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Closed Rural Bank of Larena (Siquijor), Inc.
PDIC sets December 20, 2019 as deadline for filing claims vs. bank’s assets

NEWS/PRESS RELEASE
PR-150-19
Date of Release: November 20, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Creditors of the closed Rural Bank of Larena (Siquijor), Inc. have until December 20, 2019 only to file their claims against the bank’s assets. Claims filed after said date shall be disallowed. Creditors refer to any individual or entity with a valid claim against the assets of the closed Rural Bank of Larena, Inc. and include depositors with uninsured deposits that exceed the maximum deposit insurance coverage (MDIC) of PhP500,000.

The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC), the Receiver of the closed Rural Bank of Larena, Inc., announced that creditors of the closed bank may file their claims personally at the PDIC Public Assistance Center located at the 3rd Floor, SSS Bldg., 6782 Ayala Avenue corner V.A. Rufino St., Makati City, Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, except holidays. Creditors also have the option to file their claims through mail addressed to the PDIC Public Assistance Department, 6th Floor, SSS Bldg., 6782 Ayala Avenue corner V.A. Rufino St., Makati City. Claims filed by mail must have a postmark dated not later than December 20, 2019. The prescribed Claim Form against the assets of the closed bank may be downloaded from the PDIC website, www.pdic.gov.ph. PDIC reminds creditors to transact only with authorized PDIC personnel.

In case claims are denied, creditors shall be notified officially by PDIC through mail. Claims denied or disallowed by the PDIC may be filed with the liquidation court within sixty (60) days from receipt of final notice of denial of claim.

In addition, PDIC said that depositors with account balances of more than the MDIC of PhP500,000 who have already filed claims for the insured portion of their deposits as of December 20, 2019 are deemed to have filed their claims for the uninsured portion or the amount in excess of the MDIC.

PDIC, as Receiver of closed banks, requires personal data from creditors to be able to process their claims and protects these data in compliance with the Data Privacy Act of 2012.

Rural Bank of Larena, Inc. was ordered closed by the Monetary Board (MB) of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on October 10, 2019 and PDIC, as the designated Receiver, was directed by the MB to proceed with the takeover and liquidation of the closed bank in accordance with Section 12(a) of Republic Act No. 3591, as amended. The bank is located on Bonifacio St., Brgy. North Poblacion, Larena, Siquijor.

All requests and inquiries relating to the closed Rural Bank of Larena, Inc. should be addressed to the PDIC Public Assistance Department through mail at the 6th Floor, SSS Bldg., 6782 Ayala Avenue corner V.A. Rufino St., Makati City, through e-mail at pad@pdic.gov.ph, or through telephone number (02) 8841-4141. Depositors and creditors outside Metro Manila may call the PDIC Toll Free Hotline at 1-800-1-888-PDIC (7342). Walk-in clients may also visit the PDIC Public Assistance Center at the 3rd Floor, SSS Bldg., 6782 Ayala Avenue corner V.A. Rufino St., Makati City, Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, except holidays. Inquiries may also be sent as private message at Facebook through www.facebook.com/OfficialPDIC.

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The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) was established on June 22, 1963 by Republic Act 3591 to provide depositor protection and help maintain stability in the financial system by providing deposit insurance. Effective June 1, 2009, the maximum deposit insurance coverage is PhP500,000 per depositor. All deposit accounts by a depositor in a closed bank maintained in the same right and capacity shall be added together. A joint account shall be insured separately from any individually-owned deposit account.

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