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Video footage from the Manila resort's deadly attack shows the gunman setting fire to the casino, stealing gambling chips, and shooting at.


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The man who attempted to rob a Manila casino, leading to the deaths of 37 people, had fallen prey to the gambling industry, his parents told.


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Authorities offer competing theories on motivation after attack kills at least 36, mostly from suffocation, in Philippines capital.


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Last June, Resorts World Manila suffered a nightmarish attack by a gunman who set fire to the second floor casino area, leaving 36 dead and.


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The owner of the casino Resorts World Manila has tweeted out a new statement in which it confirms '35 casualties' along with 54 others injured.


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AT least 36 people have been killed after a "white gunman speaking English" stormed a Manila casino, stole £million worth of chips and set fire to gambling​.


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A few minutes after midnight of 2 June , a gunman carrying bottled gasoline and an M4 Bushmaster rifle [8] [9] entered the Resorts World Manila casino's second floor for high rollers. The footage also revealed that the suspect unmasked after hiding at the base of the hotel stairwell, revealing his face as he looked directly at one of the cameras during his flight upstairs. BBC news. Only passengers and airport personnel already inside were able to move between terminals during the shutdown. GMA News Online. The gunman reportedly wore a mask, and did not utter any words or battle cries before opening fire with his rifle. Retrieved 8 June GMA News. Police investigation revealed that Carlos was an avid gambler, often betting large sums of money, and cited his gambling addiction as the primary reason for his mounting personal problems and his eventual motivation to rob a casino. Carlos eventually developed an addiction to gambling at casinos in an attempt to repay his debt from cockfighting, and was known to have been a high roller regular at various casinos Resort World Manila was not among the casinos he regularly frequented [2] , until PAGCOR, upon request of next-of-kin, banned him from entering all casinos on 3 April At the time of the attack and his death, Carlos had accumulated a debt of 4 million pesos in his bank account, in addition to other non-bank related debt. Sian said that attacker left a bag of bullets in the room where people suffocated to death. Aurelio D. Retrieved 2 June Retrieved 4 June Retrieved 1 June Associated Press. Soon after the incident, Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa issued official statements regarding the attack, describing the attack as being perpetrated by a single shooter, refuting prior eyewitnesses' statements that there were two gunmen, and that the motive was to steal chips from the casino area of the resort complex, clearing the casino of all employees and guests with warning shots and setting the casino room ablaze as a distraction or smoke screen. Sian in his presentation points out that there were 13 fire exits on the second floor of the casino, 9 of which are in the gaming area. By am, a SWAT team had responded in a raid of the mall and casino premises. Since the start of the investigation Dela Rosa has consistently rejected claims of terrorism, stating that the attack may have been a robbery, and refuted eyewitnesses' initial cries that the attack might be linked to any ISIL-related action, which caused panic among many hotel employees and guests. The issuance of access passes to passengers were temporarily suspended. The gunman had arrived at the casino in a taxi, which driver was later interviewed revealing that the gunman hailed for him at San Lazaro and spoke fluent Tagalog , [12] but disputes the allegation that the suspect was shot in the leg during the initial standoff with the SWAT by claiming that the suspect was already limping when he exited the taxi to enter the casino the suspect was later revealed in an autopsy to not be wounded by gunfire in the leg. The gunfire caused mass panic, and in the evacuation some guests were injured by a stampede. Gomez claims to have ten years of experience as a security practitioner. He said that people may have thought that there were many gunmen and decided to stay put instead of leaving for fear of their lives despite the outside area already burning. The management of Resorts World Manila admitted that there was a lapse of security in one of the house probes. He actively participated in cockfight betting since , [36] and was last active in the scene in Tanauan, where he bred and sold fighting cocks at his farm. Fox News. The license suspension imposed by PAGCOR was lifted on June 29, , and on the same day Resort World Manila resumed its gambling operations in gaming areas not affected by the attack. Resorts World Manila President Kingson Sian said that the management however was able to execute emergency protocol which led to the evacuation of thousands of people from the establishment. Retrieved 11 June Pacific News Center. Following the identification of the casino attacker, further investigation was conducted by the Manila police to probe connections between the casino attack and the deaths of Elmer Mitra Jr. The Philippine Star. Retrieved 3 June Philippine Daily Inquirer. It hired Blackpanda , a private security consultant, to tighten its security procedures. While initial suspicions strongly pointed towards a terrorist attack, with affiliates of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ISIL claiming responsibility, representatives of the Philippine National Police consistently maintained that the motive was likely robbery. He also denied that the incident was terrorism-related, but warned that a terrorist incident could occur in the Philippines. The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation PAGCOR , the licensor of Resorts World