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State commission responsible for
securities laws and regulating
the securities industry

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

The Securities and Exchange Commission is within the Office of the President of the Philippines. They are responsible for securities laws as well as the regulation of the securities industry.


According to Section 5 of the Securities Regulation Code, the function of the SEC are:

  • Supervision over all registered business entities in the country, including suspensions and revocations of their registrations

  • Policy making with regard to the market in securities

  • Control over and approval of security registration statements

  • Power to investigate violations of securities laws and to impose sanctions for such violations

  • Power to issue subpoenas, punish for contempt, and issue cease and desist orders in furtherance of its law enforcement mission