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Terminal fee collection clarified


Councilor Allan Gel Cordova informed the Sangguniang Panlungsod recently on the way the Integrated Transport Terminal at Robinsons has been operated for the last two years in Dumaguete City.

Cordova said it was found out, during a committee meeting, that as of the 2013 study there were 765 units making use of the Robinsons Terminal, including jeepneys, vans and all other types of vehicles.

He also said that it was pointed out that under a Memorandum of Agreement the city government can collect terminal fees.

Cordova presented to the SP records showing that with 765 units, the City should be collecting over P9,000 per day. At the end of 2015, the records of the City Treasurer showed that the collection from the terminal was P2.8 million.

However, after 2016, the collection dropped by around P300,000. At the end of 2017, the collection dropped further by almost P300,000.

Michael Gangoso, supervisor of the Transport Terminal, said the sudden drop of collections was due to what they called “antog”, as explained in his letter dated Feb. 26, 2018, addressed to Dinno Depositario of the Human Resource Office.

In the letter, Gangoso said that “antog” is a traffic violation and could therefore be addressed by the Traffic Management Office.

Traffic Management Office head Danilo Atillo told the SP that the function of their personnel is to flag down drivers of the PUV and instruct them to go to the Transport Terminal to settle their obligations.*RG


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