Ateneo traffic group formed

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 19 2012 10:39 PM | Updated as of Jan 20 2012 06:39 AM

MANILA, Philippines – A traffic management group for the Ateneo de Manila University has been formed by its president, Fr. Jose Ramon Villarin, to anticipate traffic problems in the vicinity of the Loyola Heights campus.

In a press statement, Villarin said the group was formed as traffic is expected to build up in C5 and Katipunan.

The traffic group is composed of Dr. Edna P. Franco, vice president for administration and planning; Jose Arnulfo Batac, director for facilities management; Dr. Czarina Saloma-Akpedonu, associate professor of sociology and director of the Institute of Philippine Culture; Abigail Favis, faculty member of the Department of Environmental Science and coordinator of the Ateneo Environmental Management Council; and Dr. Kardi Teknomo, associate professor at the Department of Information Systems and Computer Science.

The group will be tasked to review the university’s system on traffic management as wells as proposals from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority to improve traffic flow on Katipunan and Ateneo.

They will also advise the Ateneo president on strategic initiatives and alternative long-term solutions to traffic problems on campus.

“I enjoin everyone to please support the work of the ATG (Ateneo Traffic Group). You may submit proposals and feedback to this Group any time,” said Fr. Villarin.

“Solving campus mobility is one of our important strategies to achieve the goal of a sustainable campus, under the third strategic thrust of Environment and Development. We will need sharp minds and resolute wills to design a new framework for campus mobility,” he added.