Some banks suspend operations due to Tropical Depression Maring
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MANILA, Philippines – Some banks in Metro Manila suspended operations as Tropical Depression Maring brought heavy rain and strong winds to Metro Manila, Calabarzon, and Central Luzon on Tuesday, September 12.
At noontime on Tuesday, Security Bank issued an advisory, saying branches, automated teller machines (ATMs), and electronic channels are available except for the following branches:
- Balanga, Bataan
- Rosario, Cavite
- San Pedro, Laguna
Security Bank said some branches will observe shortened banking operations due to the bad weather:
- Angeles, Pampanga
- Angeles-Sto Rosario
- Lipa, Batangas
- Lipa Medix Hospital
- Malolos, Bulacan
- Meycauayan, Bulacan
- Calamba Light Industry & Science Park
- Carmelray 1
- Carmelray 2
- Sta Rosa
- Sta Rosa-Greenfield
Until 1 pm
- Lucena, Quezon
The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), however, said in its official Twitter page that its branches and office are operational.
Hi! Our branches and offices are operational today. Thank you.— BPI (@TalktoBPI) September 12, 2017
In a text message to Rappler, Honey Reyes, assistant vice president for public relations and external communications at BDO Unibank Incorporated, said the bank will shorten operations of affected branches in Greater Metro Manila.
"Non mall-based or regular branches will close at 3 pm while mall branches will operate until 4 pm," Reyes said.
She said unaffected branches in Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao, on the other hand, will have normal banking hours. BDO ATMs and electronic channels are also operational. – Rappler.com