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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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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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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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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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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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