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MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 15.
[1985]
MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 15 
[1985]
   
TO:  ALL COURT STENOGRAPHERS, THRU THE CLERKS OF COURT

SUBJECT:  TRANSCRIPT OF STENOGRAPHIC NOTES.

It has come to the knowledge of this Court that the transcripts of stenographic notes of court hearings are being sold to parties-litigants and/or lawyers at rates in excess of the legal fees prescribed by law and that no receipts are issued for such sale.cralaw

In view thereof, you are hereby enjoined to comply strictly with the explicit provisions of the Rules of Court, as amended, which took effect on October 1,1984, to wit:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary

"RULE 141
"Legal Fees

"x x x

"Section 8. Stenographers. - Stenographers shall give certified transcripts of notes taken to every person requesting same upon payment of: [a] Two pesos for each page of not less than two hundred and fifty words before the appeal is taken; and [b] One peso and fifty centavos for the same page, after the filing of the appeal." (En Banc Resolutions of July 19, 1984 and September 13, 19984).cralaw

and to issue the corresponding receipt therefor conformably with the Resolution of the Court En Banc dated October 8, 1985, to wit:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary "Re: Request to require stenographers to issue receipts for the sale of their notes. - Acting on Resolution No. 85-008 of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Manila II Chapter, the Court resolved to direct the Office of the Court Administrator to issue a Memorandum Circular requiring all court stenographers to issue receipts for the sale of transcript of stenographic notes of court trials to avoid overcharging by stenographers, despite the price fixed by this Court." Strict compliance with the foregoing rules is hereby enjoined.

Manila, November 5, 1985.
      

[Sgd.] ARTURO B. BUENA
Acting Court Administrator
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