Undas 2017 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Undas 2017


IN PHOTOS: Duterte visits parents' grave after Undas

Nov 04, 2017 - 12:56 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's youngest son Sebastian Duterte joins this year's visit to the grave of the late Vicente and Soledad Duterte

RESPECT. President Rodrigo Duterte takes a solemn time to pay respects to the memories of his parents, the late Governor Vicente and Soledad Duterte, during his visit to their resting place at the Roman Catholic Public Cemetery in Davao City on November 4, 2017. All photos from Malacañang

1,000 candles lit for EJK victims on All Souls' Day

Nov 02, 2017 - 11:36 PM

'Kapag ang tao ay dinuraan mo, para mo na ring dinuraan ang Diyos,' says Father Flaviano Villanueva of the Society of the Divine Word

CANDLE-LIGHTING. Relatives of victims of extrajudicial killings (EJKs) light candles for their slain loved ones at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani on November 2, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Top Catholic seminary hits killings in Duterte drug war

Nov 02, 2017 - 7:07 PM

'We will not forget the evil that has come upon us,' seminarians of the Jesuit-run San Jose Seminary say in a statement on All Souls' Day

DRUG WAR. Relatives light candles for victims of extrajudicial killings in a prayer service on October 24, 2017. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

All Saints' Day fire guts 100 houses in Davao City

Nov 02, 2017 - 12:24 AM

A lighted candle left unattended starts a neighborhood fire in Buhangin, Davao City

MONLEON'S HOUSE. The fire in Buhangin, Davao City, which started in the house of Rizalino Monleon, is contained by responders the same night on November 1, 2017. Photo from the Facebook page of Central 911's Xtian Serrano

'Matumal': Small-time vendors struggle to earn this Undas 2017

Nov 01, 2017 - 8:39 PM

The vendors' only hope is to earn enough to make a living in celebration of the dead

MATUMAL. Small-time vendors inside cemeteries struggle to earn this Undas due to the rain. All photos by Aika Rey/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Duterte, Estrada send flowers to Marcos' grave for Undas

Nov 01, 2017 - 3:58 PM

(UPDATED) The late strogman's children Imee, Bongbong, and Irene also offer flower wreaths at their father's tomb at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

UNDAS OFFERING. President Rodrigo Duterte sends a flower wreath at the tomb of ex-president Ferdinand Marcos. All photos from the Marcos Centennial Facebook page

Undas 2017: Relatives of Kian delos Santos' pray for justice

Nov 01, 2017 - 3:22 PM

Although there are no candles and flowers on Kian delos Santos' tomb on the day of the dead, his uncle, Randy delos Santos, says the 17-year-old is not forgotten

PRAYERS OF JUSTICE. Randy delos Santos, an uncle of Kian delos Santos, says they prayed for justice on All Saints' Day. Photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: 'Relatively peaceful' Undas 2017 for Filipinos

Nov 01, 2017 - 3:20 PM

(UPDATED) A wanted man is arrested in Cebu City's Carreta Cemetery, while police secures the Davao Roman Catholic Cemetery or Wireless Cemetery for President Rodrigo Duterte's possible visit

RELATIVELY PEACEFUL. Thousands trooped the Carreta cemetery, one of the two most crowded cemeteries in Cebu City, on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Photo by Mars Mosqueda Jr/Rappler

PNP imposes gun ban from November 1 to 15

Nov 01, 2017 - 2:12 PM

(UPDATED) The expanded PNP circular bans the bearing for firearms in public in Metro Manila, Region 3 and Region 4-A. This suspends all permits to carry firearms outside residences

GUNS PROHIBITED. The PNP imposes a gun ban for the first half of November, which covers Undas and the ASEAN Summit.

Undas 2017: De Lima urges Filipinos to remember people killed in drug war

Nov 01, 2017 - 2:04 PM

'Ang Undas [na] ito ay hindi lamang pag-alala sa mga pinatay kundi maging sa mga namatayan,' says Senator Leila de Lima

REMEMBER. Senator Leila de Lima urges Filipinos to remember thousands killed in the Duterte administration's war on drugs, and te families they left behind. De Lima file photo by Cesar Tomambo/PRIB; Candles file photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Lady cop securing Cebu cemetery gunned down

Nov 01, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Police Officer 1 Sassy Mae Sasing just finished her shift securing cemeteries in Lapu-Lapu City when motorcycle-riding gunmen ambushed her October 31

Undas 2017: Pray for the 'living dead,' bishop says

Nov 01, 2017 - 9:20 AM

Bishop Pablo Virgilio David hits drug war killings as Filipinos remember the dead: 'Dapat matigil na ang kahibangang ito!'

NO TO KILLINGS. A candle-lighting ritual for victims of drug war killings is held at the San Roque Cathedral in Caloocan City on October 24, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Undas 2017: Mall schedule for All Saints' Day, November 1

Oct 31, 2017 - 11:16 PM

Some shopping malls shorten operating hours in observance of All Saints' Day

Undas 2017: 'Drug war victims crying for justice'

Oct 31, 2017 - 8:06 PM

'Sisindihan namin ang mga kandila bilang simbolo ng aming mithiin para sa katarungan,' families of drug war victims say as Filipinos remember the dead

UNDAS 2017. A Mass is held on October 31, 2017, the eve of All Saints' Day, for victims of drug war killings in Quezon City. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: Undas 2017 in Metro Manila

Oct 31, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Filipinos pay their respects to their departed loved ones as the Undas break begins

Dela Rosa's Undas request: Be vigilant vs terrorist threat

Oct 31, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa urges the public to report suspicious activities as the nation observes All Saints' Day

Duterte's Undas message: Make world better for future generations

Oct 31, 2017 - 12:44 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says the best way to honor the dead is to change society for the good of the next generation

President Rodrigo Duterte joins Filipinos in the traditional observance of Undas (All Saints' Day). He visits his parents' grave at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Davao City on November 1. SIMEON CELI/ Presidential Photo

Don't turn cemeteries into dumpsites, Cimatu tells Filipinos

Oct 31, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu gives tips on how to observe a garbage-free Undas

Cimatu file photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

A different Undas: Remembering the victims of the drug war

Oct 31, 2017 - 11:34 AM

Families of victims of drug-related deaths gather to remember their loved ones, and to pray for justice

REMEMBERING. Widows, mothers, and sympathizers light candles for the slain victims of the extra-judicial killings. Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Making a living among the dead inside Navotas Public Cemetery

Oct 31, 2017 - 10:59 AM

Children and adults alike inside the Navotas Public Cemetery grab the opportunity to make money doing odd jobs that come with the Undas rush

Two boys clean an apartment tomb for a fee inside the Navotas Public Cemetery on October 27, 2017

‘No work, no pay’ rules cover October 31, November 1

Oct 31, 2017 - 7:56 AM

October 31 and November 1 are special non-working days

Undas 2017: Prohibited items inside cemeteries

Oct 30, 2017 - 9:37 PM

Cops will confiscate the items once they see them inside public cemeteries

Undas 2017 road safety tips for drivers and commuters

Oct 30, 2017 - 8:12 PM

Check out the hotlines here

RUSH. Hundreds of southbound passengers wait to board buses at the Araneta Bus Center in Cubao, Quezon City. File Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

#CommuterWatch: Traffic situation along SLEX, NLEX for Undas 2017

Oct 30, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The two expressways are expected to become congested as Filipinos travel during the Undas break

Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Bank schedule: Undas 2017

Oct 30, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Here are the operating hours of various banks for Tuesday, October 31 and Wednesday, November 1