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The New Central Bank Act (RA 7653)

CHAPTER V
FUNCTIONS AS BANKER AND FINANCIAL ADVISOR OF THE GOVERNMENT

ARTICLE I - FUNCTIONS AS BANKER OF THE GOVERNMENT

SECTION 110. Designation of Bangko Sentral as Banker of the Government. — The Bangko Sentral shall act as a banker of the Government, its political subdivisions and instrumentalities.

SECTION 111. Representation with the International Monetary Fund. — The Bangko Sentral shall represent the Government in all dealings, negotiations and transactions with the International Monetary Fund and shall carry such accounts as may result from Philippine membership in, or operations with, said Fund.

SECTION 112. Representation with Other Financial Institutions. — The Bangko Sentral may be authorized by the Government to represent it in dealings, negotiations or transactions with the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and with other foreign or international financial institutions or agencies. The President may, however, designate any of his other financial advisors to jointly represent the Government in such dealings, negotiations or transactions.

SECTION 113. Official Deposits. — The Bangko Sentral shall be the official depository of the Government, its political subdivisions and instrumentalities as well as of government-owned or controlled corporations and, as a general policy, their cash balances should be deposited with the Bangko Sentral, with only minimum working balances to be held by government-owned banks and such other banks incorporated in the Philippines as the Monetary Board may designate, subject to such rules and regulations as the Board may prescribe: Provided, That such banks may hold deposits of the political subdivisions and instrumentalities of the Government beyond their minimum working balances whenever such subdivisions or instrumentalities have outstanding loans with said banks.

The Bangko Sentral may pay interest on deposits of the Government or of its political subdivisions and instrumentalities, as well as on deposits of banks with the Bangko Sentral.

SECTION 114. Fiscal Operations. — The Bangko Sentral shall open a general cash account for the Treasurer of the Philippines, in which the liquid funds of the Government shall be deposited.

Transfers of funds from this account to other accounts shall be made only upon order of the Treasurer of the Philippines.

SECTION 115. Other Banks as Agents of the Bangko Sentral. — In the performance of its functions as fiscal agent, the Bangko Sentral may engage the services of other government-owned and controlled banks and of other domestic banks for operations in localities at home or abroad in which the Bangko Sentral does not have offices or agencies adequately equipped to perform said operations: Provided, however, That for fiscal operations in foreign countries, the Bangko Sentral may engage the services of foreign banking and financial institutions.

SECTION 116. Remuneration for Services. — The Bangko Sentral may charge equitable rates, commissions or fees for services which it renders to the Government, its political subdivisions and instrumentalities.