MANILA – A criminology school in Manila received a bomb threat Thursday, but authorities later found no bomb within the school's premises.
Classes were suspended at the Philippine College of Criminology (PCCr) after school officials received calls stating that a bomb inside the campus would explode, according to Plaza Miranda Police Community Precinct head Chief Inspector John Guiagui.
PCCr students and employees were told to evacuate the campus, located in Manila's Quiapo district.
Police said the school administration received a call from an unidentified man warning of the supposed bomb at 9:05 a.m. This was followed by another call at 9:20 a.m.
Aside from the evacuation, roads near the PCCr were also closed.
Bomb experts who inspected the school did not find any explosive.
Various schools and establishments have been receiving bomb threats recently, which have turned out to be hoaxes, since the fatal blast in Davao City last Friday.
The Davao City blast left at least 14 people dead.
The Philippine National Police has appealed to the public to stop spreading bomb hoaxes. It has also urged citizens to be vigilant amid the threat of a terrorist attack.