CONVERSION OF

AGRICULTURAL
LAND
Atty. Robert Anthony P. Yu
Director III
Bureau of Agrarian Legal Assistance
Department of Agrarian Reform

CONVERSION: Conversion is the act of changing the Current Use of an Agricultural Land into Non-Agricultural Use as approved by the DAR. .

SUBJECT TO THE REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES FOR LAND USE CONVERSION. INDUSTRIAL.CONVERSION vis-à-vis RECLASSIFICATION RECLASSIFICATION IS THE ACT OF SPECIFYING HOW AGRICULTURAL LANDS SHALL BE UTILIZED FOR NON-AGRICULTURAL USES SUCH AS RESIDENTIAL. AND COMMERCIAL. AS EMBODIED IN THE LAND USE PLAN. .

183409. THE SECRETARY OF DAR. NO. G. 18 JUNE 2010 .CONVERSION vis-à-vis RECLASSIFICATION • MERE RECLASSIFICATION OF AN AGRICULTURAL LAND DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY ALLOW A LANDOWNER TO CHANGE ITS USE. HE HAS TO UNDERGO THE PROCESS OF CONVERSION BEFORE HE IS PERMITTED TO USE THE AGRICULTURAL LAND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. CREBA VS.R.

Series of 2002.) No. 6657. 1. 44. AS AMENDED. ❖DOJ Opinion No. ❖DAR AO No.A. .1. Series of 2015. SERIES of 1990. ❖Memorandum Circular No. CONVERSION (LEGAL BASIS): ❖Section 65 of REPUBLIC ACT (R.

OR INDUSTRIAL PURPOSES. COMMERCIAL. OR THE LOCALITY HAS BECOME URBANIZED. . AND . . LAPSE OF FIVE (5) YEARS FROM THE AWARD OF EP / CLOA. LAND CEASES TO BE ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE AND SOUND FOR AGRICULTURAL PURPOSES. APPLICANT MAY EITHER BE A BENEFICIARY OR LANDOWNER (FOR RETAINED AREA ONLY WHICH IS TENANTED) . WHEN IS CONVERSION ALLOWED? . LAND WILL HAVE GREATER ECONOMIC VALUE FOR RESIDENTIAL.

If MARPO refuses to act. checks presence of application. . PARPO shall take over. MARPO containing inspects billboard. takes Applicant gets photos of billboard. land & structures on land. & gives original copy of certification to applicant. CONVERSION (PROCEDURE) Applicant installs billboard. Applicant submits two MARPO transmits one folder to the (2) Land Use Conversion PARPO. posts notices in conspicuous map & billboard photo. Application Form. sketch farmers. titles. Within twenty (20) days. MARPO Folders (LUCFs) to checks status of CARP coverage. prepares MARPO certification. places.

inspection Committee (RLUCC) or cost and cash/surety bond. within which must be held not earlier than five (5) days before OSII. inspection cost. OSII to the MARPO. LUCD. issues Regional Land Use Cases assessment of fee. . Applicant files four (4) RLUCC/LUCD evaluates complete LUCFs. plus completeness of LUCFs using MARPO certification at LUC Form A. Applicant writes OSII RLUCC/LUCD shall issue notice schedule in billboard & indicating the date of On-Site transmits notice of conduct of Inspection and Investigation (OSII). ten (10) days nor later than twenty (20) days from notice. Within ten (10) days from filing. & posts cash/surety bond. Applicant pays filing fee. if complete.

records to Approving Authority. Council (PARC) Land Use Technical Committee (PLUTC) shall participate in the deliberation when the land is IT accomplished investigation highly restricted for conversion & report within five (5) days from more than five (5) hectares. RLUCC/LUCD deliberates on the merits of the Application. within eighty (80) days from filing. . if applicable. when deliberation requires inter- agency inputs except lands for housing projects. within thirty (30) days from RLUCC/LUCD forwards submission of the recommendation and the entire recommendation. Approving Authority shall issue the Conversion Order or its denial. Investigating Team (IT) conducts OSII & dialogue. with applicant/s & The Presidential Agrarian Reform farmer/ farmer beneficiary. or OSII.

1.O. 1. and DENR.OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS (SEE Section 10 of A. SERIES of 2002) 2. MAJOR CERTIFICATIONS: HLURB. SERIES of 2002) .O. DA. (SEE A.CONVERSION (DOCUMENTARY REQUIREMENTS) 1.

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