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Ateneo de Manila campus gets bomb threats

Oct 28, 2019 - 12:15 AM

(UPDATED) The Ateneo de Manila University and the PNP conduct an evening and morning sweep of the campus, and find no irregularities

Mapua suspends classes due to 'bomb threat'

Sep 19, 2019 - 11:29 AM

Mapua University declares 'digital day' – all classes will be done online today

BOMB SCARE. Manila cops secure the vicinity of Mapua University in Intramuros, Manila, after a bomb scare on September 19, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Madrid skyscraper housing embassies evacuated over false bomb threat

Apr 16, 2019 - 7:34 PM

(UPDATED) 'It was finally determined that the threat was false. Everything goes back to normal,' the police say after searching the building

FALSE THREAT. Spanish police remove a cordon outside the Torre Espacio skyscraper at the Cuatro Torres (Four Towers) business park in Madrid on April 16, 2019. Photo by Gabriel Bouys/AFP

Facebook's California campus evacuated due to bomb threat

Dec 12, 2018 - 3:24 PM

The evacuation is temporary – no suspicious packages or other devices are found by the San Mateo bomb unit

BOMB THREAT. The Facebook sign and logo is seen in Menlo Park, California on November 4, 2016. Photo by Josh Edelson/ AFP

CNN's New York offices evacuated after bomb threat, no explosive found

Dec 07, 2018 - 12:57 PM

The roughly 90-minute drama recalls a similar evacuation in October after an explosive device was discovered at CNN's New York headquarters

Police file criminal complaint vs blogger Drew Olivar at DOJ

Sep 27, 2018 - 7:28 PM

Police complete gathering their digital evidence against Mocha Uson’s co-vlogger who spread a fake bomb threat during rallies that remembered Martial Law

BOMB THREAT. Blogger Drew Olivar faces a criminal complaint over a fake bomb threat posted on Facebook. Screenshot from Olivar's video blog

Metro Manila police to file complaint vs blogger Drew Olivar over bomb scare

Sep 22, 2018 - 5:25 PM

'We will prepare appropriate charges before the City Prosecutor,' says National Capital Region Police Office chief Guillermo Eleazar

NCRPO CHIEF. NCRPO chief Guillermo Eleazar says in a news briefing on September 22, 2018, that a complaint will be filed against blogger Drew Olivar for making a bomb scare post on social media. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Afghan man held after bomb threat near Bern station

Mar 03, 2018 - 8:38 AM

Two suspicious objects found in the man's possession are rendered harmless. There is no explosion or any injuries or damage.

Package with ‘bomb threat’ note disrupts operations in Iloilo town port

Oct 31, 2017 - 12:03 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard seizes a package in Estancia Freeport in Iloilo after being alerted of its 'bomb threat' note

'BOMB THREAT'. Authorities seize this package after being alerted of a 'bomb threat' note written on it, on October 30, 2017. Photo from Philippine Coast Guard

Ateneo de Davao suspends classes over bomb threat

Sep 29, 2017 - 3:27 PM

(3RD UPDATE) A text message warning of a bomb explosion at the Ateneo de Davao University causes the suspension of classes and the evacuation of the campus for several hours

Who posted the bomb threat? Police affidavit vs anti-Duterte netizen misses crucial details

Sep 16, 2017 - 5:16 PM

The police accuse Willyn Trabajador of posting a bomb threat against President Rodrigo Duterte, but the criminal complaint they filed against her raises more questions than answers

For anti-Duterte netizen, online troll attacks turn into real world nightmare

Sep 15, 2017 - 4:30 PM

EXCLUSIVE: The Philippine National Police files a criminal complaint against Willyn Trabajador, whom they accuse of posting a bomb threat against the President's followers. But Trabajador insists her account was cloned.

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Jun 01, 2017 - 12:59 PM

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MAP: Where did violence in PH erupt in past 6 months?

Dec 17, 2016 - 9:54 PM

UPDATED Bomb scares explosions public officials killed – Rappler compiles a list of the violent incidents that have erupted as of mid December in the Philippines

Government agencies get bomb threats

Nov 08, 2016 - 5:04 PM

UPDATED The DENR DILG DOLE and NEDA all received bomb threats at around 1 pm Tuesday November 8 The buildings have been cleared

Canada schools evacuated over unsubstantiated bomb threats

Sep 22, 2016 - 12:16 AM

No bombs are found but administrators say the schools will remain closed throughout the day as police conduct another sweep of the schools with classes expected to resume in the morning

DepEd, police team up vs bomb threats in Metro schools

Sep 10, 2016 - 8:52 PM

DepEd and NCRPO officials agree that a protocol must be set up on how to report fast and easy any of the issues from school authorities to the police

SIMULATION. The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) holds a simulation exercise at the Oranbo Elementary School in Pasig City on September 9, 2016. Photo from NCRPO Regional Public Information Office

Recent bomb threats in schools: 'Are kids your enemies?'

