SITUATION REPORT - Tuesday, 25 September 2007

SITUATION REPORTTuesday, 25 September 2007
The Situation Report of 25 September 2007, with relevant photos, is posted at http://www.admu.edu.ph/index.php?p=120&type=2&sec=26&aid=4211
It may also be downloaded as a Word file from http://www.ateneo.edu/upp/sitrep_doc/Sitrep_250907.doc

POWER: Heavy rain with strong winds at 3:00 p.m. last Saturday, 22 September partially blew the tarpaulin off the billboard frame on top of the ALCAL building across the Blue Eagle Gym. Sections of the tarpaulin hit the high tension cables. This resulted in a series of electrical explosions and power outage in the Balara and Katipunan grids on campus and along Katipunan from 3:30 p.m. Meralco restored power in the area at 5:45 p.m. of the same day.

A Loyola School of Theology (LST) library personnel Mr. Ferdinand Angelo M. Alipis reported to campus security 3:30 a.m. last Monday, 24 September that A transformer was burning. SG Noel R Pedro and Mr. Alipis brought out the fire extinguisher to put out the electrical fire. Fortunately the fire did not last long. With only two transformers, the automatic transfer switch of the generator shifted power from Meralco to the generator.

The incident was reported to University Physical Plant at 7:35 a.m. of the same day. Repair of the transformer will take at least two weeks. A replacement transformer could be rented for a month for P150,000.00.

Engr. Alfonso A. Matulac, University Electrical Consultant recommended that LST use one of Ateneo’s spare 50 KVA transformer instead. However, LST should reduce their power use, i.e., no elevator and only half of the air conditioning units could be operated. This was acceptable to LST. The 50 KVA transformer was installed. LST was back on Meralco power by 5:45 p.m. yesterday afternoon.
The damaged transformer is old and is now being reconditioned. LST has found a way to reduce energy consumption at some inconvenience. Air conditioning is not really necessary at this time of the year.

TRAFFIC: Grade School’s Feast of the Guardian Angel will be celebrated on Friday and Saturday, 27-28 September. The rides for the celebration were installed over the weekend. The installation of the rides at the faculty and staff parking dislocated some 41 cars that must now park outside the Grade School grounds.

Given the temporary changes in the parking scheme, the lane guides along Grade School lane were also temporarily removed. Traffic in the area is expected to be heavier until the weekend.

Accidents: The incidence of traffic accidents along Katipunan is increasing in September . Disregard of traffic rules and irresponsible driving remain the major cause of accidents along Katipunan.

SECURITY: Campus security noticed some drivers smelling of alcohol during dismissal in the afternoon. Investigation revealed that some drivers waiting for their passengers would leave their vehicles on campus and go to a beer joint off campus.

Undercover security personnel managed to take pictures of some drivers drinking beer last Thursday, 20 September.

In the meantime campus security will randomly check drivers during dismissal time. In the last five years, an intoxicated Grade School driver was fired on the spot by a parent before he could take his ward home. A similar situation was also done in the High School. A few years ago, campus security physically stopped an intoxicated driver from taking an Ateneo coed home late in the evening. The service of the driver was also terminated by the parents of the coed.

Returned Nokia N90: SSG Severino B Bulacan found a Nokia N90 cell phone at 11:30 a.m. yesterday at the stairs of Mateo Ricci Hall. The owner of the phone claimed it at 2:00 p.m. of the same day.

Losses due to carelessness are a problem that can be solved if the community were to be more conscious of their personal belongings.

REMINDER: Unregistered dogs will not be allowed on campus starting 1 October 2007.

All dog owners bringing their pets to the campus will be required to register their dogs with Campus Security. Registration Forms are available at the Security Office. Dog owners must:

1. Keep their dogs on a leash.
2. Clean up after these animals.
3. Be responsible for injury or damage done by their pets.

Quezon City and Marikina City have ordinances requiring all dogs to be registered and vaccinated with anti-rabies. In compliance with these ordinances, stray dogs will be impounded and turned over to either Marikina City or Quezon City . Campus security will require dog owners to show registration papers or registration collar tags of their dogs.

Notices regarding the requirement to register dogs with campus security have been posted in all Ateneo gates.



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