8 November 2020 – A grand launching of the Baguio City In My Pocket (BCIMP) and Transport Pre-Alert and Support System (T-PASS) digital platforms is set November 9 at the Baguio City Hall multi-purpose hall just after the 8 am flag-raising rites.
Mayor Benjamin Magalong is expected to lead other local officials and officers of Information Technology Business Solutions (ITBS) and OneLGC, owners of the platforms, respectively, and other guests, during the affair.
Both applications were offered free to the city in its efforts towards digitization of its governance and achieve SMART City status where technology is used to solve city problems and provide more effective service to its constituents.
Among the benefits these apps provide are contact-less transactions, source of needed information, and even for coronavirus disease-2019 (covid-19) contact-tracing purposes.
ITBS operations manager MJ Barin said the BCIMP app is a multi-purpose smart phone application and web portal while OneLGC owner Alberto Lina explained that T-PASS is a digital platform for registering cargo vehicles, including key information on parcels, persons and things.
T-PASS also enhances Covid-19 containment measures by enhancing current surveillance of entrants.
Barin disclosed that BCIMP is currently being rolled-out city-wide after a successful pilot run in Irisan barangay where more than 80 percent of its residents voluntarily registered in the application.-Gaby B. Keith