Filipinos will now be able to have the unregistered lands they are occupying in zoned residential areas titled with shorter occupancy eligibility, less documentary requirements, shorter administrative proceedings, and with no added restrictions.
Republic Act No. 10023, otherwise known as “An Act Authorizing the Issuance of Free Patents to Residential Lands”, was signed by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on 09 March 2010. The new law allows the issuance of free patents to all zoned residential areas not intended for public use or public service. Area of land that may be applied for titling shall not exceed 200 square meters for highly urbanized cities; 500 square meters for other cities; 750 square meters for first and second class municipalities; and 1,000 square meters for other municipalities.
The applicant must be occupying the land applied for titling for a minimum period of only 10 years. He needs to submit to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Community Environment and Natural Resource Office the following documentary requirements: 1) DENR approved survey plan; 2) technical description of the land applied for; and 3) affidavit of two (2) disinterested persons from the same area. Under the law, the application must be processed within a period of only120 days. The recommendation shall then be approved or disapproved by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office within 5 days.
Restrictions after issuance of the patent under Commonwealth Act No. 141, such as the 5 year ban on encumbrance and alienation and 5 year right to repurchase, are not applicable to patents issued under Republic Act No. 10023.
The government claims that approximately 39 million Filipinos occupying 7.8 million parcels of untitled land classified as residential areas stand to benefit under this new law
VERLAG AENNE BURDA GMBH & CO., KG APPOINTS ESTREBILLO LAW OFFICE AS ATTORNEY AND AGENT IN THE PHILIPPINES
Posted by Estrebillo on Mar 29th, 2010
Verlag Aenne Burda GmbH & Co., KG is a world renowned fashion printing and publishing company founded in 1949 in the town of Offenburg, Germany. It’s founder, Aenne Burda, is an “icon of the 20th century”, “Empress of Fashion”, and “Germany’s economic miracle woman”. With her glamorous rise from the daughter of a railway worker to the publisher of the biggest fashion magazine in the world, she proved that miracles can indeed happen.
The first issue of “Burda Moden” magazine appeared in 1950. It soon became the world’s best selling magazine for home dressmakers with circulations in 89 countries in 16 languages. “Burda Moden” was the first western magazine to be published in the Soviet Union in 1987 and in the People’s Republic of China in 1994.
On 11 March 2010, Verlag Aenne Burda GmbH & Co., KG appointed Estrebillo Law Office as its attorney and agent in the Philippines in relation to its trademark “burda”. The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines was formally notified of the said appointment on 22 March 2010.
 Source: www.burdafashion.com
- RAMADA INTERNATIONAL, INC. appoints ESTREBILLO LAW OFFICE as its Agent in the Philippines
With nearly 875 hotels in more than 35 countries, Ramada Worldwide is a global presence that provides a familiar haven for travelers. Positioned to appeal to mid-market leisure and business travelers, Ramada® hotels offer guests a harmonious blend of comfort and affordability.
Sometime in December 2009, Ramada International, Inc. appointed Estrebillo Law Office as its attorney-in-fact and agent in the Philippines in relation to its registered trademark “Ramada”. The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines was formally notified of the said appointment on 05 January 2010.
 Source: www.ramada.com