It has been a tradition in the Philippines that the big malls, supermarkets and trains stop their operations on certain days annually in observance of the holy week.
In this year, Filipinos will have the longest weekend. Declared holidays are Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Black Saturday and Easter Sunday (April 5 to 8) up to Monday, Araw ng Kagitingan (April 9).
With regards to the holidays, alternative modes of transportation should be taken into consideration by commuters for both the MRT and LRT will stop operations from April 5 (Maundy Thursday) to April 8 (Easter Sunday). By Holy Wednesday, that is today, the LRT's last trip will be at 8:00 p.m. for Line 1's Baclaran and Roosevelt stations and Line 2's Santolan and Recto stations and will resume its operation on Monday at 5:00 am (April 9). While the last trip for the MRT on Holy Wednesday will be at 10:00 pm from North Ave. station and 10:30 from Taft Ave. station.
The big chains of supermarket and malls will also be closed both on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. All SM malls will be closed on Holy Thursday and Good Friday, except for SM Baguio which will remain open from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on both days. On the other hand some shops and restaurants at the SM Mall of Asia Veranda and the bay area in Pasay City will also remain open.
The Metro Manila vehicular number coding scheme was lifted since Holy Monday and will resume on its normal operations on Tuesday, April 10.