House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez isn’t shopping for the Philippine National Police’s assertion that robbery was the motive behind the attack at Resorts World Manila.
“This is a clear example of a ‘lone wolf’ terrorist attack targeting civilians to inflict maximum loss of life and damage to property, as what has happened in other countries,” Alvarez stated in an announcement Saturday (June three).
The Speaker urged authorities to “get their act together” and put stringent safety measures in place to make sure an identical attack won’t occur wherever within the nation.
He stated they need to provide you with a greater plan to safe Metro Manila and different city facilities from teams linked to the worldwide terrorist group ISIS.
“This incident should be a wake-up call for the police and the military to cooperate closely in making the seat of government and our financial and business center safe from any terrorist attack, whether by ‘lone wolves’ or heavily armed terrorist contingents, as what happened in Marawi City,” he stated.
PNP chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa earlier denied the attack at Resorts World attack was an act of terrorism, saying it was carried out by a deranged particular person who stole over P100 million value of on line casino chips.
Dela Rosa additionally disputed hypothesis that the attack was carried out by ISIS, saying the gunman ought to have strapped bombs onto himself if he had been a terrorist.
The gunman reportedly set among the tables on the Resorts World Manila on line casino on hearth and shot into the air earlier than locking himself up in a room to commit suicide.
Authorities stated the gunman set himself on hearth and shot himself as nicely.
Thirty-eight folks had been injured within the attack that occurred Friday (June 2). Authorities stated the casualties died from suffocation from being trapped inside Resorts World Manila advanced.
In his assertion, Alvarez additionally prolonged his condolences to the household of Pampanga Rep. Aurelio Gonzales over the death of his spouse, Elizabeth, within the attack.
“We express our profound sorrow that innocent people, including Mrs. Gonzales, lost their lives in this unspeakable tragedy. But we should not let this instill fear among the citizenry,” he stated.