LIST: Bank operations during Pope visit
LIST: Bank operations during Pope visit
Metro Manila and Tacloban branches of certain banks will be open during Pope Francis’ visit

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MANILA, Philippines – Following the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ announcement of adjustment and limited transaction schedules on January 15, 16, and 19, select banks in the capital issued their schedules during the papal visit:

Asian United Bank (AUB)

Some AUB branches in the National Capital Region (NCR) will be open from 9 am to 1 pm on Thursday, January 15. Provincial branches, except for Tacloban and Isabela, will be open on regular banking hours on the same date.

All AUB branches, except those in the NCR, Isabela, and Tacloban, will be open and have regular banking hours on Friday, Jan. 16.

Regular banking operations in all AUB branches will resume, Monday, Jan. 19.

Visit the AUB website or follow the official social media accounts of AUB on Facebook; Instagram; and Twitter.


Select BDO branches in the NCR are open during the papal visit. 

On these dates, selected non-mall branches will have regular opening hours until 3 pm.

Selected mall branches will be open until 4 pm. 

BDO’s ATM network, meanwhile, is ready to handle transactions of the clients during this period.

For the complete list of BDO branches open during the 5-day papal visit, visit the BDO website or its official Facebook page.

Bank of the Philippine Islands

BPI’s mall branches and kiosks with Saturday and Sunday operations will remain open on January 17 to 18

On the 19th, select BPI and BPI Family Savings Bank in Metro Manila will be open for transactions:

BPI Family Savings Bank (9:00 am–4:30 pm)

  • President’s Avenue, BF Homes Phase 1
  • Las Pinas Pamplona III, Alabang Zapote Road, Pamplona Tres
  • Better Living, Doña Soledad Avenue, Better Living Subd.
  • EDSA Monumento, MCU Compound
  • Guadalupe Magsaysay, Guadalupe Nuevo
  • Kalentong corner Harapin ang Bukas St.
  • Sta. Mesa, Old Sta. Mesa Road
  • Pasig Mabini, Mabini St., Kapasigan
  • Tandang Sora Visayas Ave
  • Commonwealth Ave., Brgy. Holy Spirit
  • Cubao P. Tuazon, corner 12th Ave. 
  • Timog Ave., Laging Handa 
  • Novaliches Lagro, Quirino Highway
  • Novaliches Gen. Luis, Millionaires Village
  • Blumentritt P. Guevarra corner Cavite St., Sta. Cruz
  • Valenzuela City Puregold Valenzuela, MacArthur Highway, Dalandan 

BPI Branches

9:00 am–4:30 pm

  • Monumento Circle, Monumento
  • Rockwell, Powerplant Mall
  • Glorietta Ground, Glorietta Mall, Ayala Center
  • Cash and Carry, Brgy. Palanan
  • SM Hypermart, Finlandia St. corner South Superhighway
  • Magallanes South, Paseo de Magallanes
  • Greenbelt Cinerma, Paseo de Roxas
  • Greenbelt Drive, Legaspi St., Legaspi Village
  • Malabon Rizal, Rizal Ave. Extension, Rivera St. corner Tanong
  • Divisoria Carmen Planas, Binondo
  • Binondo Plaza Lorenzo Ruiz, Binondo
  • Tutuban Center
  • Quiapo, Carlos Palanca St.
  • San Lorenzo Vertex One, Felix Huertas corner Yuseco St.
  • Ermita Pedro Gil, Ermita
  • Malate Mabini, Ermita
  • España Blumentritt, España Blvd. corner Blumentritt St.
  • Robinsons Otis Mall, Paz M. Ganzon St., Paco
  • Mayon Dapitan, Mayon corner Dapitan, Sta. Teresita
  • Shaw Blvd., BCC Bldg.
  • Betterliving Dona Soledad Ave.
  • Sucat, Dr. A. Santos Ave., Brgy. San Isidro
  • President’s Ave., BF Homes
  • Pasig Kapitolyo, Shaw Blvd. corner West Capitol Drive
  • Pasig A. Mabini, Mabini corner Dr. Pilapil St.
  • Pasig C. Raymundo, Brgy. Maybunga 
  • Robinsons Nova Market, Robinsons Place Novaliches
  • Commonwealth corner Don Antonio Heights
  • Novaliches Sarmiento, Quirino Highway corner Sarmiento St.
  • Broadway, Aurora Blvd., New Manila
  • Loyola Katipunan, Katipunan Road corner Escaler St.
  • Phil. Heart Center, Matalino St., Diliman
  • E. Rodriguez Acropolis, Bagumbayan 
  • San Francisco del Monte, Araneta Ave. near corner Del Monte Ave. 
  • Wilson East Greenhills
  • Fort Serendra, Bonifacio Global City
  • MacArthur Highway corner Daez St. 

