REGIONAL-NEWS

DILG-CAR urges gov’t agencies, establishments in Cordillera to use StaySafe.ph

May 20, 2021

BAGUIO CITY— DILG-Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) urged government agencies and establishments in the region to adopt the use of the StaySafe.ph application in accordance with the Inter-Agency Task Force Against COVID-19 (IATF) Resolution No. 109, series of 2021.

The StaySafe.ph application is the official social distancing system, COVID-19 health condition reporting, and the government's contact training system.

“Using StaySafe.ph will improve detection and slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the region,” said DILG OIC-Regional Director (RD) Araceli San Jose.

She said that “the authorities must continue to strictly enforce the minimum public health standards such as physical distancing, hand hygiene, cough etiquette, and the use of face masks and face shields in all settings.”

Meanwhile, the Cordillera Regional Inter-Agency Task Force (RIATF) encouraged local government units (LGUs) to use S-PaSS (Safe, Swift, and Smart Passage), an internet-based travel management system and coordination platform for travelers and local governments.

“Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, this system allows travelers to obtain LGU travel coordination permits that impose restrictions on their locations,” said OIC-RD San Jose.

She also stated that the S-PaSS application, which is accessible via s-pass.ph, aims to improve coordination between travelers and LGUs.

“The S-PaSS website also provides a real-time update or list of LGUs with restricted or unrestricted travel policies. As a result, it serves as a one-stop communication and coordination platform for travelers,” she added.

It can be recalled that LGUs previously required travelers to secure travel authority. Now, travelers may apply for a travel coordination permit (TCP) as well as a travel pass-through permit (TPP) just by using the S-PaSS.

OIC-RD San Jose said that among the benefits of S-PaSS to LGUs include the verification of the authenticity of travel documents presented by travelers and the effective monitoring and management of incoming travelers.