The De La Salle University (DLSU) Manila and the Manila Police District (MPD) denied reported kidnappings that occurred over the past week near the school’s campus along Taft Avenue in the city.
An ABS-CBN News report said that the School’s Office of the Vice President for External Affairs on Thursday said the administrative office directly received reports from concerned citizens in the previous days.
In a statement, the DLSU student government said it has coordinated with the police and no attempted kidnapping has been reported.
Likewise, MPD Director Police Brig. Gen. Andre Dizon confirmed that no kidnapping incident has been documented in the area by substations.
The DLSU student government said the matter has been raised to university officials for investigation.
“We urgently advise the Lasallian community to remain vigilant and to keep safe inside and outside the university’s vicinity,” it said in a social media post.
“Rest assured, your USG will keep the community updated regarding these reports of this nature and shall be in constant communication with the University administrators,” it said.
Both the university and the police urged the public to immediately contact authorities in case of any suspicious activities.
According to Dizon, they have posted emergency hotlines in different schools so individuals can immediately reach out to the authorities.
He added that they are continually beefing up police visibility through patrols done nightly around schools.