In accordance with RA No. 10173 (Data Privacy Act), I hereby consent to the collection, retention, processing, disclosure (as provided under applicable confidentiality and data privacy laws of the Philippines including all subsequent amendments or supplements there(to) of any personal, sensitive personal, and privileged information relating to me, whether provided by me or coming to the China Banking Corporation’s (hereafter referred to as “Company”) possession, and sharing of the said personal, sensitive personal and privileged information to the Company, its offices, branches, subsidiaries and affiliates, accredited third parties/vendors, credit reporting or credit reference agencies, credit protection provider, guarantee institutions, debt collection agencies, private regulatory organizations and other financial institutions, and other outsourced service providers engaged by the Company for the purposes reasonably required by the Company, for the Company’s conduct of everyday business, and/or only if required to do so by law or in good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) assess my suitability for employment with the Company or any of its subsidiaries; (b) submit reports to Senior Management on recruitment strategies and demographics; (c) submit reports to government agencies; (d) use as reference when conducting reference checks; (e) conduct background/credit investigation; (f) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the Company and its subsidiaries; (g) protect and defend the rights or property of the Company and its subsidiaries and (h) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Company and its subsidiaries or the public.
I shall notify the Company in writing, which must be acknowledged by the Company, if I do not consent to the aforementioned processing. I further acknowledge my right to information, access, correction, rectification, erasure of my personal, sensitive personal and privileged information, data portability, objection to processing and to file complaint under the Data Privacy Act. I agree that the Company may retain my personal information for as long as necessary for the fulfilment of the purpose for which it was collected and such other purposes that I may have consented from time to time, as required by pertinent laws and regulations, and provide information when required to do so in accordance with applicable laws, by court order, and jurisprudence.
If I provide the Company with any personal information relating to a third party (e.g. reference information, et.al.), I warrant to the Company that I have obtained the recorded consent of such third party to provide the Company with the third party’s personal information for the relevant purposes and can upon the Company’s consent request, submit the same for inspection.
I agree that the Company shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising from the Company’s disclosure of personal information for the above purposes.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and ban on mass gatherings, China Bank celebrated its milestone Centennial Anniversary last August 14 and 16 in a quiet but meaningful way. In his message to all employees, Chairman Hans T. Sy expressed his pride and gratitude for the Bank’s success: "The gravity of the pandemic situation necessitated modification of plans, but it doesn’t diminish the significance of the occasion—China Bank is 100-years strong and continues to be very resilient and responsive to our customers and employees’ needs.... Let’s continue to pursue change and innovation with eyes on the future, and more importantly, let’s continue to support and help people, businesses, and society prosper in good times and be resilient in bad times."
China Bankers nationwide expressed on social media their love and gratitude for the bank they call their second home. Posts of employees onsite and working from home cheerfully but safely celebrating China Bank’s 100th year flooded Facebook, Instagram, even Tiktok.
In the same message, the Chairman announced the Centennial Stock Grant plan to provide regular China Bank Group employees with 100 China Bank shares for every year of service, subject to regulatory approvals and ratification at the special stockholders’ meeting on October 1. “We recognize and appreciate your dedication, deep sense of ownership, and natural inclination to do what’s best for the Bank and for our customers. Now, you’re not only emotionally invested in China Bank, you own part of it,” he said.
The Juan Luna side of the 96 year-old China BankBinondo Building at twilight
The restored façade of China Bank’s original head office in Binondo unveiled on August 14 and the online Thanksgiving masses on August 16 made the simple celebration joyful and poignant.
"Once completed, the building will be more resilient and sustainable. This restoration and heritage project is China Bank’s contribution to the revitalization of Binondo," said Sy.
Even with the muted celebration, China Bank’s message will resonate in the next 100 years: Times change but values remain.