Puneet Varma

Camp Atienza

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Type  Military Base
Condition  active, as of 2014
Phone  +63 2 911 6824
Controlled by  Philippine Army
Materials  Concrete, Steel
Owner  Philippines
Camp Atienza
In use  1979-current  Philippines
Past commanders  BGEN Felizardo "Frank" A. Simoy, AFP
Address  FVR Rd, Bagumbayan, Quezon City, Philippines
Similar  Camp Aguinaldo, Camp Crame, Green Meadows Subdivisi, The Immaculate Concepti, Philippine Institute of Volcanol

Firing at camp atienza


Camp Gen. Rigoberto Atienza or Camp Atienza in Libis, Quezon City was named after the 9th Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Camp Atienza serves as the headquarters of the 51st Engineering Brigade.

Contents

History

Originally known as the "Santolan Barracks", the facility was renamed Camp General Rigoberto J Atienza on 8 October 1979 pursuant to GO Nr 377, GHQ AFP dated 6 June 1979 in honor of the first Engineer Officer to served as AFP Chief of Staff and has served as a Second Lieutenant at the Old Santolan Barracks in Libis, Quezon City. Co-located with the brigade headquarters in Camp Atienza is the Headquarters and Headquarters Company and the Engineer Maintenance and Support Battalion (Provisional).

During Typhoon Ondoy, September 2009, extreme floods affected part of Camp Atienza due to unrelenting rains and the overflowing of the banks of the Marikina River. Despite that the camp was bordered by riprap stone against the river, it wasn’t able to spare itself the brunt of mother nature.

The damaged facilities are as follows; WAC Quarters, Deputy Commander’s Quarters, Office of the Command Communication, Electronics and Information Office (G6), the Officers’ Club House, and BOQ. The estimated cost of the damaged facilities and equipment was P1. 8M. The damage came after the new gate of the camp has been inaugurated.

The camp's unit was put into action in the repair and restoration of not only the base's facilities but other affected parts of the Marikina Valley.

Location

Camp Atienza is located on the banks of the Marikina River about a kilometer north of Eastwood City in Libis.

Facilities

  • 100m firing range
  • Sarge Coffeeshop
  • Officer's Club
  • BOQ
  • WAQ Quarters
  • References

    Camp Atienza Wikipedia


    Similar Topics
    Camp Aguinaldo
    Camp Crame
    Scott Baldwin (cricketer)
    Topics