Understanding the exigencies of digitization in the academe, Our Lady of Fatima University (OLFU) has recently entered a partnership with a cutting-edge web application that stores digital credentials, offering Fatimanian graduates smooth access to documents for either personal or professional use.
On 30 January 2024 at the RISE Tower, OLFU signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with FilPass – a commitment to further strengthen the University’s management efficiency in terms of speedy and quality service.
Described as a system that releases verifiable and tamper-proof documents for issuing authorities, FilPass guarantees that digital credentials are kept in a technology that is safe and secure.
Using FilPass at OLFU, access to certified digital credentials by both Fatimanians and public and private institutions will be more efficient.
Representing the University, Head of Student Financial Services Vincent Kenneth Mercado and University Registrar Elaine Pascual, both signatories, graced the MOA signing.
In a statement, FilPass Senior Advisor Ryan Soh expressed his excitement to collaborate with OLFU using their technology.
“FilPass is a Web3 technology ecosystem builder. We put documents on the blockchain, making them tamper-proof, verifiable, and immutable,” said Soh.
“What [does] this mean to you? When you graduate, no more worrying about whether you have fake documents or not,” added the tech brand representative addressing Fatimanians and emphasizing the seamless transaction that the system may provide in terms of career opportunities, among others.
Using the blockchain technology mainly controlled by its users, Web3 is seen to be the next iteration of the internet. This property specifically enables FilPass to guard its collected data against cyber-attacks and hacks.
Mercado in a separate account stated his confidence in the contribution of FilPass as an additional validating system in the university.
“The FilPass technology QR blockchain is very important for OLFU mainly because it assures or it ensures the reliability of our documents. Also, it helps the students get connected with other institutions better in terms of them also relying on that technology,” said Mercado who sees FilPass as a method to deliver more seamless transactions among OLFU graduates.
“Tama po ‘yun at dahil dito, mas madali nang i-verify ang dokumento ng ating mga estudyante ng kanilang employer. Hindi na nila kailangan pang pumunta sa Registrar’s Office para pumila [That’s right and using the system, it is easier to verify the document of our students by their employer without physically reporting to the Registrar’s Office],” seconded Pascual. –Raymond Lumagsao