LMB opens new office in Quezon City

Published March 21, 2019, 2:32 PM

by Patrick Garcia

By Ellalyn de Vera Ruiz

The Land Management Bureau (LMB) has opened its new office in Quezon City almost 10 months since its former headquarters in Binondo, Manila was gutted by fire.

LBM Director Emelyne Talabis said the agency is now ready to serve the public for land-related concerns in its new office located at Estuar Building along Quezon Avenue in Quezon City.

“We are now ready to process land applications, survey and dispose alienable and disposable lands in our new home,” Talabis said.

The new LMB office houses the Offices of the Director and Assistant Director, and all Bureau Divisions, including Records and Knowledge Management, Geodetic Surveys, Legal, Land Policy and Planning, and Land Management.

The Center for Land Administration and Management, as well as the Bureau’s Bids and Awards Committee and Administrative Support Staff also hold office in the building.

LMB employees temporarily stayed in the offices of Mines and Geosciences Bureau, Biodiversity Management Bureau, and Environmental Management Bureau.

The new LMB office can be reached by phone at 372-38-78; email: [email protected] or through its website: lmb.gov.ph.

A staff Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), LMB recommends policies and programs for the efficient and effective administration, surveys, management and disposition of alienable and disposable lands of the public domain and other lands outside the responsibilities of other government agencies such as reclaimed areas and other areas needed for or are not being utilized for the purposes of which they have been established.

On May 28, 2018, a 22-hour fire gutted the LMB building in Binondo, Manila. Adjacent buildings and establishments including the National Archives Office were also hit by the fire.

DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu assured the public that all land data and records for land titling are intact.

He said the records stored in the LMB office have digitized copies in DENR regional offices and in the provincial and community environment and natural resources offices.