MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte – The provincial government here has put into effect stricter border controls with the adoption of a travel management system to properly monitor the movement of people and help arrest further transmission of the new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the province.
Southern Leyte Governor Damian G. Mercado recently signed an executive order requiring transient travelers (APORs or Non-APORs), OFWs, residents returning in the province to present an electronic or printed copy of an approved travel coordination permit through the Safe, Swift and Smart Passage (S-PASS) system of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).
The system requires travelers to first register an S-PASS account online through https://s-pass.ph/ and from there apply a Travel Coordination Permit (TCP).
HOW TO CREATE S-PASS ACCOUNT
STEP 1: CREATING YOUR S-PASS ACCOUNT
“Travelers must apply and secure for a TCP through the S-Pass app for LGUs with travel restriction policy. But first, they must create their own account, (one person-one account policy),” Maasin City’s LSI Coordinator Atty Jezainne Gail Acasio said.
“Once they already have an account, they’ll just access the system (through their logins), apply for TCP every time they have travel and submit it through the website,” she added.
Meanwhile, the receiving LGU or point of destination have the duty to approve the said permit as long it complies with the required travel documents, otherwise, it will be rejected.
STEP 2: FILL UP QUESTIONARE APPLYING TTP/TCP FORM
Travellers must generate TTP & must upload their scanned travel documents such as:
– RT PCR test result, (Take note: for those who don’t have RT PCR result, they can upload thier QR Code either in Southern Leyte or Maasin City)
STEP 3: Travellers must wait for atleast a day for the approval of their TCP/TTP
Once finished uploading the necessary documents, travellers must wait for atleast a day for the approval of their TCP.
The official claimed that the length of time for the approval of the TCP may vary depending on the LGU where the traveler is going to. But she advised to atleast apply TCP 5 days prior to their travel.
Acasio urged the returning residents to please provide their active contact numbers so that they can easily call whenever there’s problem with their application.
For any further questions and clarifications, you may call LGU’s hotline 0926-636-5007
Futhermore, she warned travelers caught falsifying their travel documents shall be held accountable for a crime punishable under RA 11332 or the Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act which provides for penalties or imprisonment, or both fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the court.
The utilization of S-PASS is in conformance of the National Inter-Agency Task Force guidelines and as additional digital technology to strengthen the monitor Covid-19 cases in the province amid the threat of the Delta variant.