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Wow henyo! QC councilor pushes for RFID tags to track kids

Tracking the whereabouts of your child will no longer be a problem in Quezon City once the city adopts a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag.

This genius idea is being proposed by Quezon City District 5 Councilor Allan Butch Francisco saying that RFID tag can be used to track movement of students in elementary and high school in real time.

Under Resolution No. SP-7179, which Francisco authored, he urged QC Mayor Herbert Bautista to adopt an RFID card that automatically sends text messages or alert to parents or guardians about the whereabouts of their children.

“Whereas, aside from the safety concern of parents, the program may also help to combat the phenomenon of school drop-outs due to absences, cutting classes and tardiness because parents will have the way to monitor the whereabouts of their children,” the resolution read.

Under the system, students are required to swipe their RFID cards into a special machine when they enter and leave school premises.

Parents will also be notified about cancellation of classes and important school announcements.

Bautista noted that several private schools in Metro Manila are already using RFID cards.

This politiko is not just brilliant but also generous saying that he will try to make the project free of charge by negotiating with a network provider.