For the Period covering July 04-06, 2017, Agents conducted routine inspections in Catbalogan, Samar and Tacloban City, Leyte. Areas which were not inspected for at least three years.
A total of fifty business stalls were inspected, which led to the seizure of around 268,800 or more pieces pirated CDs/DVDs of different format and titles, as well as 1,520 blank discs, 46 DVD players, 23 DVD writers, and 1 hard disc drive, all amounting to an estimated value of PhP94.26-Million.
Local Government Units are advised not to renew the business permits of 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. `