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Monthly Inspection Operations

In October 2016, OMB Agents conducted inspections in various areas in Metro Manila, CAR, Region 3, 4a, 6, 7, and 10, where illegal compact disc are openly sold to the public.

One hundred eighty eight stalls/establishments were inspected, and said operations during the period led to the seizure of 552,475 pieces of pirated CDs/DVDs of different format and titles, amounting to an estimated value of PhP193-Million, Cagayan De Oro, Iloilo, and Central Luzon are the areas with the highest recorded seizures.

P21-M fake DVDs seized in Zamboanga | Philippine Star

P21-M fake DVDs seized in Zamboanga | Philippine Star (via Roel Pareño)

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Several sacks of fake digital video discs (DVDs) with an estimated value of P21 million were seized in a raid on several establishments here yesterday afternoon.

No one was arrested in the raid conducted by a joint team from the Optical Media Board (OMB) and the police Regional Public Safety Battalion.

OMB chairman Anselmo Adriano said one of the shop owners questioned the raid and claimed they were paying protection money to a police officer.

P20-M halaga ng mga pirated DVD kinumpiska sa Zamboanga City | Bombo Radyo

P20-M halaga ng mga pirated DVD kinumpiska sa Zamboanga City | Bombo Radyo (via Mars Desan)

ZAMBOANGA CITY - Hindi bababa sa P20 milyon na halaga ng mga pirated DVD ang nakumpiska kanina ng mga kasapi ng Optical Media Board (OMB) kasama ang mga pulis mula sa Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB-9) sa magkakahiwalay na tindahan sa Zamboanga City.

P7M worth of pirated DVDs seized in Zamboanga | ABS-CBN News

ZAMBOANGA CITY - Seven million pesos worth of pirated DVDs and CDs were confiscated from several stores in Zamboanga's downtown area on Saturday afternoon.

The raid was conducted after the Optical Media Board (OMB) received several complaints against businessmen who were selling counterfeit products, OMB chairman Atty. Anselmo Adriano said.

Fifty sacks of pirated DVDs from two stores were confiscated and will be housed temporarily at the police camp in Barangay Mercedes, he said.

ZAMBOANGA. Members of the Regional Public Safety Battalion stand guard as Optical Media Board personnel place in sacks the pirated DVDs seize in raid on Saturday in Zamboanga City. (Bong Garcia)

P21-M pirated DVDs seized in Zamboanga City | Sun Star Zamboanga

P21-M pirated DVDs seized in Zamboanga City | Sun Star Zamboanga (via Bong Garcia)

THE Optical Media Board (OMB) backed by Zamboanga Peninsula Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB) policemen have seized millions of pesos worth of pirated digital video discs (DVDs) in simultaneous raids Saturday, November 26, in several business establishments in Zamboanga City.

P8M pirated CDs, DVDs confiscated in Surigao | The Manila Times

P8M pirated CDs, DVDs confiscated in Surigao | The Manila Times (via Mark Anthony Vargas)

Ongoing inspection of PC stores in Butuan City that preinstall unauthorized software

Photo by Richmond Hinayon, ABS-CBN News

OMB seizes P32.9M pirated DVDs in Butuan | Abs-cbn News

OMB seizes P32.9M pirated DVDs in Butuan (via Richmond Hinayon)

BUTUAN CITY – Around 235 sacks of pirated digital video discs (DVDs) worth P32.9 million were confiscated by the Optical Media Board (OMB) in Butuan City.

Most of the discs contained porn movies, said the OMB, which raided stalls in Langihan Market Wednesday afternoon together with the Philippine National Police’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team and members of the Regional Public Safety Battalion.

Pirated movies seized in Cagayan de Oro | Mindanao Examiner

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Philippine authorities launched a crackdown on pirated movies and songs and seized hundreds of digital video discs at a shopping area in Cagayan de Oro City in Misamis Oriental province in Mindanao.

Members of the Optical Media Board, backed by policemen, confiscated the pirated discs on Saturday, but there were no arrests made. They swooped down on every stalls and shops selling pirated movies and hauled nearly 600 sacks of video discs.

P23M pirated DVDs nakumpiska sa Bacolod | Abante Tonite

P23M pirated DVDs nakumpiska sa Bacolod | Abante Tonite (via Betchai Julian)

Umaabot sa 100 kahon ng mga pirated DVDs na nagkakahalaga ng P23 milyon ang nasabat ng mga ahente ng Optical Media Board (OMB) sa raid sa establisyimento sa Bacolod City.

Sa pahayag ni OMB chairman Anselmo Adriano, natunton ang mga kahon sa ika-apat na palapag ng store building na pagmamay-ari ni Gilsie Bacalso Tecson.

Ilang piraso din ng mga DVD burners ang natagpuan.

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