Philippine Competition Act - updates

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PCC: P1B threshold stays for reviewing mergers, acquisitions

Feb 21, 2017 - 7:25 PM

The Philippine Competition Commission says the country s threshold is reasonable and similar to those in economies of comparable size

THRESHOLD. Under Republic Act (RA) No. 10667 – also known as the Philippine Competition Act – the antitrust regulator should be notified for M&A deals whose transaction values are above P1 billion before the transaction is consummated. Photo from Philippine Competition Commission

Globe Telecom targets 500 more LTE 700 MHz cell sites by end-2016

Aug 29, 2016 - 1:05 AM

Globe Telecom accelerates the deployment of cell sites using the 700 MHz band amid a court battle against the Philippine Competition Commission regarding the San Miguel telco buyout

SPEED UP. These cell sites are expected to substantially improve mobile Internet experience of customers in the region. Image from Shutterstock

Beyond the numbers: How Aquino fueled the economy

Jun 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM

President Aquino s economic legacy lies in finally allowing the private sector to flourish while planting the seeds for future generations to enjoy

Amid regulatory probe, Globe powers 130 cell sites in Visayas, Mindanao

Jun 15, 2016 - 4:57 PM

This is despite the Philippine Competition Commission s claim that the deal to buy out all of SMC s telecommunication businesses has not been deemed approved yet

MOVES ON. Globe continues to fire up more cell sites using SMC's frequency, despite some questions from PCC

IRR of Philippine Competition Act now out

Jun 04, 2016 - 3:44 PM

The revised IRR is released just days after Globe and PLDT announced the P69 1 billion deal to buy all of San Miguel s telecom business

TWIN TOWERS. Lack of competition is most conspicuous in the the telco and energy sectors

PH Competition Commission: Draft of rules and regulations now out

May 12, 2016 - 8:00 PM

The PCC plans to hold consultations with business groups and the general public to fine tune the regulations

PH competition agency seeks Australian expertise in anti-trust law

Apr 04, 2016 - 9:30 PM

The heads of the country’s new anti trust body meet with top Australian Competition officials Commission to gather best practices as it nears coming into force

16th Congress adjourns: Which bills endorsed by Aquino did it pass?

Feb 07, 2016 - 3:24 PM

Not passing the proposed Bangsamoro law the FOI Act and anti political dynasty bill doesn t mean Congress wasn t working hard in the last 3 years

NEW HOPE. The house opens anew with its period of interpellation on the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law at the second regular session of the 16th Congress at the House of Representatives in Quezon City on Tuesday, June 2. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Balisacan's challenge: Can he fight vested interests?

Jan 27, 2016 - 8:30 AM

As chairman of the new Philippine Competition Commission Balisacan has to guard against predatory tactics by large companies and fend off entrenched special interests

NEDA chief resigns, moves to new commission

Jan 25, 2016 - 1:42 PM

Arsenio Balisacan is the first chairperson of the new Philippine Competition Commission

PPP THRUST. "I'm proud to say that the Philippines has come a long way in terms of developing bankable PPP projects and ensuring that they are successfully tendered," Balisacan says. File photo by Rappler.

Sereno asks telcos to act swiftly on PH's slow Internet

Sep 26, 2015 - 10:00 PM

Meanwhile Senator Bam Aquino says: The facets of the Internet go beyond just communications If we want to grow this country we have to solve this Internet issue fast

 HORRIFYINGLY SLOW. "Our Internet bandwidth is horrifyingly narrow and outrageously slow…This is a negative shoutout to the two major telcos,” Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

NTC eyes new rules on minimum speed for mobile broadband

Aug 18, 2015 - 6:41 PM

The National Telecommunications Commission is targeting the promulgation of the new rules by November

PH manufacturing drops further in June

Aug 11, 2015 - 8:45 PM

Business expectations across sectors remain optimistic NEDA says

OPTIMISTIC. Despite the continuous decline in the manufacturing sector, business expectations across sectors remain optimistic, NEDA chief Arsenio M. Balisacan says. File photo by Agence France-Presse / Frederic J. Brown

Aquino signs PH Competition Act, amended Cabotage law

Jul 21, 2015 - 11:03 AM

UPDATED The two new laws are expected to help ensure continued growth in the country through market competition and lower shipping costs

President Benigno S. Aquino III signs into law Republic Act No. 10667 or the Philippine Competition Act and the Amendments to the Cabotage Law at the Rizal Hall of the Malacañang Palace on Tuesday, July 21. Photo by Lauro Montellano Jr. / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Suggested Retail Price distorts market – DOJ

Jul 13, 2015 - 8:21 PM

A DOJ study shows that imposing SRP on products creates unintended consequences such as restricting competition

Is the Philippine Competition Act really a game-changer?

Jul 12, 2015 - 12:30 PM

Conclusion: Lawmakers say the competition law is essential for the economy to reach its next level of growth

Keep the devil away from the Philippine Competition Act

Jul 11, 2015 - 6:13 PM

Part 2: After lawmakers succeeded in passing the measure the next challenge is to keep its powers intact and free from vested interests

What consumers need to know about the PH Competition Act

Jul 10, 2015 - 11:06 AM

Part 1: The measure aims to give consumers more choices and lower prices through stronger market competition

#AnimatED: Finally, an antitrust law

Jun 15, 2015 - 9:00 AM

This is simply the first step in correcting inequity