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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

SUBJECT: Surrender of old Manual Titles for upgrading to Electronic Title

DATE: June 24, 2019

FROM: Administrator
Land Registration Authority

When the Land Registration Authority (LRA) embarked into computerization through the Land Titling Computerization Project (LTCP), around 16.6 Million titles of the 159 registries nationwide were scanned and uploaded in the database. However, the scanned image in the system is not the title itself but is only the picture thereof. The title remains the paper title kept in the vault of the registry office.

The aforementioned scanning of title, including the encoding of the entries thereof, serves as a preparatory process before the upgrading of the title to Electronic Title, the nature of which would be discussed herein later.

When there is a transaction involving the title, be it sale, mortgage, or any transaction that requires annotation, pursuant to Sections 54 and 57 of PD 1529, the Office of the Register of Deeds through its Records Officer is required to find the title to ascertain that it still exists because when it cannot be found, the office has to recommend the filing in court of a petition for the reconstitution of the lost title before any transaction can be had thereon.


 

On July 17, Joel R. Amores of the LRA’s Financial Service, was assigned as Acting Program Manager of the LRA-CARP.

Amores entered the service in 1982 as a Casual Clerk with the then National Land Titles and Deeds Registration Administration. He made his way through to the position of Utility Worker before earning his professional eligibility in 1992. In 2011 he was promoted to Supervising Administrative Officer.

Before being assigned to head the LRA-CARP, he concurrently held the post of Acting Chief Security Officer and assistant chief of the Budget Division.

With almost thirty-five years of government experience under his belt, Amores hopes to optimize the work at the office. “The LRA-CARP needs to be given a shot in the arm for things to be fast-tracked, so that more farmer-beneficiaries will be able to till and live on a piece of land that they call their own,” he said.

The LRA-CARP, the intermediate office between the Land Registration Authority and the Department of Agrarian Reform, is mandated to work for the redistribution of public and private agricultural lands to landless farmers and farmworkers, regardless of any tenurial arrangement.