Competition law in the time of Covid and beyond

Competition law in the time of Covid and beyond By Atty. Johannes Benjamin R. Bernabe June 24, 2020   Much is being said about the need to adjust laws and regulations to facilitate business operations and economic recovery during the community quarantine and the “new normal” that comes after. Initiatives abound in both houses of… continue reading ››

PCC pushes program for ‘competition agenda’ in House

  PRESS RELEASE 008-2020 27 May 2020 PCC pushes program for ‘competition agenda’ in House   The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) continues to push the competition agenda in Congress, this time through a program meant to train legislative staff of the House of Representatives on competition law and policy. In partnership with the Office of… continue reading ››

2020: Toward a more robust competition regime

2020: Toward a more robust competition regime By Arsenio M. Balisacan, PhD January 15, 2020   In last week’s column, I discussed how 2019 proved to be a banner year for the Philippine Competition Commission. Having gained significant experience in the past three years, the PCC confidently flexed its enforcement muscle by deciding on several… continue reading ››

2019: A banner year for competition enforcement

2019: A banner year for competition enforcement By Arsenio M. Balisacan, PhD January 8, 2020   Despite the many headwinds it continued to face, the Philippine economy received some welcome news at the end of 2019: poverty estimates recently released show that the country’s full-year poverty incidence dropped from 23.3 percent in 2015 to 16.6… continue reading ››