By Junex Doronio
RECOGNIZING THE TECHNICAL PROBLEMS being encountered by her constituents, presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has extended the enforcement of the Safe DQR (Davao Quick Response) to November 23.
“It came to the point that some 10,000 people register or access the site at the same time. So, our IT team asked me if they can temporarily take down the site to stop the influx of thousands of people accessing (the site),” Duterte-Carpio said in a radio interview.
The mandatory enforcement of the Safe Davao QR (DQR) has been postponed from November 7 to November 23, to give more time for Dabawenyos to secure their personal QR codes after the registration website crashed.
Duterte-Carpio had earlier explained the importance of having a DQR as it is an electronic contact tracing for Covid-19 and travel pass platform intended to be implemented for several purposes.
On her program at the Davao City Disaster Radio (DCDR 87.5) on Thursday, Duterte-Carpio admitted that a deluge of registrants flooded the https://safedavaoqr.davaoct.com after she announced last Tuesday the supposed start of the mandatory enforcement of the DQR system this Saturday, November 7.
It was gathered that the major cause of traffic-related website crashes is a mismatch between the number of users coming to a website and the capacity of the site’s infrastructure to support this volume of visitors using the website simultaneously.
Apparently, the Davao city government could not match the number of people accessing the site at the same time.
She also clarified that November 23 is not a deadline to register for DQR Code but it is the new date where the enforcement of the Safe Davao QR will start.
That means on November 23, people out in the streets without their personal DQR code would be apprehended but people can still register for their personal DQR even after November 23.
She said big establishments also requested for extension as they need to set up the hardware, particularly scanners because of some difficulties to secure the scanners that would be attached to the personal computer.
Duterte-Carpio stressed, however, that failure to secure a DQR will not lead to detention.