The upcoming holidays meant a lot for most Filipinos but at most, it meant festivities and gift-giving would be straining our financial area. Thus a trip or two in the bank would be essential. However, legal and non-working holidays would also mean banks might be closed. 

Do not make unnecessary trips but arm yourself with information as to what banks are closed and which are operating even on holidays. Here are the list of some banks which released their holiday schedules.

Philippines List of Bank Holiday Schedules This Christmas and New Year Season
LandBank of the Philippines branches are closed from December 24 to 26. Operations would resume on December 29. Only the branches on Plaza Malate and Makati Business Center would be open on January 2.

BDO Unibank has selected branches that would be opened during the holidays. On December 24, 26, 30 and 31, some branches would have shortened hours. Meanwhile, all branches are closed on December 25 and January 1. December 27 and 28 would be operational for weekend banking branches. December 29, Monday would be a regular banking day for all branches. January 2 would have shortened hours for some branches while January 3 to 4 would be a regular banking day for weekend banking branches.

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) would open on December 24 for half day, December 30 for whole day and January 3 for whole day. Mall branches and kiosk with Saturday and Sunday operations will also be open during the holiday weekends.

Maybank Philippines’ main office branch is open on December 29 and January 5 from 9 am-9 pm. All branches are closed on December 24 and 25, and from December 30 to January 2. On December 26, its main branch would be open from 9 am- 4 pm. Resorts World Branch would be open from 8 am-4 pm.

Selected Metrobank branches will be open on weekends and during holidays.

Philippine Bank of Communications will have extended hours on December 23 and 29. However, all branches would be closed on declared holidays.

UCPB also has selected branch opening on December 26, 27 and 30.

Security Bank also selected some branches to open on December 27 and January 3.

EastWest Bank said 30 of its branches will open during the holidays.

Branches with holiday banking are Sto. Cristo (Dec. 30, 2014, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM); Marikina-Concepcion and Regalado (Dec. 30, 2014, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM); Laoag, Urdaneta and San Fernando, La Union (Dec. 26, 2014 and Jan. 02, 2015, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM); Bacolod-Lacson and Bacolod-Mandalagan (Dec. 26, 2014 and Jan. 2, 2015, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM); Cagayan de Oro (Dec. 24, 2014, from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM and Dec. 27, 2014, from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM); Butuan (Dec. 30, 2014, from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM); and Pagadian (Dec. 30, 2014, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM).

The following EastWest branches with Saturday banking will open on Dec. 27, 2014 and Jan. 3, 2015, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM: The Fort-Burgos Circle, Makati Avenue-Juno, Banawe-N. Roxas, Fairview, Angeles-Balibago, Antipolo-Marcos Hi-way, Baguio Session Road, Davao-Bajada, Dagupan-Perez, Antipolo-ML Quezon and Benguet-La Trinidad.