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.
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/.171