Philippine central bankers to defend integrity

Four senior officials at the central bank in the Philippines, including the governor Rafael Buenaventura and his deputy Alberto Reyes, are getting heat from lawmen, accused of being "administratively liable of gross neglect of duty".

They face the possibility of being suspended from office for a year without pay after the central bank ordered the closure of Urban Bank in April 2000 supposedly arbitrarily and without due process.

But the central bank has assured that "the officials concerned

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