The Land Titling Computerization Project
The Land Registration Authority (LRA) has for some years, been applying modern technologies to improve its land records management system. Recently, a combination of microfilm and computerized database systems has greatly improved the security, reliability and accessibility of land title information of those registries where this technology has been applied. However, the steady introduction of new land title documents continues to challenge LRA's ability to keep up with the microfilm operations, and the corresponding development of computerized databases. Moreover, the need for a more secure, accurate, efficient and modern land titling system cannot be over emphasized, for an effective land titling and registration system is a major force in the economic stability and progress of any country.
The advent of Republic Act 7718 (the "BOT Law") and its enhancement to include information technology (IT) projects has provided LRA with a timely avenue by which it will be able to realize its mission and vision to improve its ability to secure its land titles and other documents and to deliver its services more efficiently and effectively. By focusing on IT as a key strategy, the LRA will strengthen the implementation of the land titling system in the country not only as a significant revenue source for the government, but more importantly, to enhance the integrity of the Torrens System. With the Land Titling Computerization Project (LTCP), it is envisioned that a query on the status of a land title can be made anywhere, anytime from any of the various Registries of Deeds nationwide; that there will be a shift from largely paper-based to a largely paperless system thereby securing tighter control over land titles; that it will hasten the turn around time in the generation and issuance of land title, among others.
PROJECT STATUS The project is currently on its Phase IV. The Certification of Acceptance of Information Technology Facilities for Phase I and Phase II were issued on November 28, 2008 and June 24, 2010, respectively. One hundred eighteen (118) RDs are "on-live" operations, computerizing all records, converting these records into the LRA database. Land Title and Deeds transactions are processed and registered using the automated Philaris system.
PROGRAM BENEFICIARIES: Agency and Stakeholders i.e. Land Owners, Other Government Agencies, Banking Institutions, Developers and Brokers