Banks bare ops schedule during Holy Week, ECQ

Local banks will be suspending their operations this week, as the National Capital Region and its neighboring provinces continue to be under enhanced community quarantine and as the country observes the Holy Week.

Bank of the Philippine Islands said their branches in Metro Manila, Laguna, Cavite, Bulacan and Rizal will operate on shortened schedules from 9:00 a.m to 1:30 p.m. on March 31.

All branches nationwide will be closed from April 1 to 4, according to BPI. BDO announced it will also operate on shortened schedules for these five areas “with a skeletal workforce” on March 31 only until 3:00 p.m. All BDO branches will, likewise, be closed from April 1 to 4.

Metrobank branches in the greater Manila area will operate only until 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31. All branches nationwide are closed from April 1 and 2, the lender said.

The Philippine National Bank (PNB) will be keeping some of its branches open during the Holy Week. For April 1, Thursday, its Quezon City Ever Commonwealth branch, Naia 1 Departure Area branch, Naia 2 Departure Area branch and Naia 3 Arrival area branch will be open in shortened hours.

For April 2, all PNB branches nationwide will be closed. The three NAIA branches will resume operations on April 3, Black Saturday, from 9:00 am. to 2:00 p.m.

Both Security Bank Corp. and Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. announced all their branches nationwide would be closed from April 1 to April 4.

Source: RPN