8 held in Pangasinan for fake travel pass

Eight persons were arrested at a checkpoint in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan on Monday for presenting a fake travel authority supposedly signed by Philippine National Police chief Gen. Debold Sinas......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarFeb 10th, 2021

2 teachers held for quarantine violations

Two public high school teachers were arrested in Barangay Salvacion in this town on Tuesday for allegedly presenting fake travel documents......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 30th, 2020

‘Rolly’ may pass close to Metro Manila after Quezon landfall Sunday

After its landfall over Quezon province this Sunday, typhoon “Rolly” (international name: “Goni”) will possibly pass close to Metro Manila between Sunday evening and Monday morning. In its weather bulletin Saturday morning, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Benison Estareja said Rolly will move west-southwest this Saturday toward the sea off the coast of Bicol region. (DOST PAGASA / MANILA BULLETIN) The typhoon was already around 540 kilometers east-northeast of Virac, Catanduanes, moving at 20 kilometers per hour (kph) around 7 a.m. Beginning early Sunday, it will gradually turn west-northwest, bringing its inner rainbands-eyewall region near or over Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, and Camarines Sur during the morning-afternoon hours and over Quezon-southern Aurora area during the afternoon-evening hours. The center of the eye of the typhoon may pass very close or over the Calaguas Islands by Sunday afternoon and make landfall in Polillo Islands and mainland Quezon in the evening. Estareja said the eye of Rolly will likely pass directly over Quezon-Aurora, entire Central Luzon, “where Metro Manila and Rizal will be closest,” and over parts of Ilocos Region, particularly Pangasinan and La Union. After crossing Central Luzon, the center of Rolly may exit the mainland Luzon landmass, most likely through the Zambales-Bataan area by Monday morning, Estareja said. Signal No. 2 up; Metro Manila under signal No. 1 The wind signal in some provinces in the Bicol region were upgraded to tropical cyclone wind signal No. 2 as damaging gale-force to storm-force winds is expected to affect these areas in the next 24 hours. Signal No. 2 has been hoisted over Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Burias Island, and the southeastern portion of Quezon (San Francisco, San Andres, San Narciso, Mulanay, Catanauan, Buenavista, Lopez, Guinayangan, Calauag, Tagkawayan). More areas were also placed under signal No. 1 in anticipation of strong breeze to near gale conditions associated with the approaching typhoon. These areas were Metro Manila, the rest of Masbate including Ticao Island, the rest of Quezon including Polillo Islands, Rizal, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Marinduque, Romblon, Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island, Oriental Mindoro, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, Zambales, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Aurora, Pangasinan, La Union, Benguet, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, southern portion of Isabela (Aurora, Luna, Reina Mercedes, Naguilian, Benito Soliven, San Mariano, Palanan, Dinapigue, San Guillermo, Echague, San Agustin, Jones, Cordon, Santiago City, Ramon, San Isidro, Angadanan, Alicia, Cauayan City, Cabatuan, San Mateo), Northern Samar, northern portion of Samar (Tagapul-An, Almagro, Santo Nino, Tarangnan, Catbalogan City, Calbayog City, Santa Margarita, Gandara, Pagsanghan, San Jorge, Jiabong, Motiong, Paranas, San Jose de Buan, Matuguinao), the northern portion of Eastern Samar (Taft, Can-Avid, Dolores, Maslog, Jipapad, Arteche, Oras, San Policarpo), and the northern portion of Biliran (Kawayan, Maripipi). PAGASA said signal No. 3 may be raised over portions of Bicol region late Saturday. Based on the intensity forecast, the highest possible wind signal to be raised will be signal No. 4 for very destructive typhoon-force winds. Elsewhere, areas that are not under not under tropical cyclone warning signal may experience strong breeze to near gale conditions due to the northeasterlies, particularly over Batanes, Babuyan Islands, Ilocos Norte, Apayao, and the coastal and mountainous areas of Cagayan and Isabela. Nears super-typhoon status As of Saturday morning, Rolly has maximum sustained winds of 215 kph and gustiness of up to 265 kph. It is close to reaching the 220 kph maximum wind speed to be classified as a supertyphoon. PAGASA is not ruling its possible intensification into a supertyphoon within 12 hours. Estareja said Rolly has a high chance of intensifying into a supertyphoon while on its way to the country, but there is still a slim probability that it may make landfall as a supertyphoon. However, it is still expected to remain a strong typhoon or near supertyphoon strength by the time it makes landfall over Quezon. While traversing Luzon, the tropical cyclone may weaken considerably to a minimal typhoon (120 kph to 140 kph yung maximum sustained winds), Estareja said. Nonetheless, Rolly is still possibly destructive. It may emerge as a severe tropical storm over the West Philippine Sea. Typhoon impacts This Saturday, the trough or extension of Rolly will bring light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Central Visayas, Negros Occidental, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Palawan, including Cuyo Islands, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, Caraga, and Sulu archipelago. From late Saturday throughout Sunday, heavy to intense rains due to the direct impact of Rolly will already be felt over Bicol region, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon, Metro Manila, Central Luzon Marinduque, and the northern portions of Occidental and Oriental Mindoro. Moderate to heavy rains will also be experienced over Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, and Quirino. PAGASA warned that flooding, rain-induced landslides, and sediment-laden streamflows or lahar may occur during heavy or prolonged rainfall, especially in areas that are highly susceptible to these hazards. There is a moderate to high risk of storm surge of up to 3.0 meters (m) over the northern coastal areas of Quezon including Polillo Islands and up to 2.0 m over the coastal areas of Aurora, Marinduque, Bicol region, and Northern Samar, and the other coastal areas of Quezon in the next 48 hours which may result in life-threatening and damaging coastal inundation. PAGASA said this storm surge may be accompanied by swells and breaking waves reaching the coast. Rough to “phenomenal” seas (2.5 to 15.0 m) will be experienced over the seaboard of areas where tropical cyclone warning signal is in effect and rough to very rough seas (2.5 to 5.0 m) over the remaining seaboards of Northern Luzon and the eastern seaboards of Eastern Visayas (that are not under tropical cyclone warning signals) and Caraga. Sea travel is risky for all types of seacraft over these waters, especially those under storm warning signals. Meanwhile, moderate to rough seas (1.2 to 2.5 m) will be experienced over the remaining seaboards of the country. Mariners of small sea vessels were advised to take precautionary measures when venturing out to sea, while inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions. Another cyclone approaching While Rolly is raging over Luzon, Estareja said the tropical depression with international name “Atsani” could enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Sunday afternoon. It will be assigned its local name “Siony” once inside the PAR. It was estimated at 1,605 km east of Visayas around 4 a.m. Saturday. Atsani has maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 70 kph, while moving west-northwestward at 25 kph. It is likely to re-intensify into a tropical storm in the next 24 to 48 hours, and further into a typhoon in the next few days. It remains less likely to affect any portion of the country over the next three days. But Estareja said PAGASA is not ruling out a possible landfall in Central or Southern Luzon, before recurving toward the southern islands of Japan in the coming days. He also reiterated that a Fujiwhara effect is unlikely between Rolly and Atsani. Fujiwhara effect happens when two typhoons pull each other in a seesaw-like motion......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020

