House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez has no plans of dropping his principle that the June 2 attack at Resorts World Manila (RWM) regardless of the police’s identification of the gunman as a playing addict who was drowning in debt.
During the House of Representatives’ listening to on the attack Wednesday (June 7), Alvarez stood by his terrorism declare even after National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Oscar Albayalde outlined the time period as “an act of violence that would create massive casualties and massive fear in the population.”
Albayalde stated the RWM attack can’t be thought-about an act of terrorism because the gunman, Jessie Carlos, didn’t intend to kill folks even when he was armed with a child armalite.
It was the smoke from the fireplace began by Carlos that induced the deaths of 37 folks, he added.
Alvarez, nevertheless, maintained that the attack must be thought-about an act of terrorism because it “caused terror” among the many public.
“Simply a person who harms and kills any body indiscriminately is an act of terrorism, whether or not he is a member of a terrorist (group) or is a known terrorist,” he stated.
Both the police and President Rodrigo Duterte have dominated out terrorism as an angle in the attack.