[Blueboard] SITUATION REPORT - Monday, 28 June 2010

Irine Escuadro iescuadro at ateneo.edu
Mon Jun 28 13:09:49 PHT 2010

(Monday, 28 June 2010)

The Situation Report of 28 June 2010, with relevant photos, is posted at 

It may also be downloaded as a Word file from

POWER:  The power outage from 7:59 to 8:39 p.m. last Wednesday, 23 June at
the Katipunan and Balara grids was due to a distribution line problem of

The power outage from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. yesterday, Sunday 27 June at the
Faculty Housing was due to the relocation of the feeder line.  The feeder
line was moved away from the drainage detention pond behind the University

Rotating Power Outage:  Meralco informed Ateneo early Friday morning, 25
June of a power outage scheduled from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Katipunan and
Balara grids.  The power outage did not push through.  As a matter of
policy, the community will be notified of rotating outages even if tentative
and may not push through.  

Demand for power continues to exceed available power supply.  It has been
over a decade since power generator plants have been built in the country.
Rotating power outages is expected to continue for some time.     

COMMUNICATION:  PLDT's telephone cables were stolen at the Kalayaan station
last Sunday, 20 June.  As a consequence, APS-Rockwell's PABX and direct
lines were down all day Monday, 21 June.  PLDT completed the replacement of
the stolen cables early morning of Tuesday, 22 June.  The APS-Rockwell PABX
and direct lines were online shortly after.  

Internet Connection:  The power outage last Wednesday night, 23 June
disrupted Internet connection in Manila Observatory and the Blue Eagle Gym
(University Athletics, University Physical Plant office and the security
office).  The Campus Network Group restored the internet connection at 10:37
a.m. on Thursday, 24 June.

TRAFFIC:  The community is reminded that gate pass stickers obtained after
30 June 2010 will have a P1,000 surcharge.  Motorists who have not gotten
their gate pass stickers yet are strongly encouraged to get their stickers
immediately to avoid paying the surcharge.

Traffic is heavy on Katipunan Avenue during peak hours on weekdays and is
expected to be heavier once widening work to Commonwealth Avenue is
completed within the year.  Going to Ateneo earlier, before the peak hours
is the most viable option to avoid traffic along Katipunan Avenue.    

SECURITY:  At 6:03 a.m., last Wednesday, 23 June SG MARIO A MADRIAGA of
Alert Security Agency assigned at the Globe cell site inside Manila
Observatory was found with a copper busbar inside his backpack.  He claimed
it was given to him by a Bayantel contractor.  Campus security checked with
Manila Observatory.  Bayantel personnel came to inspect their cell site and
found that the copper busbar was theirs and the busbar was needed for the
cell site's lightning arrester and grounding.  The suspect was brought to
Precinct 9 but Bayantel opted not to file charges on condition that Alert
Security Agency immediately terminate the services of the guard from his
post at the adjacent Globe cell site.

Alert Security Agency guard assigned at the Globe cell site inside Manila
Observatory property.  He is 36 years old and a resident of 2817 Cabrera
Street, Pasay City.

The copper busbar is a component of the Bayantel cell site lightning
arrester and grounding.  Without the busbar, the cell site would have a
defective lightning arrester and no grounding.  

Mr. Mario A. Madriaga will not be allowed on campus.

Conmen on Campus:  Conmen were active on campus last Thursday, 24 June.  Two
incidents are cited below:

1.	A conman claiming to be Fr. Lester Maramara of the Campus Ministry
Office attempted to get three P500.00 cell phone load cards from the College
Cafeteria (AMPC).  He called several times asking AMPC to give him the pin
numbers of three pre-paid phone cards.  He asked that the pin numbers be
given to him over the phone.  Fortunately, AMPC personnel had the presence
of mind to deny his request and asked him to pay for the cards first.  

A variation of this phone scam is known as "Dugo-dugoan".  The conman or
woman would call reporting an accident involving a family member of the
intended victim.  The conman would ask the intended victim to meet him or
her at a designated place with cash for medical expenses.  This sounds silly
but many have been victimized.    

2.	On the same day, an administrator reported receiving for the second
time the email below, asking for her User Name and Password.

The Campus Network Group maintains that they never ask subscribers to give
their User Name and Password over the internet.  The community is cautioned
to be wary of attempts similar to this.

Unlocked Cars:  The number of cars found unlocked in carparks at the Loyola
Heights campus decreased significantly this year.  ADSA's campaign reminding
motorists to lock their cars while parked seem to work.  The number of
unlocked cars this year compared to last year is shown below:

  				8 to June 2009		4 to 25 June 2010
Grade School			10				0
High School				0				2
Loyola Schools			33				1
Total					43				3

Unlocked cars make stealing from vehicles easy for robbers on campus.     

Left:   LS student vehicle with the driver's door unlocked (see yellow
arrow).  Although darkly tinted, it can be seen that it is unlocked. 

Right:  HS student vehicle with the passenger door left open as the driver
rushed to his class.  

Found and returned:  Campus security turned over to the Office of the
Associate Dean for Student Affairs (ADSA) last Monday, 21 June of found
items that have not been claimed.  The owners could not be identified or
contacted.  These include cash amounting to P6,000 that was returned by a
tricycle driver.  Some of the items had identification cards but no
telephone numbers that campus security could contact.    

1.	Assorted wallets with cash.
2.	Watches & braceket.
3.	Cell phones, camera, iPods.
4.	Calculators, eye glasses, umbrellas, shoes & sandals.
5.	Turnover of personal items found but unclaimed at the ADSA office
witnessed by Mr. Michael Jacinto F. Mallillin of ADSA, Engr. Josephy F.
Almosera of UPP.
6.	Mr. Ruperto B. Protacio, Operations Manager of Leopard Security &
Investigation Agency witnessed the inventory of found items during the

Rather than wait for the owners to claim misplaced or lost items, it was
agreed with ADSA that campus security will turn over to school units items
found in their area that are not claimed at the end of the month.  The
school units are in a better position to trace the owners of misplaced or
lost items.

In the meantime, the community is again reminded to be vigilant in the care
of their personal belongings.


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