Relatives start to clean and paint the tombs of their departed loved ones at the Karuhatan public cemetery in Valenzuela City on Wednesday, October 30, in preparation for All Souls’ Day.
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LIVE Updates: Philippines marks Undas 2019
PhilstarLIVE (Philstar.com) - October 31, 2019 - 10:16am

MANILA, Philippines — Several classes and work are already suspended on Thursday, October 31, to pave way for the observance of Undas.

President Rodrigo Duterte declared All Saints’ Day (November 1) which falls on a Friday this year as a special non-working holiday while All Souls’ Day (November 2) was declared an additional special non-working holiday.

On Wednesday, Malacañang announced half-day work in government offices for Thursday.

The suspension of work is to "provide government employees full opportunity to properly observe All Saints Day, and to allow them to travel to and from the different regions in the country."

Large crowds are expected to visit their departed loved ones in various cemeteries and several are also expected to return to their homes in provinces during the weekend break.

Bookmark this live blog for the latest updates on the Undas in various cemeteries and traffic information.

CLASS SUSPENSION TRAFFIC SITUATION UNDAS UNDAS 2019 WALANG PASOK WORK SUSPENSION
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