Several government agencies have confirmed receiving bomb threats on Monday prompting inspection from the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) allegedly received a threat from a Japanese national according to the Quezon City Police Department.
The BFP said that the bomb threat was reported at 11:03AM. Employees were asked to vacate the premises in order to allow authorities to investigate.
Officials also investigated the premises of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA).
Bataan and Olongapo City in Zambales also suspended government work and classes due to the bomb threat.
“Meron pong kumakalat ngayon na bomb threat na ang target daw ay mga government offices. Malamang ay hoax po ito at di kailangan mag-alala. Pero para makasigurado at maging maingat na maingat: ang mga government offices po kasama ang mga schools ay suspendido na po ngayong hapon. Kasama na po ang private schools para mapanatag po ang isip ng lahat,” said Olongapo Mayor Rolen Paulino Jr.
“Again: Operations of government offices except for essential emergency services and classes of all levels (both public and private) are suspended.”
“Mag-ingat po ang lahat. Mag-iikot na po ang PNP para magcheck po ng mga government offices. God bless po sa lahat. God bless Olongapo.”
The unverified email was sent to government officials allegedly coming from a Japanese national. The man said that he has set up high-performance bombs in government facilities.