Dumaguete City Councilor Jose Kenneth Arbas has invited City Economic Enterprises Office employees to shed light on the unpaid collection fees from vmulticab, V-hire, and passenger buses using the Dumaguete Transport Terminal at Robinsons Place in the city.
Arbas requested City Treasurer Cristina Merced, and CEEO employees Michael Gangoso, Hermie Dimalig and Analita Balacuit to report on the daily operation of the DCTT and on the head of the transport terminal.
Merced said that, based on the Abstract of Collections, her office issued cash tickets collections to the transport related collection. She said that in 2015, they collected P2.8 million, in 2016 collected P2.5 million and in 2017 only P2.2 million.
Merced said the decline in the collection is due to the fact that several vehicles do not enter or pass the Transport Terminal. She informed the SP that, there several operators do not have Mayor's Permits and that there is only one terminal located at the Quezon Park.
She asked why the terminal cannot be located in the Transport Terminal. As for the terminal of vans located in Barangay Calindagan, she said, they already obtained a permit, though, they should also be placed in the Transport Terminal. She suggested that the matter be looked into, and explained the procedure in buying tickets at the Transport Terminal.
Arbas requested the City Treasurer to prepare a financial analysis for the years 2015, 2016, and 2017, on the income generated by the Transport Terminal, summary of the number of units entering the terminal with their corresponding plate numbers, and the actual collection made every month, so that the SP will be able to determine the drop in collections.
At the session, Gangoso said that he took over from Christine Patola as supervisor of the Transport Terminal in 2015 after her resignation. Before his assignment in the Transport Terminal he was the supervisor of the procurement of materials and maintenance at the Dumaguete City Public Market.
Gangoso said that among his duties is to ensure that the day to day operation of the market and the duties of the personnel are effectively done. He said he reports to the Transport Terminal about three times a week, and stays there for about three hours a day, and goes to the market and the slaughterhouse to render service when needed.
He also said that Hermie Dimalig is a job order employee of the Transport Terminal, who, he said, types schedules he prepared, signed by him and CEEO head Ronnie Fortin.*
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