University Physical Plant Announcements

3rd Quarter Status Report - Monday, 26 November 2007


(Monday, 26 November 2007)

The 3rd Quarter Status Report of 26 November 2007, with relevant photos, is posted at
It may also be downloaded as a Word file from QuarterRep_261107.doc

POWER: Increase in electricity use due to the increased number of students, facilities and computers has been contained by energy conservation measures practiced by all units. This is shown in the comparative electricity consumption figures for SY 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08 in the three campuses.

Despite the increases in student population, buildings and computers, electricity consumption has not increased significantly compared to previous years. This can be attributed to the concerted efforts of the community in energy conservation. Energy conservation can minimize the impact of the rising cost of electricity.

COMMUNICATION: We now have 1,018 PABX local lines compared to 962 in April 2006 after the upgrading of the PABX in June 2007. More local lines can be provided as needed, i.e., to the new residence hall being constructed.

Arrangements are still being worked out with PLDT regarding the transition to the NxGN system that will improve services. The shift will involve changes in telephone numbers that will affect stationeries, brochures and forms. Arrangements are being made to minimize disruption in operations by providing sufficient lead time before the cutover to the new numbers and system.

WATER: Test results for the fourteen cisterns and overhead tanks have been released by the Microbiology Laboratory of the Department of Biology last Friday, 23 November:

Bacteriological Evaluation: All samples collected conform to the Philippine National Standard for Drinking Water (PNSDW) with regard to coliform bacteria. However, non-colliform bacteria, were detected in water samples collected from Rockwell Cistern, Rockwell Overhead A, Rockwell Overhead B, SDC, Alingal OIP Overhead Tank, Alingal Overhead Tank, and Faculty Housing Cistern. It is recommended that water from these sources be boiled first (for at least 20 minutes) before human consumption. It is also advised that the cisterns/water lines connected to these sources be cleaned.

Remedial measures have been taken to correct the deficiency noted in the test results.

Water consumed in the Loyola Heights campus this year is lower compared to the last two years. This is attributed to:

  1. The replacement and upgrading of the main and distribution lines of Manila Water Company (MWC) from December 2005 to March 2006.
  2. The replacement of old Ateneo distribution lines after MWC water meters in 2006 and 2007.

Immediate repair of leaks found in distribution line.

Water consumption at the Ateneo Professional Schools in Rockwell and Salcedo is influenced by the activities of the units there.

More water conservation measures can be instituted once Sewage Treatment Plant/s (STP) are in place in the Loyola Heights campus, as more water can be recycled for use in toilets and watering plants.

TRAFFIC: Non observance of traffic rules and aggressive (rather than defensive) driving is the main cause of vehicular accident on campus and along Katipunan. The community is advised to take precaution as volume of traffic increases towards December.

SECURITY: The incidence of petty crimes also increases towards the Christmas season. These incidents range from junk collectors stealing metal manhole covers, wires and fire hydrant brass covers to other thefts of wallets, cell phones, laptops etc. Guards found the metal manhole cover outside Gate 1 missing at 6:00 a.m. Monday, 19 November.

The metal manhole cover was stolen over the weekend. To discourage junk collectors, a concrete cover was fabricated and installed last Friday, 23 November.

Lost, Found & Returned:

1. 6:15 a.m. Tuesday, 20 Nov.: SG DANILO M ARCUENO about to leave Faura Hall passed by the toilet and found the student bag in the toilet. In the bag were an iPod, laptop charger, personal items but minus wallet & ID. The bag left at Quad 1 was reported missing the day before.

2. 9:20 a.m. Tuesday, 20 Nov.: Driver’s door was left open at the Upper East carpark. The mother of the student was informed that her son left the door of his car open. The mother called her son to close the car door and lock his car.

3. 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, 20 Nov.: The car key left attached to driver’s door at the Northwest carpark is being returned to the owner.

4. 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, 20 Nov.: A digital camera was found on top of a concrete bench between Kostka covered walk.

5. SG SONNY T SANTOS roving guard who found the camera described on above. The camera has been turned over to the Office of the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. There has been no report of a missing camera and it remains unclaimed as of 23 Nov.

