[Blueboard] SITUATION REPORT - Monday, 15 June 2010

Irine Escuadro iescuadro at ateneo.edu
Tue Jun 15 13:32:36 PHT 2010

(Tuesday, 15 June 2010)

The Situation Report of 15 June 2010, with relevant photos, is posted at 

It may also be downloaded as a Word file from

POWER:  Rotating power outages is still possible but not likely this week.

TRAFFIC:  Early morning traffic today, Tuesday 15 June:  


.	Students came as early as 5:30 a.m.  
.	GS drop-off traffic cleared at 7:20 a.m.  
.	Number of students late:  82


.	HS drop-off traffic completed at 7:40 a.m.  
.	Number of students late:  27.


.	Thinned out at 8:05 a.m.  
.	There were two minor accidents at the vicinity of Gate 2.5 U-turn
but they did not seriously affect traffic flow. 

HIGH SCHOOL - The dismissal schedule today (due to Reading of Honors) and
tomorrow (due to Organization Fair II) may cause heavy traffic.    


.	4,727 GS and HS students in about 2,800 vehicles will leave the
campus from 2:20 to 4:00 p.m. via Gate 2.5 and Gate 3.5. 
.	The number of vehicles is estimated at 60% of the number of High
School and Grade School students. 

Miriam College: Only Grades 1 & 2 will have classes.
	1st year High School students will also have classes.  
	Kostka School:  Grade School and High School will have classes.    

5,012 GS and HS students in about 3,000 vehicles will leave the campus from
2:20 to 4:05 p.m. via Gate 2.5 and Gate 3.5.
Miriam College:  Grades 3 to 7 will start classes.  
		  High School -  2nd year to 4th year will start classes.

The dismissal schedules of the Grade School and High School with the number
of students leaving the campus are shown below.  

Dismissal Time	
Grade/Year levels	
No. of Students
15 June	11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
1:05 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
2:20 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
3:40 p.m.
4:00 p.m.	Prep AM
Grade 1 AM
4th Year HS (1st batch)
Grades 2 & 3
Grades 4 & 5
3rd Year & 4th Year HS (2nd batch)
Grades 6 & 7
Prep PM
1st Year & 2nd Year HS
Grade 1 PM 	266
287 = 4,727
16 June	11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
1:30 p.m.
2:20 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
3:10 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
4:05 p.m.	Prep AM
Grade 1 AM
Grades 2 & 3
Grades 6 & 7
Grades 4 & 5
1st Year & 3rd Year HS
Prep PM
Grade 1 PM
2nd Year & 4th Year HS	266
1,195 = 5,012

Heavy traffic may last longer if it rains or if classes are dismissed late

1.	Vehicles fetching students generally come earlier (about 10 minutes)
before dismissal time and wait on campus roads.

	a.   HS vehicles wait along University Road and Fr.  Masterson Drive
(in front of the Church of the 	Gesu) before they can enter the HS complex.
b.	GS vehicles wait from the junction of Fr. Masterson and Grade School
Lane (near the Blue Eagle Gym) till they are allowed inside the GS Lane and
inner driveway.

2.	There are not enough parking spaces to accommodate vehicles waiting
to fetch GS & HS students.

3.	Waiting vehicles on campus block and slow down entry of vehicles at
Gate 2 and Gate 3 from Katipunan.

Traffic is also expected to be heavier than usual on Friday
afternoon/evening, 18 June because of the High School Mass of the Holy
Spirit.  High School parents are expected to attend the mass.

Gate Pass Stickers: Gate pass stickers for school year 2010-2011 are now
being issued.  Those without gate pass stickers will be required to:  

1.	Present a driver's license or a current ID card with picture. This
will be retained by the guard. 
2.	A visitor's pass will then be issued.
3.	Upon leaving the campus, the driver must surrender the visitor's
pass in the gate where it was given and recover his driver's license or ID.

This procedure slows down the flow of traffic.  Get your gate pass sticker
now and avoid the inconvenience of getting a visitor's pass.  You will also
help ease the flow of traffic on campus.  

