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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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U.S. Removes the Philippines from the Special 301 Watch List

Washington, D.C. – The Office of the United States Trade Representative announces today that it has removed the Philippines from the Special 301 Watch List.


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MANILA, Philippines - The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) has lauded the Philippine government’s efforts to address piracy and intellectual property rights abuses in the country in its 2013 Special 301 Review submitted to United States Assistant Trade Representative for Intellectual Property and Innovation Stanford McCoy last Feb. 8.


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Napakasipag ni Ronnie Ricketts na mas umikli pa ang holiday celebration sa balitang muling pagkalat ng mga pirated copies ng mga pelikulang ipinalalabas sa MMFF.

Tiwala ang namumuno ng Optical Media Board na patuloy ang pakikipagtulungan sa kanila ng mga Muslim merchants, lalo na sa Quiapo, na hindi man kumpletong mawala ang pirated copies ng mga MMFF movies ay mabawasan lamang ito ng malaki. Hindi rin tumitigil sa pag-iikot ang grupo ni Ricketts para makasiguro na walang mabibiling kopya hanggang sa makatapos ang MMFF.


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The Philippines and Vietnam are at the top of the International Intellectual Property Alliance’s latest Special 301 review, according to a statement issued by the coalition of seven member associations, each of which represents a significant segment of the US copyright industries. The IIPA submits its recommendations to the US Trade Representative (USTR) in its annual “Special 301” review.


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