CAMP RAFAEL CRAME, Quezon City (DWDD) – P6.7-Billion worth of “counterfeit” products were destroyed this morning, June 28, 2018, at a ceremony in Camp Rafael Crame in Quezon City.
The pirated / fake products were previously confiscated by different law enforcement agencies under the National Committee on Intellectual Property Rights (NCIPR) led by the Intellectual property Rights Office of the Philippines (IPOPHIL) during the first five (5) months of the year.
According to IPOPHIL Director General Josephine Santiago, the amount of the all confiscated items from January until May this year is equivalent to eighty percent (80%) of all recovered products worth P8.2 Billion.
Dir Gen Santiago added that this amount might increase after that receive the complete report of all confiscated items by the Bureau of Customs (BOC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Optical Media Board (OMB).
The largest amount of confiscated items were from fake cigarettes and cigarette-making machines worth P6.3 Billion that was recovered by the Philippine National Police (PNP) and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).
Among the recovered items are P151-Million worth of fake designer bags and P103-Million worth of pirated DVD’s. AES / ALS