Computerization of Land Records in Central Visayas

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 has announced that nearly forty-five million peso budget will be released by the Bureau of Budget and Management (DBM) for the computerization of 5,690,408 lands-related documents for the computer-based land records management system program in Central Visayas this September.

DENR 7 Regional Director Gilbert C. Gonzales said that this is to fully digitalize all land survey and other land records for a more efficient land management system in Central Visayas.

“Computerization of land records is pursued by the department to provide a uniform system in the automation and linking of land information pertaining to cadastral maps, approved land survey, public land applications, and titles. Computerization of our land records also makes way to the identification and correction of missing, erroneous and conflicting land records, and provide a more effective land record management through database and imaging technology by computerized inspection, verification and approval of survey returns,” he added.

DENR 7 has started the computerization efforts in 2015 and already recorded an accomplishment of 3,620,168 encoded and scanned data out of the 9,316,576 lands-records and documents.

To fast track the completion of the computerization program, the DENR is set to outsource services with private companies to handle the over five million remaining balance starting September and is expected to be completed within 18- month period.

“We want to ensure the integrity of land information through continuous effort of cleansing the land records of inconsistencies, duplication, errors and fraud. We will ask for the help and expertise of our private partners to ensure faster and reliable output and by end of this project, we shall have an improved and more efficient land records services available for the public,” he said.

The establishment of an integrated land information system, he added, will support effective land titling activities, and any future collaboration with other sectors of DENR and other agencies and the dissemination of electronic land information to local government units and other users.

LAMS is a system enhanced land record management facility that ensures integrity of land access to land information such as cadastral maps, isolated survey plans, public land applications, patents and titles, and performs quick processing of land transactions and updating of land records as well the tracking of applications undergoing processing.

He also articulated that this will improve the reliability of records and will further add value to the efficiency obtained through computer assisted land records.

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