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The Enforcement and Investigation Division (EID) of the Optical Media Board (OMB) conducted its first out of town inspection operations under the chairmanship of Atty. Anselmo B. Adriano in the province of Bulacan particularly Sta. Maria, Norzaragay and San Jose Del Monte City, respectively,on April 04, 2016.

A total of 54 sacks of assorted pirated DVDs were confiscated with an estimated street value of seven million five hundred sixty thousand pesos (Php 7,560,000.00)


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OMB Conducts Inspection Operations in Metrowalk Ortigas and Quezon City

Metrowalk Ortigas – With the intensified anti-piracy campaign being implemented by newly appointed Chairman & CEO Atty. Anselmo B. Adriano, inspection operations were conducted by the Enforcement & Investigation Division (EID) in Metrowalk Ortigas, Pasig City and Arayat, Cubao, Quezon City, which resulted in the seizure of one hundred forty one (141) sacks of pirated CDs/DVDs having an estimated value of nineteen  million seven hundred forty thousand pesos (PhP 19,740,000.00).


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Director Tony Y. Reyes Receives Plaque of Commendation

Outgoing  OMB board member and acclaimed film director and producer, Director Antonio “Tony” Y. Reyes received on March 28, 2016 a Plaque of Commendation for his services to the Optical Media Board.  Director Tony Reyes was appointed by His Excellency President Benigno S. Aquino III on May 29, 2015 as a member of the board representing an industry relying on intellectual property protection.


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OMB Monitors Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice on its First Day of Showing

The Optical Media Board, in its sheer dedication to fight piracy in the Philippines, made its first cinema theatre monitoring under the new chairmanship of Atty. Anselmo B. Adriano last Saturday, March 26, 2016.


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The Optical Media Board is warning the business community and the public about unscrupulous individuals using the name of OMB Chair and CEO Anselmo B. Adriano to solicit goods and money from stores and other business establishments, particularly those dealing with optical media.


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New OMB Chief to Bring Agency to Greater Heights
For newly appointed Optical Media Board (OMB) Chairman Anselmo B. Adriano, there is no other way to go but up.
 
During the turnover ceremonies Monday, March 14, 2016, Adriano paid homage to his predecessors in the OMB to where it is now, through the various programs, innovations and reform measures instituted over the years, particularly the exclusion of the Philippines in the USPTR watch list.

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New chief takes over at OMB

THE OPTICAL Media Board (OMB) Monday welcomed its new chair and chief executive officer, Anselmo Adriano, who took over from actor Ronnie Ricketts who is facing charges.


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OMB’s Aggressive Involvement in IACACP, Cebu, 2015

The Optical Media Board being a member of the Inter-Agency Council against Child Pornography (IACAP) is very ardent in taking on its responsibility in enforcing the “Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009” or R.A. 9775. Along with its prevailing mandate which is to regulate optical media business and seize counterfeit optical media products, OMB Agents are in constant lookout for materials that are in violation of the above-mentioned act. The OMB furthermore undertakes a very active role in the promotion and proliferation of the campaign against child pornography. 


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OMB Welcomes Director Antonio Y. Reyes as OMB Board of Director

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Saturday, June 6, announced the latest appointments of President Benigno Aquino III in various departments and governments agencies.

Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte made the announcement in an interview on state-run Radyo ng Bayan.

Among the latest appointments include Antonio Y. Reyes, appointed as an Optical Media Board member representing an industry relying on Intellectual Property Protection, is a film director whose works include the Enteng Kabisote series.


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The IPOPHL and the members of the NCIPR gather on the occasion of the removal of the Philippines from the USTR Special 301 Watch List.

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippine (IPOPHL), through Director General Ricardo R. Blancaflor, congratulated today the members of the National Committee on Intellectual Property Rights (NCIPR) on the occasion of the removal of the Philippines from the USTR Special 301 Watch List after being in the list since 1994.


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