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Antitrust body wants dawn raids without writ

THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) wants Congress to empower it to conduct dawn raids without a court order, as it bolsters its probe of dishonest or fraudulent rivalry in trade and commerce, according to the agency’s year-end report.

SC ruling on business inspections to boost PCC

THE PHILIPPINE Competition Commission (PCC) said the recent Supreme Court (SC) ruling that authorizes commercial courts to conduct inspection orders on business premises for anti-competitive behavior will bolster its investigation tools.

PCC approves Pasay JV with Dennis Uy-led group

THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) green-lit a joint venture (JV) between the City Government of Pasay and a group led by Davao-based businessman Dennis A. Uy that will pave the way for a 265-hectare Manila Bay land reclamation project in Pasay City.

PCC seeks comments on 8990’s proposed settlement

THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) is inviting the public to comment on its proposed terms and conditions before allowing a property developer from settling its abuse-of-dominance case involving a condominium project in Manila.

PCC seeking authorization to review completed mergers

THE PHILIPPINE Competition Commission (PCC) said it intends to form a task force that will look into previously-approved mergers and acquisitions to review how the deals developed amid fast-evolving regulations and industry structures.

PCC approves Aboitiz acquisition, Bonifacio East deals

THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) said it approved on Thursday Aboitiz Power Corp.’s acquisition of a stake in AA Thermal Inc., as well as a joint venture agreement signed with a Chinese company by the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) and the National Housing Authority (NHA).

PCC green-lights sale of Splash to Bangalore firm

THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) said it has approved a Bangalore-based company’s plan to acquire Philippine personal care manufacturer Splash Corp.

Watchdog ups M&A reporting trigger

THE PHILIPPINE Competition Commission will raise next month the threshold values for required notification of mergers and acquisitions (M&As), according to a resolution posted on Thursday on the watchdog’s Web site.

Competition watchdog blocks URC-Roxas Holdings deal

THE Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) on Thursday said it has blocked Universal Robina Corp.’s (URC) takeover of a Roxas Holdings, Inc. (RHI) subsidiary’s sugar milling and refining assets in Nasugbu, Batangas, saying the deal will create a monopoly in Southern Luzon.

PCC bares 2019 priorities, probe of auction of ‘major’ state project

THE PHILIPPINE COMPETITION COMMISSION (PCC) on Friday outlined priority sectors for competition analysis this year and said it is investigating suspected irregularities in the auction of the contract for a multimillion-peso government project.

PCC leniency program rules take effect this month

THE Philippine Competition Commission’s (PCC) rules on its leniency program will take effect later this month, after the final version was published last week.

Sparktionary: Competition

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

Competition Commission approves CGCC’s capital stock acquisition of GGDC Holdings

THE acquisition of the entire outstanding capital stock of GGDC Holdings by Clark Global City Corp. (CGCC) was approved on Thursday by the Philippine...

Spectrum deal seen to speed up Internet service

Growth of Internet commerce as well as social media sites have helped fuel demand for faster Internet services in the Philippines. (AFP) by Krista Angela...