UPPA: First Quarter Status Report

1st QUARTER STATUS REPORT
(Monday, 2 July 2007)

The 1st Quarter Status Report of 2 July 2007, with relevant photos, is posted at http://www.ateneo.edu/index.php?p=120&type=2&sec=26&aid=3745
It may also be downloaded as a Word file from http://www.ateneo.edu/upp/sitrep_doc/Sitrep_020707.doc


COMMUNICATION: Upgrading of the PABX is substantially completed. Improvement of the Internet Fiber Backbone is proceeding as scheduled.

Phase 1 – South campus (Grade School area) is substantially completed. Only the Blue Eagle Gym, Communications Department and the Physical Education Department remain unconnected to the backbone.

Phase 2 – East campus ( Seminary Drive area). Units in the area are connected to the new backbone.

Phase 3 – North campus (High School area): is ongoing with the installation of new communications conduits, distribution cabinet, and single-mode fiber-optic cabling going to the High School.

Internet Capacity

Campus
October 2003
October 2004
October 2005
January 2007
June 2007
ISP 1
AdMU Salcedo
512 dedicated
512 dedicated
512 dedicated
512 dedicated
512 dedicated
AdMU Rockwell
768 dedicated
256 shared
1,024 dedicated
1,024 dedicated
1,280 dedicated
2,816 shared
1,280 dedicated
2,816 shared
AdMU Loyola
1,536 dedicated
512 shared
2,048 dedicated
4,096 dedicated
17,920 dedicated
1,536 shared
31,232 dedicated
1,536 shared
ISP 2
AdMU Loyola
2,048 dedicated
4,096 dedicated
4,096 dedicated
2,048 dedicated
2048 dedicated
TOTALS
5,120 dedicated
768 shared
7,680 dedicated
9,728 dedicated
21,760 dedicated
4,352 shared
35,072 dedicated
4,352 shared
Annual Growth
(Total Bandwidth)
92% (versus 3072 in 2002)
30%
27%
168%
61%
dedicated = ISP capacity that is exclusively reserved for AdMU
shared = ISP capacity that is shared by AdMU with other clients on a “first-come, first-served” basis

WATER: Samples have been taken from all cisterns and overhead tanks in the Loyola Heights , APS-Rockwell and APS-Salcedo campuses and tested. All samples were found potable.

PARKING: So the community can appreciate the parking situation in the Loyola Heights campus, the updated parking spaces for students, faculty, staff, and visitors are shown below:



Units

Student
Population
Stickers issued as of 30 Jun
Parking Slots
Grade School
4,180
4,650
516
Carpool

126
60
Faculty/Prof./Staff

279
94
Visitor

-
8
High School
2,300
2,366
388*
Faculty/Prof./Staff

163
34
Loyola Schools
9,436
7,802
1,920
Carpool

-
42
Faculty/Prof./Staff

827
279
Visitor

83
42
Central Admin

139

Auxiliary units

100
62
Alumni

31

Visitors

100

Affiliated units2

467
62
Business3

194
-
Tricycles

220
35
Motorcycles

174

Total
15,916
17,721
3,542

*Some 300 cars can be accommodated in front of the HS ITC but this area is used only during graduation.
1Moro Lorenzo Sports Complex has 93 parking slots for its clients.
2Affiliated Units: (LHS, LST, AIR, SJS, Cefam, CLCI, EAPI, JR, ISO , MO , PIPAC)
3soft drinks trucks, delivery vans, etc.
Given the limited number of parking spaces, only vehicles with gate pass stickers will be given priority in parking space on campus.

TRAFFIC: Traffic in Katipunan during rush hour is very slow but safe. Accidents that occur during the rush hour are minor. During slack traffic period when traffic is very light however, Katipunan can be very dangerous.

Last Wednesday, at 7:00 p.m. 27 June a speeding southbound sports car from the flyover went out of control, crossed over to the northbound lane and as expected got rammed.

At 3:27 a.m., Friday 29 June, a pick-up truck smashed into a concrete transit mixer truck making a U-turn under the Gate 2.5 footbridge. There were no serious injuries.

At 4:30 a.m. Sunday 1 July, an Isuzu Elf about to make a U-turn near Gate 2.5 was rammed by a Chevrolet Suburban SUV. The force of the impact pushed the Elf some 10 meters away.

So far accidents involving four-wheel vehicles, tricycles, motorcycles and bicycles have only resulted in minor physical injuries. The increase in the number of motorcycles has compounded traffic flow problems on and off campus.

A bicycle rider coming from the flyover was hit by a motorcycle coming from the service road. The accident occurred between Gate 1 and Gate 2. The bicycle rider had a gash on his head, while the motorcyclist and passenger suffered cuts and bruises. They were taken by campus security to the Quirino Memorial Hospital for treatment.

The community is advised to be on the lookout for motorcyclists who disregard traffic rules and ignore road courtesy. Be particularly careful when entering the campus, as two wheel vehicles tend to overtake on the right instead of on the left.

GS Traffic Volunteers The newly organized Grade School traffic volunteers have been most helpful in keeping the traffic flowing in the area. They are particularly helpful in the afternoon during dismissal time when traffic in the Grade School area is heaviest.
Illegal parking between Gate 1 and Gate 2 is rampant and hampers the flow of traffic particularly during dismissal time in the afternoon. Hopefully, the Grade School can convince parents not to park in the area when fetching their children for the greater good of the community.

MMDA personnel responsible for the Katipunan paid a courtesy call on Fr. Bienvenido F. Nebres, S.J. last Tuesday, 26 June. They committed to cooperate with the university to improve traffic on Katipunan.


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Please email comments to iescuadro@ateneo.edu
1st Quarter Status Report 2 July 2007 is also posted at http://www.admu.edu.ph/upp/advisory.htm