BPI releases statement, denies bank account leak

This week, our facebook feeds were being flooded by news about the journey of Presidential frontrunner Mayor Rody Duterte as May 9 election is coming in a few days. That includes the recent allegation of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV to Duterte for allegedly hiding P211 million in BPI Pasay branch.

Netizens especially Duterte supporters got irked of Trillanes expose losing trust to BPI for breaching the client’s details confidentiality agreement. Duterte camp has received several reports also that many depositors have withdrawn and closed their account with BPI while the call to boycott BPI on social media has become viral.

This noise on social media perhaps reached the top officials of BPI prompting them to release a statement about the leak. Here’s the full text posted by the bank on its facebook account.

Client Confidentiality

Allegations of breach of client confidentiality have recently been levelled at the Bank of the Philippine Islands. Our internal investigation reveals that there has been no such breach. BPI continues to have one of the most highly regarded data protection practices in the industry, and we are committed to protecting client information and preserving the trust bestowed on us by our clients all these years. – BPI

If BPI reveals that it didn’t provide information about Duterte’s account in their branch, there is a big probability that the Vice Presidential candidate, Trillanes made all these allegations up!

Trillanes challenged Duterte to go to BPI office on Monday and show bank account in public. Duterte accepted the challenged through his lawyer. So, let’s all meet the two camps this Monday and let’s end this teleserye written by Senator Trillanes himself.

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