Security measures in Resorts World Manila in addition to different lodge casinos have been put into query by Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Friday (June 2).
“To PAGCOR (Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp.), do you only concern yourselves with gambling operations of these private casinos and you don’t anymore concern yourselves with security arrangements and physical matters like fire safety of the establishment you allow casinos in?” Pimentel requested.
Pimentel joined the rising variety of those that famous obvious safety lapses in Friday’s assault in Resorts World Manila by a lone gunman in who went on a taking pictures rampage and burned on line casino tables which prompted hearth that killed 36 individuals.
“What happened to your security arrangements? One person set your gaming floor on fire and was able to get his hands on gambling chops worth millions. What happened to you sprinkler system? Did it work?” he requested.
While the incident in Resorts World was alarming even terrorized quite a few individuals because it got here simply as when the disaster in Marawi City continues to be ongoing, Pimentel stated it nonetheless doesn’t qualify as a terroristic act beneath current legal guidelines.
“The incident looks like a criminal incident not related to any invasion, rebellion or even terrorism. Remember that terrorism under our laws has a technical meaning,” he stated.