BAP: Banks to remain open on September 21

THE Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP) released a statement Wednesday to inform the public that all its member banks will remain fully operational despite the suspension if work in government offices on Thursday, September 21.

"Normal check clearing operations, trading and other financial transactions will be observed to fully serve the banking public," the statement read.

Here is the list of BAP member banks:

• Asia United Bank
• BDO Unibank, Inc.
• BDO Private Bank, Inc.
• Bank of Commerce
• Bank of the Philippine Islands
• China Banking Corporation
• CTBC Bank (Philippines) Corporation
• Development Bank of the Philippines
• East West Banking Corporation
• Land Bank of the Philippines
• Maybank Philippines, Inc.
• Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company
• Philippine Bank of Communications
• Philippine National Bank
• Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation
• Robinsons Bank Corporation
• Security Bank Corporation
• Robinsons Bank Corporation
• Security Bank Corporation
• Union Bank of the Philippines
• United Coconut Planters Bank

On September 19, President Rodrigo Duterte signed Proclamation 319 formally declaring September 21 as a "National Day of Protest."

The proclamation also suspended the work in government offices and classes in public schools at all levels nationwide.

The National Day of Protest coincides with the commemoration of 45th anniversary of martial law implemented by the late President Ferdinand Marcos. (ABC/SunStar Philippines)
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