The Department of Justice Office for Competition (DOJ-OFC) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) today renewed its partnership through the signing of the Record of Discussions for the Capability Building for a Comprehensive National Competition Policy and Law Phase 2 Project on 05 August 2013 at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.
DOJ-OFC was represented by the Secretary of Justice Leila M. De Lima while Chief Representative Takahiro Sasaki signed for JICA.
Phase 2 intends to further deepen the understanding of competition policy and law, as well as enhance the skills of those who are directly concerned with implementation and enforcement of the present laws on competition policy and law through the conduct of trainings, seminars and workshops with Japanese experts.
The project will run for three years to pursue economic justice.
"Activities/trainings like this will strengthen partnerships with sector regulators as well as with foreign competition authorities and international organizations”, said Secretary De Lima.
DOJ Assistant Secretary Geronimo L. Sy, head of OFC, said that the partnership with JICA is truly appreciated and increases exposure to the challenges in carrying out the role of OFC as the competition authority.
"We thank JICA for its support in intensifying the capacity of Philippines competition authority", said Sy.
The signing event was made in conjunction with the first project under Phase 2 entitled Promotion of Compliance Program and Advocacy Activities.