You will no longer have to go on a 45-minute jeepney ride to Bontoc just to withdraw cash from an ATM. Sagada now has its very own MEGALINK automated teller machine located inside the Rural Bank of Sagada. There are plans to move the machine to the precinct to allow for 24-hour access – but then again, with the 9PM curfew in place and with establishments closing early, I wonder who exactly would need money past nine. Since this is a new development and it is after all the only ATM in town, I still suggest that you take enough cash with you. Tourists could easily run through that ATM’s stash so you wouldn’t want to risk being cashless in a town that doesn’t accept plastic money.
Read the full story at Gareth’s blog.