Resorts World Official Statement – June 2 with list of casualties : Updated with Message from Teodora Carlos – Mother of attacker

Resorts World Incident Update:

Teodora Carlos, mother of attacker, appeals to public to stop calling her son a terrorist and clarifies casino gambling addiction ruined his life that led to the incident. He is not part of ISIS. Teodora advised parents to keep watch and be vigilant if their children are already addicted to casinos because such addiction can lead to tragedies.
The attacker was Jessie Carlos, 43 y.o., former DOF employee. He was banned from all casinos April 2017. This is not an act of terrorism. Authorities encourage people to be more sensitive when posting terrorism-related opinions.

Cto: Carlo Lorenzo

Resorts World

OFFICIAL STATEMENT

Source of pictures and information (Resorts World and picture grabbed from CNN Philippines)

As of 3:00 pm., June 2, 2017

It is with deep regrets that we confirm that there were 35 casualties in this tragic incident, of which 13 are employees and 22 are guests. The identities of two employees and four guests are still being validated as of this time.
We are doing our very best to inform the families of the victims. We are extending all forms of assistance to the affected next of kin. We are one in mourning with the families of those affected by this tragedy.
This is also a very difficult time for all of us here in Resorts World Manila. We consider our guests, patrons and our employees as our family.
My colleague, Gina Alvarez, will read the names of the confirmed fatalities:

EMPLOYEES
FUNERAL PARLOR
1
Hazel Yangco
Veronica
2
Jellah Ramos
3
Melvin Herrera
4
Arvi Gavino
5
BJ Pagsibigan
6
Rojie S Uy
Veronica
7
Jessica Alindogan
8
Merylle Gwen Ala
9
Lea Grace Mozo
10
Loudette Santos
11
Kay Nuguerra

And 2 are still being identified
GUESTS
1
Caccam Katherine Cervantes
2
P Ling Hung Lee
3
Pacita Guillermo Comquilla
4
Pomenciano Vargas Jr.
5
Susan Abulencia
6
Lai Wei Chung
7
Jaime Gaboy Jr.
8
Ariel Abrogar
Veronica
9
Lai Yu Cheeh
Veronica
10
Cliff Reyneira
11
Rolando Pena Sison
Rizal
12
Eluterio Reyes
13
Antonina Yuzon Allanigue
14
Sheila Malicse
15
Carmelita Taylo Delacruz
Rizal
16
Mielle Oliveros
17
Pamela Silvestre
18
Elizabeth Gonzales
Veronica
And 4 are still being identified

Testimonies of responding members of Resorts World Manila’s security team confirm that they were able to shoot and wound the gunman that attacked Resorts World Manila in the early hours of June 02, 2017. Severe blood loss from the gunshot wound significantly slowed the assailant down and resulted to his holing up in a room where he took his own life.
We would like to extend our gratitude to our security team, particularly Mr. Bernard Cajigas, who also sustained a gunshot wound, and Mr. Petronio Kinol, Jr. We also commend the Philippine National Police and the Bureau of Fire Protection for their courage and efforts to contain the incident.
Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to refute claims circulating online that there were two assailants involved in the incident. We reiterate that there was only one gunman involved in this senseless attack.
On behalf of the victims’ families and loved ones, we request everyone to refrain from spreading hurtful speculation and false information.

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