The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC), through its Legislative Liaison Office (LLO), in partnership with the Office of the City Mayor Hon. Victor Ma. Regis N. Sotto as well as the Pasig City Investments Center and Negosyo Center, will be conducting its third Capacity Improvement on Competition Advocacy for Legislative Staff (CICALS) on 11 December 2020 at 1:00 PM for the benefit of policymakers, consumers, and businesses of Pasig City.

The CICALS  is a webinar series on the basics of competition law and policy, benefits and applications of the competition law on businesses, and the powers and functions of the PCC.

As a regular advocacy initiative of the PCC-LLO, CICALS is geared towards achieving the Commission’s strategic objective of reviewing potentially anti-competitive legislation and policies that may substantially prevent, restrict, or lessen competition in the market. This cycle with the City Government of Pasig is the first of the CICALS series specifically designed for the benefit of local government units (LGUs).


The CICALS LGU-Pasig aims to:
  • Promote the value of pro-competitive local legislation and policies in protecting Pasigueño consumers and stakeholders;
  • Introduce the benefits of competition to MSMEs and promote fair competition within the business sector;
  • Develop competition champions in the local government;
  • Craft and issue a competition code/ordinance of the local government.










The webinar will start at 1:00 PM and will be streamed live at the PCC Facebook Page.
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Activity Speaker
Opening Remarks  Arsenio M. Balisacan, PhD
Chairperson, Philippine Competition Commission
Keynote Address  Hon. Victor Ma. Regis N. Sotto
Mayor, Pasig City
The Philippine Competition Act and the Philippine Competition Commission  Atty. Emerson B. Aquende
Commissioner, Philippine Competition Commission
Benefits of Competition  Atty. Johannes R. Bernabe
Commissioner, Philippine Competition Commission
Competition Assessment for Local Legislation Roberto Martin Nolan Galang, PhD
Senior Private Sector Specialist for Microeconomics,   Trade   and Investment, International Finance   Corporation, World Bank Group
Fostering Competition through Local Legislation Atty. Ruben Maximiano
Senior Competition Expert, Organisation for Economic
Co-operation and Development
Closing Remarks  Atty. Faye Condez-de Sagon, MNSA

Legislative Liaison Office, Philippine Competition Commission
Roundtable Discussion
Executive session for Pasig City Officials, and key stakeholders; to be joined by the entire Commission, OECD, and WBG representatives


To view more photos please visit our Facebook album page: CICALS Album


For more information on the Philippine Competition Act (PCA), you may download our publications below.