Mapua bomb threat a false alarm

Published September 18, 2018, 6:23 PM

by Roel Tibay

By Katherine Marajas

After receiving a bomb threat through text, classes and office work were suspended at Mapua University in Intramuros, Manila this afternoon.

“We have received a bomb threat this afternoon; as safety precaution, CLASSES ARE IMMEDIATELY SUSPENDED AND EVERYONE IS REQUIRED TO LEAVE THE CAMPUS NOW,” the university said in a Facebook post.

In an interview with a Mapua student, he said that they conducted an earthquake drill at 9:45 am on September 18.

“May planong pagsabog na magaganap tayong 18-9-18 sa mapua manila ang New Peoples Army. Tinanim ang mga pinagaaral nilang studyante ang dalawang explosive matapos ang isinagawang drill kaninang umaga. Nakatakdang sumabog ito ngayong alas singko ng hapon. Mag ingat at maging alerto. Ipasa sa mga kaibigan at mahal sa buhay. MABUHAY ANG NEW PEOPLES ARMY!,” a text message sent to students read.

The school notified the police about the bomb threat, but after checking the school buildings and surroundings, the threat turned out to be a false alarm.

Meanwhile, Mapua announced on Twitter that the classes and office work will resume tomorrow, September 19, 2018.

“Mapúa University Intramuros Campus is negative from any explosive and hazardous materials. Classes and office work in the Intramuros Campus will resume tomorrow, September 19, 2018,” the university wrote.