Acting on the virtue of MOA, Inspection and Mission order, elements of DCPO of PRO 11 and the team from OMB (Optical Media Board) represented by Chairman Atty. Anselmo Adriano swooped down the identified media stalls and stores throughout Davao City thru its City-wide Simultaneous inspection and raids of copyrighted materials such as “compact discs” (CDs) as well as thousands of pirated DVDs for violation of the provisions in RA 9239 otherwise known as Optical Media Act of 2003 on September 6, 2018 at about 2:30 P.M.
The operation has resulted to a massive confiscation of more or LESS FOUR HUNDRED FORTY THREE (443) sacks of counterfeited/pirated movie/soundtrack DVDs with an estimated Total Commercial Value of SIXTY FIVE MILLION PESOS (Php 65,000.000.00). Confiscated items are now temporarily head at DCPO pending their subsequent turn-over to OMB via container van bound to their Head Office in Manila.
Prior to the raid, at around 1:30 PM of same day, Police Regional Office 11 represented through DCPO Direcor PSSUPT Alexander Tagum and OMB Chairman Atty. Anselmo Adriano signed a memorandum of agreement held at DCPO Conference room, Camp Domingo E Leonor, Davao city for a consistent implementation of curbing the proliferation of pirated music and films discs in the city.
PCSUPT Marcelo C Morales said that “buying and tolerating video and music piracy is allowing theft and violation of the intellectual property right as to its copy rights, so there is no place for piracy here in Davao Region because it is the same as stealing and patronizing stolen tangible and intangible property. We will surely intensify our anti-piracy efforts in order to eradicate the production and marketing of these pirated discs.” However, we will strengthen this campaign not only in Davao City but also for other provices of the Region.