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To mitigate the effect of COVID 19 and trace the Calbayognon’s mobility in the city, the College of Computing and Information Sciences has devised an efficient application called “QR Code Tracer” for all business establishments in Calbayog.

Today, February 4, 2021, CCIS and Extension Office conducted the first day of orientation among business owners; such event was also actively participated in by stakeholders from the Local Government Unit of Calbayog and Northwest Samar State University, no less than Hon. Ronald P. Aquino, city mayor, and Dr. Benjamin Pecayo, university president, respectively.

Aquino and Dr. Pecayo both graced the event with MOA signing, expressing afterwards their gratitude to each other for maintaining good relations and for continuously coming up with projects that benefit the community.

In the MOA signing were Dr. Riz Rupert Ortiz, vice president for research, extension and external affairs; Dr. Catherine Rodriguez, director for extension services; Dr. Elias Baron Bacamante, dean of CCIS; Dr. Christoper Corsiga, IATF ground commander; Dr. Zandro Daguman, DRRMO head; Mrs. “Chat” Gonzaga, city administrator; Mr. Robert Boco Billate, BPLO head; and Ma. Fatima Shaira Adona, IATF contact tracer head.

In his speech, Dr. Pecayo informed everyone that more than completing the project, QR Code Tracer App aims to involve NwSSU in a larger community restoration work, brought about by the COVID 19 pandemic.

“I am happy that we answered the call for this kind of restoration work. At the end of the day, it is up to us to be resilient and to look for better days for ourselves and others,” he said.

Afterwards, Dr. Rodriguez and CCIS faculty started to orient the participants on how to use the app, the requirements needed, its limitations, and also emphasized data privacy protocols to avoid leakage of information. An open forum between speakers and participants was also made to clarify some missed points during the orientation.

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To end the event, Dr. Rodriguez thanked the NwSSU administration, the CCIS faculty, the LGU representatives, and most especially all the attendees coming from the business sector, for tirelessly helping the extension office, the NwSSU, and Calbayog as a whole.

 

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Dr. Benjamin Pecayo (left) and Hon. Ronaldo P. Aquino (right) signs the Memorandum of Agreement between Northwest Samar State University and the Local Government Unit of Calbayog

 

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Dr. Riz Rupert Ortiz as he gives his opening remarks and rationale of the QR Code Tracer Orientation for Business Owners in Calbayog

 

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Mr. Aaron Jude Pael as he discusses the QR code Tracer to the participants.

 

| By: Paolo N. Meñozo


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