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LMB adds drones as tool for land survey

January 26, 2018

The Land Management Bureau (LMB) recently issued LMB Memorandum Circular (LMC) No. 2017-003 adopting the alternative use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, in conducting land surveys, effective today, January 26. 

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Easier land titling to hog DENR’s 1st Land Summit

January 13, 2018

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has expressed hope that the National Land Summit to be held this month will help address uncertainty, complexity and other problems associated with land ownership, with concerned government agencies working together to make land titling easier and faster.

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FEF holds 2nd Paderanga-Varela Memorial Lecture; Pushes for stronger land use

November 23, 2017

The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) held its 2nd Paderanga-Varela Memorial Lecture last October 25 in Makati City with the theme “On A National Land Policy in the Philippines and What It Means to the National Land Use Act”.

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The importance of land titling

November 20, 2017

“A certificate of title serves as evidence of an indefeasible and incontrovertible title to the property in favor of the person whose names appears therein,” the Supreme Court held in the case of Abobon v. Abobon. “[A]nyone who deals with property registered under the Torrens system may rely on the title and need not go beyond the title.”

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DENR creates task force to fast-track land titling in Eastern Samar

October 24, 2017

October 24, 2017   BORONGAN CITY, Eastern Samar—Despite the decade-long Handog Titulo program of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) that seeks to boost the government’s land-distribution program, almost 70 percent of land in Eastern Samar remains untitled. The absence of land titles proved to be a hindrance in rehabilitation efforts for the victims […]

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Cebu backs DENR land-titling program

July 3, 2017

In an effort to fast track the processing and issuance of land titles over alienable and disposable lands, the Cebu Provincial Government, in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), assisted the public land-titling program in Consolacion town.

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Titling of Special Patents Brochure

June 23, 2017

A Special Patent is a public instrument issued by the government to confirm ownership over a parcel of agricultural land (alienable and disposable) by law or proclamation by the President of the Philippines. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, through the Land Management Bureau, issued DENR Administrative Order (DAO) No. 2016-21 – Guidelines Governing […]

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NDF demands free land for farmers; alarm raised

May 23, 2017

MANILA, Philippines – The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) has expressed alarm over the Duterte administration’s alleged inclination to give in to the National Democratic Front (NDF)’s demand for free land for farmers as part of the peace talks, saying this is not a solution to poverty.

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Free land no cure for PH Rural Poverty – Economists

May 19, 2017

A group of prominent economists warned against a “populist” move to distribute free land to farmers, arguing that this will neither boost agricultural productivity nor end rural poverty.

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Senator Gordon keen on removing restrictions in the rural land market

May 16, 2017

May 12, 2017 In yesterday’s joint hearing of the Committee on Justice and Human Rights and Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, Senator Richard Gordon tackled the proposed bill to remove restrictions on agricultural free patents as provided in the 1936 Public Land Act or Commonwealth Act No. 141. These restrictions have been recognized to stunt […]

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