Valenzuela City launched an application, ValTrace, that facilitate the process of information gathering on persons passing through enclosed establishments in the city.

Through the app, both residents and non-residents can generate their QR codes, so providing contract tracing forms is no longer needed from the private and public sectors. The application will require their full name, birth date, age, gender, complete address, contact number, and e-mail address.

In line with this, the city will also impose a “No QR Code, No Entry” starting on November 16, which will cover establishments, such as government and private offices, malls, hotels, and groceries. The policy is also backed by the recently issued Ordinance No. 783, also known as the ValTrace Application Ordinance, which sets out guidelines on the app and the penalties.

Penalties include non-compliance with the ordinance, charging violators a P5,000, P10,000, or P15,000 fine or revocation of the business permit on the first, second, and third offense, respectively.

Furthermore, anyone person providing false information in the application or allowing the use of his or her QR to another will be fined P1,000, P3,000, or P5,000 for the first, second, or third offense, respectively.

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