Remembering those who have died

Filipinos placing candles at the grave sites of departed loved ones at a public cemetery in Quezon City, east of Manila, yesterday. Catholics in the Philippines follow tradition and flock to cemeteries to remember departed relatives and loved ones on
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Filipinos placing candles at the grave sites of departed loved ones at a public cemetery in Quezon City, east of Manila, yesterday. Catholics in the Philippines follow tradition and flock to cemeteries to remember departed relatives and loved ones on Nov 1 and 2, which mark All Saints Day and All Souls Day, respectively. The authorities have deployed security units nationwide to ensure orderly visits and guard against criminal activities in crowded cemeteries.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 02, 2017, with the headline 'Remembering those who have died'. Print Edition | Subscribe