Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa on Wednesday belied a supposed plot that several people are out to bomb malls in Metro Manila.
Speaking to reporters, Dela Rosa said they are investigating the source of the text message that has been circulating on social media.
"Yung text message? I don't know kung saan ang source niyan," he said.
"As of now, hindi ko kino-confirm 'yan. Hindi dapat ma-alarm ang public," Dela Rosa added.
According to the text message, four women are plotting to do suicide bombing in malls in Manila. The hoax text message is also encouraging the public to stay away from malls.
But dela Rosa allayed fears, and urged the public not to be alarmed.
The Department of National Defense (DND) has also said the text message is bogus.