Aug 192013

MANILA, Philippines – At least three banks canceled operations on Monday in light of heavy rains and flooding in Metro Manila and surrounding provinces.

Security Bank announced the suspension of its branches’ operations in Metro Manila and several areas in Luzon affected by typhoon Maring.

“Customers from affected areas can still access their accounts thru ATMs (automated teller machines) and its eBanking Facility,” it said.

The bank added that it can be reached through 88-791-88 should customers need additional assistance.

Bando de Oro Unibank similarly suspended its operations in Metro Manila and some areas in Rizal and Cavite, Bulacan and Laguna.

Meanwhile, Land Bank of the Philippines canceled the operations of its Metro Manila branches after 12 p.m. It noted, however, that its ATM branches remain operational 24/7.

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Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), on the other hand, said it will be business as usual for its head office and Luzon branches until 3 p.m. today.

BPI branches and offices in Visayas and Mindanao will remain open up to 4:30 p.m.

“This will give our customers ample time to fulfill their banking transactions for the day and also allow our employees enough time to go home early,” it said.

It added that its ATM branches and online services remain operational.

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