PCC Statement on the Opening of Phase II Review: Proposed Joint Venture between Dasmariñas Local Water District and PrimeWater Infrastructure Corp. Case No. M-2019-001   The Mergers and Acquisitions Office (MAO) of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) invites stakeholders such as water suppliers, septage management providers, representatives from other water districts, sanitary and hydro engineers,… continue reading ››

PRESS RELEASE 2019-003 21 February 2019   PCC adjusts thresholds for compulsory M&A notifications   The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has adjusted the thresholds for compulsory notifications of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) to take effect beginning March 1, 2019. In a Commission Resolution issued today, PCC raised the thresholds from PHP 5 Billion to PHP… continue reading ››

PRESS RELEASE 2019-002 14 February 2019   PCC blocks merger-to-monopoly deal between URC, Don Pedro-RHI sugar millers   The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has blocked the merger between the two sugar millers in Southern Luzon—Universal Robina Corporation (URC), and Central Azucarera Don Pedro Inc. (CADPI) and Roxas Holdings Inc. (RHI).   In a Commission Decision prohibiting the… continue reading ››

  PRESS RELEASE 2019-001 24 January 2018 PCC, UP Law ink MoA to support competition law program   The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) forms a partnership with the University of the Philippines (UP), through the UP College of Law, setting the stage for a dedicated competition law program for research, policy development, and academic engagement… 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 ››

  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 ››