Millions honor the dead on All Saints’ Day in Philippines

1 Nov

MANILA — Millions across the Catholic Philippines trooped to cemeteries to honor their dead in typically festive fashion on All Saints’ Day Friday, ignoring appeals from the Church to keep the day solemn.

Police in the capital Manila were on full alert, as their warnings for the public not to bring alcoholic beverages, loud portable stereos, knives and other deadly weapons to grave-sites were largely ignored.

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