The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) is one with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and the nation, in celebrating Consumer Welfare Month this October with the theme, “Sustainable Consumption: Understanding the Impact of Consumers’ Choices in a Shared Environment.” The PCC remains steadfast in promoting competition that result in advancing consumer welfare, which in turn… continue reading ››

PRESS RELEASE 2019-014 1 October 2019   Competition lens eyed in agri sector as PCC, DA pledge cooperation The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) have sealed a partnership for strengthened coordination and mutual advisory assistance on competition concerns given the agriculture sector’s primary importance to consumer welfare and inclusive development…. continue reading ››

  PRESS RELEASE 2019-013 24 September 2019   PCC, BCDA sign partnership for cooperation in JVs, PPP deals   The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has inked a partnership with the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) recently in Clark Freeport, Pampanga sealing a harmonized campaign to foster competition amid big-ticket developments behind the government’s massive… continue reading ››

PRESS RELEASE 2019-011 13 August 2019   PCC extends Grab’s commitment period as year-long monitoring lapses   The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) is extending the effectivity period of the voluntary commitments undertaken by Grab Philippines, Inc. last year for the antitrust watchdog’s conditional clearance of its acquisition of Uber, in order to give way to… continue reading ››

    PRESS RELEASE 2019-010 5 August 2019 PCC, ERC ink partnership for power sector investigations  The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) on Monday, completing the three-way partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE) in promoting competition and coordinating investigations in the energy sector…. continue reading ››

PRESS RELEASE 2019-009 1 August 2019   PCC streamlines merger rules for solicited PPP projects   The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has issued rules to streamline its merger review process for joint ventures formed for solicited public-private partnership (PPP) projects. In PCC Memorandum Circular No. 19-001 issued on July 2, the PCC detailed the procedure… continue reading ››

PRESS RELEASE 2019-008 18 June 2019   PCC eases merger review to 15 days on qualified transactions In line with the government’s move to ease doing business in the country, the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) is offering a fast-track review route for qualified merger and acquisition transactions.  In a Commission Resolution issued on May 28,… continue reading ››