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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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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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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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