As 2016 comes to a close, we reflect on our achievements and prepare for the challenges of the new year. #CompetitionMatters

Recognizing that not all businesses are created equal, the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) sets the tone in how to deal with private and public-owned businesses in the Philippines. PCC held a two-day consultation with solons, officials from different partner agencies and international experts recently to promote “competitive neutrality” among different types of businesses. Present during… continue reading ››

  The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) spearheads the observation of the National Competition Day in the Philippines today through an event that brings together development partners, sector regulators and government agencies committed to promoting fair market competition in the country. It is the first time for the Philippines to observe the National Competition Day under… continue reading ››

The country’s antitrust body sent a battery of lawyers and economists to Bali, Indonesia to speed up its capacity-building in fighting cartels and businesses engaged in anti-competitive conduct in the Philippines. Ten delegates from the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) underwent intensive training last week on cartel detection and investigation through case studies, analyses, and scenario-based activities…. continue reading ››

THE JOINT Foreign Chambers (JFC) of the Philippines yesterday held a dialogue with the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) to clarify issues surrounding the country’s competition law, eight months after the Commission was created and already rolling down with reviews and cases. The foreign business group was represented by Guenter Taus, European Chamber of Commerce of… continue reading ››

Pasig City—Philippine antitrust chief Arsenio M. Balisacan met with Mr. Toh Han Li, Chief Executive and Commissioner of Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS), to strengthen ties with other competition institutions in the ASEAN, 6 October 2016. “The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) aspires to be a world-class authority in promoting fair market competition to help achieve… continue reading ››

“To seize economic growth opportunities, institutions must ease the way of doing competitive business,” said Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) Chairman Arsenio M. Balisacan during the Euromoney Philippine Investments Forum held on 6 September 2016 in Taguig City. As one of the fastest emerging economies in Asia, the Philippines can maximize economic growth opportunities through strengthening… continue reading ››

A LITTLE more than a year after the implementation of the landmark anti-trust law in the country, over 60 mergers and acquisitions have been reviewed by the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) to promote fair market competition. “While still young, the PCC has been vigilant in safeguarding market competition to ensure consumer benefit,” PCC Chair Arsenio… continue reading ››