by TNP staff

CMC bomb scare a hoax, search team says Photo by Tessa Barre
Photo by Tessa Barre.

Police officers confirmed a bomb threat to the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Mass Communication (CMC) was a hoax after finding no explosives at the college’s premises, Friday.

At around 11 a.m., Quezon City Police Department (QCPD) Bomb Squad and the UP Diliman Police (UPDP) officers arrived at UP CMC after a local council member called in to inform them of a bomb threat a CMC student received via text message.

“Plaridel. Ylanan. Plaridel. Ylanan. Mayroon na lamang kayong X oras bago sumabog ang bomba,” the text message said. “The die is cast.”

But after searching the college’s immediate premises, the officers found no signs of explosives and declared the college safe at noon.

UP CMC Dean Elena Pernia, meanwhile, advised students to be vigilant with such threat.

“We are responsible for the safety of the students. We will take care that no harm will ever come to all of us,” Pernia said.

Classes were not cancelled and no other security alert was reported for the rest of the day.


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