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Conditions may be attached to the forbearance if the Commission deems it appropriate to ensure the long-term interest of consumers. ( Id .). ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES . - Sec. 29 of R.A. 10667 provides for the Administrative Penalties under the Act: “x x x. (a) Administrative Fines. – In any investigation under Chapter III, Sections 14 and 15, and Chapter IV, Sections 17 and 20 of this Act, after due notice and hearing, the Commission may
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impose the following schedule of administrative fines on any entity found to have violated the said sections: First offense: Fine of up to one hundred million pesos (P100,000,000.00); Second offense: Fine of not less than one hundred million pesos (P100,000,000.00) but not more than two hundred fifty million pesos (P250,000,000.00). In fixing the amount of the fine, the Commission shall have regard to both the gravity and the duration of the violation. (b) Failure to Comply With an Order of the Commission. – An entity which fails or refuses to comply with a ruling, order or decision issued by the Commission shall pay a penalty of not less than fifty thousand pesos (P50,000.00) up to two million pesos (P2,000,000.00) for each violation and a similar amount of penalty for each day thereafter until the said entity fully complies. Provided that these fines shall only accrue daily beginning forty-five (45) days from the time that the said decision, order or ruling was received. (c) Supply of Incorrect or Misleading Information. – The Commission may likewise impose upon any entity fines of up to one million pesos (PI,000,000.00) where, intentionally or negligently, they supply incorrect or misleading information in any document, application or other paper filed with or submitted to the Commission or supply incorrect or misleading information in an application for a binding ruling, a proposal for a consent judgment, proceedings relating to a show cause order, or application for modification of the Commission’s ruling, order or approval, as the case may be. (d) Any other violations not specifically penalized under the relevant provisions of this Act shall be penalized by a fine of not less than fifty thousand pesos (P50,000.00) up to two million pesos (P2,000,000.00). Provided that the schedule of fines indicated in this section shall be increased by the Commission every five (5) years to maintain their real value from the time it was set. X x x.” CRIMINAL PENALTIES . – Sec. 30 of R.A. 10667 provides that an entity that enters into any anti-competitive agreement as covered by Section 14(a) and 14(b) of the Act “shall, for each and every violation, be penalized by imprisonment from two (2) to seven (7) years, and a fine of not less than fifty million pesos (P50,000,000.00) but not more than two hundred fifty million pesos (P250,000,000.00)”. The penalty of imprisonment shall be imposed upon the “responsible officers, and directors of the entity.” ( Id. ).
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When the entities involved are juridical persons, the penalty of. imprisonment shall be imposed on its officers, directors, or employees holding managerial positions, who are knowingly and willfully responsible for such violation.
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  • Fall '19
  • Competition law

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