Camp Atienza

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Camp Gen. Rigoberto Atienza
Santolan Barracks
Located at Libis, Quezon City, Philippines
Camp Atienza is located in Metro Manila
Camp Atienza
Camp Atienza
Location in Metro Manila
Coordinates 14°36′56.52″N 121°4′37.56″E / 14.6157000°N 121.0771000°E / 14.6157000; 121.0771000
Type Military Base
Site information
Owner  Philippines
Controlled by Philippine Army
Condition active, as of 2014
Site history
In use 1979-current  Philippines
Materials Concrete, Steel
Garrison information
Past
commanders
US-O7 insignia.svg BGEN Felizardo "Frank" A. Simoy, AFP
Garrison

51st Engineering Brigade

Coordinates: 14°36′57″N 121°04′38″E / 14.615748°N 121.077130°E / 14.615748; 121.077130

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.

History[edit]

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).[1]

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.[2] The damage came after the new gate of the camp has been inaugurated.[3]

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.[4]

Location[edit]

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

Facilities[edit]

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

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