StaySafe.ph gets green light despite issues
It’s full speed ahead for the national government’s StaySafe.ph contact-tracing application even after the country’s contact-tracing czar, Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong, said he could not yet say whether the mobile app was “highly reliable” due to incomplete documents.
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said all issues about the application had been resolved, when asked about Magalong’s statements made earlier in the day.
“All controversies about this app have been resolved. Everything that had to be donated [has] been donated to the Philippine government,” Roque said at a press briefing.
He said the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) was using and implementing the app, while the Department of Information and Communications Technology has been providing technical assistance.
“Discussions about deliverables have all been resolved and we have decided to go full speed ahead with StaySafe.ph. It’s all systems go,” he said.
Prior to Roque’s briefing, Magalong said in another briefing over PTV 4 that the Department of Health rejected the StaySafe.ph app because it wanted to look deeper into how it operated, so it was instead donated to the DILG. INQ
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