22 September 2023
Third PCC i-Station opens in Davao City
PCC Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo and PCC Commissioners Ferdinand M. Negre, Marah Victoria S. Querol, Michael B. Peloton, and Lolibeth Ramit-Medrano lead the inauguration and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the PCC Investigation and Collaboration Station (i-Station) in Davao City on September 20, 2023.
The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) opened an investigation station (i-Station) in Davao City to bring its services closer to stakeholders in the southernmost part of the country.
“The opening of an i-Station here strengthens our presence in Mindanao and reaffirms our commitment to fostering economic growth and consumer welfare in areas outside the National Capital Region,” PCC Chairperson Michael G. Aguinaldo said.
“We are dedicated to creating a business environment where competition thrives, which can lead to better products and services, lower prices, and more choices for Filipinos,” he said.
Located on the fourth floor of Pink Walters Building along Quimpo Boulevard, the Davao i-Station will serve as PCC’s temporary workstation in the region for facilitating the conduct of investigations and the promotion of pro-competition policies among local businesses, consumer groups, and other stakeholders until the launch of a permanent regional office in the future.
To boost public awareness of the country’s competition law and policy, the PCC also held the i-Station Conference on Market Competition in the Tourism Sector following the launch ceremony of the Davao i-Station on September 20, 2023.
The Davao i-Station is the third to open, preceded by the inaugural Baguio i-Station in November 2021, then the Legazpi i-Station in June 2022.
The PCC is a quasi-judicial agency mandated to implement the Philippine Competition Act, which prohibits anti-competitive agreements, abuses of dominant position, and anti-competitive mergers and acquisitions.
PCC Public Affairs and Research Division