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In partnership with the Office of Assistant Minority Floor Leader Stella Luz A. Quimbo, the PCC, through its Legislative Liaison Office (PCC-LLO), will be conducting its Capacity Improvement on Competition Advocacy for Legislative Staff (CICALS) on 28 May 2020 at 1:00 PM. The House of Representatives leg of CICALS will be a webinar on the basics of competition law and policy, the powers and functions of the PCC, and the role of competition during this time of global crisis.

The conduct of CICALS is part of LLO’s strategic initiative profile for the year 2020, in order to meet the Commission’s strategic objective of reviewing potentially anti-competitive legislation and policies that may substantially prevent, restrict, or lessen competition in the market. Considering the vital role that the legislative branch of government plays in shaping the country’s legal and regulatory system, CICALS intends to capacitate both the staff of legislators and members of Congressional Committee Secretariat on detecting competition issues in pending legislative measures.


The webinar will start at 1:00 PM. For further inquiries, kindly e-mail

Activity Speaker
Opening Remarks Rep. Sharon S. Garin
Chairperson, House Committee on Economic Affairs
Benefits of Competition Dr. Arsenio M. Balisacan
Chairperson, Philippine Competition Commission
The Philippine Competition Act and the Philippine Competition Commission Atty. Amabelle C. Asuncion
Commissioner, Philippine Competition Commission
Competition Economics Rep. Stella Luz A. Quimbo
House Assistant Minority Floor Leader
Restrictive State Measures, Competition and its Interplay with Legislation Atty. Johannes R. Bernabe
Commissioner, Philippine Competition Commission
Competition Issues and the Importance of Competition Authorities amid the COVID-19 Crisis Graciela Miralles Murciego, PhD
Senior Economist, GTCTC
Markets and Competition Global Team, World Bank Group
Message from the House Committee on Trade & Industry Rep. Weslie Gatchalian
Chairperson, House Committee on Trade and Industry
Closing Remarks Atty. Macario R. De Claro, Jr.
Commissioner, Philippine Competition Commission


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