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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.

turnover2_Remake.jpgPresident Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Judge Renato D. Bermejo to head the Authority. Administrator Bermejo takes over the LRA after his predecessor, Hon. Eulalio Diaz III, left the post with Deputy Administrator Robert Nomar V. Leyretana as officer-in-charge.
 
Before becoming a judge of Davao Occidental, he was a city prosecutor. He took his oath last June 1, 2017 in MalacaƱang Palace.
 
On the same day, the turnover rites was held at the LRA Multi-Purpose Hall, with the different heads of the agency and Registrars of Deeds nationwide in attendance--along with Deputy Administrators Ronald Ortile and Robert Nomar Leyretana, and Former Administrator Eulalio Diaz III.