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How LRA is dealing with fixers in land titling

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Illustration by Nina Martinez, Rappler.com

A computerized system introduced in 2008 is supposed to address corruption by making processes uniform and transparent and by reducing discretion on the part of land titling personnel. But is the system effective?

MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 4, 2017) — When the surveyor advised Jennifer (not her real name) to get a fixer to help facilitate their application to have their properties titled, it seemed like a reasonable idea. Continue reading How LRA is dealing with fixers in land titling

Gov’t making access to public information harder

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LIMITED TRANSPARENCY. Government offices such as the Land Transportation Authority and the Securities and Exchange Commission have set tighter rules that discourage the public from accessing information.
Government offices craft their own policies to further restrict access to public documents – contrary to the spirit of the Freedom of Information Act

January 7, 2016 — It’s no secret that trying to access official government records is no easy task in the Philippines. But towards the end of President Benigno Aquino III’s term, obtaining copies of public documents has been painstakingly harder than ever.

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