Sep 08, 2016 - 4:37 PM

Hindi naman siguro nila target in [mga] bata kasi mga kabataan ito Kung gusto nilang mag communicate bombing a school is not the best way to do it says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

VERIFY. Education Secretary Leonor Briones urges schools to carefully verify bomb threats they receive. Briones file photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Manchester United face multi-million bill for fake bomb 'fiasco'

May 16, 2016 - 8:34 PM

United vowed to reimburse the tickets of 75 000 fans who were evacuated Sunday ahead of the game against Bournemouth

The Bomb Disposal squad leave Old Trafford in their van after performing a controlled explosion inside the stadium after fans were evacuated before the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Bournemouth. Photo by PETER POWELL/EPA

Bomb threat forces temporary closure of EDSA-Main Avenue

Apr 17, 2016 - 11:00 PM

The closure causes heavy traffic along the major thoroughfare; all lanes are reopened past 10 pm

Ateneo de Manila campus declared safe after bomb threat

Mar 28, 2016 - 9:43 AM

4th UPDATE Classes in all levels and work will resume on Tuesday March 29

Students, faculty and staff of the Ateneo de Manila University congregate at an open field inside the school's campus after an emergency evacuation due to a bomb threat, March 28, 2016. Contributed photo

Passengers evacuated from Madrid-Riyadh flight after bomb threat

Feb 04, 2016 - 9:53 PM

A note reading 11:30 bomb is found pinned to the inside of the aircraft with a knife

BOMB THREAT. Saudi Arabian Airlines flight SVA 226 remains isolated in Adolfo Suarez-Madrid Barajas airport after evacuating 97 passengers and 15 crew members due to a bomb threat on February 4, 2016, in Barajas, 10 km from Madrid. Photo by Pedro Armestre/AFP

French, British schools on alert after bomb threats

Jan 28, 2016 - 8:40 PM

The threats are claimed by a Twitter account calling itself the Evacuation Squad with a profile picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin

India plane makes emergency landing after bomb call

Jan 23, 2016 - 5:53 PM

No bomb is found on the aircraft and passengers are being boarded after being given the go ahead to take off again

Air France says bomb scare was 'false alarm'

Dec 20, 2015 - 11:04 PM

The object which prompted a plane to make an emergency landing was not capable of causing an explosion the airline s chief executive says

Air France planes are parked on the tarmac of Charles de Gaulle airport on September 24, 2014 in Roissy, north of Paris, on the 10th day of Air France's pilots strike against the company's plan to develop its low-cost subsidiary. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN

Singapore Airlines flight from US gets bomb threat

Nov 22, 2015 - 10:08 PM

Checks are conducted but nothing suspicious is found on the plane or its passengers

AIR TRAVEL. Technicians work on Singapore Airlines aircraft at Changi Airport Singapore in this file photo taken on 18 September 2013. File photo by EPA/Rungroj Yongrit

Germany 'freedom' football match called off over bomb threat

Nov 18, 2015 - 8:43 PM

No explosives found so far and no arrests made after the Germany Netherlands friendly in Hanover was cancelled and thousands of fans evacuated

CANCELLED. A general view shows the empty HDI Arena (Niedersachsenstadion) after the football friendly match between Germany and the Netherlands was called off at short notice due to security concerns. Photo by CHRISTIAN CHARISIUS/EPA

Jet Airways plane diverts to Muscat after bomb threat

Jul 09, 2015 - 11:11 PM

All 54 passengers and seven crew members were evacuated once the plane landed safely in an isolated area at Muscat s international airport

White House press room evacuated during briefing

Jun 10, 2015 - 4:10 AM

Secret Service agents entered the room a short distance from the Oval Office and stopped the news conference due to a bomb threat but no device is found

Indonesian plane makes emergency landing after bomb threat

Apr 17, 2015 - 11:34 AM

UPDATE No bomb was found

BATIK AIR. A Batik Airline A320 stands in a hangar at Hang Nadim International Airport in Batam, Riau, in November 2014. File photo by EPA

PNP says bomb threat texts 'a cruel joke'

Feb 18, 2015 - 2:58 PM

The Philippine National Police appeals to the public against spreading unverified reports of bomb threats but stresses that the PNP is prepared for real threats

DON'T SOW PANIC. The PNP calls on the public to avoid spreading unverified reports on bomb threats. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Bomb threat disrupts work at DOJ

