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ORDINARY REGISTRATION PROCEEDINGS

Those who have been in open, continuous, exclusive


and notorious possession and occupation of
alienable and disposable lands of the public domain
under a bona fide claim of ownership since June 12,
1945, or earlier.

Those who have acquired ownership of private lands


by prescription under the provision of existing laws.

Those who have acquired ownership of private lands


or abandoned river beds by right of accession or
accretion under the existing laws.
WHO MAY
FILE
Those who have acquired ownership of land in any
other manner provided for by law.

Vendor where the land has


been sold under pacto de
retro.
Trustee on behalf of his
principal, unless prohibited
by the instrument making
the trust. 1

other
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Co-owners shall file the


application jointly.

FORMS AND CONTENTS

Written
Signed
Sworn before an authorized to administer oaths
Description of the land
Citizenship
Civil Status
Full names and addresses of adjoining owners
Full names and addresses of the occupants of the land

1. Application/Petition
2. Attachments to the petition
a. Original plan in tracing cloth or diazo polyester film
duly approved by the DENR Regional Technical
Director or a certified true copy of the original plan
attested and certified correct DENR.
b. Two white or blue copies of the plan
c. Original and 2 copies of the technical
descriptions certified the Regional Technical Director of
the DENR or his authorized official.
d. Original and 2 copies of Geodetic Engineers
certificate or an original and 2 copies of a Certification
issued by the Regional Technical Director of the DENR
as to its non-availability.
e. Tax Declaration or an Affidavit of 3 disinterested
person as to the market value of the land
f. All original muniments of the title of the petitioner to
prove his ownership of the land. Not mandatory as long
as the documents can be produced before the trial.
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FURNISH A COPY OF THE PETITION AND


ATTACHMENTS TO THE DIRECTORY OF
LANDS

Petitioner must submit a proof of Service to


the Director of Lands and attach it to the
Petition

TO BE FILED WITH THE REGIONAL TRIAL


COURT OF THE PROVINCE OR CITY WHERE
THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED
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5 days from the day of filing, the court shall


issue a Notice of Initial Hearing ordering
the date and hour of the initial hearing,
which shall not be earlier than 45 days or
later than 90 days.

Upon receipt of the


7
days
after At least 14 days
Order of the Court,
publication,
the before
the
initial
The
public
shall
be
given
notice
of
the
initial
the Commissioner of Commissioner
of hearing, the sherif
Land Registration
Registration
of registration
the province or
hearing of theLand
application
of the land
shall cause
shall by
cause
a copy
means
of: of city or his deputy
publication.
the initial hearing to shall post the notice
be mailed to:
in:
1. Once in the
Official Gazette
1.
Every
person 1. Conspicuous place
named in the notice
in each parcel of
2. PUBLICATION
Once in a
land POSTING
included in the
MAILING
newspaper of
2. Secretary of Public application
general circulation
high-ways, Provincial
governor, mayor
2. Conspicuous place
on the bulletin board
3.
Secretary
of of the municipal bldg
Agrarian
Reform, of the municipality
Solicitor
General, or city where the
Director of Lands, land in situated.
Director 4of Public
Works, Director of
Forest Development,
Director of Mines,

The Commissioner of the Land Registration and the


Sheriff shall be filed with the case before the date of the
initial hearing as proof of causing the effect of the
notice of the initial hearing.

The Opposition shall state:


1. All the objections
2. Set forth the interest
claimed by the party
3. Apply for the remedy
desired
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ORDER OF DEFAULT
If no person appears in
the initial hearing and
answers within the time
allowed.

Any
person
claiming
interest whether named
in the notice or not may
appear and file an
OPPOSITION
on
or
before the date of the
initial hearing.

Refer to a referee
who shall hear the
parties
and
their
evidence.

WHO MAY FILE


OPPOSITION:
1. Homesteader (no title yet
but fulfilled his condition)
2. Purchaser of friar land
(has equitable title
3. Awardee in sales
application
4. Persons claiming
possession and applied with
Lands Management Bureau
5. Opposition by the
government

The court may require the parties


to submit a subdivision plan duly
approved by the Director of
Lands if the Opposition covers
only a portion of the lot and said
portion is not properly eliminated
on the plan attached to the
application.

Referee
shall
submit
report 15 days after
termination of hearing

HEARING OF THE CASE BY THE COURT

SUBMITTED FOR DECISION


Within 90 days
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JUDGMENT/PARTIAL JUDGMENT
Within 30 days

FINALITY

OF

APPEAL

Affirmed

Denied

Entry of the decree of registration in the


LRA

Sending of copy of the decree of


registration to the corresponding Register
of Deeds

Transcription of the decree of registration in the


registration book and the issuance of the
owners duplicate original certificate of title to
the applicant by the Register of Deeds, upon
payment of the prescribed fees.
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