This paper examines the regulatory environment of the two most important and contentious energy sectors in the Philippines, namely, the power sector and the downstream oil industry sector. These sectors also experienced recent deregulation initiatives that promise to radically reshape their industrial structures. We examine the laws that govern these initiatives, the cumulation of laws that they supersede and the counter attacks that were or are being mounted either directly or indirectly to reverse the laws.
Manchester, UK, CRC Working Paper, No. 48, 28 pp.