Friday, October 31, 2014

Phil Army readies for the observance of UNDAS

From the Website of Philippine Army

Phil Army readies for the observance of UNDAS

FORT BONIFACIO, Taguig City – The Philippine Army readies for the observance of All Souls Day on November 1 and 2 while anticipating the influx of visitors who will visit their departed loved ones at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB).

The Grave Services Unit of the Army Support Command, which supervises the activities inside the LNMB, ensures that the 103.3435-hectare facility is well-maintained.

Under the Army's "Oplan Pagmamahal", the Philippine Army ensures that the LNMB will be ready for the upcoming Undas. Among the preparations are the improvement of the grave site; repair and rehabilitation of existing structures; and establishment of street lights, spotlights and collapsible tents.

A public assistance/information center will be set up to help relatives locate the graves of their departed loved ones. Personnel from the Grave Services Unit will be available to serve as guide to the visitors.
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Teams and Ambu-Medic Teams from the Philippine Army, Philippine Navy, and Philippine Air Force will also be deployed for security and medical support, respectively.

Traffic marshals will be positioned in various points to ensure smooth traffic flow and direct visitors to authorized parking areas.

Personnel from the Philippine National Police and the Metro Manila Development Authority will assist Army personnel in ensuring the peaceful observance of UNDAS. Volunteers from the Boy Scout of the Philippines (Fort Bonifacio), Fort Bonifacio High School Citizenship Advancement Training, Camp Aguinaldo Fire Station, and the Taguig City Medic Team will likewise extend their assistance.

The LNMB serves as a resting place for Filipino soldiers, Presidents, Dignitaries, national artists/scientists/boy scouts, and thousands of soldiers who perished in the second world war and Korean War.

Currently, 48,702 are interred at the LNMB.


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