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.


TOP_GROSSER_Remake.pngAs the Land Registration Authority celebrates its 114 years of service to the Filipinos, representatives from the Registries of Deeds (RD) all over the Philippines gather to witness the launching of the agency’s new services and awarding of the Top 20 Performers for the Fiscal Year 2016 and Top 10 Revenue Collecting Registries of Deeds for the Fiscal Year 2016. Without a doubt, each RD exceptionally contended on being part of the top performers and grosser for the year 2016.
Leading the top performers for the Fiscal Year 2016, on the very large Registry of Deeds category, is RD Manila, followed by Makati City, Quezon City, Calamba, Laguna, and Cavite Province. Moreover, the category for the large RD’s is front ranked by the Registry of Deeds of Iloilo City, respectively, San Fernando, Pampanga, Parañaque, La Union, and Tagum, Davao Del Norte. The Registry of Deeds of San Jose, Nueva Ecija caps the top rank among the medium-sized RD’s. San Juan comes in second, Malabon in third, Dipolog City in fourth, and Dagupan City in fifth. Surigao City bags the top spot on the small RD category, followed by Roxas City, Sanchez Mira, Palayan City, and Ozamiz City.
Dominating the top revenue collectors among all Registries of Deeds in the Philippines is RD Quezon City. Followed by Parañaque City, Cavite Province, Makati City, Balanga, Bataan, Calamba, Laguna, and Quezon Province.