Bank Secrecy Law - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Bank Secrecy Law


Senators ask Comelec chief to waive bank secrecy rights

Aug 23, 2017 - 1:00 PM

UPDATED The Senate committee on banks financial institutions and currencies invites Comelec chief Andres Bautista to attend its next hearing on his controversial bank deposits

ACCUSED. Commission on Elections chief Andres Bautista is accused of obtaining ill-gotten wealth. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DOF to implement lifestyle checks on Customs officials

Nov 14, 2016 - 10:01 PM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III orders checks and a forensic analysis of data including the possible opening of bank accounts linked to corrupt activities

PDEA to Congress: Allow scrutiny of drug suspects' bank records

Aug 30, 2016 - 12:54 PM

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency also supports a bill that would allow law enforcement agencies to tap into conversations related to their anti illegal drug operations

LEGISLATIVE AGENDA. Representatives of PDEA, led by Director General Isidro Lapeña, faces the House Committee on Dangerous Drugs on August 30. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

The pet bills of President Duterte

Aug 01, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Duterte did not mention in his first SONA two bills that his top allies in the 17th Congress declared they would prioritize: the reimposition of the death penalty and the lowering to 15 years the minimum age of criminal responsibility

President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his State of the Nation Address, as Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez listen. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

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Lacson, De Lima want to exclude gov't officials from bank secrecy law

Jul 07, 2016 - 10:08 AM

By excluding public servants from the protection of the law law enforcement authorities will be equipped with the tools needed to go after crooks in government says Senator Panfilo Lacson

BANK SECRECY. Senators Panfilo Lacson and Leila De Lima file bills seeking to exclude government officials and employess from the protection of the bank secrecy law.

BSP, AMLC on Duterte account: We didn't leak documents

May 02, 2016 - 7:15 PM

We will never allow [ourselves] to be used as a tool for political persecution or harassment says BSP Officer in Charge Vicente Aquino

NOT ENGAGED. The central bank's Vicente Aquino says BSP and AMLC are not engaged in partisan politics. Screenshot by Rappler

Duterte to AMLC: How is military able to look inside bank accounts?

May 01, 2016 - 11:52 PM

The Davao City mayor also admits he has a BPI dollar account containing his savings of 5 000

DUTERTE TO AMLC. Rodrigo Duterte questions AMLC's ability to implement the Bank Secrecy Law during a Manila rally on May 1, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

BPI speaks up on Duterte controversy

Apr 29, 2016 - 8:17 PM

We are committed to protecting client information says BPI in the wake of leaked information about Duterte s supposed deposits in the bank

NO BREACH. BPI denies allegations that it violated bank secrecy law. Image by AFP ImageForum

'We are not safe': Netizens threaten to close bank accounts for Duterte

Apr 29, 2016 - 7:08 PM

UPDATED BPI says its internal investigation reveals there has been no such breach It adds that it is committed to protecting client information and preserving the trust bestowed on us by our clients all these years

Trillanes to Duterte: Stop doing a Binay, sign waiver

Apr 29, 2016 - 10:58 AM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says once proven wrong he will pull out of the vice presidential race and immediately resign from the Senate where his term ends in 2019

HE SAID, HE SAID. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV accuses Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte of not declaring a bank account in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth

Duterte-Cayetano sign manifesto to bare their bank accounts

Mar 15, 2016 - 4:58 PM

The tandem urges other candidates to sign the document to signify their commitment to transparency

COMPLETE DISCLOSURE. The tandem of Rodrigo Duterte and Alan Peter Cayetano hold up a document they signed waiving their rights under the Bank Secrecy law. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Sandiganbayan justice not keen on opening Luy's bank records

Aug 08, 2014 - 5:43 PM

Aside from citing bank secrecy laws Justice Samuel Martires asks Napoles lawyer How can we look into the bank accounts of Luy Sula and Suñas if those 3 are now witnesses and not accused?

#CoronaTrial: Day 15

Feb 09, 2012 - 6:57 PM

Day 15: PSBank president back on witness stand and grilled by senator judges Pascual Garcia III stands firm in not disclosing info related to foreign currency deposits allegedly owned by Chief Justice Corona BPI Ayala branch manager testifies