PSE bomb threat forced suspension of trading

By on Oct 21, 2010 in Business, Stock Market, World Comments

The PSE Tower One building on Ayala Avenue received a bomb threat that prompted the stoppage of trading at the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) this morning. The suspension of trading at the PSE was reported by ABS-CBN Business correspondent Martha Vinzons. According to the report, the bomb threat was received around 10 a.m.

The security guards of the building led reporters out of  Tower One and Exchange Plaza at the Ayala Triangle after receiving the bomb threat. After almost 30 minutes, traders, tenants and employees were also asked to evacuate the entire building using stairs instead of the elevators.

The employees and traders were asked to stay away from the building, including those at the fountain, and were led to the garden area at the Ayala Triangle.

The Makati bomb squad is still searching for the bomb as of posting and that the Makati police have already cordoned off the area as a security measure.

PSE president and CEO Val Antonio Suarez explained that trading at the PSE has been suspended for security reasons and that a clearance from the police is needed before the trading can resume.

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