Memorandum Circular No. 13 of 2010 adopting the Manual on Land Survey Procedures. | Land Portal

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This Circular adopts the Manual on Land Survey Procedures. This Manual consisting of 13 Chapters divided into five Parts and completed by XXVI Annexes, establishises this Manual as a useful reference for Geodetic Engineers and Contractors, Land Management Bureau (LMB), Land Management Services (LMS) in the different DENR Regional Offices, the Local Government Units (LGUs) and other stakeholders as it embodies the updated guidelines on the execution of all types of land surveys taking into consideration the technological advances in recent times. Pursuant to DENR Administrative Order No. 2007-29 dated July 31, 2007, known as the Revised Regulations on Land Surveys, these Land Survey Procedures are issued for the guidance and compliance of all concerned. The Manual is divided as follows: Pre-Survey Activities and Field Operation (on Control Surveys - I); Survey Returns (on Control Surveys Returns - II); Inspection, Verification, and Approval of Survey Returns (III); Miscellaneous (on Surveying Instruments, Forms and Symbols – IV). Annexes specify all related issues.

Amended by: Memorandum Circular No. 1 of 2016 amending Section 180.D of the DENR Manual on Land Survey Procedures. (2016-02-02)

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Acting Sec. Horacio C. Ramos


The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth. Manuel QUEZON was elected president and was tasked with preparing the country for independence after a 10-year transition. In 1942 the islands fell under Japanese occupation during World War II, and US forces and Filipinos fought together during 1944-45 to regain control. On 4 July 1946 the Republic of the Philippines attained its independence.

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