Please note that the stickers obtained after 30 June 2010 will have a P1000

SECURITY:  At 1:00 p.m. last Thursday, 19 June, a senior LS student was
robbed of his laptop and cell phone outside McDonalds on Katipunan Avenue by
two conmen.  

1.	The student, who was inside McDonalds was approached by two men and
asked to identify a person outside McDonalds, who allegedly insulted their
female friend.

2.	The student went with the men with his laptop.

3.	It is not clear how the "conmen" convinced the student to turn over
his laptop and cell phone but the student did.

4.	The conmen left immediately with the student's laptop and cell
phone.  The student went to PNP Precinct 9 at Anonas to report the incident.
The police went with the student to look for the culprits at the site and
vicinity but failed to find them.  The student reported to campus security
the incident at 7:55 p.m. of the same day.

5.	The student's father would like to inform the community of the
incident so other students will not be victimized by conmen.

There are variations in the modus operandi of conmen and thieves along
Katipunan when classes start.  The following may be useful to the community
in detecting conmen and thieves.  

Conmen:  Conmen steal using psychology and subtle threat without resorting
to physical contact or force.

1.	Conmen generally outnumber their potential victim (two or three
conmen against the potential victim).  The threat of physical harm to the
victim is subtle and indirect.

2.	The potential victim is accused of a "made-up offense" that compels
the victim to deny and disprove the accusation.

a.	Making potential victim comply with innocuous request such as:

i.	Asking the potential victim to identify or confront accuser.

ii.	To show ID.  In general potential victim would get ID from wallet,
allowing the conmen to see contents of the wallet (cash and credit cards).

iii.	To show alleged physical mark, i.e., a tattoo at the back of the
neck, to allow conmen to see if potential victim has a necklace.

b.	Once a potential victim complies with what conmen ask, the victim is
likely to comply with subsequent requests or instructions.
Hold-uppers and Snatchers:    Physical threat is obvious and weapons (knives
and pointed object) may be used.

1.	Snatchers and hold-uppers also outnumber the victims.  

2.	They steal with a get-away vehicle, frequently using a motorcycle.

3.	They have been reported to casually approach the victim from behind
and put an arm on the shoulder of the victim (appearing to be a close friend
of the victim).  At the same time, holding a sharp object/weapon on the side
of the victim.  The victim is then led to an isolated place where the victim
is divested of valuables.      

Recommended counter measures:

1.	Be alert and aware of surroundings while at Katipunan Avenue.  Do
not sms/text while walking.

2.	Be wary of "friendly" strangers.

3.	Maintain distance from strangers and suspicious persons.

4.	Do not comply with requests to show ID or personal information.

5.	Seek help from the nearest security guard or policeman or call
"Bantay Barangay" for assistance:  666-6603 or 0999-691-9709.  Barangay
Loyola Heights has fielded more Barangay Tanods from CP Garcia St. to Aurora
Boulevard for the start of classes. 

6.	PNP Precinct 9 emergency numbers: 434-3687/434-3942.  Precinct 9 has
two patrol cars along Katipunan Avenue.  

7.	For Police/Fire/Medical Assistance call:  117. 

8.	Residents of the University Dormitory, Cervini and Eliazo Residence
Halls are advised not to bring laptops to do school work or Internet surfing
at eateries along Katipunan at night.

9.	High School students and freshmen have been the victims in previous
years.  They are likely targets and are cautioned to take precautions while
along Katipunan.  

On-campus:  At 10:00 p.m. last Friday 11 June; eight (8) male performers at
the Ateneo de Zamboanga concert at Irwin Theatre reported missing five (5)
cell phones, one (1) digital camera and combined cash amounting to P12,400
and ATM cards in their dressing room.  The thief/thieves managed to enter
the back stage to their unlocked dressing room.  The female dressing room
was not robbed as it was locked.  

According to three performers, they saw a man in the area but did not report
the stranger.  The guard posted outside at the back stage entrance was not
able to distinguish the thief/thieves who may have mingled with the
performers, stage party and food caterer personnel.  The case is being

There were also losses during the three-day Loyola Schools Orsem but the
items reported lost were mostly umbrellas.  The can be claimed from the
Orsem Secretariat.   


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