Fire hits Army headquarters


MANILA, Philippines–A fire of an unknown origin swept through an office at the Philippine Army Headquarters in Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City early Sunday, causing about P30 million in damage.

The fire broke out at the right wing of the Army Support Command (ASCOM) at 12:14 a.m. and was put out at 1:40 a.m., a statement from the Army said.

The incident destroyed some office equipment and administrative files of the command, it added.

Segeant Rodeline Sobrapena, the enlisted personnel on duty, sustained a minor hand injury and was treated immediately at the Army General Hospital inside the camp.

The cause of the fire were still being investigated by a team from the Bureau of Fire Protection in Taguig.

The ASCOM will relocate at Camp Servillano Aquino in San Miguel, Tarlac City.

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  • basilionisisa

    why do i feel this fire is suspicious? kaninong mga files ang nakatago dyan? anyone with pending civil or criminal case or under investigation?

  • $20926843

    This fire does not bode well insofar as  the present Commanding General of the Philippine Army in the person of Lt Gen Bautista – a strong contender   to be the next Chief of Staff of the AFP with the impending retirement of Gen Dellosa.  ASCOM is the repository of the supply and logistics of the whole Philippine Army.  There is supposed to be an annual fire drill and inspection of its facilities.  What happened then?

    • Loggnat

      The Aquino administration should remove Gen. Bautista’s name in the short list for the next Chief of Staff if any of his records are part of the file that were destroyed in this fire. An incomplete evaluation and assessment of his records is valid enough reason to have his name removed, I say.

    • Loggnat

      Annual? A daily fire inspection checklist should be required at the end of the day by the last officer that will secure and lock the facility. If there is a charge of quarters/office that is assign for the night, he/she should be doing fire inspection during his scheduled security walk around in the facility. No excuses for not having anything similar in place. A military organization who cannot provide security for their important offices cannot be trusted to provide security for the country. Plain and simple.

  • wakats

    Former PNP Director General A. Razon & co. are being charged by the Ombudsman of graft raps for suspected ghost repairs of 28 V-150 Light Armored Vehicles in 2007 worth more than P400M.

    Is the fire in the Army Support Command which destroyed administrative files, etc, connected to or possibly an offshoot of the ongoing investigation in the PNP?

    The ASCOM is the logistic arm of the army in areas of vehicles and armaments maintenance, etc, and suspicion will naturally sprout if no thorough investigation is conducted on the mysterious/accidental fire.  

    • Aturni

      “The ASCOM is the logistic arm of the army in areas of vehicles and armaments maintenance”

      Paano nadamay dito si Razon…???

  • nti_boohaya

    Kid, kumita na yang palusot na yan pero hangang ngayon ginagamit pa rin.  Happy new year to those who got off the hook as a result of files lost due to the “fire.”    

  • Albert Einstien

    BAKA gagawing  MALL with condo…..KKK watch out…….ascom from D Fort to tarlac……

  • Bansot

    The Army has an excellent intelligence … that they know well in advanced that their department will be the subject of auditors’ visits next year….. the result “UNEXPLAINED FIRE” which destroyed most documents.. very commendable efforts , huh!!!

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