10:00 am–6:00 pm

  • SM Southmall, Alabang-Zapote Road
  • Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center
  • Alabang Town Center, Brgy. Ayala Alabang
  • Harrison Plaza, Adriatico St., Malate
  • Ortigas St. Francis Square, Julia Vargas corner Bank Drive, Ortigas Center
  • SM Megamall
  • Fairview Terraces Ayala Mall, Quirino Highway corner Maligaya Drive, Novaliches
  • Ali Mall, P. Tuazon St., Cubao
  • New Farmers Plaza, Cubao
  • Cubao Gateway Mall
  • SM North EDSA, SM Main Bldg.
  • Trinoma, North Triangle
  • Fisher Mall, Roosevelt Ave. 
  • Timog EDSA, IBON Bldg., Timog Ave.
  • Greenhills Shopping Center
  • Market Market, Bonifacio Global City

10:00 am–7:00 pm

  • Shangri-la Plaza Mall, EDSA corner Shaw Blvd.

11:30 am–7:30 pm

  • Glorietta Mall Third Level, Glorietta Mall 


Maybank’s main branch at Bonifacio High Street, as well as its branches in Binondo, Caloocan, Cubao, Tomas Morato, Greenhills, Marikina, Bel Air, Ayala Alabang, Las Pinas, and Resorts World will be open from 9 am to 1 pm on January 15 while all branches will be closed the following day.

On January 17, Maybank branches in Resorts World is open from 9 am to 1 pm while the Binondo main office will be open from 11 am to 5 pm on the same date.

Resorts World branch will open again on January 18 from 9 am to 1 pm.

Except the Villamor; Newport; and Legaspi Tower Center branches, Maybank Metro Manila branches will be open from 9 am to 1 pm on Jan. 19.

All provincial branches will observe regular banking hours during the papal visit, except for the Tacloban branch that will have shorter banking hours on January 15 (9 am to 12 noon) and will be closed on January 16.

Maybank ATMs and Maybank2U, Maybank’s Internet banking platform, will be online to cater to customers’ requirements.


Key branches of Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company (Metrobank) in Metro Manila will be open from January 15 to 19.

In a statement, Metrobank said the following branches in NCR will accept over-the-counter transactions, except for checks which will be processed on the next banking day:

Thursday, Jan. 15

  • Open until 12:00 nn – Greenhills North, Greenhills – Eisenhower, Ermita, J.Nakpil – Taft Ave., Midtown – U.N. Ave., Paco-A.Linao, Quirino Ave. – Leon Guinto, Roxas Blvd.-Vito Cruz, Taft Ave. – P. Ocampo.
  • Open until 1:00 pm – Pureza-R.Magsaysay Blvd., Asuncion, Pasong Tamo-Javier, Pasong Tamo-Bagtikan, Sucat-Gatchalian, Alabang.
  • Open until 3:00 pm – Salcedo Village and Pasay-Baclaran.
  • Open until 4:30 pm – A. Lacson Ave. – Sampaloc, Morayta, N. Domingo – San Juan, V. Mapa, Annapolis-Greenhills, Greenhills-Promenade, Greenhills-Wilson Center, Sta. Cruz-Manila.
  • Other branches – Roosevelt branch will be open until 12:30 pm while ADB Branch will be open only until 4:00 pm.

Monday, January 19

  • Open until 12:00 nn – C3-A.Mabini, Farmers Plaza, Commonwealth Ave., Raon, A. Maceda, Bustillos-Sampaloc, España, UST-España, Zurbaran, Escolta Tower, and Intramuros.
  • Open until 1:00 pm – Masangkay-Luzon, Lavezares, Nueva, Pasong Tamo-Buendia, Pasong Tamo-Metropolitan Ave., Head Office Center, Las Piñas-Pamplona and Madrigal Bus Park – Alabang.
  • Open until 4:30 pm – Evangelista-Quiapo, Quiapo, Ortigas-Xavier and Addition Hills.
  • Other branches – 999 Mall branch will be open until 2:00 PM, Sto. Cristo-C.M. Recto will be open until 3:00 pm, while ADB branch will be open until 5:00 pm.


PBCOM Metro Manila branches are open from Jan. 15 to Jan. 19.

The following branches though are open on Jan. 19 from 9 am to 2 pm:

  • Binondo Banking Center
  • Cubao
  • Makati Banking Center
  • Meralco Avenue
  • Quezon Avenue

All branches will resume normal banking hours on Jan. 20.

Philippine National Bank

Some 80 branches of Philippine National Bank (PNB) are open on Thursday, January 15, but will close on the following day, January 16.

