[Blueboard] 2nd Quarter Status Report
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Mon Sep 24 17:19:46 PHT 2001
>2nd QUARTER STATUS REPORT
>(Monday, 24 September 2001)
>POWER: There are 39 sub-stations or transformer pads in the Loyola Heights
>campus that must be maintained. Preventive maintenance work requires power
>outages, which are generally scheduled on weekends. Since the campus is
>now open seven days a week, it is inevitable that some activities will be
>affected by these power outages. They will be announced ahead of time.
>COMMUNICATION: Monthly electric and water bills are posted in
>http://www.admu.edu.ph/upp/index.htm Information section. Quarterly and
>weekly situation reports, bulletins (i.e., suspension of classes, power
>outage, water supply interruption, security alert and traffic updates) are
>posted in the Advisory section. Requests for clarification regarding
>electric, telephone and water bills can be sent to uppa at admu.edu.ph.
>Inquiries regarding job order status, requests for services, complaints or
>notice of activities are also welcome at the same address.
>Ateneo Wireless Service with Globe is now on line. Globe cellular phone
>users can access the following sites by keying in the keyword and sending
>the message to 2333:
> Keyword Type of information
>ATENEO NOCLASS Displays class suspension announcements
>ATENEO NEWS Displays information for the general public
>ATENEO GS Displays information about Grade School activities
>ATENEO HS Displays information about High School activities
>ATENEO HSDISMISS Displays High School's daily dismissal schedule
>ATENEO LS Displays information about Loyola Schools' activities
>ATENEO APS Displays information about Ateneo Professional Schools
>ATENEO UAAP Displays information about ADMU UAAP status
>ATENEO INFO Displays telephone nos. of Loyola Heights, Rockwell & Salcedo
>ATENEO HELP Displays the list of available keywords
>Arrupe International Residence (AIR) new PABX telephone system can be
>reached at 426-5911. While the AIR's new PABX is still being fine tuned,
>AIR can still be reached at local 4800. The community will be informed
>when the new local number - local 3899 - is activated..
>WATER: The cause of the water shortage problem in the High School and Moro
>Lorenzo Sports Center (MLSC) has been identified. In the last few months,
>the cisterns of the HS and MLSC were not getting filled. MLSC had to
>resort to water tankers to augment its supply. The HS operated on limited
>water supply. This problem was reported to MWC for remedial action. MWC
>traced the problem to the 3"/75mm0 supply line of the HS. MWC recommended
>that MLSC tap directly to the 10"/250mm0 MWC line.
>Cleaning of cisterns/overhead tanks and potability tests are done
>quarterly. However, when a pipe bursts (i.e., Cervini and Eliazo Residence
>Halls) or maintenance work is done, potability tests are again conducted.
>In the last quarter several cisterns/overhead tanks failed to pass the
>potability tests. They were again cleaned. The results are:
> 24 September Test Results (UP NSRI Microbiological Services Laboratory)
>1. Main cistern - Potable
>2. SEC & Escaler Hall overhead tank - Potable
>3. Faculty Housing cistern tank - Potable
>4. Cervini Residence Hall cistern - Potable
>5. Eliazo Residence Hall cistern - Potable
>6. APS Salcedo cistern - Potable
>7. APS Salcedo overhead tanks - NOT POTABLE
>The APS-Salcedo overhead tank is problematic. It failed the tests even
>after it was cleaned by contractor. Physical Plant will do the cleaning
>this weekend and have the water tested again. Hopefully the problem will
>be solved. Results will be released in the 1 October Situation Report.
>TRAFFIC: The traffic flow scheme and geometric improvements initiated by
>Fr. Jose Moises T. Fermin, S.J. in the Grade School/Blue Eagle Gym area
>have been effective. Traffic has improved in the area despite preparation
>for the Feast of the Guardian Angel. However, the Feast of the Guardian
>Angel, which will be celebrated from 26 to 29 October, is the most attended
>activity on campus. Traditionally, traffic is heavy and parking
>overflowing noontime of the last day.
>The Smart Traffic Light system along Katipunan is still not operational.
>There is no definite date when it will be operational. It was scheduled to
>go online on 15 July 2001. Also not implemented is the No Loading and
>Unloading zone at Gate 3. Non-implementation of this is partly due to the
>Alcatel excavation along Katipunan.
>The pedestrian waiting shed along Katipunan is now used, although not as
>much as the tricycle waiting shed inside campus. The sidewalk on the north
>side of University Road from Gate 3 to Fr. Arrupe Drive is extensively
>PARKING: Remedial repair of potholes in carparks is ongoing. The south
>carpark area near the pedestrian overpass now serves as an alternative for
>college students displaced by the construction project. The concrete path
>walk from the carpark to the college complex was also completed on
>SECURITY: Reported incidence of theft on campus this opening of classes is
>lower compared to last year. However, there are still losses reported but
>mainly due to carelessness of students. The same could not be said off
>campus. The incidences of theft, hold up and deception by "con artists"
>has not abated despise police visibility in the area.
>SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT: Trash collection is a serious problem in Metro
>Manila and now affects the Ateneo. Trash sorting/segregation is required
>of all three campuses in varying degrees. Of the three campuses,
>APS-Salcedo and APS-Rockwell are subject to more stringent trash sorting
>requirements compared to the Loyola Heights campus. The trash collector
>off APS-Rockwell is unable to collect daily because of disposal problem.
>The Loyola Heights campus is fortunate to have a trash collector with no
>disposal problem. Partly because of this, trash is collected in the Loyola
>campus even if it is not sorted/segregated. This "luxury" may not be
>possible for long. The Loyola Heights campus must start sorting trash and
>comply with this requirement.
>MAINTENANCE: The PLDT Convergence Technologies Center and the School of
>Management buildings are being constructed in an area with many trees. In
>the past less than 5% of the trees transplanted survived. This time close
>to 90% of transplanted trees are surviving. Ms. Thelma G. Padero,
>Asst. to the VP for Finance and Treasurer is to be commended for this very
>The contractor for the construction projects (Church of the GEZU, PLDT CTC
>and School of Management buildings) Summa Kumagai, Inc. also deserves
>commendation for its very professional conduct. The workers are well
>disciplined and strictly observe the "No Smoking" rule in the construction
>site. The contractor even built a separate path walk for its workers so as
>not to disturb the student population.
>Over 1,000 square meters of what used to be a ravine east of Seminary Drive
>near the waiting shed has been backfilled. The commitment to Fr. Asandas
>D. Balchand, S.J., former Rector of the Loyola House of Studies was to
>backfill and recover the area at no cost. The idea was to take advantage
>of offers of filling materials transported to Ateneo free of charge. The
>understanding with Fr. Balchand also included compaction of backfill
>material through natural process. Physical Plant also offered to gradually
>grade the area at no cost to the houses along the Seminary Drive.
>Please email comments to uppa at admu.edu.ph
>2nd Quarter Status Report 24 September 2001 also posted at:
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