Competition body zeroes in on 10 sectors...

18 January, 2018 at 16:30

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) is embarking on a study of anti-competitive practices in 10 priority sectors that may touch on the impact of a contentious deal involving the country’s telecommunication duopoly.

Philippines identifies second choice for third telecom...

11 January, 2018 at 13:00

The Philippines now has two choices for a third telecom player that would disrupt a longstanding duopoly that has angered consumers in a nation said to have the slowest internet speed in the Asia Pacific.

[OPINION] The status quo trap

6 November, 2017 at 10:00

The ruling of the Court of Appeals admonishing the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) to back off from the PLDT-Globe purchase of San Miguel Corp.’s telco assets is symptomatic of what ails Philippine society…

Court of Appeals upholds P70-billion Globe-PLDT deal

24 October, 2017 at 10:24

The Court of Appeals ruled that the acquisition of Globe Telecom Inc and PLDT Inc of a rival firm’s telecommunications assets was legal, as it directed the country’s anti-trust watchdog to stop investigating the deal.

PCC Policy Note no.1 | Anti-Competitive Effects...

9 October, 2017 at 17:00

The licensing rules implemented by the Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board (PCAB) contain a nationality distinction in its classification of licenses that has deleterious effects on competition in the construction sector.

ECCP seeks fairer rules in construction industry

4 September, 2017 at 10:24

The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) hoping that the government will remove foreign ownership and other restrictions covering the construction industry.

PCC teams up with Ombudsman

19 June, 2017 at 16:30

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has teamed up with the Office of the Ombudsman in a bold new campaign to weed out bid-rigging, price fixing and cartels in government procurements and projects.

PCC cautions Globe, PLDT on final telco...

16 May, 2017 at 13:17

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) said yesterday that Globe and PLDT’s payment to San Miguel Corp.(SMC) of the final installment on the telco deal is “unwise,” considering pending cases before the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.

Antitrust body brings telco case to SC

20 April, 2017 at 15:00

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) took a defiant stand against industry giants PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom, elevating to the Supreme Court a long-running legal row over their May 2016 joint acquisition of San Miguel Corp.’s telco assets.

PCC backs bills lifting foreign equity cap...

15 March, 2017 at 13:48

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) said yesterday it was supporting initiatives in Congress to amend certain provisions in the 80-year-old Public Service Act (PSA) such as the lifting of the foreign equity cap on certain industries including telecommunications and transportation.

PCC: Open construction business to foreigners

27 February, 2017 at 10:11

The competition watchdog said P210 billion more would be invested in the private sector if the government changed the licensing rules being followed in the construction industry.

Joint Foreign Chambers laud PCC efforts to...

6 February, 2017 at 11:48

Given the focus of the Duterte Administration on Infrastructure development which is fully supported by the business community, it will be necessary to create an environment in which infrastructure projects can be implemented effectively and timely.

Foreign chambers call for easing of construction...

31 January, 2017 at 07:00

The Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) of the Philippines is calling for the relaxation of licensing rules that make it difficult for foreign firms to participate in the construction and engineering industry.

New RFINL to exclude public utilities–Pernia

9 December, 2016 at 09:16

The government’s plan to open up public utilities to foreign players will be included in the major amendments to the country’s Regular Foreign Investment Negative List (RFINL), according to the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda).

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