The Philippine Competition Act: How will it affect your company and you as a consumer?

  • May 31, 2017 - June 1, 2017
    4:00 pm - 1:00 am

The Philippine Competition Act (Republic Act No. 10667) was signed into law by President Benigno S. Aquino III on July 21, 2015 and established the quasi-judicial Philippine Competition Commission to enforce the act.

The act is intended to ensure efficient and fair market competition among businesses engaged in trade, industry, and all commercial economic activities.

In this meeting, we will learn from PCC Commissioner Amabelle Asuncion, on how the Philippine Competition Act will affect your company and you as a consumer.

On the latter part of the event, AmCham Legislative Committee Chairman John Forbes will provide a status report of the key legislation at the end of the 1st session year of the 17th Congress

About the Speaker

Atty. Amabelle C. Asuncion

Commissioner, Philippine Competition Commission

Commissioner Amabelle C. Asuncion completes the roster of the decision-making panel of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC), replacing erstwhile Commissioner Menardo Guevarra.

Commissioner Asuncion boasts of a diverse experience that spans the public and private sectors. In the public sector, she has served as executive director for the Senate Oversight Committee on Climate Change, Senate legislative officer, and adjudication chief of the National Water Resources Board. She also served as law and policy reform consultant for the Asian Development Bank.

In the private sector, Commissioner Asuncion has extensive experience in commercial and corporate practice. She advised top local and foreign businesses in various capacities, including as chief legal counsel and as a corporate partner of a law firm.
Immediately prior to joining the PCC, she was advocacy adviser for the European Chamber of Commerce.

Commissioner Asuncion received her law degree from the University of the Philippines and pursued her Master of Laws (with distinction) in International Legal Studies from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. She is also admitted to the New York bar. She finished her BA English Studies from the University of the Philippines where she graduated magna cum laude. She was editor of the Philippine Law Journal and has published works locally and internationally, including in the European Journal of International Law.


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