In a recent statement, BDO Unibank, one of the Philippines’ largest banks, has addressed concerns raised by customer Mr. Gleen Cañete regarding unexpected withdrawals from his account. The incident, which gained attention after Mr. Cañete shared his experience on social media, has now been resolved according to the bank.

BDO officials confirmed that they have thoroughly investigated the matter and accounted for all the withdrawals that initially caused distress to Mr. Cañete. The bank stated, “All withdrawals done by the accountholder online were verified to be valid.” This revelation suggests that the transactions in question were not the result of unauthorized access or fraudulent activity as initially suspected.

In an unexpected turn of events, Mr. Cañete has reportedly informed BDO that the matter will be resolved within his family. This development implies that the withdrawals may have been made by a family member with access to the account, rather than an external security breach.

The incident has brought to light the importance of maintaining the privacy and security of personal banking information, even within family units. BDO took the opportunity to remind its clients about the significance of account privacy, stating, “BDO always looks after the security of its clients and encourages them to maintain privacy of their accounts.”

Banking experts emphasize that sharing account details or access credentials, even with family members, can lead to misunderstandings and potential financial disputes. They advise accountholders to maintain strict control over their banking information and to regularly monitor their accounts for any unexpected activity.

BDO also reassured its customers about the regulatory oversight and deposit insurance in place. The bank highlighted that it is regulated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the country’s central bank, and directed customers to visit the BSP website ( for more information on banking regulations and consumer protection.

Furthermore, BDO reminded its clients that deposits are insured by the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) up to PHP 500,000 per depositor. This insurance provides an additional layer of security for customers’ funds in the unlikely event of bank failure.

The incident serves as a reminder for all bank customers to remain vigilant about their account activities and to promptly report any suspicious transactions to their bank. It also highlights the need for clear communication between banks and their clients during such incidents to prevent unnecessary panic and misinformation.

As digital banking continues to grow in popularity, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, financial institutions like BDO are increasingly focusing on enhancing their online security measures and educating customers about safe banking practices.

For more information about BDO’s security measures and customer protection policies, the bank has directed customers to visit the ‘About’ section of the BDO Unibank Facebook page.

The incident, while initially concerning, has ultimately underscored the importance of account security, family financial communication, and the role of banks in swiftly addressing and resolving customer concerns.