[Blueboard] SITUATION REPORT- Tuesday, 23 May 2006)

uppa uppa at admu.edu.ph
Tue May 23 12:32:25 PHT 2006


(Tuesday, 23 May 2006)


WATER:  The Bacteriological Analysis of Water Report was released last Friday, 19 May by the Microbiology Laboratory of the Department of Biology, School of Science and Engineering.  It is quoted below:


"Water samples from different cisterns and overhead tanks of the Ateneo de Manila University in Katipunan and Rockwell, Makati conform with the Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water with regard to coliform bacteria.  It is recommended that the regular cleaning of the water sources be continued to maintain the quality of water."


The Central Accounting Office called the attention of the University Physical Plant to errors in water billing in 2005.  Manila Water Company, Inc. (MWCI) increased its rates from P28.51 in April to P29.43 in December 2005.  University Physical Plant personnel failed to incorporate increases and continued to charge P21.00 per cubic meter.  We apologize for this error and the additional charges that will be made to make up for the undercharging.  


TRAFFIC:  Speeding along Katipunan is not limited to early morning and late at night.  Irresponsible drivers continue to drag-race and speed along Katipunan at different times of the day and night.  The community is encouraged to take precaution when driving along Katipunan.  


A traffic jam occurred on the southbound lane of Katipunan flyover from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. last Thursday, 18 May due to an overspeeding sedan that smashed into a payloader.  A Grade School parent was overtaken by the speeding sedan (shown below) weaving its way towards the flyover just  before the accident.


                                                Click here to view picture http://www.admu.edu.ph/upp/situation_report/s230506.htm


The front and side view of the sedan after the accident and close-up of windshield. 

                                                Click here to view picture http://www.admu.edu.ph/upp/situation_report/s230506.htm



Left picture shows the undamaged rear bumper of the payloader.  Right picture shows the front view of the payloader with car in the background. 

                                                Click here to view picture http://www.admu.edu.ph/upp/situation_report/s230506.htm


Interior of the car and close-up of damaged windshield.


                                                Click here to view picture http://www.admu.edu.ph/upp/situation_report/s230506.htm



All four teenage occupants (16 & 17-year old) were brought to the Quirino Memorial Medical Center Emergency Room to undergo treatment.  The two seated in front were critically injured but the other two at the back suffered minor injuries.   This accident cost the life of the young driver.


Another danger the community should be aware of is the frequent accidents at the entrance of both Gate 2 and Gate 3, involving four-wheel vehicles and two-wheeled vehicles.  Ideally, vehicles using the right most lane should turn right.  In practice however, motorcycles in particular take the rightmost lane to avoid traffic and very often get hit by vehicles turning right.  


At dusk last Sunday, 21 May a motorcycle ran into an SUV.  Fortunately, nobody was hurt and damage to both vehicles was minor.  It should be noted in the pictures below that the SUV was not also on the rightmost lane.


                                               Click here to view picture http://www.admu.edu.ph/upp/situation_report/s230506.htm



Pedestrian Footbridge:  The efforts to get Mayor Feliciano R. Belmonte of Quezon City to put up a pedestrian footbridge between Ateneo and Miriam College has paid off.  Representatives of the Quezon City Engineers Office visited Fr. Bienvenido F. Nebres, S.J. last week to seek permission to build the footbridge foundation on Ateneo land near Gate 3.5.  Ateneo has granted the request and work on the footbridge is scheduled to start before the end of the month.  Shown below is the site plan showing the location of the footbridge.



                                              Click here to view picture http://www.admu.edu.ph/upp/situation_report/s230506.htm



It should be mentioned that it took a lot of effort to get this project going.  Mrs. Esther M. Pacheco should be credited for her resolve and relentless effort to get the footbridge constructed.  The footbridge should be in place and useable by July 2006.


SECURITY:  Building corridors, covered walks connecting buildings and sidewalks are for pedestrians.  Motorcycles, scooters and bicycles are not allowed to use building corridors, covered walks and sidewalks.  Please report to local 4101 anybody motorcyclists, scooters, and bicycles using building corridors, covered walks, and sidewalks.  


MAINTENANCE:  Repair of the Lower East Carpark was completed over the weekend.  Additional base coarse was added and compacted as shown in the three pictures below.  


                                            Click here to view picture http://www.admu.edu.ph/upp/situation_report/s230506.htm



Work on major improvements are ongoing.  These are excavations from Gate 1 to the Grade School, across the grounds of Irwin Theatre and Manila Observatory towards Cervini Hall for power and communication underground conduits.  Work should be completed and the grounds restored before the start of the first semester.  


                                           Click here to view picture http://www.admu.edu.ph/upp/situation_report/s230506.htm



Left picture taken last 14 May shows the newly asphalted section of the road from Fr. Masterson Drive to the Central Carpark behind the PLDT-CTC and JGSOM complex.  Border of the same road was done over the weekend. 




Please email comments to uppa at admu.edu.ph 

Situation Report 23 May 2006 is also posted at http://www.admu.edu.ph/upp/advisory.htm  

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