MANILA (UPDATED) – Classes were dismissed early at St. Paul College Pasig on Thursday morning due to a bomb threat.
Senior Superintendent Mario Rariza, Pasig Police chief, said the school decided to send home all the students of the all-girls school after they started receiving text messages about the bomb threat at around 9 a.m.
The school directress, Dedicacion Rosario, later announced that the search conducted by policemen and bomb squad personnel yielded negative results.
On Wednesday, the University of Santo Tomas also received a bomb threat, which was later found to be a hoax.
Manila policemen and bomb squad personnel were sent to the university campus along España Boulevard in Sampaloc district to check for bombs. The university did not suspend classes.
Just last February 12, a similar bomb hoax also disrupted classes at the Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) in Katipunan, Quezon City. – report from Zhander Cayabyab, dzMM