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Philpost stops free ‘snail mail’ service to judicial system By Benjamin B. Pulta 08/30/2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Philpost stops free ‘snail mail’ service to judicial system

By Benjamin B. Pulta 08/30/2011

In a sign of the times, postal officials yesterday said its cash- strapped operations could no longer provide free “snail mail” service to the country’s judicial system and asked the Supreme Court (SC) to formally review the “franking privilege” it enjoys.

Despite recent rules allowing electronic evidence and other advances in paperless documentation, the bulk of pleadings before the courts are still paper-based copies sometimes requiring up to 11 copies of a single pleading.

The Philippine Postal Corp. (Philpost) is now asking the high court to share in the cost of transporting the franked mail by air..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/metro/20110830met1.html

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