Mabalacat City folks urged to register for 2018 polls
MABALACAT CITY — The local government has urged the residents here to register with the city’s Commission on Election (Comelec) in line with the synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on May 14, 2018.
The voters registration period was set on November 6 to 30.
This is pursuant Comelec Resolution Number 10214 dated October 24, 2017 which set the resumption of the system of continuing registration of voters on the said period.
with a liquid polish. Her family belongs to the 50 families, most of them poor, living in the area around the half a century old public cemetery.
Incidental income Camaya, on the other hand, tends to five mausoleums, mostly of old rich families of the town, all year round.
“I usually clean them twice a month, but during November 1 and 2, I also do the painting jobs on them and the usual maintenance,” he said.
Camaya added that he gets paid a thousand pesos a year per grave and he usually collects this during All Saints’Day when the families of his “employers” would come to pay a visit. The half-century old cemetery houses more than six thousand tombs, niches, and mausoleums.
However, one perennial problem of the cemetery is the floodwater that rises from drainage canals due to the high tide and poor drainage system.
“Because the cemetery is inundated, some people would have their tombs cleaned up for them,” Camaya said, adding that most tomb cleaners make easy bucks from cleaning ranging from P50 to P150 depending on the tomb si ze.
“The tombs without caretakers would ask most of the kids around here to clean for them. Children here would also scrape up candle wax from worn out candles and sell these by the kilo,” Camaya added.
He said the season provides a brisk opportunity for business. The only problem now would be how to source out possible income after November 1 and 2, he said.