LOOK: Duterte visits parents’ tomb in Davao ahead of nationwide closure of cemeteries


Posted at Oct 28 2020 09:38 PM | Updated as of Oct 28 2020 10:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte visits the grave of his parents in Davao City, October 28, 2020. Sen. Bong Go

MANILA (UPDATED) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday visited the graves of his parents in Davao City, the day before memorial parks throughout the country are shuttered. 

Duterte went to the Roman Catholic Public Cemetery about 6 p.m., accompanied by his partner Honeylet Avanceña, said Sen. Christopher "Bong" Go. 

The President could be seen in the photos holding a portrait of his parents, Vicente and Soledad Duterte.

All cemeteries in the country will be closed between Oct. 29 and Nov. 4, to avoid crowding during All Saints' and All Souls days.

The temporary closure of cemeteries, at this time of the year when millions of Filipinos visit their departed loved ones, was approved by the government's pandemic response task force in September. — With a report from Joyce Balancio and Jamaine Punzalan, ABS-CBN News

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