Classes in both Manila and Makati campuses of Mapua University are canceled on Thursday due to a reported bomb threat.
— DZRH NEWS (@dzrhnews) September 19, 2019
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
Mapúa University has declared Digital Day today for the students not to miss any classes. Class and work will resume tomorrow, September 20, 2019. The University continues to implement its tight security measures to maintain the safety and order on its campuses.
— Mapúa University (@MapuaUniv) September 19, 2019
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.