DILG urges gov’t agencies, establishments to use StaySafe.PH

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BAGUIO CITY— The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Cordillera has urged government agencies and establishments in the region to adopt the use of StaySafe.PH in accordance with IATF Resolution No. 109, series of 2021. The StaySafe.PH serves as 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,” DILG OIC-Regional Director Araceli San Jose said today.

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

Meanwhile, the Cordillera Regional Inter-Agency Task Force (RIATF) has urged 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 LGUs.

“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 local government units (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 a 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 they can effectively monitor and manage incoming travelers.

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