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On January 13, 2017, OMB Agents implemented Inspection Orders to check business stalls in St. Francis Square Mall in Mandaluyong City, a known “hot spot” where illegal compact discs are openly sold to the public.

Said operations caught off guard pirate CD vendors which led to the seizure of one hundred ten (110) sacks of pirate d CDs/DVDs of different format and titles, amounting to an estimated value of PhP15.40-Million.


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On January 12, 2017, Agents conducted routine inspections in various areas of Masbate, Bicol Region province not recently visited by the OMB and where illegal compact discs were reportedly being openly sold to the public.

A total of twenty five business stalls were inspected which led to the seizure of around 60,000 or more pieces CDs/DVDs of different format and titles, amounting to an estimated value of Php21-Million.


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Shown signing the memorandum of agreement for strategic partnership at the DTI Building in Makati Citty on January 16, 2017 are: Optical Media Board Chairman Anselmo Adriano (left) and Trade and Industry Secretary for regional operations group Zenaida Maglaya. (Manny Llanes|Manila Bulletin)

OMB and DTI forge agreement on optical media business solutions | Manila Bulletin (via  Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat)

The MOA aims to strengthen efforts to protect the interests of consumers and entrepreneurs alike. Under the partnership, the DTI will provide workstations in selected DTI Negosyo Centers to facilitate the registration of OMB stakeholders’ licenses and permits.

  Since OMB is currently based in Metro Manila, Adriano said, entrepreneurs from the provinces will not have to travel anymore to process their licenses and permits applications.


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P5M-halaga ng mga CD, DVD, kinumpiska ng OMB | ABS-CBN News (via Jasmine Romero)

MANILA -- Kinumpiska ng mga tauhan ng Optical Media Board (OMB) ang mga imported na blankong CD at DVD na nagkakahalagang P5 milyon mula sa isang warehouse sa Paranaque.

Umabot sa 700 kahon ng mga blankong CD at DVD ang natagpuan sa warehouse sa Airport Road na pagmamay-ari umano ng kompanyang Eurocolor.

Ayon kay OMB Chairman Anselmo Adriano, lumabas na walang lisensya mula noong 2009, at wala ring import permit ang Eurocolor para sa ganoong mga produkto.


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OMB: License fees, value of seized materials top P1b | Manila Standard via (Othel V. Campos)

Combined licensing proceeds and the amount of seized pirated materials have reached over P1.15 billion in 2016 from just P557.5 million in 2016, the Optical Media Board reported Monday.

OMB chairman and chief executive Anselmo Adriano said in a briefing the agency intensified monitoring efforts, especially in the provinces where the sale of pirated DVD movies remained rampant.


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The Optical Media Board (OMB) and Department of Trade and Industry  (DTI) today announced their partnership for new optical and magnetic media business license applications solutions.  The agreement focuses on easy access and delivery of service for both national government agencies.


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For two days, OMB Agents conducted routine inspections in various malls and flee markets in Tarlac City and Pangasinan, where illegal compact discs were reportedly being openly sold to the public.

A total of eighty business stalls were inspected which led to the seizure of around 154,800 or more pieces CDs/DVDs of different format and titles, amounting to an estimated value of Php54.18-Million.


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On this day, OMB Agents conducted routine inspections in various malls and flee markets in Zamboanga City, where illegal compact discs were reportedly being openly sold to the public.

A total of twenty seven business stalls were inspected which led to the seizure of around 42,000 or more pieces pirated CDs/DVDs of different format and titles, amounting to an estimated value of Php14.70-Million.


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