CABANATUAN City -- Classes were temporarily suspended for almost two days at the Wesleyan University-Philippines after a supposed bomb threat sent through a text message threw into panic school authorities, teachers and students here last Wednesday afternoon.
City police commander Supt. Ponciano P. Zafra said WU-P president Pacifico B. Aniag immediately sought police and military assistance after he was informed at 1 p.m. by faculty members and students that massive bombings would take place inside the campus the next day. The bomb threat was a hoax.
“Sa lahat ng mga guro, kinauukulan at mga mag-aaral ng Wesleyan University Philippines, asahan ninyo na magkakaroon ng malawakang pagsabog sa buong campus sa ganap na Huwebes, Sept. 15, 2016. Please forward to all teachers/students of WUP,” said the text message sent via mobile phone number 0935-203-4264.
Zafra formed a composite team from the city and the provincial police, the Provincial Public Safety Company and the Army’s 3rd Infantry Battalion to cordon off the area as Explosive and Ordnance Unit of the 7th Infantry Division and the K-9 unit of the PPSC searched the campus premises for explosives.