Inter-bank Robbery

Hey, Bank of the Philippine Islands and Metrobank! Not to be miserly or anything, but the P100 service charge you take from my account for a P200 withdrawal better include some sort of sensual massage.

Unless you have tiny mice who run at supersonic speed to get my money from the bank where I actually keep my money, and then just as quickly run back to give me the cash, I don’t see what service I’m paying for. The service of being robbed by a faceless corporate entity, probably.


  1. I used my BDO card to withdraw PHP500 from a Metrobank ATM last week. PHP100 din yung charge. Nanghina ako nung nakita ko ang transaction receipt.

    I regret being too lazy to find another BDO ATM that\’s working in the mall that day.

  2. @betterphilippines: I knew that. But which one? The slots aren’t big enough. Or even the right shape, for that matter.

    @joyfulchicken: You’re right. Not in a recession.

  3. Whoa. Last time I withdrew from a Metrobank ATM using my BPI card I was only charged 10 pesos. That was around early August though.

    Thanks for the heads up anyway, so to speak.

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