UPPA Situation Report [May 30, 2007]

SITUATION REPORT
Wednesday, 30 May 2007

POWER: All Ateneo generators have been checked and are operated without load once a month to ensure readiness when needed. Electrical infrastructure, such as transformers, vacuum switches and cut-out fuses have also been checked and certified ready for the rainy season and start of classes.

COMMUNICATION: Upgrading of the PABX is proceeding as scheduled. The plan is to cut-over to the new system by Saturday, 9 June. There will be some disruption in the PABX system but it will be mostly at night and should not disrupt operations.

WATER: All cisterns have been cleaned and are ready for the start of classes in June. However, the incidence of busted pipes is a recurring problem on campus due to trees.
The water line supplying AIR was found busted last Sunday, 27 May. It was repaired early the following day, Monday 28 May as shown below:

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Left: University Physical Plant personnel locating the damaged line along Seminary Drive across the LS Swimming Pool.
Middle: Damaged line pushed by the roots of a Mahogany tree.
Right: Close up of the damaged water line.

The work on the water connection of Leong Hall across University Road has been completed as shown in the following pictures:

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TRAFFIC: It is easier to get the gate pass stickers now than when registration starts next week. Ateneo and Affiliated personnel are encouraged to get their stickers now before the rush next week.

Shown below is how the 2007-2008 sticker should be attached to the vehicle:

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SECURITY: There are more lost items found by guards, maintenance personnel and tricycle drivers than those reported by students. Another honest tricycle driver, MR. ORLANDO Y. DIAMASA (LPTODA Green 137) of Sitio Libis, UP Diliman returned a cell phone of a Tulong Dunong Program student of the High School. Mr. Diamasa found the cell phone in his tricycle sidecar last Wednesday, 16 May 2007. The honest driver immediately turned over the cell phone to the LHS, SJS and AIR roving guard

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Honest tricycle driver MR. ORLANDO Y. DIAMASA (LPTODA Green 137) returning the cell phone of Ms. Kimberly Estanislao of Marikina City at the Security Office last Saturday, 19 May.

Close coordination has been established by Ateneo with the PNP Precinct 9 which is responsible for providing security outside the campus. The new Station Commander, Superintendent Oscar V Palisoc paid a courtesy call on Fr. Bienvenido F. Nebres, S.J. last Friday, 25 May 2007 shown below:

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Left: PNP Superintendent Oscar V Palisoc meeting with LSIA Operations Manager Mr. Rupert B. Protacio (middle) and SGS Avelino R Guzilan, LSIA Ateneo Detachment Commander.
Middle: Superintendent Palisoc with Fr. Bienvenido F. Nebres, S.J. inside the Board Room.
Right: Fr. B.F. Nebres, S.J. meeting Superintendent Palisoc outside the board room.

RAINY SEASON: The heavy downpour last Tuesday night resulted in leaks in some buildings and flash floods on campus. The cleaning of roof gutters last summer will have to be done continuously this rainy season to prevent leaks in offices. There were leaks in offices because leaves continue to fall as in the case of Xavier Hall shown below:

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Accumulated leaves clogging downspout drain of Xavier Hall Annex (Treasurer’s Office & OADAR)

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The downspout drains of the other end of Xavier Hall were also clogged (on the side of the Personnel side) and being cleared by University Physical Plant personnel.
The flash floods on campus due to unusually heavy rains do not last very long. However, the drainage system is undermined. Remaining to be repaired in time for the start of classes is the drainage under the Paseo de Reilly near Arrupe International Residence shown below:


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Please email comments to uppa@admu.edu.ph
Situation Report of 30 May 2007 is also posted at http://www.admu.edu.ph/upp/advisory.htm