Region: Philippines

Philippine enforcer laments difficulties of behavioural remedies

Monitoring behavioural commitments is proving to be harder than expected, an official at the Philippine Competition Commission has said.

01 April 2019

Philippines investigates alleged onion storage cartel

The Philippine Competition Commission has opened an investigation into an alleged cold storage cartel in the onion industry after the country’s Department of Agriculture asked for the antitrust enforcer’s assistance.

01 April 2019

Philippines raises notification thresholds as economy grows

The Philippine Competition Commission has raised its notification thresholds less than one year after it respectively doubled and quintupled the deal value and turnover caps that trigger a filing.

21 February 2019

Philippines competition watchdog signs MoU with government

The Philippine Competition Commission has signed a memorandum of understanding with the country’s Department of Trade and Industry to share information and cooperate on competition law enforcement.

18 February 2019

Philippines authority blocks merger for first time

The takeover of a sugar mill by one of the Philippines’ largest branded food and beverage companies is an illegal merger to monopoly, the country’s competition enforcer has held in its first-ever merger block.

14 February 2019

Philippines rolls out leniency programme

The Philippines is set to usher in a new era of competition enforcement with the introduction of a leniency programme that will grant the first-in applicant full immunity and allow a second whistle-blowing company a discounted fine.

17 January 2019

Philippines food company offers remedies

One of the Philippines’ largest branded food and beverage product companies has offered commitments to allay the Philippine Competition Commission’s concerns that its purchase of a sugar mill would harm competition.

10 January 2019

Philippines

30 October 2018

Grab asks Philippines to reconsider fine

Grab has urged the Philippine Competition Commission to reconsider the €196,560 fine it imposed on the ride-hailing company earlier this month.

29 October 2018

Philippines fines Grab and Uber

The Philippine Competition Commission has fined Grab and Uber approximately €258,000 for violating interim measures that required the companies to maintain business independence while the enforcer investigated their merger.

18 October 2018

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