Philippines launches RapidPass system

In response to the ongoing health crisis, the Philippine Government launches RapidPass, a system that utilizes digital technology in getting our frontliners and workers providing essential services across checkpoints in locked-down areas.

RapidPass is developed over a period of three weeks through close collaboration between private and public sector participants. The project aims to speed up checkpoint inspections and ensure the flow of essential vital goods and services through a contact-less system. Individuals and corporations can apply for accreditation online ( and, once cleared, will be given control numbers and QR codes by SMS or electronic means. The codes either printed and posted on vehicles or displayed on smartphones can then be displayed to and scanned by government authorities at the checkpoints for verification and smooth clearance pass.

The RapidPass application is now available for download and will go live starting 6 April 2020.

RapidPass is a project of the Department of Science and Technology in partnership with Developers Connect Philippines, a non-profit organization composed of technology experts and software developers, with the support of various private institutions such as PJS Law and UNAWA.