Necessary preparations are underway for the rollout of the Safe, Swift, and Smart Passage (S-PaSS) Travel Management System as the country’s one-stop-shop application or communication for travelers, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said Friday, March 5.
DOST Secretary Fortunato “Boy” T. de la Peña said they were closely coordinating with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Joint Task Force COVID Shield for the smooth implementation of the system that would benefit the travelers.
“The S-PaSS is now already for deployment. Coordination meetings between the DOST, DILG and Joint Task Force COVID-19 for the roll out of the system are being conducted and the DOST is already coordinating with local government units for the activation of their accounts and for the full rollout,” he said during his weekly report on Friday, March 5.
“The trainings for S-PaSS are likewise being conducted,” he added. The trainings already started on March 4.
De la Peña noted that the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) approved Resolution No. 101 mandating the use of S-PaSS, which was developed by DOST VI.
S-PaSS is an online travel management system which can be used by the local government units (LGUs) to facilitate incoming and passing through travelers to their localities, he said.
The DOST chief said the travelers will be monitored by scanning their unique S-PaSS QR Code every time they visit an establishment and offices.
The system will then automatically record information on its eLogBook for recording and monitoring purposes, he said.
DOST VI Director Engr. Rowen R. Gelonga said the traveler can just simply apply for their travel requirements online at s-pass.ph using their mobile smartphone.
He said the LGUs can use this digital system to facilitate and monitor the travel documents of the incoming travelers coming in to their respective LGUs.
He said through the system, the travelers can also check travel restrictions of their destination province, city, or municipality nationwide.
Currently, the system is used by six active users, aside from DOST Region VI and its offices.
Interested parties may email DOST VI at [email protected] and may also call the office at 033-3200908 for more details.
For a hassle-free journey, the DOST encouraged the public to register at www.s-pass.ph.