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PH Competition Commission approves land, energy joint ventures

Feb 22, 2018 - 4:20 PM

These joint ventures include Ayala Land's partnership with Royal Asia Land to develop a 936-hectare property in Cavite, as well as the plan of Markham and Alternergy for hydropower projects in Ifugao

PH Competition Commission eyes raising threshold for merger review

Feb 21, 2018 - 3:00 PM

The country's antitrust body is reviewing its existing P1-billion threshold, taking into account that inflation hit a 3-year high last January

THRESHOLD. Under Republic Act (RA) No. 10667 – also known as the Philippine Competition Act – the antitrust regulator should be notified for M&A deals with transaction values above P1 billion. Photo of Chairman Arsenio Balisacan from Philippine Competition Commission

Dennis Uy's Udenna to challenge PCC decision or file notification

Feb 19, 2018 - 6:10 PM

Udenna is weighing two options – challenge the PCC decision by filing a motion for reconsideration or a court petition, or fulfill the PCC requirement to file a notification of its acquisition

HURDLE. The holding firm of tycoon Dennis Uy is facing an obstacle on its acquisition of a Dutch firm that indirectly holds interest in 2GO. Photo is from Rappler's sit down interview with Dennis Uy on July 12, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

PCC voids merger of Dennis Uy's Udenna with 2GO shareholder

Feb 19, 2018 - 3:09 PM

The holding company of Dennis Uy is also being penalized over P19 million for its alleged failure to notify the Philippine Competition Commission of its merger with a Dutch company, which indirectly holds shares in 2GO's parent firm

FINED AND NULLIFIED. Udenna is being penalized for allegedly violating the notification rule under the Philippine Competition Act. Sit down interview with Udenna Corporation's Dennis Uy on July 12, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

KZ Tandingan now a regular contender on China’s ‘Singer 2018’

Feb 17, 2018 - 12:58 PM

KZ performs a song in Chinese!

WATCH: These Bb Pilipinas candidates display a different kind of talent

Feb 11, 2018 - 3:46 PM

It wasn't all just singing and dancing at the talent competition

2018 Binibining Pilipinas Talent show. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

WATCH: These leading Binibining Pilipinas ladies show off amazing abilities

Feb 11, 2018 - 1:33 PM

These women prove that can do more than just strike a pose

2018 Binibining Pilipinas Talent show. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

KZ Tandingan tops Chinese singing contest round against Jessie J

Feb 10, 2018 - 1:46 AM

KZ performs Adele's 'Rolling In the Deep' in 'Singers 2018'

Google fined $21M in India for abusing dominant position

Feb 09, 2018 - 1:11 PM

Google has been found to have favored its own services when customers ran searches according to the Competition Commission of India

GOOGLE. The search giant faces fines in India. Photo by Leon Neal/AFP


[OPINION] Are PCC, NTC fit to handle 3rd telco player?

Feb 08, 2018 - 10:00 AM

The PCC will have to address the competition issues confronting the 3rd telco player, while the NTC will have to ensure that the new entrant will meet the required regulatory and corporate issues before it could penetrate the market and go full blast in its operations

SM scraps Goldilocks acquisition deal

Feb 01, 2018 - 12:00 PM

(UPDATED) SM and Goldilocks back out from the deal due to 'changes in the general business environment'

ABANDONED. The country's largest mall developer decided not to acquire shares in Goldilocks Bakeshop. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

IN PHOTOS: The Sinulog Festival Queen 2018 runway competition

Jan 19, 2018 - 12:10 PM

A new Sinulog Queen will be crowned on January 19

Photo by Nathan Soriano/Rappler

Bank for OFWs could open in February 2018

Dec 22, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The establishment of the bank is now being reviewed after the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas approved Landbank's acquisition of Postbank

GO SIGNAL. BSP approves Landbank's acquisition of the Philippine Postal Savings Bank which will be turned into a bank for OFWs. Photo by Rappler

Rappler journalists win ILO global media awards

Dec 18, 2017 - 8:01 PM

Rappler journalists Camille Elemia, Ana Santos, and Sofia Tomacruz win the International Labour Organization 2017 Global Media Competition on Labor Migration for coverage on fair recruitment of migrant workers

