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PCC backs classification of motorcycle taxis as public transport

THE COUNTRY’S antitrust watchdog has expressed support for the classification of motorcycle taxis as a mode of public transport as it continues to call for market-driven competition.

Laban Konsyumer files competition complaint vs oil companies, DoE

A CONSUMER RIGHTS advocacy group on Thursday filed a complaint with the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) alleging petroleum price fixing, cartel, and collusion among 15 oil companies and the Department of Energy (DoE).

From videoke bars to moments of brilliance: making a Premyo Valledor...

IN BICOL’S tight-knit literary scene, Niles Jordan Breis and Jerome Hipolito are akin to rock stars.

Taking eSports to the next level

By Mark Louis F. Ferrolino, Special Features Writer The Philippine electronic sports (eSports) scene has come a long way. From a concept that was not widely...

Reyes Tacandong & Co. (RT&Co.): Trailblazing a path toward digital transformation

By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran, Special Features Writer Technology has already made itself integral to modern business. From fields of health care, to automobiles, to agriculture,...

Don Papa marries food and cocktails in a competition

WHAT IS a dish without the drink, and vice versa? Without a dish, one approaches sin, and without drink, one courts a sort of insufficiency, and, well, choking. Homegrown Don Papa Rum encourages one to live life to the fullest with both food and drink in its Chef & Shaker competition.

How to get the most out of a startup competition

To join, or not to join? Eddie Ybanez explains.

National Food Showdown: a showcase of the best

“LUZON, Visayas, and Mindanao! Are you ready!” esteemed chef Myrna Segismundo said above the buzz of culinary enthusiasts crowded into Elements at Centris on Oct. 27 for the second day of the National Food Showdown.

PCC to improve merger reviews, enforcement

THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) wants better merger review guidelines and enforcement in 2019.

Google to hold Asia-wide pitch competition for startups

Selected startups will receive an all-expense-paid trip to China!

Sparktionary: Competition

A millennial from the Philippine Competition Commission explains "competition," a term that's been used lately because of the Grab-Uber deal.

Grab Philippines willing to cooperate during PCC review

Grab Philippines has assured the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) of its cooperation in divulging information the anti-trust body may need to complete the review...

Anti-trust body approves Robinsons Land-Shang Properties joint venture to develop Taguig...

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the joint venture between listed firms Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) and Shang Properties, Inc. (SPI) to develop...

PCC approves Chinese firm’s acquisition of Takata Corp

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the acquisition of Chinese firm Ningbo Joyson Electronics Corp. (Joyson Electronics) of Takata Corp., a Japanese firm...

Competition body readies more rules

By Krista A. M. Montealegre National Correspondent THE PHILIPPINE Competition Commission (PCC) plans to raise by June the threshold for deals that require regulatory approval as...

Small businesses not exempted from anti-trust rules — experts

EVEN AS large and family-run companies dominate the Philippine business landscape and small enterprises face high barriers of entry, anti-trust rules should not necessarily...

Banks seen staying strong despite competition

PHILIPPINE BANKS are seen to remain resilient despite increased competition from new foreign players entering the country as the homegrown lenders enjoy the “healthiest”...

Global competition shows technology aids weight loss

MIAMI — A friendly international competition to encourage exercise using pedometers and online tools was successful in helping people lose weight and improve their...