NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
SUBJECT: Surrender of old Manual Titles for upgrading to Electronic Title
DATE: June 24, 2019
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.
- Written by LRA Web Mgt
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.
LAND REGISTRATION AUTHORITY
RENATO D. BERMEJO
- Written by LRA Web Mgt
Working in an office environment could mean a lot of things, good and bad. While majority of workers regard it as primary source of livelihood, it may also be a source of stress especially to those who have been in the public service for a number of years already.
Work-related stress, otherwise known as pressure, strain, anxiety and tension along with its underlying negative effects need to be addressed in order to prevent its likelihood of developing into a long term problem. Fact of the matter is, irrespective of one’s level of workload and earning capacity, every worker is susceptible to stress.
As part of its Health and Wellness Program mandated by the Civil Service Commission, the Land Registration Authority recognizes the need to address work-related anxiety of whatever kind. The agency has embarked into several fitness activities to entice employees to get involved into an active, fit, and dynamic lifestyle. The main objective of this worthwhile program is “to inculcate in us the importance of a healthy lifestyle and a regimen of regular physical fitness strategy to reduce the level of risk factor of heart diseases” (CSC MC No. 06, s. 1995, reiterated by MC No. 8, series of 2011).
Hereunder is the list of fitness and sports activities that any LRA, Registry of Deeds, and LARES employees may engage into after office hours:
- Written by Atty. Regine Estillore
“I remember the boy but I don’t remember the feeling” –Lea Salonga
“I remember the face but I don’t remember the name” –Every employee at some point in their life at the workplace
Everyday, we get to share the halls of the LRA with different people. They may be someone from a different department, or a different floor, or maybe someone from the office next door. They may be someone new, or maybe they have been with this Authority for years. However, with almost every instance there is one thing in common, they may look familiar, yet we do not know their name, or even at least the division where they belong.
Thus, the Meet and Greet Program was born with the objective to foster camaraderie and strengthen the spirit of belongingness amongst the employees of the LRA Central Office, regardless of rank or status.
Each Thursday, forty (40) randomly selected employees from the LRA Central Office, LARES, and Quezon City Registry of Deeds are invited at the Multi-purpose Hall for the Meet and Greet Program.
Headed by their Chairman, Engr. Ser John C. Pastrana and Co-Chairman, Mr. Joel R. Amores, the Meet and Greet Committee treats the selected employees to two hours of fun and games which allows them to interact and even get to know their co-workers. The program is capped off with a merienda and a newly built friendship with their fellow employees.
The Meet and Greet Activity is held every Thursday, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
- Written by Atty.Sedfrey Garcia
Another LRA Extension Office at Robinson’s Bank located at the Corporate Office in Robinson’s Galleria, Quezon City, was inaugurated last March 19, 2018.This is the 19th extension office that was established. This LRA Extension Office shall be capable of issuing certified true copies of titles covering properties located in different parts of the country in the comfort of its own office without need of personally going to different Registries of Deeds nationwide. “We all know how important it is for banks like you to be able to get the latest information relative to titles being used or offered as collateral. Fast, to-date, and reliable information is key to good business decisions that benefit not only the banks but, most especially, you clients,” says Deputy Administrator Ronald A. Ortile who represented the agency in this event. He expressed that the roll-out of the extension office will contribute to ease in doing business to Robinson’s Bank and its clients as LRA continues to explore more ways to simplify its services to the public through the use of modern technology.
- Written by Atty. Manny Leonardo
Imagine yourself confined at a Quezon City hospital with inadequate means to bankroll the surgery that is urgently needed to be performed upon you. Although there is a property in Quezon province that you may use as collateral for a loan with which to pay the required expenses, it is nonetheless one that you co-own with 3 other siblings. Thus, they separately executed 3 sets of Special Power of Attorney (SPA) in favor of your wife (since the 1st is already an American resident, the 2nd has a service contract in Singapore, and the 3rd is stationed in Cebu, being the branch manager of Jollibee in said city) authorizing the latter to constitute a Real Estate Mortgage (REM) over the said Quezon province property. You also executed a similar SPA in your wife’s favor.
However, when Mr. Ravi Singh and your wife presented the REM, the 4 SPAs, and other necessary documents for the registration of the REM so he (Mr. Singh) may release the amount of the loan to your wife, the Register of Deeds (RD) refused to act on the same unless the 4 principals who executed the 4 sets of SPAs appear before him and acknowledge that the same are indeed their voluntary acts & deeds or in the alternative, he (RD) demanded that the Philippine Consular officers in America and Singapore as well as the Notaries Public in Quezon City & Cebu to appear before him and certify that the principals in the 4 SPAs indeed appeared before them and executed said documents in their presence.