How to acquire property via accretion?

Accretion as a mode of acquiring property under Article 457 of the Civil Code requires the concurrence of the following requisites:
  1. That the deposition of soil or sediment be gradual and imperceptible;
  2. That it be the result of the action of the waters of the river; and
  3. That the land where accretion takes place is adjacent to the banks of rivers.
Thus, it is not enough to be a riparian owner in order to enjoy the benefits of accretion. One who claims the right of accretion must show by preponderant evidence that he has met all the conditions provided by law. Petitioner has notably failed in this regard as it did not offer any evidence to prove that it has satisfied the foregoing requisites. (New Regent Sources, Inc. v. Tanjuatco, Jr., 2009)