Filipino broadcasters' rooms burglarized in Rio

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 05, 2016 08:36 PM
Filipino broadcasters' rooms burglarized in Rio
Marjon and Cruz reportedly lost over a combined P50,000 in the incident.

Even before the Rio Olympics have begun, questions of security have already plagued the event.

The fears have now rang true, as two Filipino broadcasters, Lia Cruz and Magoo Marjon lost a hefty amount of cash after reportedly getting their rooms at the official media village broken into.

Cruz and Marjon are representing TV5, the official Philippine broadcaster of the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Cruz announced the break-in earlier in a tweet. 

Marjon was reported by a source to have lost 600 Euros (around P32,000) while Cruz lost 400 Euros (around P21,000), even with the doors equipped with biometric locks.

According to the village's management, the only people who have access to their rooms are the occupants themselves, and the village's housekeeping.


And it looks like our fellow Filipinos aren't the only victimized members of the media covering the Olympics. 
Cruz got word that a French camera crew was robbed of their cameras while filming.

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