The industry also generates an estimated P24 billion in income taxes annually and P1. But Gordon also warned the huge money entering the country could also pose a security threat to the country. Dominguez said the AMLA, enacted in , remained a weak tool against money laundering and other unlawful activities, especially because tax evasion and other financial crimes were not among the predicate offenses listed under the law that would allow the Anti-Money Laundering Council to examine bank accounts after securing a court order. Without the lifting of RA in the Congress-approved measure, President Duterte vetoed the grant of a general tax amnesty when he signed the Tax Amnesty Act into law in February last year, he said. Dominguez earlier ordered the Bureau of Customs to work with AMLC and other government agencies to investigate attempts by suspected syndicates to bring in large sums of foreign currency here.

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Section 2. Declaration of Policy. A credit information system will directly address the need for reliable credit information concerning the credit standing and track record of borrowers. The operations and services of a credit information system can be expected to: greatly improve the overall availability of credit especially to micro, small and medium-scale enterprises; provide mechanisms to make credit more cost-effective; and reduce the excessive dependence on collateral to secure credit facilities.

The State shall endeavor to have credit information provided at the least cost to all participants and shall ensure the protection of consumer rights and the existence of fair competition in the industry at all times. An efficient credit information system will also enable financial institutions to reduce their over-all credit risk, contributing to a healthier and more stable financial system.

Section 3. Definition of Terms. Section 4. Establishment of the Credit Information System. The Corporation shall fix the time interval for such submission: Provided, That such interval shall not be less than fifteen 15 working days but not more than thirty 30 working days. Negative information shall be corrected and updated within fifteen 15 days from the time of payment, liquidation or settlement of debts.

In case of erroneous, incomplete or misleading credit information, the subject borrower shall have the right to dispute the erroneous, incomplete, outdated or misleading credit information before the Corporation. The Corporation shall investigate and verify the disputed information within five 5 working days from receipt of the complaint. If its accuracy cannot be verified and cannot be proven, the disputed information shall be deleted.

The borrower and the accessing entities and special accessing entities who have received such information shall be informed of the corresponding correction or removal within five 5 working days. Section 5. Establishment of the Central Credit Information Corporation. The amount of Seventy-five million pesos PhP75,, The powers and functions of the Corporation shall be exercised by a board of directors composed of fifteen 15 members.

The directors representing the government shares shall be appointed by the President of the Philippines. To maintain the quality of management of the Corporation and afford better protection to the system and the public in general, the SEC in coordination with the relevant government agencies, shall prescribe, pass upon and review the qualifications and disqualifications of individuals elected or appointed directors of the Corporation and disqualify those found unfit. After due notice to the board of directors of the Corporation, the SEC may disqualify, suspend or remove any director who commits or omits an act which render him unfit for the position.

In determining whether an individual is fit and proper to hold the position of a director of the Corporation, due regard shall be given to his integrity, experience, education, training and competence. The members of the Board of Directors must be Filipino citizens and at least thirty 30 years of age. In addition, they shall be persons of good moral character, of unquestionable integrity, of known probity, and have attained competence in the fields of law, finance, economics, computer science or information technology.

In addition to the disqualifications imposed by the Corporation Code, as amended, no person shall be nominated by the national government if he has been connected directly with a banking or financial institution as a director or officer, or has substantial interest therein within three 3 years prior to his appointment.

The salaries and other compensation of the officers and employees of the Corporation shall be exempt from the Salary Standardization Law. Appointments in the Corporation, except to those which are policy-determining, primarily confidential or highly technical in nature, shall be made only according to the Civil Service Law. The national government shall offer equal equity participation in the Corporation to all qualified investors.

When the ownership of the majority of the common voting shares of the Corporation passes to private investors, the stockholders shall cause the adoption and registration with the SEC of the amended articles of incorporation within three 3 months from such transfer of ownership. Section 6. Confidentiality of Credit Information. Outsource entities which may process and consolidate basic credit data are absolutely prohibited from releasing such data received from the Corporation other than to the Corporation.

Any entity which violates this section may be barred access to the credit information system and penalized pursuant to Section 11 of this Act. The Corporation shall be authorized to release and disclose consolidated basic credit data only to the Accessing Entities, the Special Accessing Entities, the Outsource Entities and Borrowers. Basic Consolidated basic credit data released to Accessing Entities shall be limited to those pertaining to existing Borrowers or Borrowers with pending credit applications.

