NTC | Official Statement from NTC Management

As you may already know, there has been a series of bomb threats received by some Manila schools in the past few days, including our own National Teachers College. In all these instances, the police authorities have inspected the campuses and declared them safe and clear of explosives. 

One of our college students, however, was apprehended by the police in the conduct of their investigations into the NTC bomb threat. The student is now under police custody pending further investigation. We appreciate the quick action and assistance of the police and we will cooperate fully with them. Before any conclusion is reached, we have to presume that all accused are innocent until proven guilty. Rest assured, we are offering psychological support to our student, without prejudice to the conduct of our own administrative investigation and the imposition of the proper disciplinary sanctions, if ever.

In light of the foregoing circumstances, be reminded that the malicious dissemination of false information or the willful making of any threat concerning bombs, explosives or any similar device or means of destruction, INCLUDING MERE PRANKS, through WORD OF MOUTH or any means of communication are SERIOUS, NON-BAILABLE offenses punishable by up to FIVE YEARS IMPRISONMENT, and/or a fine of up to PhP40,000, as provided under Presidential Decree No. 1727. Our law enforcers are fully equipped with the latest technology and sophisticated devices to identify anonymous violators.

There is no higher priority to NTC than the safety and security of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. In this regard, we will continue to strictly implement bag inspections, NO ID, NO ENTRY policy, and evacuation protocols, as security measures to enhance your safety while inside school premises.

To maximize these security measures, we shall need your utmost cooperation and vigilance in identifying and reporting potential risks. Please be guided by the following:

  1. Be on the lookout for suspicious items such as unattended bags, or anything unusual within or nearby campus premises.
  2. Be wary of people who are acting suspiciously or who are not wearing the proper student/personnel uniform.                
  3. Take note of any oral or written threats made against you, school personnel or property.
  4. It is important that students report any of the above instances IMMEDIATELY to the nearest school personnel. The NTC faculty and staff are REQUIRED TOIMMEDIATELY RELAY THESE REPORTS to the nearest security guard or to the following NTC security officers:
    • Facilities and Security Head : Rolly Arcega
    • Security Detachment Commander : Jojo Tolentino
    • Security Liaison Officer: Jun Cortez
  5. Listen to announcements and strictly follow orders during evacuations. Do not panic.

We assure you that NTC remains a safe and secure community. Together, let's help one another keep NTC as a safe haven for learners to achieve their hopes and dreams in life.