by Atty. Lorna Patajo-Kapunan
Published in BusinessWorld Online Edition on 24 May 2011
(Original article available here).
The recent PLDT-Smart buy-out of Sun Cellular emphasized once again the need for a more comprehensive anti-trust law in the country. Public awareness of the lack of a determinative anti-trust policy has heightened. While the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has been tasked with investigating any anti-trust policies in the Sun Cellular sale, there continues to be much criticism for the lack of an anti-trust law with "teeth."