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Philippine antitrust chief questions motives behind 'anticompetitive' economic-stimulus bills

By Jet Damazo-Santos
  • 09 Jul 2020 02:56
  • 09 Jul 2020 02:56
The head of the Philippines’ antitrust regulator is questioning why lawmakers want to suspend the enforcement of the country’s competition law as part of economic recovery plans, arguing that competition policy is in fact crucial to ensure a sustainable recovery.

“It’s puzzling that while the country is struggling to address issues of high

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Jet Damazo-Santos

Correspondent, Jakarta


Jet Damazo-Santos has been covering antitrust, data protection and other compliance issues in key jurisdictions in Southeast Asia for MLex full time since 2018. She has almost two decades of journalism experience in the Philippines and Indonesia, where she was the associate editor for the Jakarta Globe and the Jakarta bureau chief for Rappler Indonesia prior to joining MLex. She holds a master's degree in Applied Business Economics from the University of Asia and the Pacific.

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