TENSION gripped the city-run Universidad de Manila (formerly City College of Manila) in Ermita, Manila, after it received a bomb threat yesterday morning. A report from the Manila Police District (MPD) said the threat came at around 10:25 a.m. via a text message, causing university officials to send its students out.
Said university is located near the Manila City Hall.
The said text message, sent from 09157090797 to one of the professors, reportedly read: “May bomba pong tinanim sa paligid ng Universidad de Manila nasa liblib pong mga lugar sa paligid ng school.. maaaring sumabog ito anomang oras ngayong Sabado.”
The matter was reported to the MPD which sent a team from the Explosive and Ordnance Division (EOD) as well as to the MPD-Station 5, after which the place was scoured for any explosive.
After a few hours, the university was declared safe and classes resumed, although security was tighter.
During the past few days, a number of universities in the city received bomb threats which, fortunately, all turned out to be negative.
A lady chair of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) and education student of the National Teacher’s College (NTC) was arrested by the police after having been identified as the source of the bomb threat received by her own school.