Cadastral survey completion is ‘one hurdle’ less for land development


Two barangays are at odds on the issue of territorial boundaries. In some instances, contenders are municipalities, or provinces, or even regions. When two or more local government units cannot settle which among them holds the right to govern—or more often than not, to utilize the natural resource—of a particular area of jurisdiction, the problem lies with the indefinite boundaries separating them.

“To avoid disputes, the boundaries must be exact, accurate, and defined,” said Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region 4A CALABARZON, Land Management Sector’s Engr. Danilo A. Arellano.

Arellano, chief of the Projection Section and Regional Cadastral Project Coordinator, added, “Administrative or political boundaries could be established through the cadastral survey.”

Cadastral survey determines the metes and bounds of an area—a province, city or municipality and their components, through political boundary or lot surveys. It also involves establishment of main and subsidiary controls to serve as reference where all surveys—such as political boundary survey and cadastral lot survey-- are referred to.

Political boundary survey establishes the boundaries between local government units, avoiding boundary disputes and providing a basis for appropriate Internal Revenue Allotments (IRA). Lot survey identifies the boundaries or measurements of individual lots, facilitating the distribution of land patents or land titles. Read more...

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