San Juan LGU launches appointment system for cemetery visits

Published October 14, 2021, 10:44 PM

by Patrick Garcia

The San Juan City local government announced on Thursday the launch of its appointment system for the upcoming “Undas 2021” to ensure that the public health and safety protocols will be observed during the event.

The system is in line with local government unit’s Executive Order (EO) No. FMZ-093, Series of 2021, which closes all public and private cemeteries, memorial parks, and columbariums in the city from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2.

The EO also prohibits “Trick or Treat” activities and other Halloween events.

San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora said that the EO aims to prevent the clustering of people in cemeteries and the children from participating in any Halloween activity that could cause COVID-19 transmission.

“Upang masiguro ang maayos na pagdaraos ng Undas 2021 at masunod ang health and safety protocols na ipinatutupad ng IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force) minabuti ng Pamahalaang Lungsod ng San Juan na muling isagawa ang appointment system sa ating pagbisita sa mga yumao sa ating sementeryo (To ensure the orderly celebration of Undas 2021 and compliance to the health and safety protocols mandated by the IATF, the city government of San Juan will once again use the appointment system during our visit to our dearly departed at the cemetery),” Zamora said.

The mayor explained that those who wish to book their appointment may visit the following link: ( or call 7728-9818 / 09151627152.

Appointees may select from any of the following time slots:

1. 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

2. 10:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m.

3. 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

4. 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5. 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

6. 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The facility is open on Oct. 18 to 28 and Nov. 3 to 7.

The LGU said that those with confirmed appointments will received a text from San Juan City which must be presented at the entrance of the cemetery together with their ID. It added that only two family members may be allowed to enter the cemetery per time slot.