Skip to main content

4 Steps to Replace Stolen or Lost Passbook

My passbook (inside my bag) was recently stolen inside a local grocery store, and I would like to share the steps I took to secure my account and get a new passbook.

BPI Quiapo.JPG
    By User:Aerous", CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

The steps outlined here are for a BPI savings account, but generally, the procedure will be very similar to other banks in the Philippines.

1. Call the Bank to Secure Your Account

The first and most crucial step you need to do immediately is to contact your bank by phone or personally report it to the branch where you opened the account. This action will ensure that funds will stay put. The bank will lock the account immediately. The big banks have 24/7 hotlines. For BPI, it's 889-100. You have to do this step ASAP after discovering the loss.

2. Go to the Branch to Ask for a Replacement of the Passbook

It can mean a simple replacement of the lost passbook, but it can also mean closing the entire account and opening a new one for security purposes.

3. Get an Affidavit of Loss

The bank may provide you with a form to fill out, and you will be instructed to go to a lawyer to notarize it. If you want a FREE Affidavit of Loss, you can visit the nearest Public Attorney's Office (PAO), which is often found in the city halls or provincial capital offices.

One note with regards to this is to beware of "fixers." They may demand some money for notarization. However, PAO services are free. You may need to show a Community Tax Certificate (cedula) before the attorney will notarize the affidavit, but this is not always the case. Cedulas can be obtained at the city hall. 

4. With an Affidavit of Loss and Two Valid IDs, go back to the bank.

They will process your request by giving you a new passbook or closing the current account and opening a new one. It may take an hour to do this step.


  1. Thank you very much for writing such an interesting article on this topic. This has really made me think and I hope to read more.
    jogos friv gratis 2019
    Jogos 2019
    jogos friv

  2. When you travel, it may be highly costly to make and receive calls on your home mobile phone if you bring it with you. It is my understanding that using an Australian carrier to make or receive calls in a number of other countries may cost up to six dollars a minute. You won't have to worry about this issue if you have an International IoT SIM card.

  3. Your blogs are great.Are you also searching for dnp capstone writers Check on our site. whatsapp us:+1-(951)-468-9855

  4. I recently implemented a smart home automation system that relies on IoT devices, and the Roaming IoT SIM Card has been a lifesaver. It ensures that my smart devices, from security cameras to thermostats, stay connected regardless of my location. It's reassuring to know that even if I travel abroad, I can still monitor and control my home remotely. The Roaming IoT SIM card has truly made the concept of a connected home a reality for me, enhancing both security and convenience.

  5. Thank you for sharing these helpful steps to replace a lost passbook! It's a nightmare when such important documents go missing. Your guidance is clear and easy to follow, making the process less daunting. By the way, if you ever find yourself in Dubai and need dental care, consider checking out Invisalign Dubai. They offer top-notch orthodontic services that can give you a winning smile while you handle life's unexpected curveballs like lost passbooks!

  6. It happened to me once when I was doing my graduation in the UK, but without my passbook, I couldn't enter the university, and the submission of my assignment was the last day. Then I needed to Buy An Assignment Online and follow these steps to make my passwork urgently.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Resigning? SSS Will Deduct Your Loan Balance from Your Last Pay

The purpose of this article is to inform the public about this policy of the Social Security System (SSS), the government-owned insurance company for those employed in the private sector. I just learned about this a few months ago when my company announced a workforce reduction program. Among the sad discussions is about this policy of SSS regarding loans in cases of resignation or retrenchment. Section G-2 of the SSS Loan Terms and Conditions (at the back of the loan application form) explicitly says the following: "The employer shall deduct the total balance of the loan from any benefit/s due to the employee and shall remit the same in full to SSS, in case the member-borrower is separated voluntarily (e.g., retirement or resignation) or involuntarily (e.g., termination of employment or cessation of operations of the company)." In other words, y ou will be required to pay the rest of your loan (including the interest) when you change employer or employment statu

How Much Does a MRI Scan Costs in the Philippines?

My dad needs a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan for his prostate problem. I did a little research on how much does it cost to have one. Well, it depends on many factors, such as which body part is to be scanned. There's also this technique called "MRI with contrast," wherein the patient will be injected with a chemical to make the scan clearer. For your information, this technique of adding contrast is known as  Gadolinium Contrast Medium . It adds cost to the procedure, but with more clarity, the more you can trust the diagnosis. MRI Machine KasugaHuang , CC BY-SA 3.0 , Link So, in my father's case, we had a  Prostate MRI,  and I assume it was without contrast since he was never injected with the "contrast" chemicals. We got it in  i-Scan Healthcare Inc.  here in Quezon City. The cost is  13000 Pesos . Please take note that the amount was just for the scan, and a separate professional will read the result. Some laboratories offer this service (i.e