Provincial Inspection Operations

On April 26, 2017, OMB Agents were directed to conduct the inspection of business stalls located in St. Francis Square Mall (Mandaluyong City) and Metro Mall (Pasig City). Two areas notoriously known for the sale of illegal compact discs.

A total of twenty stalls/booths were inspected, which led to the seizure of one hundred twenty (120) sacks of pirated CDs/DVDs of different format and titles, amounting to an estimated value of PhP16.80-Million.

Intensified enforcement against violators of Republic Act. No. 9239 (or the Optical Media Act of 2003) is one of the supply-reduction schemes in the OMB's Road Map to possibly limit, if not totally eradicate, the ill effects of pirated compact discs to legitimate industries and the government as well.


On April 10-11 2017, Agents conducted routine inspections in various areas of the Province of Nueva Ecija, where illegal compact discs were reportedly being openly sold to the public.

For the period of operations, a total of sixty business stalls were inspected, which led to the seizure of around 24, 000 or more pieces pirated CDs/DVDs of different format and titles, amounting to an estimated value of PhP8.4-Million.

Local Government Units are advised not to renew the business permits retailers who mix unauthorized copies of compact discs in their legitimate merchandize. Local law enforcement offices are also requested to report the presence of pirated CDs in their respective jurisdictions, so joint operations may be implemented with the Optical Media Board. 


On April 07 2017, Agents conducted routine inspections in Balagtas, Bulacan , where illegal compact discs were reportedly being openly sold to the public.

A total of fifteen business stalls were inspected, which led to the seizure of around 12, 800 or more pieces pirated CDs/DVDs of different format and titles, amounting to an estimated value of PhP4.48-Million.

Local Government Units are advised not to renew the business permits retailers who mix unauthorized copies of compact discs in their legitimate merchandize. Local law enforcement offices are also requested to report the presence of pirated CDs in their respective jurisdictions, so joint operations may be implemented with the Optical Media Board. 


On April 3-5 2017, Agents conducted routine inspections in various areas of Misamis Occidental and Zambaoanga Del Sur, where illegal compact discs were reportedly being openly sold to the public.

For the period of operation, a total of sixty business stalls were inspected, which led to the seizure of around 150, 000 or more pieces pirated CDs/DVDs of different format and titles, amounting to an estimated value of PhP52.50-Million.

Local Government Units are advised not to renew the business permits retailers who mix unauthorized copies of compact discs in their legitimate merchandize. Local law enforcement offices are also requested to report the presence of pirated CDs in their respective jurisdictions, so joint operations may be implemented with the Optical Media Board. 

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