetery, here are 5 ways to ensure your safety, your family, and the people around you.

  1. Plan ahead. Schedule your visit during non-peak hours to avoid crowds. Why not visit your loved ones on their birthdays, death anniversaries, or special occasion?
  2. Pack your essentials – Bring everything you need—candles, flowers, food, chairs, umbrellas, and tents. Don’t forget alcohol, sanitizers, and wet wipes.
  3. Practice social distancing – even if you’re with your family. It is crucial, especially if you’re with your grandparents or with your kids.
  4. Private Vehicle – If you need to travel, it is best to do this in a private vehicle. If this isn’t possible, and commuting is your only option, book your ticket ahead of your trip so you can pick your seat.
  5.  Postpone – the safest option is to postpone the cemetery trip during this pandemic. It is understandable. We can always honor their memories in the comfort of our homes by lighting a candle.

However, if travel could not be avoided, Secretary of Transportation, Arthur P. Tugade assures that front-liners from our Aviation, Railways, Road, and Maritime are deployed to monitor the number of outbound and inbound passengers in all transport hubs, stations, and terminals nationwide. They are all set to provide travel assistance, assist in the enforcement of health and safety protocols and security, ensure worry-free travel, and respond to the needs of the commuting public.

Malasakit Help Desks desks can be found in all major transport hubs – airports, seaports, PNR/MRT/LRT stations, and PUV Terminals, and are ready to render assistance. 






About the writers:

Leziel G. Bandiola. On the job with ISO 9001 Quality Management System for more than five years and counting. Since I transferred here in MPTS I have been exposed to Environment, Safety and Health. I have been with the newsletter team for more than a year now, a lot of lesson was learned and more exciting facts to unveiled as I work with this growing team.<3

Bubot V. Sueta. Environment Safety and Health Specialist, father of three beautiful children, a loving and faithful husband…. Graduated in Centro Escolar University with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication Major in Broadcast. A Safety Officer for 10 years. Safety at work and home are his priorities. Ensures that the Project Site are free from hazards, all workers at site are knowledgeable on their activity and have a core value of safety awareness. The goal is to deliver the project on time with Quality and most importantly with ZERO Loss Time Incident.

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