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[ Act No. 3300, December 02, 1926 ]

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS FIFTY-FOUR AND FIFTY-SIX OF ACT NUMBERED FOUR HUNDRED AND NINETY-SIX, ENTITLED THE LAND REGISTRATION ACT, PROVIDING THAT THE CIVIL STATUS OF THE VENDOR OR ASSIGNOR SHALL APPEAR ON VOLUNTARY INSTRUMENTS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Be it enacted by the Senate and House  of Representatives of the Philippines in Legislature assembled and by the authority of the same:

SECTION 1. Section  fifty-four of Act Numbered Four hundred and ninety-six, entitled the Land Registration Act, is hereby amended  to  read as follows:

"SEC. 54. Every deed or other voluntary instrument presented for registration shall contain or have indorsed upon it the full name, place of residence, and post-office address of the vendor or assignor  as well as of the vendee or assignee, the civil status of  each, whether single, widowed, or married,  and in  the  latter case the  full  name  of  the husband or wife, and also whether the purchaser or assignee is of age or not.   Any change  in  the  residence  or post-office address of such  person shall be indorsed  by the register of deeds on the original instrument, on receiving a sworn statement of  such  change.  All names and addresses shall also be entered upon  all certificates.  Notices and  process in relation to registered land in pursuance of this Act may be served upon any person in interest by mailing the same to the address so given, and shall be binding whether such person  resides within or  without the  Philippine  Islands, but the court may, in its discretion, require  further or other notice  to be given in any case, if in its opinion the interests  of justice so require."

SEC. 2. Section fifty-six of Act Numbered Four hundred and ninety-six, entitled the Land Registration Act,  is hereby amended  to read as follows:

  "SEC. 56. Each register of deeds shall keep an entry book in  which, upon  payment  of the  filing  fee, he shall enter in  the  order of their reception all deeds  and other voluntary instruments, and all copies of writs or other process  filed with him relating  to  registered  land.   He shall note in such book  the  year, month, day,  hour, and minute of reception  of all instruments, in the order  in which they are received.   They shall be regarded as registered from the time so  noted, and the memorandum  of each instrument  when made on the  certificate of title to which it refers  shall bear the same  date: Provided, however,  That no  registration,  annotation,  or  memorandum on a certificate of title shall be made unless  the fees prescribed. therefor by this  Act are paid within fifteen days' time after the date  of the registration of the deed, instrument, order, or document in the entry book or day book, and  in case  said  fee is  not  paid within the  time above mentioned, such  entry shall be null and  void: Provided, further,  That the Insular Government and the provincial and municipal governments need not pay such fees in advance in order to be  entitled to entry or registration.

"Every deed or other instrument, whether voluntary or involuntary, so filed with the register  of  deeds shall  be numbered and  indexed,  and indorsed  with  a reference to the proper certificate of title.  All records  and papers relating to  registered land  in the office of the register  of deeds  shall be open to the public, subject to such reasonable regulations as may be prescribed by the Chief of the General Land Registration  Office, with the approval of the Secretary of  Justice.

"Deeds and  voluntary  instruments shall be presented with their respective copies and shall be attested and sealed by the register of deeds, and indorsed with the file number, and such  attested copies shall be returned  to the person presenting the same. "Certified  copies of all instruments filed  and registered may be obtained at  any time,  upon payment of the proper fees."

SEC. 3.  All acts and provisions of law inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

SEC. 4.  This Act  shall take effect on  its  approval.

Approved,  December 2, 1926.

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