Anatomy of a competitive online marketplace

Anatomy of a competitive online marketplace By Atty. Amabelle C. Asuncion July 15, 2020 Are you looking for a hard-to-find product? Or perhaps a pantry supply that ran out? Or maybe personal hygiene products that you cannot go out to buy because of fear of Covid-19? Look no further, the marketplace is right in your… continue reading ››

Competition law in the time of Covid and beyond

Competition law in the time of Covid and beyond By Atty. Johannes Benjamin R. Bernabe June 24, 2020   Much is being said about the need to adjust laws and regulations to facilitate business operations and economic recovery during the community quarantine and the “new normal” that comes after. Initiatives abound in both houses of… continue reading ››

Small but significant

Small but significant By Atty. Macario R. De Claro Jr., CPA March 4, 2020   A country’s development is often depicted as an improvement in the quality and diversity of products and services, from consumer goods to health care and infrastructure, that are available to average citizens. In a market economy, it’s easy to imagine these… continue reading ››

Innovative regulation: Keeping the speed bumps just right

Innovative regulation: Keeping the speed bumps just right By Atty. Amabelle C. Asuncion February 5, 2020   There was a time when the roads of northern Fairview were conducive to “The Fast and The Furious” type of car racing. Displaying their newfound ability to drive, teenagers would proudly drive their flashy cars late evenings to… continue reading ››

2020: Toward a more robust competition regime

2020: Toward a more robust competition regime By Arsenio M. Balisacan, PhD January 15, 2020   In last week’s column, I discussed how 2019 proved to be a banner year for the Philippine Competition Commission. Having gained significant experience in the past three years, the PCC confidently flexed its enforcement muscle by deciding on several… continue reading ››

2019: A banner year for competition enforcement

2019: A banner year for competition enforcement By Arsenio M. Balisacan, PhD January 8, 2020   Despite the many headwinds it continued to face, the Philippine economy received some welcome news at the end of 2019: poverty estimates recently released show that the country’s full-year poverty incidence dropped from 23.3 percent in 2015 to 16.6… continue reading ››