In a pioneering move to enhance document security, the Holy Cross of Davao College signed a Memorandum of Agreement with FILPASS on May 20, 2024. The signing, attended by HCDC’s Human Resource Head, Doreli Flor S. Laviña, ICT Head, Engr. Gernante O. Polestico, and FILPASS Senior Advisor, Mr. Ryan Soh, mark HCDC as the first school in Davao to actively adopt digital document verification.

The Memorandum of Agreement between Holy Cross of Davao College and FILPASS seeks to guarantee the authenticity and security of digital documents issued by the institution to its employees, including essential records (e.g. Certificates of Employment, Pay Slips, Appointment Memos, and Training Certificates, etc.) and to pioneer digital document verification within the educational sector in Davao, establishing HCDC as a leader in adopting innovative solutions for data security and integrity.

Mr. Soh expressed his enthusiasm about expanding the FILPASS system beyond education, citing its robust blockchain security and user-friendly features. He also emphasized its potential for revolutionizing competency assessment and career pathing by providing a clear-cut view of employees’ capabilities, a practice already established in Singapore and now poised to make waves in the Philippines. Ms Laviña and Engr. Polestico echoed Mr. Soh’s excitement for the MOA as it highlighted its potential to enhance administrative processes, ensuring document security while offering convenience to end-users. This reflects HCDC’s pioneering adoption of the system as a testament to its commitment to trailblazing innovation and excellence in education.

FILPASS is renowned for its expertise in digital document security and protection, evidenced by the partnerships they have established across various sectors, including government agencies like the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and educational institutions nationwide. With a proven track record of successful implementations, FILPASS is confident that HCDC’s adoption of its system will catalyze other educational institutions in the region to embrace digital document verification, revolutionizing administrative processes and enhancing data security across the academic sector. Clarissa Victoria Y. Lumain