Photo by Pinky Genove/The LANCE.
THE ELEVATOR that serves the St. Vincent Ferrer Building is under investigation by the Engineering, Buildings, and Grounds (EBG) due to its lost Land Operating Panel (LOP) or the ‘service button’ which is causing inconvenience to the students and employees of the Colegio.
In a personal interview with The LANCE, EBG Directress, Engr. Katrina Lee said that the office is in its process to identify the reason behind the lost panel.
“As of this time kasi walang CCTV. Aware naman kayo roon ‘di ba? Hindi ma-detect talaga pero from that time, actually kasi alam naming wala na nga, umaksyon agad kami to report sa contractor ng elevator to investigate,” Lee explained.
According to Lee, there is a possible suspect that came into their matter in which she claimed: “May kumuha kasi kung nasira siya, kitang-kita naman kung paano sirain pero maayos ang pagkakuha.”
“Kahit kuhanin naman siya, hindi naman mapapakinabangan talaga but still sa mga sanay sa elevator, it would be a hassle,” she added.
The EBG Directress also urged the manufacturer to provide new panels, but it will take time as it will be flying off from overseas.
“Matagal nga lang pero regular ang follow up namin sa contractor but as of now, lahat nasa investigation na rin,” she said.
Moreover, Lee, in her efforts to solve the problem, assured that she will secure the remaining operating panel in which she explained: “Iyong 3rd and 4th floor, ang naging problem doon is going down but ‘yong paakyat naman, mayroon sa 1st and 2nd. Actually ‘yong sa 2nd floor, hinihigpitan na rin ‘yong “LOP” kasi nandoon ‘yong takot na baka kuhanin ulit.”
In her hope to bring the service of the elevator back to its normal operation, Lee called for the proper use of facilities inside the Colegio.
“I can advice na alagaan naman din kung paano natin inaalagaan ‘yong mga facilities regardless ‘yan kung classroom, hallway or even elevator,” she said.
“Hindi lang naman CEIT and SHS, even from other departments na nakikigamit din. Alagaan din naman kung paano sila mag-alaga ng mga gamit. Ganoon din naman kasi kung tratuhin nila ‘yong elevator, as you know, as gamit lang din sa bahay nila na inaalagaan,” she urged.