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PDIC takes over Rural Bank of Alimodian

Philippine Information Agency
14 May 2021, 00:38 GMT+10

ILOILO CITY May 13 (PIA) - -The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) took over the Rural Bank of Alimodian (Iloilo) Inc. on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

This, after the Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), in Resolution No. 539.A dated May 6, 2021, prohibited the bank from doing business in the Philippines and directed PDIC, as Receiver, to proceed with the takeover and liquidation of the bank.

For the safety of the bank clients and local residents, the PDIC field personnel complied with the health, quarantine and travel protocols in accordance with Resolution No. 98-A issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF), according to a PDIC press report also issued on May 12.

The same Resolution also authorized the PDIC personnel to travel on official business unimpeded to ensure that the PDIC is able to fulfill its mandates under the law.

Rural Bank of Alimodian (Iloilo), Inc., a two-unit rural bank with Head Office, is located in Almacen St., Brgy. Poblacion, Alimodian, Iloilo. Its lone branch, Leon Branch, is located in Cabaluna St., Brgy. Poblacion, Leon, Iloilo.

Latest available records show that as of 31 December 2020, Rural Bank of Alimodian (Iloilo), Inc. has 5,419 deposit accounts with total deposit liabilities of PhP274.4 million, of which 88% or PhP241.3 million are insured deposits.

PDIC assured depositors that all valid deposits and claims will be paid up to the maximum deposit insurance coverage of PhP500,000.00 per depositor.

Individual account holders of valid deposits with balances of PhP100,000.00 and below, and who have no outstanding obligations nor have not acted as co-makers of obligations with Rural Bank of Alimodian (Iloilo), Inc., are not required to file deposit insurance claims. These individual depositors must ensure that they have complete and updated addresses with the bank.

Depositors may update their addresses by submitting Mailing Address Update Forms (MAUF) until 23 June 2021, either through the dropbox available at the bank premises, or by sending a scanned copy of said Form and valid ID to email address, rbalimodian-pad@pdic.gov.ph. MAUF will be made available at the bank premises or may be downloaded from the PDIC website at www.pdic.gov.ph.

Insurance payments for valid deposits with balances of PhP100,000.00 and below will be made through postal money order and targeted to be sent via mail starting on 9 July 2021.

For business entities and all other depositors who are required to file claims for insured deposit, receiving of claims is targeted to start by 22 July 2021. Details will be announced through the PDIC website www.pdic.gov.ph, and PDIC's official Facebook page, www.facebook.com/OfficialPDIC.

Borrowers are likewise reminded to continue paying their loan obligations with the closed Rural Bank of Alimodian (Iloilo), Inc. and to transact only with designated PDIC representatives. The procedures for settlement of loan obligations are available in the PDIC website.

For more information on the requirements and procedures for filing deposit insurance claims and settlement of loan obligations, depositors and borrowers of the bank are enjoined to attend the virtual Depositors-Borrowers' Forum scheduled on 5 July 2021. Details of the Forum will also be announced in the PDIC website and Facebook page.

As provided for by the PDIC Charter, the PDIC shall likewise accept Letters of Intent from interested banks and non-bank institutions for possible purchase of assets and assumption of liabilities (P&A) as a mode of liquidating Rural Bank of Alimodian (Iloilo), Inc. Letters of intent should be submitted within 60 days from takeover date subject to compliance with the requirements prescribed under the Guidelines in Pre-qualifying Proponents and Evaluating the Proposals for Purchase of Assets and Assumption of Liabilities Mode of Liquidating Closed Banks which can be accessed in the PDIC website.

To ensure the safety of all concerned and observance of health protocols, all clients of the bank may communicate with PDIC through any of the following modes: Public Assistance Hotline during office hours at (02) 8841-4141, Toll-Free Hotline at 1-800-1-888-PDIC (7342) during office hours for those outside Metro Manila, e-mail to rbalimodian-pad@pdic.gov.ph or Facebook private message.

In view of the strict health protocols, transacting clients are advised to visit the PDIC through prior appointment. Appointment schedule may be secured through telephone, email or Facebook private message. (PDIC laf/PIA6-Iloilo/Photo courtesy of PDIC)

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