Fines and Penalties

The PCC imposes administrative penalties on those who violate the PCA. The Commission imposes four types of fines, namely: Administrative fines for violations of Sections 14 (Anti-competitive Agreements), 15 (Abuse of Dominant Position), 17 (Compulsory Notification), and 20 (Prohibited Mergers and Acquisitions) of the PCA. In fixing the amount of fines, the Commission shall consider… continue reading ››

Closure of Investigation: Alleged Violation by Entities of the Philippine Competition Act in the Provision of Ophthalmological Services

Closure of Investigation: Alleged Violation by Entities of the Philippine Competition Act in the Provision of Ophthalmological Services   Industry: Ophthalmological Services Case Reference: CEO-201703-FAI003 Case Closed: 07 December 2017 Issue(s): Anti-competitive agreements and abuse of dominance in the provision of ophthalmological services Relevant Provision(s): Sections 14 (b), (c), 15 (b), and (i), Philippine Competition… continue reading ››

Closure of Investigation: Alleged Violation by Entities of the Philippine Competition Act in the Conduct of Fumigating Vessels

Closure of Investigation: Alleged Violation by Entities of the Philippine Competition Act in the Conduct of Fumigating Vessels   Industry: Vessel Fumigation Case Reference: CEO-201711-FAI005 Case Closed: 19 February 2018 Issue/s: Abuse of dominance and other anti-competitive agreements in the vessel fumigation business Relevant Provision/s: Sections 14 (c) and 15 (b), Philippine Competition Act Based… continue reading ››

2017 Rules of Procedure

The Commission en banc approved the 2017 Rules of Procedure under Commission Resolution No. 20-2017, which was issued on September 11, 2017. The 2017 Rules of Procedure of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has been published on September 15, 2017 in two national newspapers of general circulation (Philippine Star and Manila Bulletin). The Rules of… continue reading ››