banks in the Philippines

Bank schedules during ECQ, MECQ in August 2021

Bank schedules during ECQ, MECQ in August 2021
Several banks will have shorter operating hours in areas under ECQ and MECQ this August

This page will be updated as more advisories come in.

Several banks announced shortened banking hours as Metro Manila and other areas are placed under lockdown starting Friday, August 6.

Starting Friday, Metro Manila, Laguna, Iloilo City, and Cagayan de Oro City are under enhanced community quarantine, while Rizal, Cavite, and Lucena City are under modified ECQ.

Only Metro Manila is under lockdown until August 20, while the rest are under stricter quarantine measures until August 15.

Check the bank advisories below:

Bank of the Philippine Islands

Select BPI and BPI Family Savings Bank branches nationwide will remain open during the ECQ period, with shortened business hours from 9 am to 2 pm, while Iloilo branches will be open from 9 am to 1 pm. Clearing cutoff is at 11:30 am.

Digital channels such as BPI Online, BPI mobile app, ATMs, and CAMs are available.

BDO Unibank

Until August 20, all BDO branches will operate only until 3 pm. In addition, all BDO branches will be closed for Saturday banking starting August 7.

China Bank

China Bank branches in ECQ areas are open from 9 am to 2 pm, with check clearing cutoff time at 1:30 pm.

Branches in MECQ areas will be open until 3 pm, while check clearing cutoff is at 2:30 pm.

All branches in GCQ and modified GCQ areas will operate until 3:30 pm, with clearing cutoff time at 3 pm.

Development Bank of the Philippines

All DBP branches in ECQ and MECQ areas will be operating from 9 am to 12 pm.

Land Bank of the Philippines

As of 10 am on Friday, all Landbank branches will be open nationwide. Metro Manila branches will operate from 8:30 am to 12 pm, except for the Novaliches branch which will operate from 10 am to 3:30 pm.


All Metrobank branches are open from 9 am to 2 pm on weekdays.

For check deposits done over the counter, clearing time is at 2 pm.

Philippine Savings Bank

Nearly all PSBank branches nationwide will have shortened banking hours from 8:30 am to 2 pm, Monday to Friday. Clearing cutoff for check deposits will be at 2 pm.

These four branches have different schedules:

  • Cavite-Imus Lancaster (9:30 am to 3 pm)
  • Cebu-Lapu Lapu (9:30 am to 3 pm)
  • Cebu-Consolacion (9 am to 2:30 pm)
  • Taguig-McKinley (10 am to 3:30 pm)

The clearing cutoff for the four branches is the same as the closing time.

Security Bank

Until further notice, branches in ECQ areas will be open from 9 am to 2 pm.

For branches in MECQ areas, operations are until 3 pm.

Branches in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) will continue to observe regular banking hours from 9 am to 4 pm.


UCPB branches in areas under lockdown will operate with shortened banking hours from 9 am to 1 pm.

UCPB said its select provincial branches will also have shortened banking hours.

Meanwhile, the following branches will be closed:

  • EDSA NIA Road Branch
  • Muntinlupa Branch
  • Senate Branch
  • Villamor Air Base Branch

– Synara Villanueva/

Synara Villanueva is a Rappler intern. She is an incoming fourth year journalism student from the University of Santo Tomas.