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ARISE Inc would save distressed businesses by infusing them with equity and exempting them from procurement and competition laws. But this may lead to abuses, warns the Philippine Competition Commission.
(UPDATED) The Philippine Competition Commission says San Miguel’s planned acquisition of Holcim Philippines will weaken competition in the grey cement market
The Department of Justice boosts witness protection for whistleblowers against businesses that violate the Philippine Competition Act
(UPDATED) The P1-refund is available to GrabCar riders with total fares of every P1,200 from February 10 to May 10; and every P450 from May 11 to August 10
The Philippine Competition Commission fines Grab another P16.15 million for violating its commitments on pricing and driver cancellation rates
Grab Philippines also insists that 'no overcharging happened' as the higher fares were driven by 'uncontrollable factors' such as booking demand and traffic conditions
(UPDATED) The new disgorgement mechanism will require Grab to refund any excess fares to riders through their GrabPay accounts
Though we are far from the promised land, the commission's significant and aggressive efforts towards achieving its mission are both valiant and promising
The companies will pay P27.1 million to the Philippine Competition Commission, marking the closure of the first abuse of dominance case in the country
The Philippine Competition Commission says the deal will not cause any substantial lessening of competition in the retail electricity supply market
The Philippine Competition Commission will fast-track the review process for certain transactions starting July 2
The Philippine Competition Commission finds no issues with AC Energy acquiring a stake in Phinma Energy Corporation
(UPDATED) 8990 Holdings subsidiary Urban Deca Homes is found violating the Philippine Competition Act by preventing its clients in a Manila property from choosing their own internet service provider
The Philippine Competition Commission says it will 'examine whether there are competition concerns in the onion industry'
The long-overdue partnership is expected to produce studies scrutinizing the competitiveness of various industries
(UPDATED) RHI Group still believes that the consolidation of the sugar mills will improve the efficiency of operations in Batangas
(3rd UPDATE) PCC Commissioner Johannes Bernabe explains the failure to submit the needed data 'prevented the PCC and the 3rd party body' from monitoring the pricing commitments
The PCC is penalizing Grab for supposedly failing to keep its pre-Uber acquisition prices and quality of service, among other alleged violations of interim rules
(UPDATED) Philippine Competition Commission slaps Grab with a fine of P12 million and Uber with P4 million for causing 'undue difficulties' to the review of their deal
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In fact, Grab has a 5% fare hike petition pending with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board
Any breach of the fair pricing conditions and service quality commitments set by the Philippine Competition Commission will subject Grab to fines of up to P2 million per violation
The Philippine Competition Commission will work with the Public-Private Partnership Center to flag anti-competitive schemes at the early stages of a bidding process
Philippine Competition Commission Chairman Arsenio Balisacan says the Consultative Committee's proposed constitution creates a Federal Competition Commission, a constitutional body that has 'more teeth' than the PCC
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The Philippine Competition Commission also finds that newly accredited ride-hailing companies are unlikely to provide much of a challenge to Grab – at least not in the near future
Udenna Corporation, holding firm of tycoon Dennis Uy, pays the Philippine Competition Commission P19.6 million as penalty for initially failing to notify the antitrust agency about the merger
The Philippine Competition Commission also gives Grab and Uber until Tuesday, April 17, to explain why they failed to continue operating the platform as previously ordered
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian calls on the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board to require Grab to provide a breakdown of charges in its receipts
Effective immediately, the 1.5x surge pricing cap applies to all ride-hailing services offered by Grab
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board says Uber should resolve its issues with the Philippine Competition Commission before closing down – 'the sooner, the better'
PBA Representative Jericho Nograles alleges that Grab 'illegally' charges its customers P2 per minute of travel. Grab officials say the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board was informed about this.
'They want us to be independent and that's a contradiction,' Grab Philippines Head Brian Cu says in a press briefing at the Uber office in Mandaluyong
'Their apps might be up but is the back system in place? Is the full support in place?' LTFRB Board Member Aileen Lizada says following the Philippine Competition Commission order for Uber and Grab to continue separate operations pending a review of their deal
'This virtual monopolization of the market by Grab can harm the riding public,' says Philippine Competition Commission Chairman Arsenio Balisacan, as the country's antitrust body conducts an in-depth review of the deal
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(UPDATED) But Uber Asia Pacific chief business officer Brooks Entwistle says the company no longer has the capital and people to continue its operations in the Philippines and 7 other markets
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Grab says it will 'prepare the necessary documents and share information required' by the Philippine Competition Commission
This is after the Philippine Competition Commission's preliminary assessment shows that the transaction may hurt commuters and drivers
The Philippine Competition Commission notes that Uber's exit would lead to Grab monopolizing the ride-sharing market
Makati Representative Luis Campos Jr also says lawmakers are counting on the Philippine Competition Commission to go over the Uber-Grab deal
'Obviously, it is not good. From a duopoly, it becomes a monopoly,' warns an economist
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The proposed P121.8-billion National Government Administrative Center at New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac will house an extension office for the Philippine president, plus major administrative offices and satellite offices of agencies
The Philippine Competition Commission is looking for faster ways to review joint venture companies interested in bidding for the 3rd telco slot
With inflation going up, the country's antitrust body adjusts the threshold for reviewing merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions to P2 billion, from P1 billion
The Philippine Competition Commission finds that the deal does not result in substantial lessening of competition in the power generation and retail electricity markets
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