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Banks say selected branches to close during ASEAN holidays

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BANKS said branches in Metro Manila, Bulacan and Pampanga will remain open during the three-day holiday for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit, with some exceptions.

In a statement sent to reporters, the Bankers Association of the Philippines said member banks will generally remain open during the ASEAN Summit.

“In addition, we request clients to look for announcements or contact their respective banks particularly bank branches in the affected areas in the National Capital Region (NCR), Pampanga, and Bulacan for their banking schedule,” it said.

In separate statements, however, individual banks notified their clients that some branches will be closed or will have limited banking hours during the holiday.

BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO) said Roxas Blvd.-Salas branch will be closed on Monday, while its EDSA-POEA branch will be shut down from Nov. 13 to 15. BDO added that its electronic banking channels will remain open during those dates.

Branches of Security Bank Corp. (Security Bank) will be open on Monday, except for Aseana City, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay Macapagal Avenue, Clark-Angeles and Clark-Medical City. Several branches will also be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Security Bank noted that normal banking operations will resume on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) said its branches will remain open “except for those located near restricted areas.” RCBC added that ATMs and the online banking portal will be up during thosee dates.

In a Facebook note, Philippine National Bank (PNB) announced that on Nov. 13 to 15, some branches in Metro Manila and Rizal will only be open from 9 am to 12 noon, while some branches in Bulacan and Pampanga will be open from 9 am to 3 pm.

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