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WATCH: File a land title under Residential Free Patent Act

October 28, 2016

An instructional video on how to apply for a title under the Residential Free Patent Act (RA 10023) using the Rapid Land Tenure Appraisal route.

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WATCH: Adapting development: how local reformers revolutionised land rights in the Philippines

October 27, 2016

This is the story of three local activists who made it possible – against the odds – for ordinary Filipinos to own the land they live on for the first time in generations. Find out more about how the ‘development entrepreneurship’ approach can deliver results: http://odi.org/adapting-development

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FEF receives recognition from Land Management Bureau as its outstanding partner

October 26, 2016

On its 115th year, the Land Management Bureau recognized the Foundation for its continuous support to the mission and vision of the Bureau. The award is received by FEF President Calixto Chikiamco.

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FEF presents technological solutions to land tenure issues at international conference in Manila

October 26, 2016

Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) shares technological methods in addressing land tenure issues during the recent International Conference on Urban Development, with this year’s theme “Accelerating Resilience and Inclusive Growth” held at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza last July 12 and 13.

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WATCH: How drones could change the land titling and surveying process

October 26, 2016

June 21, 2016 In the Philippines, millions of land parcels are untitled in the Philippines. One of the major factors is the high cost of conducting surveys to subdivide lots to be titled. Thanks to technological advances, land surveying is becoming cheaper and faster. In April 2016, under the Technology for Property Rights, experts from both […]

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Aerial technology for property rights

October 26, 2016

In its East Asia and the Pacific update, the World Bank states that 11 million out of a total of 24 million parcels of land in the Philippines – nearly half of all parcels in the country – are untitled due to lack of documentation, slow land titling processes, delays in the passage of laws and the absence of a complete cadastral map.

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Documenting property rights in the Philippines with drone technology

October 26, 2016

There are 24 million land parcels in the Philippines, and only half of them are titled. People without clearly defined property rights can’t make prudent long-range economic plans, so the Foundation for Economic Freedom, Inc., an Atlas Network partner based in the Philippines, has worked to document Filipino citizens’ property claims with itsTechnology for Property Rights (TPR) project, which advocates the use of small unmanned aerial systems (SUAS), or “drones,” as a tool for land surveying.

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Using technology for land titling

October 26, 2016

The Cebu Provincial Government actively supports the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) through the Provincial Cadastral Council in its efforts to quicken the processing of land titling in the local government units (LGUs).

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Drones: A gamechanger in land surveying and titling

June 21, 2016

Last April, a small team conducted a 10-day pilot study in Cordova, Cebu to test if small unmanned aerial system (SUAS) or “drones” could be used in the Philippines as an alternative tool for land surveying.

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Forging partnerships that work for the people

March 23, 2016

With the DENR-LGU partnerships in place, titling of residential lands has become easier and less costly. Now, more and more land owners are given the opportunity to secure their properties, making its value work for them.

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