PRESS RELEASE 2020-006 6 March 2020 PCC welcomes LEB’s Aquende as new Commissioner   The Philippines Competition Commission (PCC) completes its roster of Commissioners with the appointment of Atty. Emerson B. Aquende, former Chairman of the Legal Education Board (LEB). Atty. Aquende took his oath as the new PCC Commissioner before President Rodrigo R…. continue reading ››

PRESS RELEASE 2020-005 17 February 2020    PCC: Merger review thresholds raised to P6B, P2.4B beginning March 1   The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has adjusted the thresholds for compulsory notification of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) to take effect beginning March 1, 2020. In a Commission Resolution issued on February 11, PCC raised the thresholds from… continue reading ››

PRESS RELEASE 2020-004 4 February 2020   PCC Investigation: Insurance pool charged for anti-competitive agreements   The Enforcement Office of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) is charging a pool of insurance companies and the National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation (NHMFC) with entering into anti-competitive agreements for the exclusive provision of mortgage redemption insurance (MRI) to… continue reading ››

PRESS RELEASE 2020-003 31 January 2020   PCC mergers unit issues statement of concerns on SMC-Holcim cement deal   The Mergers and Acquisitions Office (MAO) of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has flagged competition concerns in a San Miguel Corporation (SMC) subsidiary’s proposed takeover of cement giant Holcim Philippines Inc., citing monopoly, increased market power,… continue reading ››

  PRESS RELEASE 2020-001 3 January 2020   2019 Year-end Report of the Philippine Competition Commission Arsenio M. Balisacan, PhD Chairman   ###