Jan 28, 2015 - 11:08 AM

UPDATED Department of Justice employees spend several hours outside the agency s compound in Padre Faura Manila while authorities verify the threat

BOMB THREAT. Employees are asked to evacuate the DOJ building over a reported bomb threat. File photo by Buena Bernal/Rappler Buena Bernal/Rappler

San Beda-Manila suspends classes after bomb threat

Oct 11, 2014 - 11:09 AM

The Office of the Rector President makes the announcement past 10 am Saturday October 11

Bomb threat disrupts classes, work in Miriam College

Oct 09, 2014 - 3:10 PM

UPDATED The school is already clear of any bomb threat after inspection of the Philippine National Police bomb squad

Bomb threat prompts class suspensions in 2 QC schools

Oct 02, 2014 - 4:47 PM

The Claret School of Quezon City is already clear of any bomb threat

Bomb threat: Classes suspended until MSU-IIT is cleared

Sep 22, 2014 - 7:26 PM

Mindanao State University Iligan Institute of Technology has yet to be cleared since receiving a bomb threat Monday afternoon

Man held over bomb threat as RAF escorts jet to UK airport

Aug 05, 2014 - 11:13 PM

Footage of the incident appears to show a Royal Air Force Typhoon jet escorting the Airbus A330 to Manchester Airport in northwest England

FEU classes suspended over 'bomb threat'

Jul 31, 2014 - 11:54 AM

2nd UPDATE Officials of the Far Eastern University and FEU Tech say they are working closely with security personnel to address the situation and secure the campus

Aquino: Terror threat in Davao 'unverified'

Jul 01, 2014 - 3:38 PM

Aquino says authorities had received a report that a terrorist known for making bombs had sent a bomb or a bomb laden vehicle to Davao City to further a terrorist attack

ON ALERT. Security forces guard Davao against possible terror threats. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

Pakistan's Musharraf survives apparent assassination attempt

Apr 03, 2014 - 8:53 PM

It was the 4th apparent attempt on the ex general s life with the first 3 occurring while he was in office

INDICTED. Pervez Musharraf addresses foreign media representatives at his farmhouse in Islamabad on December 29, 2013. Farooq Naeem/AFP Photo

San Beda-Rizal cleared after Recognition Day bomb threat

Mar 21, 2014 - 1:09 PM

The school cancels classes and office work after receiving calls warning about a possible bomb explosion

A cowardly act

Feb 16, 2014 - 6:04 PM

The bomb threat was not funny it was not harmless and yet you have done so much more damage to yourself than anyone or anything else

EVACUATED. Ateneo de Manila students and personnel evacuate the campus after a text message regarding a bomb threat spread on Wednesday, February 12. Photo from Colene Arcaina

Cleared: Ateneo reopens after bomb threat

Feb 12, 2014 - 12:17 PM

2nd UPDATE Ateneo President Fr Jose Ramon Villarin says they are now following leads of the bomb threat with the police

EVACUATED. Students of the Ateneo de Manila University were asked to vacate the campus. Photo by Colene Arcaina

Bomb scare disrupts work at LTFRB main office

Nov 04, 2013 - 1:14 PM

A grenade is found at the third floor of the LTFRB but police say there is no danger of explosion

No bomb in EDSA-FB Harrison–MMDA

Oct 09, 2013 - 6:55 PM

The agency confirms a suspicious bag thrown on a roof of a bus does not contain a bomb

HEAVY TRAFFIC. As of 6:12 pm, traffic view along EDSA Taft Rotonda. Photo from the MMDA

Court of Appeals, DOJ get bomb threats

Aug 07, 2013 - 1:21 PM

UPDATED The threats came a few hours apart to government offices located around the same area in Manila

Bomb threat in UP-AyalaLand Technohub a false alarm

Jun 25, 2013 - 7:18 PM

A bomb threat is reported at the UP Ayala Technohub in Quezon City Police are still trying to verify the report

BGC bomb threat a hoax, says PNP

Jun 07, 2013 - 5:33 PM

The bomb threat was meant to scare people after the deadly Serendra explosion the PNP says

Bomb threat prompts BGC Net One evacuation

Jun 07, 2013 - 4:00 PM

The reported bomb threat comes after an explosion in Two Serendra last week

BOMB THREAT. A fire truck is parked in front of the Net One building in Bonifacio Global City after a bomb threat is reported. Photo by Rappler/Paterno Esmaquel

Bomb threat closes Canada, US trade link

Jul 13, 2012 - 6:00 AM

The Detroit to Windsor Tunnel was closed on Thursday by police investigating an anonymous bomb threat