NegOr adopts S-PaSS app for travelers

(L-R) Assistant Provincial Administrator Atty. Froilan Pinili together with Adrian Sedillo, executive director of PIATF, discuss DOST’s S-PaSS with PIATF members. (PIA Negros Oriental)

NEGROS ORIENTAL, March 23 (PIA) -- Negros Oriental is now on board the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) S-PASS or Safe, Swift, Smart Passage travel management system to make a trip hassle-free for travelers amid the pandemic.

The system was presented in a provincial inter-agency task force (PIATF) meeting Thursday at the Provincial Convention Center.

DOST Provincial Director Atty. Gilbert Arbon said the S-PASS app is a one-stop-shop application and communication for travelers integrated with the contract tracing system of the government.

Arbon said the system has a local mobility feature that replaces the use of pen-and-paper or log books, and monitor border crossings in local government units.

Adrian Sedillo, executive director of PIATF, has called on local government units (LGUs) in the province to also adopt the S-Pass system online. 

This will also guide the travelers if their destination province, city, or municipality has restrictions or are unrestricted, said Sedillo.

For easy travelling, the public is encouraged to register online at www.s-pass.ph to apply for their requirements using their smartphone.

If the traveler has no smartphone, they may visit the nearest Philippine National Police (PNP) office to facilitate the registration online and provide a printed copy to the applicant-traveler.

The province has appointed Assistant Provincial Administrator Atty. Froilan Pinili as the focal person of S-PaSS.

The Department of Interior and Local Government, Department of Health, Department of Tourism, Department of Transportation, DOST and PNP, as well as the LGUs, have been tasked to ensure the smooth implementation of these protocols. (jct/PIA7 Negros Oriental)



Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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