Members of the Filipino-American community raise questions on registration and transfer of certificate of title during a Focus Group Discussion on LRA Functions and Land Titling Updates in the Philippines. (Photo by NYPCG)
New York – Land Registration Authority Deputy Administrator Robert Nomar V. Leyretana informed the Filipino-American community in the US northeast about the functions of the LRA and discussed land titling updates in the Philippines at a forum organized by the Philippine Consulate General in New York on 29 March 2019.
More than sixty (60) members of the Filipino-American community in the US northeast, many of whom are lawyers and landowners in the Philippines, participated in the event.
Deputy Administrator Leyretana gave an overview of the general functions and mandates of the LRA and the Registry of Deeds (RD), the processes involved in buying, transferring and registering titled and untitled lands, settling an estate belonging to a deceased person, and LRA’s Mapping Solutions and Services.
Land Registration Authority Deputy Administrator Robert Nomar V. Leyretana (right) with Consul General Claro S. Cristobal (left) during a Forum on LRA Functions and Land Titling Updates at the Philippine Center New York.(Photo by NYPCG)
He said that LRA is the the central repository of records relative to original registration of lands. It issues decrees of registration pursuant to final judgments of the courts in land registration proceedings and cause the issuance by the Registers of Deeds of the corresponding certificates of title.
He also discussed LRA’s Land Titling Computerization Program (LTCP) which aims to secure titles and documents, prevent duplicates and overlaps, standardize processes, fees, and requirements, create an up-to-date information and records which will be available anytime and anywhere, and improve disaster recovery and business continuity.
The presentation of Deputy Administrator Leyretana was followed by an interactive open forum where the participants were given the opportunity to ask questions regarding their lands in the Philippines.
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