SITUATION REPORT - Wednesday, 27 February 2008

(Wednesday, 27 February 2008)

The Situation Report of 27 February 2008, with relevant photos, is posted at

It may also be downloaded as a Word file from

POWER: Bellarmine Field will not have power till the 3rd week of March. Replacement cables will be delivered on the 2nd week of March. The good news is that power in Bellarmine Field will be restored before the Blue Roast and the Commencement Exercises.

The damaged cables being subjected to megger tests and found not safe to be used.

SECURITY: At 9:10 a.m. Tuesday, 19 February SG WILFREDO P FLORANO & SG CRESENTE O NITUDA called for assistance on seeing an L300 with the engine on fire at the Grade School Lane . University Physical Plant personnel JOSEPHY ALMOSERA, EUGINE BULATAO, FIDEL MANAOG, HIGINO HERMANO, CESAR BALBOS and DAMIAN PALMERO rushed to put out the fire. The fire was believed due to faulty electrical wiring. Nobody was injured.

Unlocked cars: The number of cars found unlocked in the Loyola Heights campus is still alarming.

Two cars were found unlocked at the Northwest carpark at night with valuables inside. This is really a clear invitation to be robbed of valuables including laptops.

Summary of Unlocked Cars

4 to 9 Feb.
Total (T)= 35

North carpark (NC) = 4
East carpark (EC) = 8
Central carpark (CC) = 14
Bellarmine carpark (BC) = 5
Diversion Carpark (DC) = 4

11 to 16 Feb.
T = 50

NC = 20
EC = 8
CC = 14
BC = 5
DC = 3

18 to 23 Feb.
T = 36

NC = 0
EC = 13
CC = 11
BC = 3
DC = 9

Motorists are URGED to lock their vehicles while they are parked or after parking them.

At 11:20 a.m. last Wednesday, 20 February three males were accosted by Loyola Schools guard SG FERNANDO G PEROCHE at the Quad area for not wearing their ID. While they claimed to be Ateneo students, they could not produce any ID. They were invited to the security office where they admitted that they were not Ateneo students. In the presence of ADSA personnel, they were released and warned not to loiter on campus.

1. 1:15 p.m., Monday 18 Feb.: MS AIMEE BENJI C. TAN found a cell phone in the Rizal Library Computer Lab. She turned it over to campus security. Owner of the cell phone claimed it at the security office on Wednesday, 20 February.

2. 4:40 p.m., Monday, 18 Feb.: SG ADAR L TAGUINOD found a laptop inside CTC 103. Claimed by the owner at 5:15 p.m. of the same day.

3. 7:10 p.m., Monday, 18 Feb.: SG JOSE F JAMANDRE found a laptop inside CTC 305. Claimed by the owner at 7:25 p.m. of the same day.

4. 12:05 p.m. Wednesday, 20 Feb.: SG LEO B MADRIGUERA found wallet with cash and ATM and credit cards in SOM JSEC mall. Claimed by the owner at 4:40 p.m. of the same day.

5. 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, 20 Feb.: JOSEPH S BANHAO found a laptop, iPod and books inside a backpack in Gonzaga waiting shed. Owner claimed the backpack at 6:50 a.m. of Thursday, 21 February.

6. 4:23 p.m. Thursday, 21 Feb.: MR. RICK DU found the wallet inside the Blue Eagle Gym. This was claimed by the owner at 5:00 p.m. Friday, 22 Feb.

7. 3:30 p.m. Saturday, 23 Feb.: MR. SONY PEREZ driver of LPTODA green tricycle 197 found a cell phone inside the sidecar of his tricycle. The honest tricycle driver turned it over to campus security. It was claimed by the owner at 4:20 p.m. of the same day.

TRAFFIC: Concrete barriers at the U-turn slots are structurally stronger than a speeding SUV. This was proven last Friday, 22 February at the U-turn under the Gate 2.5 pedestrian footbridge. The lady driver of a northbound SUV inadvertently hit five of the concrete barriers when she dozed off while driving at 1:30 a.m. The air bag saved her from injuries.

Campus security responded to the accident and extended assistance to the victim. This is done by security in all cases of accidents in front of Ateneo.

A High School parent who was involved in a similar accident last Thursday, 31 January wrote to campus security and commended the action of the guards who instinctively extended assistance to victims of the U-turn barriers in the area.


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