October 26, 2021
To : All PCHC Member Banks/Institutions
Re : CICS BCP DRY RUN EXERCISE RESULT – October 23, 2021
1. We would like to thank all the participants for extending their full support and cooperation in the 2021 CICS BCP
Dry Run exercise that happened last Saturday October 23, 2021.
2. There were 65 or 73% of the total 89 participants that were able to successfully send their outward transactions, to
1ST VALLEY BANK CITYSTATE SAVINGS BANK, INC. METROPOLITAN BANK AND TRUST CO
AL-AMANAH ISLAMIC INVEST. BANK COUNTRY BUILDERS BANK,INC. MIZUHO BANK, LTD.
ALLBANK (A THRIFT BANK), INC. CTBC BANK (PHILIPPINES) CORP. MUFG BANK, LTD.
ASIA UNITED BANK DEVELOPMENT BANK OF THE PHILS. PENBANK
BANCO DE ORO UNIBANK, INC. DUMAGUETE CITY DEVT BANK PHIL. BANK OF COMMUNICATIONS
BANGKO KABAYAN INC. ENTERPRISE BANK, INC. PHILIPPINE BUSINESS BANK
BANGKO NUESTRA SENORA D PILAR ENTREPRENEUR RURAL BANK PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK
BANGKOK BANK PUBLIC CO., LTD. EQUICOM SAVINGS BANK, INC. PHILIPPINE TRUST COMPANY
BANK OF AMERICA, NATL ASSN FIRST CONSOLIDATED BANK QUEEN CITY DEVELOPMENT BANK
BANK OF COMMERCE GATEWAY RURAL BANK RIZAL COMMERCIAL BANKING CORP.
BANK OF MAKATI GUAGUA RURAL BANK INC ROBINSONS BANK CORPORATION
BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS INDUSTL & COMML BANK OF CHINA RURAL BANK OF GUINOBATAN,INC
BANK ONE SAVINGS CORPORATION INDUSTRIAL BANK OF KOREA SECURITY BANK CORPORATION
BDO NETWORK BANK ING BANK N.V. SHINHAN BANK
BDO PRIVATE BANK, INC ISLA BANK INCORPORATED STERLING BANK OF ASIA, INC.
BPI FAMILY BANK JPMORGAN CHASE BANK SUMITOMO MITSUI BANKING CORP
CAMALIG BANK LAND BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES THE STANDARD CHARTERED BANK
CATHAY UNITED BANK CO., LTD. LUZON DEVELOPMENT BANK UCPB SAVINGS BANK
CENTURY SAVINGS BANK MALAYAN SAVINGS BANK, INC UNION BANK OF THE PHILS.
CHINA BANKING CORPORATION MAYBANK PHILS., INC. YUANTA SAVINGS BANK
CHINA SAVINGS BANK, INC. MEGA INTL COMML BANK CO. LTD ZAMBALES RURAL BANK, INC
CITY SAVINGS BANK METRO SOUTH COOPERATIVE BANK
3. PCHC noted that of the 24 banks that were not listed above, some have participated but unfortunately
encountered processing issues which they failed to resolve until the cut-off time. PCHC shall get in touch with
these banks to determine reasons why they were unsuccessful and at the same time discuss resolutions on issues
experienced during the exercise.
4. Also, based on PCHC’s records, ten (10) of these 24 banks have not participated in any of the BCP exercises that
were priorly conducted. As report on banks’ participation in our BCP exercises is a Regulatory reportorial
requirement, we encourage these banks to participate in future BCP exercises.
5. Below is a summary of issues reported and the corresponding steps that were carried out to resolve them:
EXCEPTIONS CAUSE ACTIONS TAKEN
File Indicator [P] is invalid The value of the file indicator field in Advised the bank to check their
the ICL is “P” when it should have been “T” CICS-FES configuration file and
ensure that the value of the field
is set to “T”.
File Indicator [T] is invalid The PBM broadcast message was not Check that VPN connection is active
received at the PBM. and online.
Some banks were unable to The PBM ID used is different Set the correct PBM ID at CICS DR.
receive inward files
Unable to login to the PCHC VPN password of the bank at DR site Reset the password
VPN because of Invalid is not correct.
The PBM was not able to The IP address of the CICS server was Remove the IP address found in the
receive inward ICL files and the being blocked by the EFT server at blacklisted IP list of the EFT server
corresponding acknowledg- the banks’ PBM at the bank’s PBM.
ment files of their outward files.
Changed the IP address defined in the
GLobalscape rules at the DR site.
Outward files were not being The Graphical User Interface (GUI) Kill the running FTPTE process and
sent even if the connection is of the cuteFtp program is running. restart the Aperta Service again
6. For information and guidance.