Iloilo’s RIsC TrAp cited as among the best COVID-19 response apps in PH

Published December 12, 2020, 9:22 AM

by Tara Yap

ILOILO CITY—The Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) has cited the web-based application (app) for contact tracing of Iloilo province as one of the best in terms of responses to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Reverse Isolation and Contact Tracing Application (RIsC TrAp) of Iloilo province won first place for Best COVID-19 Pandemic Response.  (DICT/ MANILA BULLETIN)

The Iloilo provincial government’s Reverse Isolation and Contact Tracing Application (RIsC TrAp) won first place for Best COVID-19 Pandemic Response provincial category at the DICT’s Digital Governance Awards in an online ceremony Friday, December 11.

The RIsC TrAp was broached by Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr., who wanted to boost the capabilities of local government and barangay health workers in the 42 towns and component city of Passi to efficiently handle its responses against COVID-19.

“This app helped the province monitor, check and trace those who have been exposed to COVID-19,” said Iloilo Provincial Administrator Suzette Mamon.

The app was developed by the Information and Communication Technology Management Office (ICTMO) headed by Sally Sibonga.

Among RIsC TrAp’s features are information of people’s movement as they transact in various businesses or offices in a particular town or in Passi City.  Sibonga earlier explained the app makes it more easier to encode data instead of manually filling-up a travel and health declaration cards.

The RIsC TrAp also monitors where many people converge such as government offices, fishing ports or markets.