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Matataas na opisyal ng Metrobank, sinuspinde ng BSP

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Paparusahan ng Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas ang mga opisyal at direktor Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company (MBTC) dahil sa pagkakasangkot diumano sa isang ‘fraudulent transactions’ na nagkakahalaga ng P1.75 bilyon.

Sa isang statement na naka-post website ng BSP, sinabi doon na naging complacent o nag-remiss sa kanilang tungkulin ang bangko at nararapat lang na i-reprimand o i-suspend ang mga ito.

“The Monetary Board (MB) approved the imposition of sanctions on Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company (MBTC) in connection with the examination conducted by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) relating to the P1.75 billion fraud allegedly perpetrated by one of its officers.

In determining the appropriateness of the sanctions, the MB took into consideration MBTC’s strong financial condition and immediate corrective actions to contain the further financial damage.

Together with medium to long-term initiatives that will serve to improve governance, controls, and compliance, the MB re-affirms the safety and soundness of MBTC,” ayon statement ng BSP.

Inatasan din ng BSP ang Metrobank na maglaan ng P4.45 bilyon na capital para i-cover ang ang kanilang “higher operational risk”.

“Together with medium to long-term initiatives that will serve to improve governance, controls, and compliance, the MB reaffirms the safety and soundness of MBTC,” sabi ng board.

Matatandaan na kinasuhan ang Metrobank executive na si Maria Victoria Lopez ng kasong theft at falsification charges dahil sa diumanoy pagdaya ng signature at pagsira na protocol para lokohin ang isang lender ng bangko.

Inaresto si Lopez noong Hulyo 18 matapos nitong tangkaing ilipat ang P2.25 milyon na interest mula sa isang unauthorized loans.

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