  1. 12:45 p.m. Thursday, 22 Nov.: A sony Ericcson cell phone found by SSG SEVERINO B BULACAN on top of a bench along the SEC hallway, was returned to the owner the same day.
  2. 11:25 a.m. Friday, 23 Nov.: SSG CELSO S AQUINO returning the wallet found by a Figaro Coffee and Restaurant service crew MR. RANDY J. GAMBOA to the owner.
  3. 4:30 p.m. Friday, 23 Nov.: A digital watch being returned to a contractor’s electrician by SG REYNALDO S RAMIREZ. The watch was found in the pump room of Leong Hall by SG. FERNANDO G BUTIN.
  4. 5:00 p.m. Friday, 23 Nov.: A faculty member found a black backpack in his classroom after the students left and brought it over to the Department of Student Welfare and Services at the MVP Center . The bag was later claimed by a 4th year BS MIS student.
  5. 5:30 p.m. Friday, 23 Nov.: LS student Cherry Frondozo, BS Psychology found an N-73 in the 3rd floor toilet of PLDT-CTC hall. She turned it over to campus security. SG AGRIPINO L ESPADON turned to the owner the cell phone at 7:07 p.m. of the same day.

Checks found:

A check was found by a roving guard SG JOSEPH S BANHAO in Gonzaga carpark at 10:00 a.m. Monday, 19 November and turned over to a student org. Another check was found last Thursday, 22 November by the honest driver of Green Tricycle with body no. 230. This was turned over to the High School.

5:30 p.m. Saturday, 24 Nov.: SG LEONARDO C SANTOS found an unattended bag on top of the bench along SEC C hallway containing an Apple iPod, digital camera, earphone and connecting cables. At 6:15 p.m. the recovered items were claimed by a 3rd year Xavier School student who attended the Ateneo Debate Society competition at the complex.


A full grown mahogany tree at the east end of the Blue Eagle Gym is dangerously leaning on the roof of the ACIL bus garage. The roots were rotten due to termite’s infestation. To prevent possible damage to the garage and cars of faculty and staff parked in the area, the tree was cut down last Sunday 25 November. This preemptive action also considered the arrival of typhoon “Mina”.

Christmas lights: Installation of Christmas lights is being held back because of typhoon “Mina”. Last year lanterns were installed only to be pulled down because of typhoon “Reming”.

University Physical Plant personnel installed a lantern at Gate 1 for the Christmas season last Thursday, 22 November. This was pulled down last Saturday, 24 November in anticipation of typhoon “Mina”. Lanterns will be installed at all gates this week.

The Precinct 9 Police Community Precinct (PCP) Commander PCInsp Feliciano A Llorico, Jr. requested assistance from Ateneo in improving their office under the flyover last 14 November. They requested for several gallons of paint so they can paint their converted cargo container office. Rather than give them painting materials, the University Physical Plant opted to paint it for them in one day last Saturday, 24 November.

The converted cargo container serves as Police Community Precinct (PCP) under the flyover. Interior of the office shown in the 2nd and 3rd pictures. PCP Commander PCInsp F A Llorico, Jr. (in civilian clothes) with campus security Assistant Detachment Commander SSG Severino B Bulacan before the office was painted. University Physical Plant personnel Messrs. Domingo D. Dicen and Domingo R. Raza painting Precinct 9 PCP office.


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TRAFFIC BULLETIN - Wednesday, 28 November 2007

(Wednesday, 28 November 2007)

The Traffic Bulletin of 28 November 2007 may also be downloaded as a Word file from

The First Holy Communion of students from the Ateneo Grade School is scheduled next week at the Church of the Gesu.

Monday, 3 December

8:00 a.m. Apo , Arayat, Banahaw and Bulusan (160 students)

4:00 p.m. Data, Halcon and Kanlaon (120 students)

Tuesday, 4 December

8:00 a.m. Makiling, Matutum and Mayon (120 students)

4:00 p.m. Pulog, Samat and Taal (120 students)

Traffic is expected to be heavier than usual during the morning and afternoon rush hours.

To minimize traffic inside the campus, the Grade School is requesting the parents to park at the Grade School complex. Shuttle buses between the Grade School and the Church of the Gesu will be provided. Chauffeur-driven cars can park at the Northwest carpark. The Grade School’s memo to the parents can be viewed at: FHC_271107.doc


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