PB eyes detailed info sheet for cash transfer customers

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

THE Cebu Provincial Government hopes to replicate a strategy employed by the local government of Cordova town to uncover the identities of people involved cyber pornography.

A proposal to require recipients of money transfers to disclose their real names and addresses was presented in a public hearing last Thursday.

The proposed ordinance will be submitted for second reading during the PB’s regular session on Monday.


PB Member Arleigh Sitoy, who filed the proposal, said the “know-your-customer” form is required in money remittance outlets in Cordova.

Sitoy said the system requires the money transfer customer to have a witness who will attest to the truthfulness of the information that he or she provided in the form.

The form includes a waiver that the customer agrees to provide all information sought by authorities should he or she is found to be involved in cyber pornography.

Once the PB approves the proposal, all money remittance outlets will be required to use the form on all customers.

The money remittance outlets will then be required to report to the Capitol any suspicious transactions, such as repeated transactions by one customer.

A monitoring team will be tasked to supervise the implementation of the ordinance.

Sitoy said that if the proposal is approved, money remittance outlets that do not comply will face sanctions.

Cordova Mayor Adelino Sitoy, Tuburan Mayor Democrito Diamante and barangay captains in Cebu Province attended the public hearing.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on April 05, 2014.

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