THE Emergency Operations Center-Task Force (EOC-TF) has urged all travelers bound for Bacolod City to declare a correct address when complying with their Safe, Swift and Smart Passage (S-Pass) requirement.
EOC-TF Executive Director Em Ang said one of the airline companies forwarded an advisory to their passengers that if they are a resident of Bacolod, they should put an address of Barangay Airport, Silay City.
Ang said the S-Pass application of former congressman John Orola was also denied last week because it followed the guidelines of the airline.
Orola earlier explained that his secretary had filled out the form for his S-Pass application and placed Silay as the address since it’s the location of the airport.
“If you apply for an S-Pass, please do not misdeclare your address (instead) you should put your correct address here in Bacolod City,” Ang stressed.
She noted that the status of Bacolod City at the S-Pass database is already “unrestricted.”
Ang said the passengers bound for the capital city via Bacolod-Silay Airport, who will apply for S-Pass, will be approved immediately, adding that, in applying for the S-Pass online, they should attach their identification and vaccination cards.
S-Pass is only applicable for the fully vaccinated passengers who will take airline travel while those who will travel in seaports are no longer required to register in the S-Pass system.
Unvaccinated passengers are still required to present their negative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test.
Department of the Interior and Local Governmentin Western Visayas Director Juan Jovian Engeniero, who chairs the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force (RIATF), earlier provided the City Government of Bacolod the policy direction toward the use of S-Pass based on the existing IATF resolution.
BACOLOD. A copy of an advisory of an airline company showing that Bacolod-bound passengers applying for S-Pass should declare that their address should be Barangay Airport, Silay City. (Contributed photo)
November 28, 2021
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