Bomb scare a hoax, says UST security chief

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THE supposed bomb scare in the University was declared a hoax after the UST Security Office and the Manila Police District confirmed that no explosives were planted in the campus.

UST Security Office Chief Joseph Badinas said the bomb threat was received through a text message by a medical technology student, who reported the threat to the dean’s office of the Faculty of Pharmacy.

The report was then relayed to the Secretary General’s office and the Security Office.

The text message that circulated on Wednesday claimed there would be an explosion inside the campus by noon.

At the same time, the University was hosting a forum on peace efforts and the Lumad communities in Mindanao.

Badinas told the Varsitarian that the Philippine National Police was investigating the source of the text message.

In April, the St. Raymund de Peñafort Building housing the College of Commerce and the Faculty of Arts and Letters was the subject of a bomb threat, which police declared a hoax.

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