Event on the Telecom Regulatory Environment of the Philippines

Posted on February 4, 2009  /  1 Comments


Helani Galpaya, COO of LIRNEasia, and Dr. Erwin Alampay, Associate Professor at the National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG), University of Philippines presented findings from the 2008 TRE study at an event organized by LIRNEasia, in association with the NCPAG on the 3rd of February, 2009.

Helani presented results from the regional study while Erwin presented results from the TRE study of the Philippines.

Reacting to the results, and participating in the panel discussion were National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) Deputy Commissioner Jorge V. Sarmiento and Former Chairman of the Commission on ICTs (CICT), Virgilio Pena. Also in attendance were the ICT Undersecretary (and former NTC Dep.Comm), Consuelo S. Perez; Deputy Commisioner, Kathy Heceta; National Computer Center Director, Tim Diaz de Rivera and NTC Director, Edgardo Cabarios. 

Click here for information on Virgilio Pena’s response to the study.


The 2008 TRE survey was conducted among over 300 informed stakeholders across eight countries (Bangladesh, India, the Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand) with the aim of exploring several dimensions of the regulatory environment, including market entry, allocation of scarce resources, interconnection, regulation of anti-competitive practices and tariff regulation.

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  1. Nirmali Sivapragasam

    Media coverage on the event:

    “RP Telecom regulation moves slowly”, Inquirer.net, 4 February 2009; available here: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/infotech/view_article.php?article_id=187404

    “Telcos regulatory environment deteriorates”, The Manila Times, 9 February 2009; available here: http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2009/feb/09/yehey/business/20090209bus10.html