February 22, 2019 REPUBLIC ACT NO. 11231 AN ACT REMOVING THE RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED ON THE REGISTRATION, ACQUISITION, ENCUMBRANCE, ALIENATION, TRANSFER AND CONVEYANCE OF LAND COVERED BY FREE PATENTS UNDER SECTIONS 118, 119 AND 121 OF COMMONWEALTH ACT NO. 141, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS “THE PUBLIC LAND ACT,” AS AMENDED SECTION 1. This Act shall be known as the “Agricultural Free…

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A. Who May Apply The following persons may file an application for registration of title to land, whether personally or through their duly authorized representatives: (1) Those who by themselves or through their predecessors-in-interest have been in open, continuous, exclusive and notorious possession and occupation of alienable and disposable lands of the public domain under a bona…

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Ruby Shelter Builders and Realty Development Corporation v. Formaran III, G.R. No. 175914, [February 10, 2009], 598 PHIL 105-131 In Manchester Development Corporation v. Court of Appeals, 28 the Court explicitly pronounced that “[t]he court acquires jurisdiction over any case only upon the payment of the prescribed docket fee”. Hence, the payment of docket fees…

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What is the legal basis for an action of quieting of title? The remedy of quieting of title is governed by Article 476 and 477 of the Civil Code, which state: “Art. 476. Whenever there is a cloud on title to real property or any interest therein, by reason of any instrument, record, claim, encumbrance…

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