Davao City Overland Transport Terminal
  Organizational Set-up

Organizational Matrix

As mandated for under Ordinance 110, Series of 1986, DCOTT is constituted by a Davao City Overland Transport Terminal Board, which is composed of five (5) members, with a representation[1] of the City Mayor who presides as Chairman of the Board. Its composition likewise includes a representative of the City Treasurer, a representative of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, and two other representatives, from the Bus Operators and Business/Civic Sector, respectively.


Among its prominent functions is the fact that it has been vested by law… x x x “to promulgate rules and regulations governing the operation, administration, and maintenance of the said terminal” x x x., and however, despite this policy of autonomy, recent years later and after numerous programs (to include the reorganization of the City Government in 1996 which incorporated the DCOTT with the City Economic Enterprise Mgt.) has integrated the management of the DCOTT within a system of supervision and management. Since the Reorganization of the City Government of Davao in 1996, there occurred certain changes in the management of the Terminal. The Reorganization saw the creation of the Economic Enterprise Management Office which centralized the operations and supervision of the income generating units and entities of the City Government under one office. Hence, the Davao City Overland Transport Terminal became a unit of the same office.


The Terminal employs a comprehensive organizational structure with a total of 41 plantilla personnel and 49 job order/ contract of service personnel.  This present organizational structure has likewise been formalized only on CY 2007 with the initiative of present management of DCOTT.


Within this organizational set-up, the Davao City Overland Transport Terminal delineates its functions within five particular sections, each assigned with its own personnel, and these are:


v      Operations Section - this Section is supervised by one plantilla personnel with the position of Transportation Regulation Officer III and is divided into 3 subsections which takes charge of the general operations of the terminal and to address concerns relative to bus operations, satellite terminals (van and jeepney), and check points.


v      Maintenance Section - this Section is assigned to maintain the upkeep of the terminal as well as the maintenance and repairs of its amenities, it is supervised by one plantilla personnel with the position of Electrician II with subsections comprising the facilities upkeep and sanitation;


v      Enforcement and Security Section - due to the present security situation, this section is assigned to provide security and enforce the policies of the terminal, it is comprised of 46 in-house security personnel (plantilla and job order/ contract of services), 1 team of SCAA personnel from Task Force Davao, and 1 K9 Unit comprising of 2 dog handlers and 2 bomb sniffing dogs;  


v      Administration Section - supervised by one plantilla personnel with the designation of Administrative Officer, the section is charged with the administration of the terminal, the responsibilities of which are delegated into 4 different subsections namely personnel (for human resource concerns such as duties/ assignments, training and leave benefits), budget and supply (for preparation of annual budgetary expenditures, procurement of supplies), records (charged with the proper accounting assets and properties of the terminal), and concessionaires (the responsibilities of this subsection include the billing of commercial establishments as well as documentation and regulation of porters and peddlers).


v      Public Assistance Section - this Section shall cater to Public Assistance and Information dissemination for departing and arriving passengers primarily on bus fares, tariff rates, passenger complaints, etc. It is comprised of one Public Assistance Center and three Public Assistance Counters strategically located within the terminal. This Section is likewise charged with the maintenance of the terminal Breastfeeding room for lactating mothers with infants;


Below is the organizational chart[2] of the DCOTT:


[1] City Administrator of Davao City

 [2] The Public Assistance Section is not included in the organizational chart because of the fact that this was only implemented in 2008

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