Manila, said that it had issued a security advisory to its licensee casinos to provide additional precautionary measures in wake of recent terrorist incidents and the martial law declaration in Mindanao. The attack, occurring concurrently with the Marawi crisis in Mindanao , targeted an area popular with Western and American tourists, fueling speculation of the attack being affiliated to ISIL -aligned Abu Sayyaf and the Maute group , or its sympathizers. The casino resort experienced a decline in revenue, causing management to rush "Phase 3" of the facility's development. The suspect fled the casino and meandered throughout the complex before eventually isolating himself in a hotel room where, according to Dela Rosa: "He lay down on the bed, covered himself with a thick blanket, apparently poured gasoline on the blanket and burned himself". Members of the Philippine Congress expressed sadness over the attack. Travellers International Hotel Group, the operator of Resorts World Manila, condemned the attack as a "cowardly act of a deranged mind. United States President Donald Trump expressed sadness over the incident, which he labeled as a terrorist attack, and added that U. Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano labeled the incident as "isolated". Speaker of the Philippine House of Representatives Pantaleon Alvarez disagreed with the conclusions of police, who ruled out terrorism in the investigation, and hinted at the possibility of the attack being a " lone wolf terrorist attack"; Alvarez called on the police and the military to cooperate closely in ensuring public safety against terrorism. Retrieved 10 June Retrieved 3 October SunStar Manila. Gomez also said that he had only "short, stint training" in his early part of career when asked about his police or military background. Gomez was already on his way home but returned to the casino when he was informed about the attack. CBS News. Senators Win Gatchalian and Grace Poe urged establishments, particularly tourism facilities, to tighten security. The gunman's bag containing the stolen chips was recovered in a toilet. BNO News. Retrieved 5 June Retrieved 20 June Archived from the original on 1 June The New York Times. A number of local celebrities offered their prayers to the victims of the attack. The National Economic and Development Authority assured that the fundamentals of the Philippine economy would not change due to the incident, which director-general Ernesto Pernia described as an "isolated criminal case of robbery. Gonzales, Jr. People hearing the initial shots immediately fled from the first and second floors of the building, but some retreated deeper into the building for cover. The Guardian. Four flights of the Philippine Airlines were delayed Operations of the airport normalized the following day but security measures were heightened. Anadolu Agency.{/INSERTKEYS}{/PARAGRAPH} From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The BFP has yet to conduct a fire safety inspection in the area. Sian also alleged that an explosion of a BMW car on display on the second floor contributed to the panic and says that the Bureau of Fire Protection BFP should confirm his claim. Cebu Pacific offered free refunding or rebooking for its patrons that book flights scheduled on June 2, PAGCOR suspended the operating license of Resorts World Manila on 9 June until it deems that it has rectified "its serious security lapses and deficiencies" saying that the incident put the gaming, tourism, and hospitality industries of the Philippines "in a bad light". The casino's CEO, Stephen Reilly said upon reviewing the CCTV footage that some security personnel where not in their posting area when the attacker entered the casino. Despite no one being directly injured by the suspect's gunfire, the burning casino furniture produced toxic smoke that caused at least 36 reported deaths from smoke inhalation as fumes overcame the crowd; among them were Elizabeth Panlilio Gonzales, wife of Pampanga Rep. Retrieved 19 June Retrieved 7 June CNN Philippines. Queried on why at least 37 people died despite the casino's efforts. Acop questioned his conflicting statements regarding his attendance in the PMA and it was found out that Gomez did not finish College. Pasay , Metro Manila , Philippines. Retrieved 9 September The Manila Times. Muntinlupa representative Ruffy Biazon and Senator Joel Villanueva urged the public to remain calm in order to avoid spreading fear and escalating the incident into an issue of national security. On 3 June, the authorities released CCTV footage of the incident that extensively depicted the progression of events. In response to the attack, the police has increased its presence in shopping malls in Metro Manila. On the same day, The Philippine National Police ordered the relieving of security guards posted in the entrance and exits of the Resorts World Manila casino. Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo from Guam condemned the attack and offered assistance to constituents on Guam attempting to contact family members at the resort. He said that he was admitted to the Philippine Military Academy PMA but claims to have been discharged due to "personal reasons". By September the casino had recovered most of its visitorship, accommodating 26, people per day on average compared to 28, prior to the attack. Retrieved 7 October Retrieved 6 June But Alvarez disagreed with the conclusion of authorities, saying it was a clear example of a "lone wolf" attack targeting civilians to inflict maximum loss of life and damage to property. SunStar Philippines. The Telegraph. The European Union expressed sympathy to the family and friends of the attack's victims and the Philippine government and hope for the speedy recovery of the injured. {PARAGRAPH}{INSERTKEYS}On 2 June , dozens of people at the Resorts World Manila entertainment complex in Pasay , Metro Manila , Philippines were killed or injured when a gunman caused a stampede and set fire to casino tables and slot machine chairs around midnight. The Philippine National Police probed any possible security lapses that may have allowed the gunman to enter the premises.