Couple arrested for trying to enter Baguio City with fake travel documents

BAGUIO CITY – A couple was arrested when they tried to enter this city with fake travel passes and other documents. According to Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) Director Col. Allen Rae Co, Paul Francis Mallari Ong, 42, and Sheryl Paque Ong, 39, both residents of Mabalacat, Pampanga, were charged with falsification of public documents, and for violating Republic Act 11332, or the Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act“. Co said the couple arrived at the quarantine checkpoint along Naguilian Road in Irisan, Baguio City at around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, onboard their car. They were flagged down so that their travel documents could be checked. However, they failed to present the original copies of their travel documents, prompting the police officers to call the source of the documents for verification. The police were able to contact the Mabalacat City Police Station, which supposedly issued their travel pass. But the Pampanga police denied issuing the travel authority that the Ong couple had. The Jose Lingad Memorial General Hospital in Pampanga also informed the Baguio police that, based on their records, their names were not registered as among those issued they issued medical certificates. Co said that when confronted by the duty officer about the documents they presented, the couple admitted that said documents were fake and forged. Last October 24, the quarantine checkpoint in Nagullan also arrested live-in partners Jean Paul Fernando Pante,35, and Jenelyn Santos Gatchalian, 35, of San Rafael, Bulacan, when they tried to enter the city with fake documents. The couple admitted that they intentionally faked the documents they obtained in Baliuag, Bulacan, since they only had Travel Authority to go as far as Bacnotan, La Union when they ferried a passenger going to that place, but decided to proceed in Baguio City to visit a relative......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020

Graphic artist held for fake travel passes

A graphic artist in San Juan was arrested on Friday for allegedly issuing fake health certificates and travel passes with name and signature of the city health officer......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2020

Cops on lookout for fake vaccination cards

Police have been ordered to be alert against the possible use of fake vaccination cards now that the government has eased rules in allowing interzonal travel for fully vaccinated people, the Philippine National Police said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 5th, 2021

Sudanese held for fake COVID-19 test

A departing Sudanese passenger was arrested on Tuesday after he allegedly presented a fake COVID-19 swab test result at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 24th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Make S-PaSS glitch-free

As in the contact tracing app StaySafe.PH, the idea behind the Safe, Swift and Smart Passage or S-PaSS travel management system is laudable......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 17th, 2021

Inter-provincial PUVs ordered to use S-PASS

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board has ordered all inter-regional and inter-provincial public utility vehicles to use the safe, swift and smart passage or S-PASS travel management system......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 16th, 2021


1. Ano ang mga kailangan kapag pupunta ng Catanduanes? Simula May 3, 2021, alinsunod sa Executive Order No. 13 s. 2021, kinakailangan ang mga sumusunod upang makapasok sa Catanduanes: • S-PaSS Account • Travel Coordination Permit (TCP) 2. Ano ang S-PaSS? Ang Safe, Swift and Smart Passage (S-PaSS) Travel Management System ay itinalaga ng Department […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolperyodikoRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2021

