PRESS RELEASE: OMB Continues Inspection of Karaoke Machine Retailers

 PRESS RELEASE: OMB Continues Inspection of Karaoke Machine Retailers
On January 28, 2021, agents of the Optical Media Board conducted an inspection operation in the City of Manila against establishments engaged in the sale of optical media discs (DVDs) packaged with karaoke machines.
Suetto General Merchandise, an establishment located in Quiapo and QACC Marketing in Sta. Cruz were engaged in the sale of Karaoke machines with DVDs. Upon verification, representatives from the said establishments failed to present an OMB license. Five (5) karaoke machines with DVDs were taken by OMB agents into preventive custody from Suetto General Merchandise while 5 units of karaoke machines and 20 pieces of DVDs were confiscated from QACC Marketing.
Engaging in business activities such as sale of storage devices and optical media discs such as DVDs without the appropriate license from OMB are violations under Republic Act No. 9239 otherwise known as the Optical Media Act of 2003. #