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103 Residential Free Patents Distributed in Agusan del Sur

April 10, 2017

103 residents of Agusan del Sur received their land titles under Republic Act No. 10023 or the Residential Free Patent (RFP) Act during the first Handog Titulo title distribution event in the Municipality of San Francisco, Agusan del Sur last March 29.

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Philippine Land Sector Meets Drone Technology

April 5, 2017

Last March, a group of geodetic engineers from LMB, UP, DENR Regional offices, and NAMRIA, and other drone practitioners explored the use of drone technology in land surveying through field tests in Bulacan and Cavite, and lectures and discussions in Metro Manila.

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Orientation on the Titling of Government Lands and School Sites held

March 14, 2017

The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) held its first Orientation on DENR Administrative Order (DAO) 2016-21 or Guidelines governing the processing of requests for proclamations and issuance of special patents over agricultural lands last February 16, 2017 in Cebu City. The event aims to familiarize the participants with the new rules and regulations on the titling of government lands.

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FEF participates in the Sustainable Land Governance Conference in Manila

March 14, 2017

The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) actively participated in the two-day Conference on Sustainable Land Governance organized by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) last February 8 and 9 in Pasay City.

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FEF and TAF donate drones to Land Management Bureau

March 14, 2017

The Land Management Bureau (LMB) receives two drones from the Technology for Property Rights project of Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) and The Asia Foundation (TAF) in a turnover ceremony last January.

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Mapping Land Titles From the Sky

January 11, 2017

Can drones help solve the complex problem of recognizing property claims in the Philippines?

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Land Management Bureau Launches Training Guide for Resource Persons and Facilitators on Public Land Titling

December 15, 2016

The Land Management Bureau, in partnership with the Foundation for Economic Freedom and Australian Aid – The Asia Foundation Partnership, launches the Training Guide for Resource Persons and Facilitators on Public Land Titling last December 5 during the Assessment Workshop on DENR-LGU Partnership in Public Land Titling held at the ICON Hotel, North EDSA, Quezon City.

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Land title issuance target exceeded

November 29, 2016

November 28, 2016 Cebu City – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Central Visayas has overshot its target this year for issuing agricultural and residential free patents.   Dr. Eddie Llamedo, DENR 7 planning division head, said the agency’s Licensing, Patents and Deeds Division (LPDD) has issued 6,510 lot titles, covering a […]

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INFOGRAPHIC Titling of State Universities and Colleges

November 3, 2016

Special Patent is a public instrument issued by the government confirming the grant by the State of ownership over a parcel of agricultural land (alienable and disposable) in favor of a government entity. Many SUCs do not have the title to their lands making them vulnerable to illegal occupation, intrusion, and adverse claims of ownership. […]

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BIR relaxes property transfer requirements

November 3, 2016

MANILA, Philippines — Property transfers just got easier with the Bureau of Internal Revenue removing the need to present proof that taxes were paid for acquiring the land for the first time.

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