Philippine bureau of investigation to assess reports of anti-competitive conduct amid pandemic

The Philippine National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has started reviewing reported cases of alleged anticompetitive conduct during implementation of the nationwide enhanced community quarantine, as the country's effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is known, Undersecretary Mark Perete of the Department of Justice (DOJ) told PaRR.

Perete, who is also the director of DOJ’s Office for Competition, said the NBI’s review is focusing on the "determination" of the anticompetitive conduct regardless of whether the behavior is covered by the Philippine Competition Act (PCA) or other relevant laws.

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