The Department of the Interior and Local Government-Region 1 (DILG-R1) through its Regional Information and Communication Technology Unit (RICTU) and Local Government Capability Development Division (LGCDD) hosted the VaxCertPH Orientation for Regions 1, 2, and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) last September 29, 2021 in preparation for the forthcoming National Roll-out of VaxCertPH.
DILG-R1 Assistant Regional Director Agnes A. De Leon said that among the topics discussed in the said VaxCertPH orientation were the Reporting and Validation Tool for Local Government Units (LGUs); Data Quality Analysis; System Readiness; LGU Readiness; LGU Booth Preparation; and, Communication Strategies.
DILG Undersecretary and DILG Focal Person on VaxCertPH Jonathan E. Malaya; Department of Information, Communication and Technology (DICT) Director Maria Theresa Camba; Baguio City Mayor and Contact Tracing Czar Benjamin Magalong; DILG-R1 Assistant Regional Director Agnes A. De Leon, representing DILG-R1 Regional Director (RD) Julie J. Daquioag; DILG-R2 RD Jonathan Paul M. Leusen, Jr.; DILG-CAR RD Araceli A. San Jose; Provincial Directors; DILG Field Officers; VaxCertPH Coordinators from the local government units (LGUs); as well as senior officials from the Department of Health (DOH) and other partner agencies participated in the said orientation.
Before the activity, a soft launch of VaxCertPH was likewise held last September 3, 2021 in the National Capital Region limited only to Overseas Filipino Workers and International Travelers. It was followed by succeeding soft launches of VaxCertPH Rollout in Regions 3 and 4A, Metro Cebu, and Davao City, which was scheduled last September 24, 2021.
The DICT, in coordination with other concerned agencies including the DILG, developed the VaxCertPH, a digital system and application that aims to unify the format for the issuance of the digital vaccine certificate and ensure that the same conforms to international standards.
As provided in DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2021-0951, the program will be implemented nationwide by the concerned agencies through the LGUs.