Dance group DM-X Comvalenoz finishes 2nd place in 'Asia's Got Talent' season 2

Dec 15, 2017 - 8:07 AM

Indonesia's the Sacred Riana wins the competition

The week in photos: December 2-8, 2017

Dec 09, 2017 - 7:08 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A masked Palestinian boy stands in front of flames during clashes with Israeli soldiers at the entrance of the northern village of Qusra in the occupied West Bank near Nablus on December 4, 2017.An Israeli settler shot dead a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank last week after a group of Israelis was targeted by Palestinian stone-throwers, officials said. / AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI

Philippine law school aces international moot competition

Dec 09, 2017 - 1:43 PM

104 schools worldwide were part of the competition and DLSU COL was the only Philippine school to have made it to the finals

Adamson Pep coach promises 'faster, cleaner, fiercer' routine

Dec 07, 2017 - 6:03 PM

Free lechon is served and school hoodies given away to Adamsonians who had the best cheer

PARTY TIME. The Adamson Pep Squad set the tone for a party with their routine in this year's UAAP cheerdance competition.

Tinapay Natin: Baking bread the Pinoy way

Dec 06, 2017 - 2:00 PM

These breads will take you back to your neighborhood panaderia

IN PHOTOS: UAAP Cheer dance competition 2017 highlights

Dec 03, 2017 - 7:28 PM

Have a look at the best moments of UAAP CDC 2017 captured on our cameras

INEXTRAHAN. The UAAP CDC 2017 champs with a grand and clean pyramid that bagged them the Inextrahan! Pyramid Award. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson Pep Squad captain Dwyeth Vergeire wins it all on his last day

Dec 03, 2017 - 11:34 AM

Graduating leader Dwyeth Vergeire and his squad aimed to only win the hearts of people, but they did not expect the trophy and medal

#80SFOR80. The Adamson Pep Squad took the hearts of people with them as they traveled back in the time to the 1980s. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Funniest tweets about UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2017

Dec 02, 2017 - 8:53 PM

Have a look at some of the most retweeted tweets about this year's cheerdance competition

IN GIFs: Best moments during UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2017

Dec 02, 2017 - 7:56 PM

Here are some of the memorable moments during this year's competition

Adamson University is UAAP Season 80 cheerdance champion

Dec 02, 2017 - 6:39 PM

(UPDATED) Adamson University Pep Squad claims UAAP Season 80 cheerdance competition crown, its first ever title in this event

CHAMPS AT LAST. Adamson University's years of hardwork finally paid off. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

WATCH: Netizens celebrate UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2017 on social media

Dec 02, 2017 - 3:23 PM

Here are some of the social media posts about this season's Cheerdance Competition

WATCH: UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2017 teaser videos

Dec 01, 2017 - 6:11 PM

Here are videos to hype you up and help you cheer for your favorite teams on Saturday

Don Papa Rum launches its 3rd Annual Art Competition

Nov 28, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The winner gets an 4-week artists’ residency in New York City

DON PAPA ART. The winner of the previous Don Papa Art competition poses with her winning work, 'Field Notes for Papa Isio,' at the launch of the competition's 3rd run. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2017 swimsuit competition

Nov 27, 2017 - 9:42 AM

The Top 16 work the runway in Yamamay swimswear

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss South Africa 2017

PH, Thailand emerge as overall champions in 2017 Int’l Teenagers Math Olympiad

Nov 22, 2017 - 3:51 PM

PRESS RELEASE: About 500 contestants and coaches from 16 countries joined this year’s contest

IN PHOTOS: Rachel Peters at the Miss Universe 2017 preliminaries

Nov 21, 2017 - 10:36 PM

Rachel walks the Miss Universe preliminaries in a Val Taguba gown and swimsuit from Yamamay

Fil-Am modeling director to judge Miss Universe 2017 preliminary competition

Nov 15, 2017 - 9:30 PM

Cecilio 'Cece' Asuncion is the founder of the all-transgender model agency Slay

LOOK: Mariel de Leon's swimsuit in Miss International 2017

Nov 14, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Mariel wears a swimsuit designed by Mikee Andrei

