State-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) registered a net income of P5.28 billion last year, 27.85 percent higher than the P4.13 billion recorded in 2012, buoyed by significant increases in deposits, loans to borrowers and investments.
By Doris C. Dumlao
The government is preparing to divest itself of the Al Amanah Islamic Investment Bank of the Philippines, a subsidiary of the state-owned Development Bank of the Philippines, possibly bringing in a new group to run the country’s first and only Islamic bank.
Security Bank’s Tacloban branch begins full operations on Nov. 25. The bank has also announced that it will temporarily waive ATM fees on all its clients’ ATM transactions in both Tacloban and Ormoc, including those who have been displaced and will be using other bank ATMs.
State-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) rides on the back of strong investor demand as it moves to raise the issue size of its first Basel III compliant Tier 2 Fixed Rate Unsecured Subordinated Notes to P10 billion from P5 billion.
By the staff
Another promising career has been destroyed—and a young life tragically ended—in the process of government authorities’ dogged pursuit of the case against former officials of Development Bank of the Philippines for an allegedly behest P660-million loan to businessman Roberto Ongpin in 2009.