MANILA— The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it has linked up with online payment schemes for settling court fees through its Judiciary ePayment System (JePS) which is currently implemented in all first-level courts and in 44 second-level pilot courts.
In a statement, the tribunal said it has entered into a partnership with UnionBank of the Philippines to add the popular online transaction portals GCash and GrabPay as additional JePS payment options.
The JePS allows the assessment and payment of legal fees and other collections of the Judiciary through major banks and digital wallets providing litigants, counsels, and persons requesting clearances, certifications, and other services from the courts the option to pay online.
Litigants may access the JePS platform at https://epayment.judiciary.gov.ph/. Users simply need to click the ‘Go to Assessment Calculator’ button and fill in the necessary details.
Users will be redirected to the Payment Options page where they will be able to choose their preferred payment channel which includes UnionBank online, FortunePay, GCash, GrabPay, InstaPay, and PesoNet.
An electronic official receipt is generated after payment which may be downloaded and printed.
The JePS aims to streamline the processes of assessment and payment of court fees, increase the accessibility of the public to judicial services, increase transparency and accountability, and provide the Supreme Court with efficient accounting and auditing mechanisms. (PNA)