Waterfront Cebu receives Global Safe Travels Certification

There are more reasons to travel and visit Cebu’s premier city hotel, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, as it has recently been certified by the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) during a special virtual awarding ceremony of the WTTC Safe Travels stamp held on April 21, 2021. […] The post Waterfront Cebu receives Global Safe Travels Certification appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 21st, 2021

PAL to launch travel pass app

Philippine Airlines said Wednesday it will launch the Travel Pass mobile app of the International Air Transport Association to help international passengers manage COVID-era health requirements for safer and more convenient travel experience......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 21st, 2021

COVID-19 pass no single guarantee of global tourism restart – IATA

The International Air Transport Association said its international COVID-19 travel pass would not be the single magic bullet to restart international travel, but it nonetheless welcomed the Philippines’ intent to adopt it in order to resume quarantine-free travel......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

DOT mulls adoption of COVID-19 digital travel pass for resumption of int’l travel

As part of its preparations for the safe resumption of international travel, the Department of Tourism is eyeing to adopt a COVID-19 travel pass as a requirement for passengers visiting the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 8th, 2021

DOT eyeing digital travel pass

The Department of Tourism may adopt the use of an international travel pass to regulate the entry of foreign visitors once borders are reopened to flights from abroad......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

ABAP team ready to go

After a tedious process of finalizing travel arrangements, an ABAP team of 10 fighters is set to leave for training camp in Thailand this Wednesday and will stay about 1 1/2 months before possibly relocating to another country where a pre-Olympic tournament may be held......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

8 Boracay tourists held for faking COVID-19 test results

Another group of tourists in Boracay were found to have presented fake reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test results......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2021

Where are parents’ consent? Groups say docs were secured

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Organizations behind the ‘bakwit school’ program held in Brgy. Talamban, Cebu City maintained they have secured the necessary permits from Lumad parents in Mindanao to allow their children to travel here to study. The Save Our Schools (SOS) Network – Cebu and the Society of Divine Word (SVD) Philippines Southern Province […] The post Where are parents’ consent? Groups say docs were secured appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2021

2 gumagawa ng pekeng travel pass dinakma

Sinalakay ng Baguio City Police ang isang computer shop na gumagawa ng pekeng travel authority at medical certificate at dinakip ang dalawang suspek. The post 2 gumagawa ng pekeng travel pass dinakma first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2021

Wanted sa korte timbog pagkuha ng travel pass

Arestado ang isang 33-anyos na lalaking may warrant of arrest para sa kasong serious physical injuries matapos na mag-apply ng travel pass sa isang himpilan ng pulisya sa Quezon City nitong Lunes ng hapon. The post Wanted sa korte timbog pagkuha ng travel pass first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2021

1,381 police officers in Ilocos region promoted

PANGASINAN – A total of 1,381 police officers in the Ilocos region were promoted to the next rank on Friday, January 15, in recognition of their sacrifices, merits, and accomplishments, according to Police Regional Office 1 (PRO-1) Director Brig. Gen. Rodolfo S. Azurin Jr. A total of 1,381 police officers took oath following their promotion, in a Simultaneous Oath taking and Donning and Pinning of Ranks administered by Police Brigadier General Azurin, Jr at PRO1 Grandstand, San Fernando, La Union. (PHOTO VIA LIEZLE INIGO/ MANILA BULLETIN) A simultaneous oath taking, and donning and pinning of ranks was held at the PRO-1 Grandstand in San Fernando, La Union. Among those who were promoted were police officers from the Regional Headquarters, Regional Mobile Force Battalion 1 (RMFB1), La Union Police Provincial Office (LUPPO), and Camp-based Regional Support Units (RSUs) physically attended the said ceremony while the rest virtually joined via zoom. Azurin stressed that their promotion came after their sacrifices, and the accomplishments they made while serving and protecting the people of Ilocos region. “Aside from responsibilities, your promotion also adds to you power and authority. Use all these for the benefit of many. Use your position to help, to serve, and to protect and never ever misuse and abuse your power and authority. I want you to cherish this gift and be grateful by doing your jobs better and by constantly seeking what is best for our organization. Show us, show the community that you deserve this,” Azurin said. Of the 1,381 newly promoted personnel, 57 were promoted to the rank of major, 11 to captain and four to lieutenant. For non-commissioned officers (NCOs), 306 were promoted to the rank of executive master sergeant, 97 to chief master sergeant, 344 to senior master sergeant, 50 to master sergeant, 176 to staff sergeant, and 336 to corporal. And of those promoted, 517 were from the Pangasinan Police Provincial Office (PPO), 199 from the La Union PPO, 242 from Ilocos Sur PPO, 172 from Ilocos Norte PPO, 125 from RMFB1 and 126 from the RHQ......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsJan 17th, 2021