Here's Your Mall Guide for the 2021 ECQ

Essentials only.

Photography: Jerome Ascano

Malls in the greater Manila area will adjust their operating hours starting Monday, March 29, in adherence to the implementation of the week-long enhanced community quarantine or ECQ.

The fresh ECQ restrictions, which will last until Easter Sunday, April 4, cover Metro Manila, Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite, and Rizal.

Here's your mall guide during the ECQ period:

SM Supermalls

SM Supermalls said only essential stores in SM malls in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal would remain open from March 29 to April 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This includes supermarkets, banks, pharmacies, hardware stores, and restaurants that offer takeout & delivery. Free parking will also be available during the ECQ period.

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Robinsons Malls

Robinsons Malls in NCR, Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite, and Laguna will implement a 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. operating schedule from March 29 to April 4. Supermarket hours are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Only essential stores will be open during the ECQ period, it said. These are banks, hardware stores, convenience stores, select restaurants with takeout and delivery services, and other essentials. Free parking will be available during the ECQ period.


Ayala Malls

From March 29 to April 4, Ayala Malls said only supermarkets, drug stores, banks, and restaurants with takeout and delivery services will be available in their malls in Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, and Bulacan areas. Parking will be free during the ECQ period.

Megaworld Lifestyle Malls


Only supermarkets, pharmacies, convenience stores, banks, select restaurants with takeout and delivery services, hardware stores, and other essentials will be open in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls from March 29 to April 4.

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