After the BSA’s Great Big Warning, the crackdowns have started. LAN shops and Internet cafes are the most affected since their PCs are exposed. Switching to Linux is not too easy since much of their revenue comes from games specific to Windows.
In the mainstream news, INQ7 reports on raids outside Metro Manila. No news about Metro Manila, but the local PC forums such as TipidPC and PinoyPC have been active.
In the previous days, supply of licensed Windows OS copies – including Windows 98 SE – have not caught up with the demand. When I visited some mall stores, people were coming in, looking for boxed copies that were not available.