Transport terminals, cemeteries gear up for 'undas'

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 30) — The management of the biggest cemetery in Metro Manila is ready for the expected increase in visitors in the coming days.

People are expected to start coming in the 54-hectare Manila North Cemetery on Monday afternoon.

Last year, around 1.5 million people visited the cemetery on November 1.

Gates of the cemetery are now closed to vehicles until November 2.

Authorities remind the public that flammable materials and deadly weapons like firearms, explosives, and sharp objects are not allowed inside.

Land, sea, and air transport terminals are also seeing an influx of passengers from Monday. Authorities stepped up their inspections to ensure passengers' safety.

The Land Transportation Office refused to allow a Leyte-bound Eagle Star bus to depart from the Araneta Center Bus Terminal on Monday, after transport officials saw its worn-out tires and defective signal lights.

Another bus line, Dimple Star, was also reprimanded by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for selling tickets without indicating the time of departure.

"It is not right for you to sell tickets, nakuha niyo na ang pera ng tao pero hindi pa rin nila alam kung anong oras ang alis nila [you got the passenger's fare but they don't know when they leave]. They have to put the time," LTFRB spokesperson Aileen Lizada said.

Lizada also reminded passengers to ensure their trip details are written in their tickets.

More than 254,000 passengers have passed through the four terminals of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on October 27 and 28 alone, said airport authorities.

NAIA 1 - 47,100 PASSENGERS

NAIA 2 - 57,700 PASSENGERS

NAIA 3 - 123,900 PASSENGERS

NAIA 4 - 25,700 PASSENGERS

The airport management said they expect the last day of the travel rush on Tuesday.

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines rolled out Oplan Undas 2017 over the weekend to ensure safe operations of all 39 commercial airports in the country.

The Philippine Coast Guard, on the other hand, said it monitored more than 98,000 outbound passengers at 12 ports and piers all over the country as of Sunday noon.

READ: Thousands head to transport terminals ahead of #Undas2017

CNN Philippines' Camille Abadicio, Gerg Cahiles, Claire Jiao, and Anjo Alimario contributed to this report.