Reacting to the circulating fake report that the city’s traffic enforcers are requiring individuals of presenting “PasigPass” upon entering the city, Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto debunked this on Wednesday, saying that it will only be required in establishments listed in the Pasig Pass Ordinance.
“A friendly reminder that this will only be required in establishments that are listed in the Pasig Pass Ordinance and not to enter the city, as in the false rumors that some people are spreading,” Sotto said.
Earlier, Sotto urged the residents and business establishments in the city to get their own PasigPass QR code, a contact tracing solution specifically made for the city which runs via a quick response (QR) code system, which protects people’s private information while ensuring efficient and contactless contact tracing efforts.
“It is also very difficult to get a penalty under this ordinance. For a private individual, not having a QR code would simply mean that you won’t be able to enter establishments that require it,” added the Pasig City mayor, who also reiterated that PasigPass is more efficient, hassle-free, and safe than the manual practice of filling out the contact tracing forms.
As some commercial centers in the city have already imposed a “no PasigPass, no entry” policy, individuals upon entry to the city government institutions and offices, malls, groceries, supermarkets, pharmacies, financial institutions, medical facilities, religious institutions, commercial establishments, educational institutions, factories, restaurants, motels, inns, or hotels, and public transportation, will be required to scan their respective PasigPass QR codes.
Under the ordinance, the registration for PasigPass is open for all Pasig City residents aged 18 years old and above. Those who frequently visit the city may also get the said pass.