WPRO and its Services

Banking facilities

Marsman Drysdale Travel Inc., the WHO Regional Office’sin-plant travel agency, will assist in the encashment oftraveller’s cheques. Its office is open from 08:00 to 17:00.The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) and Banco de Oro(BDO) are a short walk from WHO. They are open from09:00 to 16:30 daily.

Peso (PhP) is the Philippine currency. Corresponding denominations include:

• Coin centavos: 1, 5, 10 and 25
• Coin Pesos:     1, 5 and 10
• Bank notes:     20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 pesos

Exchange rate as of May 2011 is PhP43.28 to US$ 1.00

International credit cards are accepted by themajority of tourist establishments. Automated tellermachines (ATMs) are available 24 hours a day. ATMsare available along United Nations Avenue (BPI ATM),in malls and at the guard house at the United NationsAvenue entrance to WHO.


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