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P27M in DVDs seized | The Visayan Daily Star

P27M in DVDs seized | The Visayan Daily Star (via Shiela Gelera)

About P27 million worth of pirated digital video discs (DVDs) were seized by operatives of the national Optical Media Board from the stockrooms of three establishments at the downtown area in Bacolod City, at noon yesterday, Agent Glenn Perez said.

About 163 boxes and six sacks of pirated DVDs were confiscated from the three establishments owned by a Chinese businessman, whose name was not disclosed,Perez said.

Members of the Optical Media Board will use the pirated discs they confiscated from an appliance store in downtown Cebu City as evidence in filing a case against the owner. (CDN PHOTO/JUNJIE MENDOZA)

OMB seizes P36M fake discs | Cebu Daily Inquirer

OMB seizes P36M fake discs | Cebu Daily Inquirer (via Jose Santino S. Bunachita)

THREE months of surveillance led authorities to their largest haul of pirated CDs and DVDs stocked in an appliance store in downtown Cebu City.

Personnel from the Optical Media Board (OMB) Manila yesterday seized 259 sacks of imported, pirated CDs and DVDs worth around P36 million in a stock room in the second floor of Cebu HDM Marketing along Manalili Street.

Manalili raid. A team from the Optical Media Board hauls pirated optical discs and rewritable discs from the second floor of Cebu HDM Marketing on Manalili St. in Cebu City. (Sun.Star Photo/Alex Badayos)

Pirated DVDs, CDs worth P36M seized downtown | The Sun Star Cebu

Pirated DVDs, CDs worth P36M seized downtown | The Sun Star Cebu (via Razel V. Cuizon) 

SOME 259 sacks of pirated CDs and DVDs worth P36 million were confiscated yesterday by a team from the Optical Media Board (OMB) from an appliance store on Manalili St. in Cebu City.

Agent Joseph Arnaldo, team leader of OMB, yesterday said that Cebu HDM Marketing was placed under surveillance for three months, after they received reports that the store was selling pirated optical discs and re-writable discs.

P30M pirated DVDs nasakmit | The Freeman

P30M pirated DVDs nasakmit | The Freeman Banat News (via Rowena D. Capistrano)

CEBU, Philippines - Gibanabanang P30 milyones nga kantidad sa mga pirated CD ug blank discs ang gisakmit sa mga sakop sa Optical Media Board gikan sa usa ka tindahan nga naa nahimutang sa dalan Manalili ning Dakbayan sa Sugbo.

Matud pa ni OMB Agent Manny Mangubat, pangulo sa Enforcement  Investigation Division  dul-an sa tulo ka bulan nilang gipahigayon ang surveillance sa maong lugar.

OMB raid nets P77 M worth of Pirated DVDs

OMB raid nets P77 M worth of Pirated DVDs | Sun Star Cagayan de Oro (via Alwen Saliring)

P77-M PIRATED VCD UG DVD NAKUMPISKA SA OMB | BRIGADA

P77-M PIRATED VCD UG DVD NAKUMPISKA SA OMB | Brigada (via JMB / Claudine Lusac)

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION REMOVES PHILIPPINES ON ITS HOTSPOT LIST

Last March 2016, the Philippines was ranked 9th on the list of hotspot countries for internet piracy by Contra Piracy, a worldwide association for intellectual property protection based in Switzerland.  The organization specializes in enforcing intellectual property law and thereby protect copyrighted products against illegal distribution and commercialization on the internet. [1]  Contra Piracy further monitors the web and run bases of websites where internet users have illegal access to copyright content.[2]

September 2016 Inspection Operation

For this period, OMB Agents conducted inspection in various area of Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon/Southern Tagalog, and Western Visayas, where illegal compact discs are openly sold to the public.

One hundred ninety-seven stalls/establishments were inspected, and said operations led to the seizure of five hundred eighty six (586) sacks of pirated CDs/DVDs of different and titles, amounting to an estimated value of PhP82.04Million.

24 Oras: P50-milyong halaga ng mga pirated karaoke CD, nasabat ng OMB

August 8-12, 2016 Inspection Operation

For this period, OMB Agents conducted routine inspection in the cities of Quezon, Mandaluyong, Makati, Manila and in the province of Cavite, where illegal compact discs were reportedly being openly sold in the public.

During operation in the above-mentioned areas, 30 business establishments/stalls were inspected which led to the seizure of around 393,819 pieces pirated CDs/DVDs of different format and titles, 40 boxes  blank CDs/DVDs plastic casings, amounting to an estimated value of Php 12.37-Million.

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