LRA seeks digitized copies of land titles

The Land Registration Authority (LRA) and the Registry of Deeds (RoD) issued a notice on the deadline of the digitization and scanning of all manually issued certificates of titles on Sept. 30 of this year.

The LRA pushed for the digitization of their data to modernize the operations of the LRA in the Central Office and the ROD to further protect and strengthen the Torrens System of Registration.

The data conversion would allow the records to be centralized for easier access, and allow it to be preserved for future reference.

However, the RoD clarified that they are not slapping fines on those who fail to miss the digitization deadline.

Virgilio delos Reyes, land registration examiner, explained, that “there are no adverse effect if one could not meet the deadline.”

However, he noted that the title will not be updated and would not be included in the database, as well.

“We call all those whose manually issued titles are still not yet converted, please feel free to visit the RoD office,” said delos Reyes.

The manually issued title shall remain effective and valid after the deadline however.

Amella Respicio-Samarita, records officer, bared that there are 500,000 manually issued titles in the city.

The digitization is still ongoing in the central office but Respicio-Samarita said they, are at most, in the 90% in the process with regards to the 500,000 titles.

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