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Presidential Decree No. 1795
AMENDING FURTHER REPUBLIC ACT NO. 337, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "GENERAL BANKING ACT"
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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1795
 
 
AMENDING FURTHER REPUBLIC ACT NO. 337, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "GENERAL BANKING ACT"
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WHEREAS, it is imperative to strengthen the supervisory and regulatory authority of the Central Bank over the financial system; 
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WHEREAS, the Central Bank should be given more flexibility in order to make the financial system more responsive to the needs of the development program of the Government.  . chanrobles virtual law library

NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution, do hereby order and decree the amendment of Republic Act No. 337, as amended, as follows:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary . chanrobles virtual law library

Section 1. Paragraph 4 of Section 21-B of Republic Act No. 337, as amended, is hereby amended to read as follows: 

"In order to avoid undue concentration of economic power, the total equity investments of banks, quasi-banks and their subsidiaries in any single non-allied enterprise or industry may be subject to such limitations as may be prescribed by the Monetary Board, but shall in any case remain a minority in any such enterprise except as may be otherwise approved by the President (Prime Minister)."

Sec.  2. Section 21-C of the Same Act is hereby amended by adding a second paragraph to read as follows: 

"Any of these entities owning or controlling the whole or majority of the voting stock of a thrift band and/or rural bank may be required to submit statements of condition and other reports necessary to determine compliance with the provisions of this Section and the pertinent laws and rules and regulations, and subjected to special examination or investigation." . chanrobles virtual law library

Sec.  3. The second paragraph of Section 22 of the same Act is hereby amended to read as follows:  . chanrobles virtual law library

"The Monetary Board shall prescribe the manner of determining the total assets of banking institutions for the purposes of this Section."

Sec.  4. The third paragraph of Section 23 of the same Act is hereby amended to read as follows:  . chanrobles virtual law library

"The term "liabilities" as used herein, shall mean the direct liability of the maker or acceptor of paper discounted with or sold to such bank and the liability of the indorser, drawer or guarantor who obtains a loan from or discounts paper with or sells papers under his guaranty to such bank and shall include in the case of liabilities of a co-partnership or association the liabilities of the several members thereof and shall include in the case of liabilities of a corporation, all liabilities of all subsidiaries thereof in which such corporation owns or controls a majority interest: Provided, That even if the parent corporation, co-partnership or association has no liability to the bank, the Monetary Board may prescribe the combination of the liabilities of subsidiary corporations or members of the co-partnership or association under certain circumstances, including but need not be limited to any of the following situations: (a) the parent corporation, co-partnership or association guarantees the repayment of the liabilities; (b) the liabilities were incurred for the accommodation of the parent corporation or another subsidiary or of the co-partnership or association; or (c) the subsidiaries through separate entities operate merely as departments or divisions of a single entity: Provided, further, That the discount of bills of exchange drawn in good faith against actually existing values, and the discount of commercial or business paper actually owned by the person negotiating the same, shall not be considered as money borrowed for the purpose of this Section: Provided, finally, That certain types of contingent liabilities of borrowers may be included among total liabilities as may be determined by the Monetary Board." . chanrobles virtual law library

Sec.  5. The second paragraph of Section 30 of the same Act is hereby amended to read as follows:  . chanrobles virtual law library

"The Monetary Board shall prescribe the manner of determining the total assets of banking institutions for the purposes of this Section."

Sec.  6. The first paragraph of Section 32 of the same Act is hereby amended to read as follows:  . chanrobles virtual law library

"Sec. 32. Except as the Monetary Board may otherwise prescribe, the direct indebtedness to a savings and mortgage bank of any person, company, corporation, or firm, including in the indebtedness of the several members thereof, for money borrowed, excluding (a) loans secured by obligations of the Central Bank or of the Philippine Government, (b) loans fully guaranteed by the Government as to the payment of principal and interest, (c) loans to the extent covered by holdout on, or assignment of, deposits maintained in the lending bank and held in the Philippines, and (d) other loans or credits as the Monetary Board may, from time to time, specify as non-risk assets, shall at no time exceed fifteen percent (15%) of unimpaired capital and surplus of the bank."

Sec.  7. The third paragraph of Section 32 of the same Act is hereby amended to read as follows: 

"The term "liabilities" as used herein, shall mean the direct liability of the maker or acceptor of paper discounted with or sold to such bank and the liability of the indorser, drawer or guarantor who obtains a loan from or discounts paper with or sells papers under his guaranty to such bank and shall include in the case of liabilities of a co-partnership or association the liabilities of the several members thereof and shall include in the case of liabilities of a corporation, all liabilities of all subsidiaries thereof in which such corporation owns or controls a majority interest: Provided, That even if the parent corporation, co-partnership or association has no liability to the bank, the Monetary Board may prescribe the combination of the liabilities of subsidiary corporations or members of the co-partnership or association under certain circumstances, including but need not be limited to any of the following situations: (a) the parent corporation, co-partnership or association guarantees the repayment of the liabilities; (b) the liabilities were incurred for the accommodation of the parent corporation or another subsidiary or of the co-partnership or association; or (c) the subsidiaries through separate entities operate merely as departments or divisions of a single entity: Provided, further, That the discount of bills of exchange drawn in good faith against actually existing values, and the discount of commercial or business paper actually owned by the person negotiating the same, shall not be considered as money borrowed for the purpose of this Section: Provided, finally, That certain types of contingent liabilities of borrowers may be included among total liabilities as may be determined by the Monetary Board." . chanrobles virtual law library

Sec.  8. Section 36 of the same Act is hereby amended to read as follows:  . chanrobles virtual law library

"Sec. 36. Deposits shall be returned to the depositors or to their legal representatives in the manner and at the time and under the conditions which shall be determined by the board of directors and stipulated in regulations which shall be in conformity with law and with such regulations as the Monetary Board may prescribe."

Sec.  9. Section 63 of the same Act is hereby amended to read as follows: 

"Sec. 63. The lending or investment of deposits or moneys received by any trust company as executor of the will of any deceased person or as administrator, with or without the will annexed, or as guardian, receiver, trustee, or depositary of the estate of any minor, insane person, idiot, habitual drunkard, or other incompetent or irresponsible person, or as receiver or depositary under and by virtue of any order and appointment of any court, or as trustee under any instrument in writing constituting the company as trustee, unless otherwise directed by the instrument creating the trust, shall be limited to the loans and investments as may be prescribed by the Monetary Board. Any officer or director of any trust company authorizing or making any loan or security otherwise than as provided in this Section shall be punished by imprisonment of not less than one year nor more than ten years and by a fine of not less than one thousand nor more than ten thousand pesos."

Sec.  10. The second paragraph of Section 83 of the same Act is hereby amended to read as follows:  . chanrobles virtual law library

"The Monetary Board may regulate the amount of credit accommodations that may be extended, directly or indirectly, by banking institutions to their directors, officers, or stockholders. However, the outstanding credit accommodations which a bank may extend to each of its stockholders owning two percent (2%)or more of the subscribed capital stock, its directors, or its officers, shall be limited to an amount equivalent to the respective outstanding deposits and book value of the paid-in capital contribution in the bank: Provided, however, That loans and advances to officers in the form of fringe benefits granted in accordance with rules and regulations as may be prescribed by Monetary Board shall not be subject to the preceding limitation."

Sec.  11. All laws, decrees, rules and regulations inconsistent with this Decree are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.


Sec. 12. This Decree shall take effect immediately. . chanrobles virtual law library

Done in the City of Manila this 16th day of January, in the year of Our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-one. . chanrobles virtual law library





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