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Events & Schedule

The Information Management and Analysis Group (IMAG) of the AMLC Secretariat is conducting a detailed training on the AMLC Reporting Procedures for electronic Covered Transaction Reports (CTRs) and Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRs) every last Wednesday of the month at Room 507 EDPC Bldg., BSP Complex, corner A. Mabini & P. Ocampo Sts., Malate, Manila.

Compliance officers and staff of institutions covered by R.A. 9160, as amended by R.A. 9194 and RA10167 or the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2001 (AMLA), as amended, who are not yet compliant with the reporting requirements are enjoined to attend this training. Interested parties may call IMAG at 302-3848 or 708-7064 to register.



News & Announcements

Egmont Group Annual Report 2010-2011

January 15, 2009
Banks Cannot Unilaterally allow fund releases from Bolante Et al

May 20, 2008
»Valid Identification Cards for Financial Institutions

March 3, 2008
»M-Commerce Spawns New Forms of Money Laundering, U.S. Warns

January 25, 2008
» Text Scams

October 02, 2007
» Internet Scam/ Advance Fee Fraud




»Request For Quotation:
Virtual Machine Security

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Lateral Cabinets

For inquiries, contact:
The Executive Director
AMLC Secretariat
Flr. EDPC Building
BSP Complex, Malate
Manila , Philippines


Fax: +63-2-708-79-09


Step-by-Step Procedure on how to Register with AMLC

1. Fill up the Registration Form, containing among others, the assigned Compliance Officer and his/her alternate/s, preferably with IT background. Submit to AMLC immediately the original signed copy. To expedite processing of their respective user name and password, fax an advance copy to 708-7909 (Proceed to the next step if already registered with AMLC).

2. Get a copy of the latest Reporting Procedures, for reference and guidance.

3. Study these guidelines especially the preparation of the
CSV reports, generation of public/private keys, and encryption of CSV formatted CTR/STR transactions. Questions, if any, may be emailed to or Response/s thereto shall be sent accordingly.

4. Personally pickup from AMLC individual password/s, the softcopy of the validation program (CSV File Format Checker) and the encryption/authentication software (GPG). Please bring an external storage medium where these programs will be copied (CD/DVD/USB drive). Take note that the GPG software and the CSV File Format Checker Program can also be downloaded from this site.

5. Attend (optional) the actual briefing on the preparation of the CTR/STR reports, generation of public/private keys, encryption and electronic transmission of CSV formatted CTR/STR transaction files via HTTP which is conducted at the AMLC office once a month, usually on the last Wednesday of the month. You may call on Mr. Aries John Estrella or Ms. Claudine Joy Gonzales at 302-3848 to register for this actual briefing.

6. Complete all activities specified in the Transaction Security Process Guidelines and Protocol (sections 5 and 6 of the Reporting Procedure).

7. Conduct testing of the report generation, encryption and electronic submission of reports to AMLC in coordination with the Information Management and Analysis Group (IMAG) support staff.

8. When advised by IMAG staff to go on Production Mode, start submitting reports using submission code "A" (Add).

March 21, 2014

CSV File Format Checker V1
(Zipped) 11/14/2012


R.A. No. 9160, as amended by R.A. No. 9194 & R.A. No. 10167

Salient Features of R.A. No. 9160 (The Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA) of 2001)

a. Criminalizes money laundering.
b. Creates a Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU).
c. Imposes requirements on customer identification, record-keeping and reporting of covered and suspicious transactions.
d. Relaxes strict bank deposit secrecy laws.
e. Provides for freezing/seizure/forfeiture recovery of dirty money/property.
f. Provides for international cooperation.



Amendments under R.A. No. 9194

a. Lowers the threshold amount for single covered transactions (cash or other equivalent monetary instrument) from P4M to P500,000.00 within one (1) banking day.

b. Expands the reporting requirements to include the reporting of suspicious transactions regardless of the amount involved

c. Authorizes AMLC to inquire into or examine any particular deposit or investment, with any banking institution or non-bank financial institution and their subsidiaries and affiliates upon order of any competent court in cases of violation of this Act, when it has been established that there is probable cause that the deposits or investments are related to an unlawful activity. However, no court order is required in cases involving unlawful activities of kidnapping for ransom, narcotics offenses and hijacking, destructive arson and murder, including those perpetrated by terrorists against non-combatant persons and similar targets.

d. Authorizes the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to inquire into or examine any deposit or investment with any banking institution or non-bank financial institution and their subsidiaries and affiliates when the examination is made in the course of a periodic or special examination, in accordance with the rules of examination of the BSP to ensure compliance with R.A. No. 9160, as amended.

e. Transfers the authority to freeze any money/property from the AMLC to the Court of Appeals.



Revised Implementing Rules And Regulations (Earlier IRRs considered herein)

The Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 9160, as amended by Republic Act No. 9194 and Republic Act No. 10167.


R.A. No.  10167

a. allows application for bank inquiry ex parte

b. allows verified ex parte for freeze order



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