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Ateneo beefs up traffic agents after pupil’s death

abs-cbnNEWS.com | 03/05/2009 5:36 PM

The Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) has strengthened its efforts to improve traffic safety and management inside the campus, following the tragic death of one of its students.

In a statement released in its website, AdMU said additional traffic enforcers were deployed in areas where there is heavy convergence of vehicular and pedestrian traffic, particularly in Grade School and High School drop-off and pick-up points, and pedestrian lanes leading to parking areas.

Safety measures have also been set up in the stretches of the campus road network where speeding is likely to occur.

In addition, the university said a multi-stakeholder committee has been formed to review community recommendations. Chaired by Grade School Headmaster Fr. Norberto Bautista, the committee is composed of parents, university administration, campus traffic group and consultants.

“We have received many email messages and phone calls from the community suggesting ways to improve traffic safety and traffic management on campus in light of last week’s fatal accident. I would like to assure the community that the recommendations and concerns will be attended to,” AdMU President Fr. Bienvenido Nebres said.

Parents of Ateneo de Manila Grade School (AGS) students earlier launched a signature campaign to back a petition for the safety of their children.

Called “Amiel’s Footprints,” the petition aims to preserve the memory of Grade 4 student Amiel Alcantara, who was pinned to death by a van last week inside the AGS parking area.


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