Camp Aguinaldo boosts securityBy Frances Mangosing
MANILA, Philippines—Enhanced security measures were now being implemented at the military’s main headquarters at Camp Aguinaldo, following a series of burglaries.
Other than nightly checkpoints, the military has also positioned round-a-clock patrol to every checkpoints to augment the security inside the camp, spokesman Colonel Arnulfo Marcel Burgos Jr. told reporters.
Peso rides, the shuttle service around the camp, were also extended until 12 midnight.
“Another development in our enhanced security measures is the tasking of AFP military police to inform the personnel living inside Camp Aguinaldo to personally fetch their dependents at the gate if they arrive beyond midnight,” he added.
But Burgos reminded the residents that the security of their own homes was still an individual responsibility.
According to official reports, at least 15 military quarters have been burglarized since January this year, carting away cash and wallets, laptop and desktop computers, cameras and phones, among others.
Burgos though clarified that the car theft incident last Saturday was an isolated case, referring to the Mazda sedan of Colonel Nelson Chedrome stolen right inside the Camp Aquinaldo in Quezon City.
The car was found abandoned in Bulacan Tuesday morning.