SITUATION REPORT - Monday, 10 December 2007

SITUATION REPORT(Monday, 10 December 2007)

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POWER: The Residence Halls, Pollock Renewal Center , Faculty Housing and Alingal Hall experienced power interruption from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. yesterday, Sunday 9 December. Three 50 kVA transformers were installed for the construction project of the dormitories behind the Cervini Residence Halls. The project needs a separate power source so as not to disrupt power supply to the adjacent buildings.

WATER: The Department of Biology Microbiology Laboratory released the Bacteriological Analysis of Water results for seven cisterns and overhead tanks last Thursday, 6 December. The findings are:

Bacteriological Evaluation: All samples collected conform to the Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water (PNSDW) with regard to coliform bacteria. It is recommended that regular cleaning of the water sources be continued to maintain the quality of water.

The cisterns and overhead tanks that passed the tests are:

1. SDC Cistern
2. Faculty Housing Cistern
3. APS Rockwell Cistern
4. Alingal Hall (OIP) Overhead Tank
5. Alingal Hall Overhead Tank
6. APS Rockwell Overhead Tank A
7. APS Rockwell Overhead Tank B

SECURITY: Personal belongings continue to be misplaced in the Loyola Heights and APS-Rockwell campuses. Fortunately, many are found and returned to owners.

*10:45 a.m. Thursday, 6 December: Loyola Schools students MIGUEL BALMACEDA & SIGRID ESQUERRA found a cell phone at the MVP Leadership Center . They turned it over to SG DANILO M ARCUENO. It was claimed by the owner at 3:20 p.m. of the same day.
12:40 p.m. Thursday, 6 December: SG ANSELMO R NARCISO found a cell phone inside the male toilet in the College Covered Courts. It was claimed by the student at 2:08 p.m. of the same day.

*2:45 p.m. Saturday, 8 December: LS student MR. MIGUEL FELIPE L. EVANGELISTA found an unattended blue backpack on a concrete bench near the football field and turned it over to campus security. The bag belonged to a Grade School student who reported it lost Friday, 7 December in front of the Blue Eagle Gym. It was returned to the owner intact at 11:20 a.m. Sunday, 9 December.

*6:25 p.m. Saturday, 8 December: Roving guard SG ANTONINO A PARNADA found a cassette recorder on top of SEC C foyer. It was claimed by the owner at 11:42 a.m. the following day.

*11:30 p.m. Saturday, 8 December: An alumna reported losing her diamond ring in the High School Covered Courts. Security searched the area, including the toilets and trash bins. Fortunately, a son of another alumnus found the ring on another table and returned it.

The Ateneo Professional Schools at Rockwell also has its share of misplaced cell phones that are found and returned. The incidence however, is much lower compared to Loyola Heights . Since the start of the school year, only four cell phones have been reported lost in the APS. Two were misplaced by Law students in October and another two by Graduate School of Business students in November. All were returned to their owners.

TRAFFIC: Accidents continue to happen in Katipunan. Reckless drivers continue to be a threat along Katipunan.

10:22 p.m. Tuesday, 4 December: This is a familiar situation where irresponsible drivers would come from the service road in front of Prince David condominium and cut across Katipunan to the U-turn under the Gate 2.5 footbridge. A southbound sedan hit the taxi that darted across Katipunan.

3:35 p.m. Wednesday, 5 December: A container truck sideswiped a motorcyclist near Gate 3.5. The truck driver was not aware that he had hit the motorcycle. He was stopped by MMDA personnel in front of Miriam College Gate 1. The victim was hurt and had to be rushed to the hospital.

9:45 a.m. Saturday, 8 December: An LS student driving a pick-up truck was hit by a passenger jeep near Sta. Clara church. The vehicle was damaged, and fortunately the student sustained no injuries. Campus security assisted the student at the scene of the accident and at Camp Karingal where both parties were taken.

7:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 December: The driver of a Honda scooter rammed the center island in front of
Gate 3 and hurt himself. The area has been the scene of many accidents as drivers tend to take the inner lane not realizing that there is a center island on that lane. The driver was assisted by campus security and the PNP. He was taken to the hospital by LHTODA tricycle 086.

Accidents on Campus: On campus, accidents are minor unlike those in Katipunan. However, accidents can cause major inconvenience because they block traffic flow. Last Friday, 7 December an accident happened at the junction of University Road and Auxiliary Road towards Gate 3.5 at 4:40 p.m. during the rush hour.

A sedan and a van literally blocked access to Gate 3.5. The parties involved insisted on waiting for the investigator from Camp Karingal rather than move their vehicles. The bottleneck limited access to Gate 3.5 to a single lane. It took an hour and a half for traffic to clear in the area.

MAINTENANCE: Patching of potholes on campus roads is a continuing project.
Lower East carpark Wednesday 5 December.
JGSOM Mall road patching.
JGSOM Mall road to diversion road.


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