By Minka Klaudia Tiangco
A lesser number of people was observed to have visited their deceased loved ones at La Loma Catholic Cemetery in Caloocan City on Friday.
As of 12:30 p.m., only 5,000 people went to the cemetery, almost half the number of visitors at about the same time last year.
The crowd at La Loma Catholic Cemetery has increased to about 38,000 as of 3:30 p.m.
Police said they were expecting more visitors to come Friday night until Saturday.
Liquor or alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, or deadly weapons were banned by the police.
Only a pair of metal utensils, a speaker, and several bottles of perfume and rubbing alcohol, that are considered flammable, were seized.
Police said cars were also banned inside the cemetery to ease crowd congestion.