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July 2016 Inspection Operations

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In July 2016, OMB Agents were able to inspect a total of 174 business stall/establishments in Metro Manila and selected provinces in Region 1, 3, 4-A, 7, and 12.

Said operations led to the seizure of around 164,000 pieces pirated CDs/DVDs of different format and titles amounting to an estimated value of PhP57.4-Million.

Additionally, 618 boxes of blank CDs, 2 boxes of plastic CD casing, 3 boxes & 293 pieces of assorted movies, 2 DVD tower burners, 24 DVD players, and 1 portable printer worth PhP1-Million or more were confiscated.

previous P1.5-M halaga ng mga blangkong CD, kinumpiska sa raid ng OMB

July 01-07 Provincial Inspection Operations

For this period, OMB Agents conducted routine inspections in the Provinces of Pangasinan, Bulacan, and Cebu, where illegal compact discs were reportedly being openly sold to the public.

On three separate operations in the above-mentioned areas, sixty four business stalls were inspected which led to the seizure of more than 51,000 pieces pirated CDs/DVDs of different format and titles , amounting to an estimated value of PhP17.85-Milllion.

Star Cinema commends OMB for the successful inspection operation in Cebu City that leads to the confiscation of pirated movie “The Achy Breaky Hearts”

Letter of Commendation 

First 100 Days in Office Report

First 100 Days in Office Report

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OMB Inspection Operation for the Month of June

June 29-30, 2016 Provincial Inspection Operations

For this period, OMB Agents conducted routine inspections in the Provinces of Tarlac, Pangasinan, La Union, and Bicol, where illegal compact discs were reportedly being openly sold to the public.

On two separate operations in the above-mentioned areas, ninety one business stalls were inspected which led to the seizure of around 137,600 pieces pirated CDs/DVDs of different format and titles, amounting to an estimated value of PhP48.16-Million.

OMB Inspects Medical Institutions

Manila Doctos Hospital and Metropolitan Medical Center – Manila

On June 06, 2016, Optical Media Board (OMB) Agents were directed to conduct the inspection CD duplicating facilities at the Manila Doctors Hospital and Metropolitan Medical Center, both located in Manila, to monitor their compliance with the requirements of Republic Act. No. 9239 (Optical Act of 2003).

The said medical institution is operating several CD duplicating equipment and utilizing recordable CDs to document their patients’ examination results.

May 2016 OMB Inspection Operation

OMB Inspect Medical Institutions

On May 31, 2016, Optical Media Board (OMB) Agents were directed to conduct the inspection CD duplicating facilities at the St. Luke’s Medical City and United Doctors Medical Center, in Quezon City, to monitor to monitor their compliance with the requirements of Republic Act No. 9239 (Optical Media Act of 2003).

Both hospitals apparently were operating CCD duplicating equipment and utilizing recordable CDs to document their patients’ examination results.

Recognition Letter from Director General Santiago of IPOPHL

Recognition Letter from Director General Santiago of IPOPHL

Continuing Success in Anti-Piracy

Continuing Success in Anti-Piracy

The United States Trade Representative has issued its 2015 Special 301 Report, and for the third straight year, the Philippines is still out of the priority and watchlist categories.  This means that our country has been making positive developments in protecting copyrighted or trademarked products as well as in intellectual property rights (IPR) enforcement and that adverse impacts on U.S. products have been lessened.  A cause for celebration as this paves the way for more trade access and revenue for legitimate business sectors.

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