(l-r) Filipinas Copyright Licensing Society Exec. Director Alvin Buenaventura, IPO Deputy Director General Allan B. Gepty, Philippine National Police Deputy Director General Perfecto Palad, IPO Director General Ricardo R. Blancaflor, NBDB Chairman Dr. Dennis T. Gonzalez, NBI- IPRD Exec. Director Atty. Dante Bonoan, NBDB Exec. Director Atty. Andrea Pasion-Flores, Book Development Association of the Philippines President Lirio Sandoval and OMB Chairman and CEO Ronnie Ricketts
Manila, Philippines – Users, manufacturers and sellers of illegal photocopied books and textbooks in print and digital formats are numbered.
Starting May 2010, the newly formed Anti-Book Piracy Coalition (ABC) would go on full swing in its anti-book piracy campaign all-over the country.
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), the Optical Media Board and the Philippine National Police (PNP), together with the National Book Development Board, Book Development Association of the Philippines and the Filipinas Copyright Licensing Society, have banded together through the leadership of the Intellectual Property Office - Philippines and launched the “Anti-Book Piracy Council (ABC)” on 26 May 2010 at the IPO Office in Makati City as a move to control incidents of book piracy and illegal photocopying inside and outside school campuses in the country at the start of the school year 2010-2011.