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Cadastral Survey Project



One of the program priorities of the LMB is the fast tracking of the cadastral survey project in the country. The program is instrumental in efficient patent distribution and accelerating countryside development.

As of CY 2010, a total of 1,627 cities and municipalities including land areas within the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) were covered under cadastral survey activities.  This represents a total of 34,328,203 hectares hereunder disaggreated as follows:

STATUS MUN CITIES TOTAL LAND AREA (has.)
Approved Survey 811 102 913 17,946,889
Partially Surveyed 281 10 291 6,995,378
In-Progress 321 19 340 7,720,105
Unserveyed 75 - 75 1,545,240
Uncategorized (ARMM) 8 - 8 120,951
Grand Total 13,942 Area not readable

STATUS OF CADASTRAL SURVEY AS OF CY 2010

The conduct of cadastral survey was programmed to be completed over a period of year starting from CY 2007 to CY 2010 with areas totaling 143 citites and municipalities comprising of 1,420,894 hectares.  However, the program depends upon the approval of all cadastral surevey projects targeted for the said period.

To date, only two (2) Political Boundary surveys were approved (Jomalig and Real, Quezon), with thirty-seven (37) municipalitites still undergoing field survey, and thirty-two (32) are under Inspection, Verification and Approval of Surveys (IVAS).

STATUS OF CADASTRAL SURVEY AS OF CY 2010

YEAR MUN CITIES TOTAL LAND AREA (has.)
2007 13 3 16 75,899
2008 23 4 27 79,199
2009 44 6 50 664,478
2010 46 5 50 610,318
Grand Total 126 17 143 1,420,894

Notes:



1. This activity was devolved to LGUs pursuant to DENR Administrative Order No. 3 dated June 30, 1992,
    but was given back to LMB by virtue of DAO 23 dated Aug. 29, 2001.

2. Importance of Cadastral Survey:

        I. Facilitates the government s land titling program
            a. titles provide security of tenure
            b. Titles can be used as collateral to loan
        II. Support Taxation
        III. Serves as basis in the settlement of political boundary disputes
        IV. Supports the planning, management and decision making processes.