Commission Decision No. 02-M-041-2019: Proposed Acquisition by Fernwood Holdings, Inc. of Shares in Liquigaz Philippines Corporation   ABSTRACT: The proposed transaction pertains to the acquisition by Fernwood Holdings, Inc. (“Fernwood”), a Philippine holding company, of the following shares of stock held by Canaria Holdings Corporation (“Canaria”) in the following corporations: Eight Hundred Twenty-Six Thousand Five… continue reading ››

Cartels—businesses conniving to manipulate the market to their advantage—cause significant harm to consumers by engaging in coordinated anti-competitive behavior such as price-fixing, bid-rigging, output restriction, and market allocation. These acts are prohibited under Republic Act No. 10667 or the Philippine Competition Act (PCA). The penalties for violating the PCA can be very severe. Aside from… continue reading ››

Executive Summary: Commitments on the Proposed Acquisition  by Universal Robina Corporation of Assets of Central Azucarera Don Pedro, Inc. and Roxas Holdings, Inc. (M-2018-021)     The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) invites stakeholders, sugar millers, sugar producers, farmers, and interested individuals to submit comments on the commitments proposed in the acquisition by Universal Robina Corporation (URC) of assets… continue reading ››

Proposed Acquisition by Universal Robina Corporation of Assets of Central Azucarera Don Pedro, Inc. and Roxas Holdings, Inc.  (M-021-2018) The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) invites stakeholders, sugar millers, sugar producers, farmers, and interested individuals to submit comments on the proposed acquisition by Universal Robina Corporation (URC) of assets of Central Azucarera Don Pedro, Inc. (Don Pedro)  and Roxas… continue reading ››

BID RIGGING occurs when competitors coordinate their actions to manipulate the outcome of a bidding process to their benefit. Bid rigging is illegal under Republic Act No. 10667 or the Philippine Competition Act (PCA). It undermines the essence of a competitive bidding process, which purpose is to achieve better value for money. Bid rigging can affect… continue reading ››

  PRESS RELEASE 2018-018 10 December 2018   PCC earns ISO certification for core processes   The Philippine Competition Commission attains its first ISO 9001:2015 certification for its Quality Management System (QMS), recognizing the agency’s commitment to deliver public services such as its merger reviews, enforcement operations, and policy research in step with international standards…. continue reading ››