[Blueboard] Situation Report 13 August 2001
Physical Plant Office
uppa at pusit.admu.edu.ph
Mon Aug 13 15:32:21 PHT 2001
>(Monday, 13 August 2001)
>POWER: Sub meter electric bills (57 in Katipunan grid, 64 in Barangka and
>36 in Balara) were sent to units in the Loyola Heights campus via the
>intranet last week. The bills in Excel format were sent as attachments
>because when copied and made a part of the text, the columns get
>misaligned. This practice will be discontinued next billing since
>attachments may contain a virus. Next month's 157 electric bills will no
>longer be sent as attachment but simplified. The bills will only show
>comparative KWH used and charges for the preceding two months. It will no
>longer contain other details such as demand charges or Power Purchase
>Adjustments (PPA). Units interested in other details of the bill can write
>to uppa at admu.edu.ph. Sending the bills via the intranet rather than by
>messenger has reduced delivery time from three days to one hour. The bills
>are sent out by Physical Plant's Communication Information Technology
>Section (CITS) using computers at the PABX room.
>The Central Purchasing Office (CPO) is soliciting proposals via the
>Internet for power factor capacitor banks for APS-Salcedo and additional
>banks for Loyola Heights. CPO hopes that this way, more proposals will be
>generated, giving the university a wide range of choices and prices for the
>COMMUNICATION: Last Friday afternoon, a virus from an attachment sent by a
>school unit infected the central switchboard computer of
>Blueboard at admu.edu.ph. The virus was detected but the attachment had been
>opened. To stop the spread of the virus, the switchboard computer was
>deactivated immediately. On Saturday morning, Loyola Schools' MIS
>personnel debugged the computer and installed a more effective anti-virus
>shield. The Campus Network Group (CNG) is acquiring a more comprehensive
>anti-virus shield for all three campuses.
>The University Physical Plant's Web page will be up and operational by
>Monday, 20 August 2001.
>WATER: Sixty-three Loyola Heights water sub meter water bills for the
>month of July were sent out last Saturday via the intranet as attachment.
>The water bills, like the electric bills, were also in Excel format. It
>will also be simplified to show comparative cubic meter used and cost for
>the preceding two months. By next month, the water bills will no longer be
>sent as attachments. Requests for clarification regarding the bill may be
>sent to uppa at admu.edu.ph.
>The APS-Salcedo cistern and overhead tank were cleaned over the weekend.
>The cleaners found the overhead tank dirty. The joints were rusty and the
>anti-rust paint had peeled off. The contractor will be asked to repair the
>tank. Water samples will be taken for biological tests. Until the test
>results are out, APS-Salcedo water is still classified not potable.
>TRAFFIC: Starting Wednesday 16 August, exhaust emission testing and
>issuance of gate pass stickers will be at the Physical Plant Shop in the
>Blue Eagle Gym from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
>Development in traffic managements along Katipunan:
>1. The MMDA Traffic Enforcement Group (TEG) has installed five steel
>barrier panels at the foot of the northbound lane of flyover (outside of
>Gate 1) to prevent vehicles from making a U-Turn and going against the flow
>of traffic to enter Gate 1. The wooden barriers put up by the Ateneo are
>in the same area.
>2. The TEG also installed a No U-Turn sign on the center island before the
>Katipunan-Dela Rosa-Gate 3 junction. U-Turn will no longer be allowed in
>this junction (implementation of this however is dependent on the presence
>of policemen in the area).
>3. The TEG also intends to enforce the No Loading-Unloading Zone outside of
>the pedestrian gate near Gate 3. Jeepneys will have to load and unload
>passengers at the newly constructed pedestrian waiting shed.
>4. Tricycles will not be allowed to cross Katipunan to Gate 3 during the
>early morning rush hour.
>A path walk leading to the waiting shed on Katipunan was constructed over
>the weekend. Lights for the new path walk and the waiting shed will be
>installed today and activated tonight.
>Loyola Schools' Sanggunian has requested the construction of a
>passenger-waiting shed at the tricycle terminal near the Biology
>Greenhouse. Although there is no budget for this, funds will be allocated
>from the DCB.Sticker fees. The shed will be ready by the end of the month.
>SECURITY: Kenny Rogers was robbed at 8:35 p.m. two Sundays ago. The
>eatery was robbed in four minutes. The following day, a group of policemen
>was sent to patrol the school belt area along Aurora and Katipunan on
>Police. The Central Police District will also put up a police Station
>between Dela Strada Church and Miriam College. It is hoped that the
>presence of the police will reduce the incidence of thefts and robberies
>Campus losses on campus however continue. Guards found a wallet in the
>west carpark and a Sony Walkman and tapes wrapped in a T-shirt and towel.
>Nobody claimed the missing items for three days. The wallet was returned
>only after ADSS summoned the student. Two Sundays ago, three cars were
>also broken into in the Gonzaga parking area. The doors of the cars on the
>driver's side were forcibly opened. Two stereos were stolen.
>It is hoped that the security situation in the Loyola Schools complex will
>improve when the use of ID cards is widely implemented. Hopefully,
>affiliated units on campus will follow suit and make the use of the ID
>campus-wide. In the meantime, campus security will intensify the
>monitoring of visitors and the checking of ID or uniform of construction
>workers. More workers are expected with the start of the construction of
>the SOM, IT, and University Church, including Sonolux. At the moment
>there are at least twelve construction projects in the Loyola Heights campus.
>Gambling in carparks has been reported to campus security. A spot
>inspection last 1 August, a Mitsubishi L-300 was being used for playing
>cards. Cards were confiscated but no cash found was found among the
>players. Campus security will continue to conduct spot checks.
>SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT: The Environmental Science Program met with
>representatives of the different units and student groups last Wednesday
>afternoon. It was the first of a series of meetings intended to arrive at
>a commonly formulated solid waste management program on campus.
>The problem of household trash being dumped on campus remains a problem.
>The driver of a gray Honda Civic was seen by guards from a distance getting
>a black plastic bag from trunk and throwing it in the carpark trash can at
>the peak of morning traffic (6:35 a.m.) last 1 August. The guards were not
>able to apprehend the driver. The community is requested to report
>outsiders throwing trash on campus. Please note the license plate number,
>type of vehicle, color and sticker number if possible.
>MAINTENANCE: Remedial repair/patching of potholes in carparks and campus
>roads are ongoing. Additional carpark barriers will also be installed in
>the next two days at the north carpark at the request of the Loyola Schools
>Please email comments/feedback to uppa at admu.edu.ph.
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