S-PaSS active users now over 3.8M

Published October 23, 2021, 9:45 AM

by Charissa Luci-Atienza 

The Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) Safe, Swift and Smart Travel Management System or S-PaSS has now more than 3.8 million active users.

Safe, Swift and Smart Travel Management System or S-PaSS (DOST)

DOST Secretary Fortunato “Boy” T. de la Peña said they have logged more than 3.8 million S-PaSS users as of Oct. 19, citing the DOST Regional Office VI’s “S-PaSS: Travel Management System Milestone Report.”

Developed by DOST- VI, S-PaSS serves as a one-stop online communication and coordination platform for travelers and local government units (LGUs). The system seeks to help the LGUs in managing the travelers coming from other parts of the country whether they are returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), local travelers, and tourists among others.

“The S-PaSS application has recorded more than 3.8 million active users all over the country as of October 19, 2021,” De la Peña said during his weekly report on Friday, Oct. 22.

He said 96 out of 121 or 79 percent of the LGUs are now using S-PaSS.

The DOST chief said more than 2.5 million Travel Pass Through Permits (TPPs) have been generated and from 3.1 million Travel Certification Permits (TCPs) processed, there are more than two million TCPs approved.

“This only meant that more Filipinos are engaged and utilizing this technology.”

If the traveler is going to an LGU with “Restricted” travel policy, he or she has to apply for a TCP. But, when traveling to an LGU with “Unrestricted” travel policy but passing through areas with strict travel protocols, a TPP has to be secured to be presented to the appropriate authorities when requested.

“The S-PaSS, during the ongoing crisis, provides the much-needed assistance to the public in verifying with the authorities or other concerned entities the latest travel policies following health and safety measures being implemented in both origin and destination LGUs,” de la Peña said.

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