Banker’s group urges clients to contact their banks affected by Mt. Mayon unrest


A banker’s group told the public to contact their respective banks located in areas that could be affected by the unrest of Mount Mayon to ensure their banking needs are met.

“The Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP) urges the banking public to contact their local bank branches particularly in the areas that may be affected by the Mount Mayon eruption to ensure that their transactions are accommodated and that their banking needs are met,” the group said in a statement.

The Albay province has been placed under state of calamity on Tueday following the unrest of Mayon and after the Philvolcs raised the alert status of the volcano to Alert Level 3 last Jan. 14.

Thousands of families have already fled their homes and now at the evacuation centers.

“While the authorities have already raised the alert level in Albay due to ash emissions and lava flow, the BAP assures that clients will be assisted to ensure continuity of banking services as member banks strive to deliver and serve the general public,” the banker’s group said.

The BAP also also asked the public to take precautionary measures implemented by the government for their safety.

“Finally, the BAP encourages the public to follow security and risk mitigation measures of local government units and other relevant law enforcement agencies on the Mount Mayon eruption,” said the group.

“For any other bank-related concerns, please call your respective branches or visit their websites for updates,” it added.

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