Public Safety, Parking, and Transportation Policy
The University grants the privilege of operating motor vehicles on campus to all duly registered employees, students, and visitors. All privately owned vehicles while operating or parked within the university boundaries are limited to designated parking lots and lanes. The University reserves the right to revoke motor vehicle privileges from any student or guest of the University at any time for cause.
Driver’s License Required
The Republic of the Philippines requires that any person driving a motor vehicle must have a valid driver's license and the license must be for the type and class of vehicle being driven. Persons driving a motor vehicle must have a Driver's License Code (DLC) as prescribed by the Department of Land Transportation Office. Thus, the University requires all persons requesting a vehicle entry sticker to be licensed drivers.
- University employees and students who own or operate motor vehicles must ensure that their vehicle/s have a Vehicle Entry Sticker (VES).
- University employees and students shall renew their Vehicle Entry Sticker every year. Whenever a previously registered vehicle is replaced; it is the owner’s responsibility to get a new Vehicle Entry Sticker prior to entering the campus.
- A vehicle shall be registered in the name of the student or employee who is the legal owner, registered owner, or primary operator.
- Any change of license numbers and/or vehicles must be updated before entering the campus.
Registration Procedure (Issuance of Vehicle Entry Sticker)
- University employees and students shall fill up the application form (Application for Issuance of Vehicle Sticker) available at the Security Office of the University.
- The application form submitted to the Security Office shall have the attachment of a photocopy of the driver's license and a photocopy of the certificate of vehicle registration (OR/CR) for verification, recommendation, and approval of the Office of the Vice President for Administrative Affairs.
- The approved application form shall be submitted to the Cashier’s Office for appropriate fees.
- The Vehicle Entry Sticker will be claimed from the University Security Office upon the submission of the approved application form and proof of payment (Official Receipt).
- The Vehicle Entry Sticker must be affixed immediately to the registered owner's vehicle by the security officer or his representative.
- The University employees and students in control of a vehicle registered on campus shall at all times be responsible for any and all parking penalties, fines, and liability of damage claims arising in connection with the possession or operation of the motor vehicle on campus.
- For vehicles not registered with the university, but located on campus with or without permission, the registered owner as listed with the Department of Land Transportation Office (LTO) shall be responsible for any and all parking penalties, fines, and liability of damage claims arising in connection with the possession or operation of the motor vehicle on campus.
- The University has no legal responsibility to maintain or protection of any vehicle or its contents at any time during the time it will be impounded by the LTO.
- Securing an annual Vehicle Entry Sticker (regardless of type) does not guarantee a reserved parking space for an individual. However, it does grant the privilege to park and/or drive on the University campus.
- It is the responsibility of all University employees and students to obtain, read, and follow the policies listed here and monitor Parking and Transportation Services on the university website for any event parking information.
- University Parking Services retains the right to modify the Parking Plan where necessary.
Operation and Parking of Motor Vehicle
- The speed limit in all parking lots and driveways is 5 km per hour in the parking structures. Regardless of the posted speed limit, a vehicle operator shall not drive at speeds that are excessive or imprudent for existing road, pedestrian, and weather or traffic conditions.
- Every vehicle shall be parked within a designated parking lane as painted in parking lots/structures.
- Every vehicle shall be parked head-in unless the vehicle has a front license plate. A registered license plate must be visible to the enforcement vehicle from the drive aisle and may not be obstructed by a cover.
- Students/Pedestrians always have the right of way.
- All posted traffic signs are to be obeyed.
- All parking regulations are enforced 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
- No vehicles are to be driven and/or parked in such a manner that obstructs the free movement of emergency vehicles on campus. If a vehicle is so parked, it is subject to immediate tow at the owner's expense.
- Vehicle detailing, washing, maintenance, and repairs are not permitted to be performed in campus parking lots or structures. Individuals conducting repairing or washing personal vehicles on university premises may be referred for disciplinary action. Additionally, individuals improperly disposing of hazardous materials (oil, power steering fluid, antifreeze, batteries, etc.) will be subjected to revocation of the vehicle entry sticker.
- University employees and students are not classified as visitors to the campus and are not eligible to park in Visitor Designated Lanes during times of restriction.
Driving while under the influence of Alcohol, Dangerous Drugs, and/or other Similar Substances
Driving while under the influence of alcohol, dangerous drugs, and/or other similar substances is a crime in the Philippines. Republic Act (RA) 10586 or the Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Act states that anyone caught driving under the influence may be meted with imprisonment, and/or fines of up to PHP500,000, depending on the gravity of the accident. It is a major safety hazard to everybody, as well as the University community, to drive a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and dangerous drugs and will be treated as such. If anyone appears to be driving on campus while intoxicated or under the influence of dangerous drugs, the University Security Supervisor will be called to assist. Any person may be arrested for driving while intoxicated or under the use of dangerous drugs and/or may receive punitive action from the University.
Removal of Vehicles
The University Security Supervisor may cause the removal of any vehicle not in operation for 15 days or more, any vehicle left parked in a lot for 15 days or more, any vehicle abandoned or left on the University campus at the end of the academic year or when a vehicle is found blocking the free movement of emergency vehicles; or poses a safety hazard to persons, traffic, or property. The costs of towing or removal will be charged to the person in whose name the vehicle is registered.
Public Safety, Parking, and Transportation Policy
The function of Public Safety and Parking and Transportation Services is to protect life and property, to help maintain a desired academic environment on the campus, to enforce vehicle rules, and to perform other related duties. The Public Safety, Parking, and Transportation Services are managed and supervised by the University Security Office. The University Security Office is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including summers and holidays.