Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto on Friday refuted claims that the city’s traffic enforcers will be requiring people entering the city to present their PasigPass.
The mayor clarified that the pass, the city’s QR code-based contact tracing solution launched last October, is only required when entering government offices and private establishments within the city.
“May nagkakalat ng tsismis na i-che-check ng mga traffic enforcers ang PasigPass. Wala itong katotohanan (There are rumors circulating that traffic enforcers will check Pasig Pass. This is not true),” Sotto wrote in a Twitter post.
“Kaya para di na po tayo malito, sa mga verified pages na lang tayo magbasa ng announcements (So that we don’t get confused, let’s just read the announcements on the verified pages),” he added.
Last week, Pasig City started the expanded implementation of the pass to also cover private establishments within the city. It was first launched at the City Hall and other city government offices.
PasigPass is only required when entering city government offices, malls, financial institutions, medical facilities, religious institutions, commercial establishments, educational institutions, factories, restaurants, motels, inns, or hotels, and public transportation.
“With PasigPass, people will no longer have to write in health declaration/contact tracing forms or logbooks—they will simply need to present their PasigPass QR codes and have it scanned by business establishments,” the local government said.