THE Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) on Friday denied allegations there has been a breach of client confidentiality in its system after the latest expose by Sen. Antonio
Trillanes 4th against Mayor Rodrigo Duterte of Davao City sparked concerns that the bank’s client information had been compromised.
“Allegations of a breach of client confidentiality have recently been leveled at the Bank of the Philippine Islands. Our internal investigation reveals that there has been no such breach,” the bank said in its official statement.
BPI said it continues to have one of the most highly-regarded data protection practices in the industry, and is committed to protecting client information and preserving the trust bestowed by its clients.
BPI clients raised concern about the safety of their account information after Trillanes used bank records to reveal that Duterte maintains a secret BPI account allegedly containing an undeclared P211 million.
Trillanes showed the media a “mother document” that contains bank details of Duterte and his three children–Paolo, Sara and Sebastian.
Duterte already confirmed that he has several bank accounts with BPI, one of which was with its branch on Julia Vargas Avenue in Pasig City (Metro Manila).
Duterte said he has a BPI account with the Pasig City branch but insisted that it does not contain P211 million as alleged by Trillanes.