Screengrab from Miss International

'Sobering,' PCC says of drop in PH ease of doing business ranking

Nov 02, 2017 - 6:31 PM

The Philippine Competition Commission calls the drop in the country's ranking a ‘sobering account of our performance in attracting new investors and putting up new businesses in the country’

PCC to work with TransCo if telco joint venture proceeds

Oct 31, 2017 - 5:05 PM

The Philippine Competition Commission says it is ready to offer guidance if the National Transmission Corporation partners with a private firm to enter the telecommunications industry

Order of Performances: UAAP Season 80 Cheer Dance competition

Oct 30, 2017 - 3:59 PM

National University guns for 5-peat, while UP Pep returns to #UAAPCDC2017

5-PEAT. National University is aiming for their 5th straight title in the UAAP Cheer Dance competition. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Movie Reviews: All 8 2017 QCinema Circle Competition films

Oct 28, 2017 - 10:44 AM

The film festival will run until October 28

BALANGIGA. Khavn Dela Cruz's film is one of 8 films in QCinema's Circle Competition. Photo courtesy of QCinema

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, October 27, 2017

Oct 27, 2017 - 10:37 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

PH internet 'no good'? Telcos, PCC react to Jack Ma

Oct 26, 2017 - 8:55 PM

PLDT and Globe say they're working to improve services, while the Philippine Competition Commission describes Jack Ma's disappointing experience as a 'wake-up call' for the telcos

Upgrade your next drinking session with these 4 award-winning cocktails

Oct 03, 2017 - 5:17 PM

Time to get your friends deliciously drunk!

Competition policy enforcement in the digital age

Sep 30, 2017 - 11:26 AM

The decisions to be made by the Philippine Competition Commission in coming months, as it fully implements the Philippine Competition Act, will set the tone for competition regulation in Philippine markets

Infrastructure remains weak link in Philippines' competitiveness

Sep 28, 2017 - 9:25 PM

The World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index for 2017-2018 underscores that slow infrastructure development is hampering the Philippines' economy

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 27, 2017

Sep 27, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks with Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on the sidelines of the 120th founding anniversary of the Department of Justice (DOJ) at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City on September 26, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PH inches up in 2017 WEF Global Competitiveness Index

Sep 27, 2017 - 7:00 AM

However, it falls behind more neighbors, given inadequate public infrastructure and inefficient government bureaucracy

Cocktails with world-renowned mixologist, Shingo Gokan

Sep 19, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The renowned mixologist shares the tricks of the trade

SHINGO GOKAN. The mixologist shares his know-how in a masterclass at the Raging Bull Chophouse at Shangri-la, the Fort. Photo by Tedrick Yau

PSE withdraws PCC notification on PDS merger, to refile soon

Sep 13, 2017 - 6:08 PM

Once it completes information needed PCC says PSE intends to refile its PDS merger notification as soon as possible

MERGER SETBACK. The long-planned merger between the country's securities and bond markets is a priority for PSE president and chief executive officer Ramon Monzon. File photo

SM wants to buy into Goldilocks

Aug 29, 2017 - 1:40 PM

The conglomerate of Henry Sy Sr the country s richest man is in preliminary talks with Goldilocks the country s largest bakeshop chain for a potential investment

NEW PROSPECT. The country's largest mall developer plans to acquire shares in Goldilocks Bakeshop. Photo from Wikipedia commons

Probe on alleged resurgence of garlic cartel launched

Aug 09, 2017 - 12:23 PM

The Philippine Competition Commission will review the 2014 report by the Office for Competition of the Department of Justice on the alleged garlic cartel

PRELIMINARY INQUIRY. Senator Cynthia Villar approaches PCC on alleged resurgence of garlic cartel. Rappler file photo

With the Philippine Competition Act, every Juan wins

Aug 07, 2017 - 12:19 PM

With competition in the marketplace the consumer wins How?

Filipino students bag 52 medals, awards in India math contest

Aug 03, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Here s the complete list of individual team and group contest winners from the Philippines

The country's elementary (left) and high school teams display the Philippine flag and their awards at the India International Mathematics Competition awarding ceremony. Photo by MTG

What you need to know about the Philippine Competition Act

Aug 01, 2017 - 1:22 PM

Learn how market competition will change starting August 8