Tech-enabled logistics company Ninja Van Philippines was recently granted accreditation by the Supreme Court as its first private courier partner. With this, litigants can now file documents to any court and send copies to another party in a case through Ninja Van Philippines’ Ninja Packs delivery service or by heading to a Ninja Point nearest to them.
“Becoming the first Court-accredited courier in the country is both an honor and a strong testament to Ninja Van Philippines’ commitment to service excellence,” said Vin Perez, Chief Operating Officer. “As we continue to improve our Todo Hustle, No Hassle services, we recognize the dynamic needs of our customers. Ninja Van Philippines and the Supreme Court share the same vision towards progress, and with this partnership we hope to realize that vision by providing a more convenient way to file and send court documents.”
“This is part of the Judiciary’s strategy that a reliable, efficient and trustworthy courier service is a must for the court to achieve timely and independent adjudication,” said Chief Justice Alexander G. Gesmundo. I look forward to Ninja Van Philippines as an accredited courier service provider to support our strategy, ensuring timely and efficient services to the Judiciary.”
How it works
Ninja Van Philippines offers prepaid door-to-door delivery service to Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao at a flat rate. To send court documents, the public or any parties wishing to send to any court will first have to purchase an all-you-can-fit Poly Mailer Pouches, called Ninja Packs, from Ninja Van’s website. Documents can be placed in them and these parcels will be picked up for free by a Ninja Van rider.
Senders must keep their documents unsealed until the Ninja Van rider arrives. A proof of receipt will then be given and included with the documents to be sent. Senders must then seal their documents in an envelope in front of the rider who in turn will place the envelope inside the Ninja Pack and seal it in front of them.
Ninja Points, on the other hand, are locations where senders can pick up or drop off their parcels. For documents sent through Ninja Van, the “date of mailing” will be considered by the Supreme Court as the “date of filing” of the document.
The Supreme Court reminded the public that in using private couriers, service will be deemed complete upon actual receipt of the document by the addressee or after at least two attempts to deliver by the courier service, or upon the expiration of five calendar days after the first attempt to deliver, whichever is earlier. To prove filing or service, senders who brought the pleading or paper to the courier must execute an affidavit of service, together with the courier’s official receipt or document tracking number.
Supreme Deputy Court Administrator Jenny Lind Aldecoa-Delorino underscored how this partnership can make filing and service of court documents more efficient. “We are working to reduce and stop delay and congestion in our courts to ensure speedy resolution of cases in compliance with what is stated in our Constitution,” she said.