THE UNIVERSITY received a series of hoax bomb threats last month, according to a UST Security Affairs (UST-SA) police report.

Office of Student Affairs employee Thelma Maaña received a call last June 20 at around 2 p.m., saying a bomb was planted at the Main Building that might explode at around 3 p.m.

UST-SA Detachment Commander Capt. Mariano Maravilla immediately ordered a security check in the building, particularly in the comfort rooms, but no bombs were found.

A few minutes later, a disposal unit from the University Belt Area Police arrived and inspected the building and found nothing.

Earlier, a bomb threat from a female caller was made last June 17. The caller said there were bombs planted at the St. Raymund’s Bldg., the Roque Ruaño Bldg., the UST Central Library, and the UST High School.

And even three days earlier, a female caller had said there was a bomb planted in a vehicle with plate number WEN-837 parked in front of the Main Building.

The UST-SA conducted a series of inspections around the University on both occasions, but no bombs were found.

Last September, the Philippine National Police uncovered threats to bomb UST, a week after terrorists attacked the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon.

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