Filipino broadcasters' rooms burglarized in Rio
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 05, 2016 08:36 PM
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.
Thieves got into mine and @magoomarjon's rooms here in Rio and stole CASH. Worst part is, we're staying in the official media village.— Lia Cruz (@liadcruz) August 5, 2016
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.
This is despite fact that locks on all rooms are biometrics, but management of vill has disclosed that housekeeping has access to all rooms— Lia Cruz (@liadcruz) August 5, 2016
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.
We've also heard that a French camera crew had their cameras snatched from them while they were filming on Copacabana— Lia Cruz (@liadcruz) August 5, 2016