On January 19, a different set of PNB branches in Metro Manila are scheduled to accept transactions between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.

To view the full list, click here. 

RCBC Savings Bank

The following select RCBC Savings Bank branches will be open from 9 am to 12 nn on Jan. 15:

  • Ayala Alabang
  • Ayala Avenue
  • Camarin
  • Kapitolyo
  • P. Tuazon
  • Pacific Place
  • San Roque
  • Sangandaan
  • Timog

The following branches are open on Jan. 19 from 9 am to 12 nn:

  • Agustin
  • Greenhills
  • JP Rizal
  • Lagro
  • Las Piñas
  • Marulas
  • Novaliches
  • Ortigas Extension
  • Tomas Morato

Security Bank

The following Security Bank branches will be open on Jan. 15, from 9 am to 12 nn only:

  • Alimall
  • Binondo
  • Congressional Tower
  • Del Monte
  • E. Rodriguez-SLMC
  • Eastwood
  • Edsa-Central
  • Fort Bonifacio-SLMC
  • Head Office-CCAD
  • Juan Luna
  • Kalookan
  • Makati Avenue-Constellation
  • Marikina
  • Market! Market!
  • Novaliches
  • P. Guevara-Wilson
  • Pasay Macapagal Avenue
  • Quezon Ave.-Capitol Medical
  • Salcedo
  • Sucat
  • Sumulong
  • Taytay
  • Valenzuela
  • Wack Wack

The branches Jan. 16, from 9 am to 12 nn:

  • Banawe Malaya
  • Blumentritt
  • Connecticut-Greenhills
  • Cubao
  • HV Dela Costa
  • Karuhatan
  • Magdalena
  • Mandaluyong-Libertad
  • Mandaluyong-Pioneer
  • Marikina-Gil Fernando Avenue
  • Maypajo
  • McKinley Hill
  • Paseo De Roxas
  • Pasig Santolan
  • Pasong Tamo
  • Quirino Highway
  • Reposo-J.P. Rizal
  • Sumulong
  • Taytay

Security Bank Tacloban branch is also closed on Jan. 15 to 16.


UCPB Metro Manila branches are open on Jan. 15 to 19, including branches in Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal.

Jan 15:

  • Manila/Pasay
    • Binondo
    • FB Harrison
  • Makati/Taguig
    • Guadalupe
    • Main Office Branch Pasay Road
    • Pasong Tamo
    • The Fort
  • Antipolo/Marikina/Rizal
    • Concepcion
  • Quezon City
    • Batasan
    • Blue Ridge Bohol Avenue
    • Del Monte – Bonifacio Diliman
    • Loyola Heights
    • Quirino Highway
  • Mandaluyong/San Juan/Pasig
    • Boni Avenue
    • Ortigas
    • Pasig
  • Caloocan/Malabon/Navotas/Valenzuela
    • Karuhatan
    • Navotas
  • Muntinlupa/Las Piñas/Parañaque/Cavite
    • Meycauayan
  • North and Central Luzon
    • Sucat

Jan. 16:

  • Manila/Pasay
    • Baclaran
    • Escolta
  • Makati/Taguig
    • 32nd Street
    • Ayala
    • JP Rizal
    • Main Office Branch
    • Metropolitan Avenue
    • Puyat Bautista
  • Quezon City
    • Anonas
    • Aurora Boulevard
    • Commonwealth Avenue
    • E. Rodriguez
    • Quirino Highway
    • Tomas Morato
    • Welcome Rotonda
  • Mandaluyong/San Juan/Pasig
    • Greenhills
    • Mandaluyong
    • San Miguel
    • Shaw – Escriva
  • Caloocan/Malabon/Navotas/Valenzuela
    • Malabon
    • Malanday
  • Muntinlupa/Las Piñas/Parañaque/Cavite
    • BF Parañaque
    • Meycauayan
  • North and Central Luzon
    • Zapote

Jan. 19:

  • Manila/Pasay
    • P. Ocampo
    • Soler
  • Makati/Taguig
    • Dela Rosa
    • Global City
    • Main Office Branch
    • Marvin Plaza
    • McKinley Hill
    • Reposo – JP Rizal
  • Quezon City
    •  Acropolis
    • Lagro
      Mindanao Avenue
    • Muñoz
    • Novaliches
    • Quirino Highway
  • Mandaluyong / San Juan / Pasig
    • Annapolis
    • Kalentong
    • Pioneer
  • Caloocan /Malabon / Navotas/ Valenzuela
    • Grace Park
    • Paso de Blas
  • Muntinlupa/Las Piñas/Parañaque/Cavite
    • Alabang
    • Aquino Avenue
  • North and Central Luzon
    • Meycauayan


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