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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Sep 18, 2023



The lead stars of GMA Network’s hit live-action adaptation series Voltes V: Legacy continue the battle against piracy by launching the Network’s merchandise anti-piracy plug. 

This initiative is part of the Network’s broader efforts to protect the rights of content creators and foster a culture of respect for intellectual property.

The anti-piracy plug includes a powerful message featuring Miguel Tanfelix, Matt Lozano, and Raphael Landicho.

Miguel, who plays Steve Armstrong, emphasizes the importance of buying official merchandise from authorized sellers only, “Make sure to buy Voltes V: Legacy merchandise only from official licensees like the GMA Store.”


Matt, known for his role as Big Bert, encourages fans to become part of Camp Big Falcon via www.campbigfalcon.com, “Kung gusto n’yo magbenta ng Voltes V: Legacy official merchandise, be part of the Camp Big Falcon team!”

By becoming a part of the Camp Big Falcon team, Voltes V merchandise sellers are encouraged to practice proper consumer merchandise licensing to foster respect for Intellectual Properties and compliance with the law.

This initiative ensures that fans not only enjoy genuine merchandise but also contribute to a culture of responsible consumerism.

Raphael, who portrays Little Jon, reminds fans, “Iba ang orig kaya buy legit!” He underscores the significance of purchasing genuine merchandise.

Miguel adds, “Let’s buy responsibly and help fight piracy.”

The video also conveys the need to avoid buying fake merchandise due to the criminal nature of product piracy. Fans are reminded that official merchandise guarantees durability and product quality.

Under the Philippine Intellectual Property code, “any person who sells products that bear the registered mark of another, without the latter’s consent, is liable for trademark infringement.

Violators will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.” GMA Network encourages consumers to be aware of their rights and responsibilities when purchasing merchandise.

“At GMA Network, we are committed to safeguarding the intellectual property rights of creators and ensuring that fans can enjoy authentic merchandise. This plug is a crucial component of our efforts to combat piracy and protect the interests of both content creators and consumers,” says GMA Network’s First Vice President and Head of International Operations Joseph T. Francia.

Rossette H. Roa, Senior Assistant Vice President, GMA Viewer-Directed Marketing, also adds:

"We're thrilled to be part of this initiative to combat piracy. Authentic Voltes V: Legacy merchandise is not just a product but a piece of nostalgia that is intricately woven into the Filipino culture across generations. 

"We encourage fans to support the official merchandise available at the GMA Store, ensuring they get the best quality while protecting the intellectual property rights of creators."

The Network’s new anti-piracy plug is a testament to the company’s unwavering commitment to combat piracy and protect intellectual property rights. By joining forces with the cast of Voltes V: Legacy, GMA Network aims to educate and inspire fans to make responsible choices and support the creators they love.

For more information on GMA Network’s anti-piracy efforts and official merchandise, visit www.gmanetwork.com