By Alon Calinao Dy: Netizens have decided to close their BPI accounts due to a fear of a breach of the bank's secrecy after Senator Antonio Trillanes determined the BPI account number of presidential frontrunner Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.
This is a challenge of BPI depositors especially the BPI management as clients were alarmed that somebody might be able to look into their accounts at any time.
Rudy Libong, a concerned citizen, wrote on his Facebook timeline that "Senator Trillanes denial to execute an affidavit about his accusation on alleged bank accounts of mayor Duterte shows that all are not true." He added, "it also shows that Sen. Trillanes is a liar and paid up man."
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Trillanes was also accused to receive P500 million by San Miguel Corporation owned by Cojuangco to fund his vice presidential campaign. The senator denied the allegations that he received a large amount of money from anyone.
Duterte answered Trillanes' call to sign a waiver. He dared Trillanes and said, "file formal affidavit first then I will make public my bank accounts." It is clear that the senator has a lack of evidence, ruining the name of Davao City Mayor in the eyes of his supporters.
Now, there is a call from Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) around the world to close their BPI accounts because of what happened to Mayor Duterte. The loss of confidence by many depositors is a big factor why BPI customers will close their accounts.