PCC Essay Writing Contest
With over 300 competition law and economics experts and key stakeholders in the business community, government, academe, and multilateral development institutions from across the globe, the 2018 Manila Forum provides a platform for an open discussion of the theory and practice of competition law and policy from a developing country perspective. Read more
The Philippine Competition Act and its Implementing Rules and Regulations
The Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) shall cover all the mandated functions and duties of the Philippine Competition Commission to facilitate the implementation of the provisions of the Philippine Competition Act. Read more
Roadmap Towards Fair Market Competition (In reference to Chapter 16 of the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022)
For the first time in the country’s socio-economic planning history, a full chapter on competition has been included in the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022. Read more
ON MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
2017 Rules of Merger Procedure of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC)
The Rules on Merger Procedure of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has been published in a newspaper of general circulation on 23 November 2017. The Rules on Merger Procedure shall be used to guide PCC and its stakeholders on M&A notification process, phase 1 and phase 2 review, remedies, adjudication, confidentiality, as well as fines and penalties. Download
Download Merger Review Guidelines
The guidelines serve as a step-by-step in the Merger Notification and Review Process based on the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Philippine Competition Act. Download
Download Notification Form
Changes have been made to the PCC Merger Notification Form. Notification submissions to the PCC from September 1, 2016 onwards must use the newest version of the form. Download
Download Checklist to the Notification Form
The checklist below serves as a guide for Notifying Parties in filling up the Merger Notification Form with regard to Section 5: Operations of the Parties in the Philippines, Section 6: Horizontal and Vertical Relationships, and Section 7: Documents to be Submitted. This checklist need not be submitted to the Philippine Competition Commission as part of the Form. Download
Download Sample Accomplished Notification Form and Appendices
The sample accomplished notification form and appendices below serve as a guide for notifying parties in submitting required documents to the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC). Download
Download Model Request for Extension of Time and Waiver
This model request should be used by notifying parties in requesting for extensions of time from the Mergers and Acquisitions Office in cases where the subject transaction is already at Phase 1 or 2 review. Download
Download Sample Template for Claims of Confidentiality
This Sample Template should be used by notifying parties in requesting for claims of confidentiality on information to be submitted with the PCC. Download
Download Model Request for Consideration of Commitments
Memorandum Circular No. 17-002: Revised Rules on Payment of Fees for Notification and Review of Mergers and Acquisitions
As approved by the PCC on 15 June 2017, the following revised rules on payment of fees for notification and review of proposed M&As are hereby adopted. Download
Draft Guidelines on Notification Thresholds released for public comments
The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) invites stakeholders and interested individuals to submit their comments on the draft Guidelines on Notification Thresholds, which aims to guide businesses in determining whether they meet the notification thresholds under the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 10667. Download
ON COMPETITION ENFORCEMENT
2017 Rules of Procedure of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC)
The 2017 Rules of Procedure of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has been published today, 15 September 2017, in two national newspapers of general circulation (the Philippine Star and Manila Bulletin). The Rules of Procedure shall apply to investigations, hearings, and proceedings of the PCC, except to matters involving mergers and acquisitions unless otherwise provided in the issuances and guidelines governing the same. Download
Pursuant to Republic Act No. 9485, the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) hereby issues its citizen’s charter to inform its stakeholders of PCC’s standard procedures and frontline services. Download
Philippine Transparency Seal
National Budget Circular 542, issued by the Department of Budget and Management on August 29, 2012, reiterates compliance with Section 93 of the General Appropriations Act of FY2012.
PCG: The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) announces its first Essay Writing Contest for Filipino high school students in celebration of the Japan Official Development Assistance's (ODA) 60th Anniversary in the Philippines.
The contest is anchored on the theme, “Japan ODA in the lives of Filipinos” aimed to highlight the importance of young people in strengthening Japan-Philippines friendship and cooperation in 1,500 words or less.
The contest focuses on the youth’s point of view on JICA’s role in the Philippine dynamic development through the years.
Winners will receive Php 15,000 cash for the first prize, Php 10,000 for the second prize, Php 7,000 for the third prize while two consolation prize winners will receive Php 5,000 cash each.
For more inquiries of the contest’s mechanics and downloadable entry form, please click the link below.