Garcia: LGUs can implement respective guidelines for Kalagkalag

CEBU Governor Gwendolyn Garcia is leaving it to local chief executives in the province the guidelines to be implemented in their respective localities for the observance of All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days next week.

Garcia said Thursday, October 27, that the mayors have readied their rules to ensure a safe and peaceful Kalagkalag.

She reminded the management of transport terminals to ensure that passengers bound to different provinces will have a safe trip.

The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) said Thursday, October 27, that rescue teams from local disaster risk reduction and management offices will be on standby to monitor the situations.

Wilson Ramos, interim officer of the PDRRMO, said they might implement a shifting schedule for their personnel to ensure that everybody can visit their departed loved ones.

"Actually, dili man jud ta ka kalagkalag ani kay standby ta. Pero pwede raman sad og shifting basta dili biyaan ang post," he said.

Meanwhile, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) Mactan said that Cebu will continue to experience light to moderate rainfall in the next few days due to Tropical Depression Paeng.

With this, the Philippine Coast Guard announced Thursday, October 27, the cancelation of some sea trips from Polambato Port in Bogo City, Cebu to Mintac, Masbate and Matnog, Sorsogon.

Also canceled Thursday were the trips from Hagnaya Port in San Remigio to Cataingan, Masbate, and from Maya Port in Daanbantayan to Calbayog, Samar. (ANV/LMY)