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.


Implementation of the Title Ready Program

This is to inform the general public that, pursuant to LRA Circular No. 15-2020, the Land Registration Authority (LRA) will be implementing the Title Ready Program (TRP). This will allow the Registries of Deeds (RD) to search, locate, retrieve and tag the titles in their custody.
TRP may be requested by Registered Owners, or their duly-appointed representatives, by visiting the Registry of Deeds having custody of the subject land title.
Alternatively, TRP may also be requested by sending a text message to (0917) 847-0598 for Globe subscribers or (0919) 066-5327 for Smart subscribers, or by email through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the format below:

Owner Name_ RD where property is Registered_Title Type/Title Number

Tagging titles as having undergone the TRP process is FREE OF CHARGE.

For queries, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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