Commissioner Amabelle C. Asuncion joins the roster of the decision-making panel of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC), replacing erstwhile Commissioner Menardo Guevarra.
Commissioner Asuncion boasts of a diverse experience that spans the public and private sectors. In the public sector, she has served as executive director for the Senate Oversight Committee on Climate Change, Senate legislative officer, and adjudication chief of the National Water Resources Board. She also served as law and policy reform consultant for the Asian Development Bank.
In the private sector, Commissioner Asuncion has extensive experience in commercial and corporate practice. She advised top local and foreign businesses in various capacities, including as chief legal counsel and as a corporate partner of a law firm.
Immediately prior to joining the PCC, she was advocacy adviser for the European Chamber of Commerce.
Commissioner Asuncion received her law degree from the University of the Philippines and pursued her Master of Laws (with distinction) in International Legal Studies from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. She is also admitted to the New York bar. She finished her BA English Studies from the University of the Philippines where she graduated magna cum laude. She was editor of the Philippine Law Journal and has published works locally and internationally, including in the European Journal of International Law.