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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.

The general public is hereby notified that by September 30, 2018, the Land Registration Authority ("LRA") and its Registries of Deeds ("RDs") shall complete the digitization/scanning of all manually-issued Certificates of Title in their records, and the digitization/scanning activities of titles shall be discontinued in all LRA's Offices, thereafter.

This Authority strongly encourages all Owners of Titled Properties and Parties with registered interests on Titled Lands to ensure that these have been digitized/scanned and are existing in the database records of the LRA and its RDs by requesting for Certified True Copies of their manually-issued Certificates of Title.

You may request for Certified True Copies at the RD where your Title is registered, or at any Computerized RD nearest you via LRA’s Anywhere-to-Anywhere Services.
Please check www.lra.gov.ph for the location of the RD nearest you.

Thank you.


LAND REGISTRATION AUTHORITY
By:

RENATO D. BERMEJO
Administrator

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