Credit information shall not be released to entities other than those enumerated under this Section except upon order of the court. Section 7. Educational Campaign. Section 8. Rules and Regulations. Imposition of administrative sanctions shall be without prejudice to any criminal and other sanctions as may be applicable under this Act and relevant laws; g Suspension or cancellation of the rights of any Accessing Entity or Special Accessing Entity to access Credit Information from the Corporation; Provided, That the SEC in coordination with relevant government agencies and existing industry stakeholders, may issue subsequent regulations consistent with the IRR as approved by the Congressional Oversight Committee.

In addition, the SEC may regulate access to the credit information system as well as the fees that shall be collected by the Corporation from the Accessing and Special Accessing Entities, taking into consideration the policy of lowering the cost of credit, promoting fair competition, and the need of the Corporation to employ state-of-the-art technology; and h The basic credit data about a borrower shall be limited to credit information existing on the date of the enactment of this Act and thereafter.

Section 9. Congressional Oversight Committee. The Members from the Senate shall be appointed by the Senate President with at least three 3 Senators representing the minority. The Members of the House of Representatives shall be appointed by the Speaker with at least three 3 members representing the minority.

Section Indemnity in Favor of the Corporation, its Officers and Employees. Annual Report. Principal Government Agency.

As lead agency, the SEC shall consult and coordinate with other relevant government agencies in the adoption of all rules and regulations for the full and effective implementation and enforecement of this Act, taking into account the policy objectives contained in Section 2 hereof.

Separability Clause. Repealing Clause. All laws, decrees, executive orders, rules and regulations or parts thereof which are inconsistent with this Act are hereby repealed, amended or modified accordingly. Effectivity Clause.

Approved Speaker of the House of Representative Sgd.


Law on Secrecy of Bank Deposits

A primer on the secrecy of bank deposits - January 4, - am With recent events putting in issue the confidentiality of bank deposits and the identification process by the banks for their depositors, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, in coordination with the Bankers Association of the Philippines, deemed it advisable to come out with the following primer on frequently asked questions. This primer seeks to clarify any misunderstanding or misapprehension that may have arisen on the subject and, more importantly, emphasizes that the secrecy of bank deposits remains sacrosanct and that their disclosure remains subject to strict safeguards and compliance with legal requirements. Trust accounts and other investments are partly included in the discussion. Secrecy of bank deposits Q. What guarantees on confidentiality do depositors enjoy under the law? For peso deposits, Republic Act No. There are only four 4 instances under the law where bank deposits or investment in government bonds may be disclosed or looked into, namely: 1 upon written permission of the depositor; or 2 in cases of impeachment; or 3 upon order of a competent court in cases of bribery or dereliction of duty; or 4 in cases where the money deposited or invested is the subject matter of the litigation.


In the know: The bank secrecy law

Zulurg Now, foreign currency deposits are governed by a different law, namely Republic Act No. This law was enacted to encourage individuals to deposit their money in banks instead of hoarding secrecu. It is clear from the foregoing provision that notice need only be given to the garnishee, but the person who is holding property or credits belonging to the defendant. Approved, September 9, back to top. Are there any exceptions? Without needlessly expanding the scope of what is plainly alleged in the Information, the subject matter of xecrecy action in this case is the money alleged to have been stolen by respondent, and not the money equivalent of the checks which are sought to be admitted in evidence. Whether or not respondent judge erred in allowing the examination of the bank accounts of herein petitioners.


The bank-secrecy law

So, what is bank secrecy? Is it absolute? Are there any exceptions? On 09 September , Republic Act No. This law was enacted to encourage individuals to deposit their money in banks instead of hoarding them.


What is the Bank Secrecy Law?

Republic Act No. It was created to encourage people to deposit their money in banking institutions, and for the same to be utilized by the banks for the economic development of the country Section 1. The money deposited and invested in the bank can be used by the latter for another purpose that will be beneficial to our economy. According to Section 2 of the said law, all deposits of whatever nature with banks or banking institutions in the Philippines including investments in bonds issued by the Government of the Philippines, its political subdivisions and its instrumentalities, are hereby considered as of an absolutely confidential nature and may not be examined, inquired or looked into by any person, government official, bureau or office. Further, it shall be unlawful for any official or employee of a banking institution to disclose to any person other than those mentioned in Section two hereof any information concerning said deposits Section 3. The general rule is that all bank deposits of whatever nature are absolutely confidential, and cannot be inquired into by any person regardless whether he is a private individual or representative of the government.

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