Both Mapua University and the
University of Sto. Tomas were on high alert after bomb threats sent via text
messages circulated on social media on September 18 and September 19,
respectively. The threats were allegedly sent by the New People’s Army (NPA), a
matter vehemently denied by the group, even calling the bomb scare as “cowardly
Authorities who investigated the
reports said that it was a false alarm in both cases.