[Blueboard] SITUATION REPORT - Monday, 18 September 2006

uppa uppa at admu.edu.ph
Tue Sep 19 14:03:03 PHT 2006


Monday, 18 September 2006


WATER:  Results of the tests released Friday, 15 September by the Microbiology Laboratory of the Department of Biology are shown below:


            APS-Rockwell cistern & overhead tank     Potable

            APS-Salcedo cistern & overhead tank      Potable

            Matteo Ricci cistern                                      Potable

            ISO cistern                                                     Potable

            LST overhead tank                                       Potable

            AIR overhead tank                                        Potable


The High School MST cistern remains a problem.  Water in the cistern failed the test even after the cistern was cleaned.  Repairs will have to be done.  In the meantime, the High School community is advised not to drink tap water until it passes the potability tests.   


PEDESTRIAN FOOTBRIDGE UPDATE:  Work on the footbridge is proceeding as scheduled.

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Left:  The northbound trusses were installed Wednesday night, 13 September.

Middle:  Footbridge stairs on the Ateneo side were installed over the weekend.

Right:  Stair railings were also installed over the weekend.


Components of the stairs on the west side are scheduled to be installed this week.  It is safe to assume at this point that the footbridge will be completed before the end of the month.


To assure the community that the elevation of the footbridge has been raised, University Physical Plant personnel conducted separate inspection and measurement.

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Comparison of the existing footbridge near Gate 2.5 and the one being constructed near Gate 3.5 is shown above.  Please note that the height of the existing footbridge measured at the center is 4.94m or 16.21' compared to the one being constructed that are 5.32m or 17.45'.  The existing footbridge is longer (53.99 m or 177,34') compared to the new footbridge (48.58m or 159.39').


TRAFFIC:  So far, nobody has been seriously hurt in accidents during the rush hours at Gate 2 but it has been expensive in terms of damage to vehicles.  Non-observance of traffic rules and road courtesy are the main causes of accidents.

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Pictures above show the scooter involved in a collision with a car that came from the inner lane and turned towards Gate 2.  The scooter driver had bruises.  The car driver would have abandoned  the injured driver had not the guards insisted that she take the injured driver to the hospital.  The injured driver was just dropped and abandoned at the hospital.  A hit-and-run case was filed by the injured driver.

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The pictures above show a brand new car that was hit at the rear by a van.  Witnesses claim that the car turned right without using the turn signal and cut off the van.  The accident was reported to the PNP at Camp Karingal for resolution.  


Traffic over the weekend was heavy particularly at noon due to the ACET.  Many drivers were new and unfamiliar with campus traffic flow.  There will be more instances when traffic will be heavy due to scheduled activities, as in the case of the Grade School's Feast of the Guardian Angel  from 28 to 30 September.  Best efforts will be taken to manage traffic on and off campus.  However, support and cooperation is requested from the community, particularly in observing traffic rules and road courtesy.  


SECURITY:  At 8:15 a.m. last Saturday, 16 September four armed men held up customers of Pancake House (between KFC and BPI-Family Savings Bank) along Katipunan.  In five minutes, the robbers got the cash collection of the eatery, divested customers of expensive cell phones, cash and jewelry.  They herded the waiters and customers inside the toilet and made their getaway in a scooter and a scrambler-type motorcycle.  Witnesses claimed that the robbers were between 25 - 30 years old, all of medium height and build.  They were reportedly armed with 9mm and .45 caliber handguns and allegedly a sub-machine gun.  The description of the robbers differed from the description of robbers usually reported along Katipunan.     


Among the victims were Grade School parents and parents of students taking the ACET on campus.  Precinct 9 personnel responded but failed to apprehend the robbers.  Valuables stolen were estimated at over P2 million because of the jewelry taken.  The community is cautioned to be wary of robbers along Katipunan.  It might be safer to patronize the cafeterias on campus.


Last Wednesday, 13 September a Korean UP student was also held up at 10:35 p.m.  on the Marytown side of the footbridge in front of Miriam College.  The suspect, who was armed with a knife took the wallet, ATM cards and P1,300 cash of the victim.  Based on the description given, the Barangay Tanod identified the suspect as a Marytown resident.  The suspect was not home when the tanods looked for him.  


When the Gate 3.5 footbridge is completed, a guard will be posted on the Ateneo side.   Arrangements will also be made with Barangay Loyola Heights for a counterpart security arrangement on the other side.


On campus, the number of roving guards will be reinforced and additional security lights will be installed to insure security.  The community is also requested to be vigilant and to report suspicious persons.  Security is everybody's concern.  The incidence of crime traditionally increases towards December.  


In the meantime, the community is again reminded to be vigilant in the custody of personal belongings.  Shown below is a Toshiba laptop, two binder books and two empty lunch pack inside a lunch bag left on top of a car at the Lower East Carpark found by the guards at 2:00 p.m., 18 September.  So far, nobody has reported a missing laptop.

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Please email comments to uppa at admu.edu.ph 

Situation Report 18 September 2006 is also posted at http://www.admu.edu.ph/upp/advisory.htm  

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