Mapua suspends classes in Manila, Makati campus due to ‘bomb scare’

Mapua University in Intramuros, Manila suspended their classes on Thursday following the news of a bomb threat | Photo courtesy DZRH Boy Gonzales

Classes in both Manila and Makati campuses of Mapua University are canceled on Thursday due to a reported bomb threat.

According to Gary Fabavier, Security Commander of Intramuros Administration, authorities of the said university in Manila received a text message in the morning regarding a bomb blast around 10:10 AM.

The bomb squad of Manila Police District (MPD) and SWAT Team immediately investigated the place and later on, declared the area as negative with any explosions.

Meanwhile, the Makati campus of the said university received the same message around 10:25 AM.

In a statement, Fritz Faulve, Security Detachment Commander of Mapua-Makati campus, said that the bomb scare took place while there is an on-going midterm examination.

Mapua University, in a tweet, announced that it would observe “digital day” and hold classes online, advising students to log into their Blackboard accounts

Meanwhile, authorities are still investigating the source of the bomb scare messages.

It can also be recalled last year, Mapua suspended classes and work in its Manila campus after receiving a bomb scare message. However, the threat was then reported to be a false alarm.

READ: Bomb threats plagued 2 top Manila universities

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