Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Republic Act , or The Law on Secrecy of Bank Deposits, is an act prohibiting the disclosure of or inquiry. While Section 2 of Republic Act (RA) , also known as the Secrecy of Bank Deposits Act, declares bank deposits to be “absolutely. Tag: RA Philippine Bank Secrecy law Cases. GSIS vs. CA (GR: ). Republic Act No. provides for four (4) exceptions when records of deposits .

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This site uses cookies. On the other hand, if you have P, Perhaps, as the last exception to the bank secrecy law, one may add: So, what is bank secreccy It is a special law designed especially for foreign currency deposits in the Philippines. Philippine banks cooperate fully with government enforcement agencies, provided these investigations are deemed legal and in accordance with laws.

According to Isabel Pastor, head of enforcement and cooperation and senior advisor for special projects at IOSCO, transparency will attract investors to the Philippines and protect securities and derivatives products from cross-border fraud risks.

In Ejercito ga Sandiganbayan, it was held that the crime of plunder is analogous to bribery and, therefore, the exception from the secrecy of bank deposits granted in cases of bribery should also be granted to cases for plunder under RAin which crime is not expressly listed as an exception secrwcy RA It should also be pointed out that there is no secrecy for the bank deposits of dummies.

Data generated are not shared with any other party. With court order — probable cause related to money laundering offenses; without court order — involving crime of kidnapping, drug trafficking, hijacking, and terrorism.

What indeed constitutes the subject matter in litigation in relation to Section 2 of R. It covers all bank deposits in the Philippines and secrevy distinction was made between domestic and foreign deposits. By continuing to browse our site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies, and to our Privacy Notice. The fruit of the poisonous tree principle, which states that once the primary source the tree is shown to have been unlawfully obtained, any secondary or derivative evidence the rw derived from it is also inadmissible, does not apply in this case.


Funa bak appointed by President Rodrigo R. Banks must continuously enhance monitoring tools to detect unusual transactions and have an effective compliance system. As you can see, although there are many exceptions, securing such exceptions is not an easy task.

Vision, Mission, and Quality Policy. The easiest way to waive the secrecy of bank deposits is through a written waiver. Where do we go from here?

RA – lawreviewnotes

Any violation of this law will subject offender upon conviction, to an imprisonment of not more than five years or a fine of not more than twenty thousand pesos or both, in the discretion of the court.

Law on Secrecy of Bank Deposits. This will be discussed in a separate article. Approved, September 9, On this score alone, the objection posed by respondent in her motion to suppress should have indeed put an end to the controversy at the very ban instance it was raised before the trial court. Respondent was employed as a cashier, and was engaged, among others, to receive and account for the payments secrscy by the various customers of the company. Some of the laws that have impliedly added exceptions to the bank-secrecy laws have been confirmed by Supreme Court SC decisions.

With respect to foreign-currency deposits, note that its confidentiality is more strictly upheld by lesser exceptions. Surely, you do not want any person such as your friend, employer or any stranger to find that out.

Bank secrecy or transparency?

According to petitioner Bangayan, the responses of respondent RCBCs officers in relation to the BOCs actions led to unsavory news reports that disparaged petitioners good character and reputation and exposed him to public ridicule and contempt. The AMLC can examine bank accounts, WITHOUT a court order, where there is probable cause that the deposits are related to certain crimes such as kidnapping for 145, violation of the Dangerous Drugs Act, hijacking, destructive arson, murder and violations of RA acts inimical to civil aviation.


Petitioner Bangayan claims that respondent Saria divulged confidential information through the Affidavit he submitted to the BOC.

This law prohibits any person, subject to the exceptions below, from disclosing to any person any information, relative to the funds or properties belonging to abnk depositors in the custody of the bank. In addition, there are many exceptions and other laws that effectively waives bank secrecy:. Petitioner contends that since plunder is neither bribery nor dereliction of duty, his accounts are not excepted from the protection 14055 R.

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PDIC exists to protect depositors by providing deposit insurance coverage for the depositing public and help promote financial stability This website is best viewed using Internet Explorer Both the trial and appellate courts correctly found that petitioner Bangayan did not satisfactorily introduce evidence to substantiate his claim that defendant bank gave any classified information in violation of the Bank Secrecy Act.

If the money deposited under an account may be used by banks for authorized loans to third persons, then such account, regardless of whether it creates a creditor-debtor relationship between the depositor and the bank, falls under the category of accounts which the law precisely seeks to protect for the purpose of boosting the economic development of the country. Follow us on Instagram bmsocialmedia.

Also, to so claim is to read into the clear words of the law exemptions that its literal wording does not support. Whether the discrepancy amount is the subject matter of litigation.