The Pasig City government will start the pilot run of the Pasig Pass, the city’s new contact tracing system, at the City Hall next week, Mayor Vico Sotto said.
As of Monday, Sotto said around 40,000 people have already downloaded their own Pasig Pass—a quick reference (QR) code-based contact tracing solution that seeks to intensify the city’s contact tracing efforts amid the pandemic.
With this, the mayor urged residents to download their own QR code at https://pasigpass.pasigcity.gov.ph/. He assured that the data collected through the contact tracing system is safe and in accordance with the Data Privacy Act.
Sotto noted that the use of Pasig Pass is not yet required to any establishment or offices in the city.
“For now, we are still conducting tests, and by next week it will be required at the City Hall. If everything goes well, we will start requiring it to major establishments in the city,” he said.
If the initial implementation at the City Hall will be a success, he said the City Council will pass a measure expanding the gradual implementation of the Pasig Pass in private establishments in the city.
Last week, the local government officially opened to the public the registration for the Pasig Pass.
“This is a quick reference or QR code based in order to make the city’s contact tracing system contactless and centralized,” the local government said.
“In addition, it can also ensure that the data privacy of the citizens is protected because ordinary Pasig Pass QR codes cannot be read by ordinary QR code scanners,” it added.
The Pasig Pass is one of the components of Pasig Health Monitor, the city’s health monitoring system developed to speed and improve the provision of medical services to city residents.