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Rain fails to stop beeline to cemeteries.

Heavy rain and inclement weather brought by tropical depression 'Ramil' did not stop thousands Filipinos from paying respects to their departed in different cemeteries in Metro Manila Wednesday morning.

More than 50,000 braved the rain in Manila North Cemetery to visit their dead on All Saints' Day, according to the Manila Police District's crowd estimate as of 8 a.m.

Some even offered rice porridge to visitors of the densest cemetery in Metro Manila to warm their appetite in the cold and rainy morning, as shown in the video of dzIQ Radyo Inquirer 990.

WATCH: Crowd estimate sa Manila North Cemetery 50,000 na | @brozas_ricky pic.twitter.com/Pa8DnodsBo

- RadyoInquirer990AM (@dzIQ990) November 1, 2017

At the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina, those who visited their departed sought shelter in tents that they set up, as shown in the video of DZIQ Radyo Inquirer 990.

WATCH: Mga dadalaw sa kanilang mga yumaong mahal sa buhay sa Loyola Memorial Park-Marikina,tuloy-tuloy pa rin ang pagdating | @CyrilleCupino pic.twitter.com/pO0OKPE059

- RadyoInquirer990AM (@dzIQ990) November 1, 2017

Prepped in raincoats and carrying umbrellas, visitors continuously arrived at the private cemetery-known for the final resting place of Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago and actress Nida Blanca-carrying baskets of food, flowers, and candles to remember their departed loved ones.

WATCH: Patuloy ang pagdating ng mga dumadalaw sa kanilang mga yumaong mahal sa buhay sa Loyola Memorial Park-Marikina | @CyrilleCupino pic.twitter.com/bH0BWZ9r2e

- RadyoInquirer990AM (@dzIQ990) November 1, 2017

About 3,500 people had also trooped to the Manila South Cemetery in Makati as of 7 a.m., according to a report by dzIQ Radyo Inquirer. Authorities expect 200,000 people to go the cemetery by the end of the day.

Muli na namang bumuhos ang malakas na ulan, crowd estimate sa Manila South Cemetery nasa 3,500 na as of 7 AM I @dzIQ990 pic.twitter.com/DXJvEAL1lR

- Mark Makalalad (@MMakalaladINQ) October 31, 2017

Authorities saw a significantly lower turnout of visitors at the cemeteries this year as the All Saints' Day holiday fell on a weekday and the inclement weather prompted many families to remember their dead at their homes instead. /cbb

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Publication:Philippines Daily Inquirer (Makati City, Philippines)
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Date:Nov 1, 2017
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