Employees in Cebu Provincial Capitol Evacuated Over Bomb Threat

Cebu Provincial Capitol Received Bomb Threat Forcing Employees to Evacuate

Employees of the Cebu Provincial Capitol stopped their works after they allegedly received a bomb threat message from an unknown suspect.

Following a bomb threat received by employees, police searched the area around the Capitol legislative building. On Monday, September 13, staff was apparently interrupted by a bomb threat.

Cebu Capitol Bomb Threat

As police, its ordnance squad, and the Special Weapons and Tactics (Swat) scoured the area, all workers allocated to the building were told to leave. Vice Governor Hilario “Junjun” Davide III said one of his staff members received a phone call around 11:50 a.m. saying a bomb had been installed in the area.

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The call was made through a landline, according to Davide, informing us that a bomb had been installed in the premises. Felicisimo Tandoy Jr. was identified as the call’s recipient.

According to him, the caller was a woman who, on her initial call to the office number, did not speak. When she was told she was contacting the Governor’s office, she called back and ordered him to leave the legislative building immediately because a bomb would go off in the next 20 minutes, then she hung up.

The Vice Governor’s office, Provincial Board Members’ offices, and the Cebu provincial offices of the Commission on Elections in Cebu (Comelec-Cebu), Commission on Audit (COA-Cebu), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and Department of Agrarian Reform are all housed in the legislative building (DAR).

As of this writing, investigators are still trying to figure out who the caller was and whether or not the threat was genuine. A bomb threat was made against Cebu City Hall, the center of authority for the Cebu City Government, last week.

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