P7.42-M pirated DVDs confiscated in La Union

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CAMP DIEGO SILANG, La Union: A total P7.42-million worth of pirated DVDs and VCDs were confiscated in a joint operation of the Optical Media Board, police and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG).

The anti-piracy operation held at different stalls at the City Shopping Mall in Barangay 3 last Thursday.

Senior Superintendent Francisco Esguerra, CIDG regional chief, said the pirated DVDs and VCDs were placed in 53 sacks and were brought by the OMB personnel, led by Agent Dean Perez, to their office in Manila.

Esguerra said stall owners and vendors eluded arrest and abandoned their goods when they heard that a raiding team was to inspect market stalls.


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  1. Why bother with just the DVD’s. Stores openly sell fake headphone brands, SD cards, etc. Is anything happening to them, NO! If you’re to clean up the pirated items do the stores first!!! Stop picking on the poor!

  2. I have always wondered why in Davao City DVDs are freely sold throughout the city, especially along business district sidewalks, in front of malls, along Quezon Blvd., and San Pedro Streets. CALLING THE OPTICAL MEDIA BOARD. The city is known for its iron-fist policy, but the city’s arcades have virtually become free-for-all spaces for hawkers. The reason also invoked is that people are just earning their upkeep. Fine. But at the expense of the general public’s inconvenience? Just asking.