IBT body takes look-see visit at terminal facility PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 24 April 2015 14:52

The Integrated Bus Terminal Committee on Wednesday embarked on a look-see visit of the terminal facility in Divisoria to orient its members on the features and parts of the terminal and to determine what other measures need to be done to ensure its smooth and efficient operation soon.

Spearheaded by City Administrator Antonio Orendain Jr., the look-see visit was also joined by the Personnel Selection Board members including City Accountant Sylvia Binarao, City Budget Officer Virginia Gara, City Planning Coordinator Engr. Rodrigo Sicat, representative from the Zamboanga City Government Employees Association, City Police Director PSSupt. Angelito Casimiro and Divisoria Station Commander PInsp. Arlan Dalumpines among others.

Orendain walked the committee and the PSB members and other officials through the building explaining to them how the mechanism or operation of each part of the facility will be. Some members of the committee and the board presented some suggestions and recommendations specifically on matters concerning security.

The huge area also requires a huge number of work force to be assigned to man the facility.

The IBT committee is a group created under the IBT ordinance of the City to look into the operation of the terminal facility, among which is setting the guidelines or criteria for the selection of concessionaires for the 17 stalls available for lease in the IBT facility.

The committee is chaired by Mayor Beng Climaco with Orendain as vice chairperson. The members include Councilor Charlie Mariano as chair of the Council committee on energy and public utilities; Councilor VP Elago as chair of the Council committee on Tourism; City Legal officer Jesus Carbon, City Treasurer Soledad Li, City health officer Rodelin Agbulos, City General Services Officer Engr. Rene de la Cruz, City Environment and Natural resources Officer Engr. Rey Gonzales, City Investment and Promotions Officer Angelique Go, City Police Director Col. Angelito Casimiro and Divisoria Barangay chairman Jesus Macrohon.

The IBT facility will be operational as soon as the personnel requirement has been filled up and other preparations are finalized. — Sheila Covarrubias