Dealing with the CoViD-19 outbreak has pushed us in adopting ways of tailoring interventions into local settings, from finding each infected person, tracing close contacts, and placing them under quarantine, to promoting basic hygiene measures to the public. As we open our community and allow people to go on with their daily lives under the new normal, we need to ensure their health and safety.

Locally, the Department of Science and Technology Region VI (DOST VI) has developed S-PaSS, which stands for Safe, Swift, and Smart Passage. This is an online travel management system to properly manage the coming in of different people coming into the different Local Government Units (LGUs). The system allows travelers to apply and register their travel documents and other travel details online through safe, swift, and smart service.

With the recent issuance of the IATF Resolution No. 101, the S-PASS is mandated to be used nationwide as the one-stop-shop application or communication for travelers. The traveler can just simply apply for their travel requirements online at s-pass.ph using their mobile smartphone.

The LGUs can use this digital system to facilitate and monitor the travel documents of the incoming travelers coming in to their respective LGUs. The system also has a local mobility feature that replaces the use of pen-and-paper logbooks for visitors and personnel of government offices, schools, and public facilities. The travelers can also check travel restrictions of their destination province, city, or municipality nationwide and they can be monitored by scanning their unique S-PaSS QR Code every time they visit an establishment and offices. The system will automatically record to its eLogBook for recording and monitoring purposes.

There are a total of 6 active users of the system aside from DOST Region VI and its offices. The S-PaSS is now ready for deployment and it is now in the final coordination meetings between DOST, DILG, and the Joint Task Force CoViD-19 for the full roll-out of the system. DOST is now coordinating directly with the LGUs for the activation of their accounts and the full roll-out.

Interested parties may email DOST VI at ord@ro6.dost.gov.ph and may also call the office at 033-3200908 for more details. Register now at www.s-pass.ph for a hassle-free journey.

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