RESORTS WORLD MANILA (RWM) has officially released the names of the casualties in the fire and shooting incident that happened past midnight on June 2, 2017.

In a press statement, RWM said, “It is with deep regret 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.”

The confirmed fatalities are the following:

EMPLOYEES

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

Plus two other unidentified personne

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
10 Cliff Reyneira
11 Rolando Pena Sison
12 Eluterio Reyes
13 Antonina Yuzon Allanigue
14 Sheila Malicse
15 Carmelita Taylo Delacruz
16 Mielle Oliveros
17 Pamela Silvestre
18 Elizabeth Gonzales

And four others who are yet to be identified.

One of the casualties, Elizabeth Panlilo Gonzales is the wife of Pampanga 3rd district Rep.Aurelio “Dong” Gonzales.

Philippine National Police Chief, Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa with the members of the PNO at the Resorts World Hotel Casino on Friday morning. – Photo by Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

According to RWM, their security team confirmed that they were able to shoot and wound the gunman. “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.”

One of the member of RWM security team, Bernard Cajigas sustained a gunshot wound.

The establishment also 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.”

We at Ely’s Planet are saddened of this incident. Let us all continue to pray for each and everyone in the Philippines.

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