Following the mandate of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) on the implementation of the Safe, Swift and Smart Passage or S-PaSS system, the Caraga Regional Task Force on COVID-19 conducted an orientation via Zoom on May 27, 2021 for the institutionalization of the system in Caraga Region.

The virtual orientation, facilitated by DOST-Caraga, was attended by Caraga’s RTF on COVID-19 members, regional-line agencies, NGOs, LGUs, and Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office representatives.

In her message, the RDRRMC and RTF Chairperson and Office of the Civil Defense (OCD-Caraga) Regional Director Liza Mazo directed the full implementation of S-PaSS to help the region continue with the needed economic activities while ensuring the safety of travelers. With the continued rise of COVID-19 cases in Caraga, DOST-Caraga Technical Support Services Division Chief Engr. Noel M. Ajoc emphasized the need for the region to adopt the system to effectively address the COVID-19 infection.

The S-PaSS system, developed by DOST-VI, offers an efficient way for LGUs to manage the travelers and a safe way for local travelers to request travel authority online. Mr. Ryan Vilmor Dumpit, head of the DRRM Unit of DOST-VI and project admin, discussed how travelers, authorities and transportation offices can navigate through the S-PaSS. The features of the system include the issuance of Travel Pass-Through Permit or TPP and Travel Coordination Permit or PCP, Travel Authorities and QR codes, and generation of real-time reports/data for authorities.

Presentation of S-PaSS lead developer Mr. Ryan Vilmor Dumpit of DOST-VI

LGUs were provided with access accounts to access the system, update the information and status (restricted or unrestricted and requirements if needed) for fast approval of travel permit requests.

Visit S-PaSS at https://s-pass.ph/.

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