THE Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. (PDIC) aims to continue cleaning up its non-cash portfolio by targeting to dispose of 807 real properties and resolve 17,826 loan accounts in closed banks.

According to its report to the Department of Finance, the PDIC has so far resolved 66,249 loan accounts of borrowers in closed banks from 2019 to 2021.

From 2019, PDIC has disposed of 2,917 real properties, 507 of which were sold as of June 2021, president and chief executive officer Roberto Tan said in his report during a recent executive committee meeting.

The proceeds from the disposal of the PDIC’s non-cash assets are added to the funds held in trust for closed banks to help increase the chances of closed-bank creditors and uninsured depositors to recover their funds. Creditors’ claims are settled by PDIC as liquidator, in accordance with the rules on concurrence and preference of credits.

Tan told Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, who chairs the PDIC Board, that PDIC aims to accomplish its target of reducing its non-cash portfolio in 2021 with the adoption of its electronic bidding process for properties which started on April 8 this year, and the implementation of its Closed Bank Loan Incentive Program (CLIP), which offers an easy payment and zero penalty initiative to borrowers of banks that were ordered closed by the Monetary Board (MB).

CLIP offers substantial discounts to closed-bank borrowers with principal loan balances of P1 million and below and who will opt to pay through a one-time cash settlement.

Deposit insurance fund

Tan also reported that the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF), the capital and funding source for payment of deposit insurance, continued to build up to ensure adequacy and responsiveness to insurance calls.

As of July 2021, the DIF stood at P234.84 billion, which increased by P30.7 billion or by 15 percent year-on-year.

PDIC also grew its total assets by 3.6 percent or by P10.64 billion compared with the same period in 2020, registering at P302.84 billion as of July 2021. The growth was driven by assessment collections amounting to P29.64 billion and P6.82 billion in income on investments.

Meanwhile, liabilities were prudently managed at P68 billion as of July 2021, lower by 22.8 percent or P20.06 billion compared with the same period last year.

According to Tan, PDIC paid P470 million in insured deposits from four banks ordered closed by the MB from January to July 2021.

The MB shut down Occidental Mindoro Rural Bank, Palm Tree Bank in Cagayan de Oro City, Rural Bank of Alimodian in Iloilo and the Rural Bank of Caloocan. (PR)