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4 universities abort classes due to bomb threat

  • Written by Itchie Cabayan
  • Published in Metro
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FOUR universities in Manila received bomb threats yesterday, resulting in tension among students and the sudden suspension of classes.

A report from the Manila Police District (MPD)-Explosives and Ordnance Division (EOD) said the threats began coming in at around 4 a.m. at the College of the Holy Spirit Manila, Centro Escolar University (CEU), San Beda College and the Eulogio Amang Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology (EARIST).
   
Ret. Col. Nick Griño, chief security of CEU, reportedly said that they learned of the bomb threat only via Facebook, from a certain Abu Raja, who claimed to be a member of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG).
   
The post said that bombs will explode in their university and several others located in the vicinity of Malacañang at 8 a.m.
   
Abu Raja was also said to have expressed readiness to surrender to President Rodrigo Duterte and admit that they had planted bombs in the said schools.
   
The said campuses were scoured by policemen, who did not find any bomb or any explosive device.
   
The K-9 units and EOD of the Manika Police District were aided by the National Capital Region PoliceOffice.