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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.


eqdrill.jpgWith the apparent increasing incidence of earthquakes, and in anticipation of what has long been termed The Big One, government has been scrambling to lay the groundwork for a proper response to the occurrence of a quake of serious magnitude.

To prepare employees on the proper procedures on safety upon the incidence of such a temblor, the Disaster Preparedness Committee conducted an agency-wide earthquake drill. Held in July, the workforce went through the procedures which should be observed during and after a crippling earthquake.

The simulation saw agency staff calmly leave their offices to mass at certain points in the open grounds. Apparently a success, kudos went out to the Disaster Preparedness Committee.
The Committee itself was constituted in 2012 to address concerns that workers of the agency would not be able to organize themselves in times of calamity.

Co-chaired by Engr. Ma. Teresa Yancha and Joel Amores, the Committee has been the body charged not only with working to stave the effects of a disaster, but to help in relief operations where the calamity concerned affects agency employees.