He has been described as "a high roller" (by Filipino standards) who was apparently over $81,000(USD) in debt, his family describes him as "a gambling addict" and his distraught mom says that in April she and his father asked the Manila casinos to ban him, which apparently they did.
The burning felt on the tables downstairs in the casino spread to the carpet, which was apparently flammable (!) and as the casino filled with smoke some people didn't get out before choking on the fumes.
Yes, no doubt you did. Within the first day after the event CNN, among others, was one specifically quoting the description of those ladies being discovered in the bathroom:Quote: NokTang
...I'm sure I read about a ladies bathroom...
Link to Friday version of CNN storyQuote: CNN (on 6/2)
The victims, who did not appear to have been shot, are thought to have died of suffocation, Southern Police District Director Superintendent Tomas Apolinario said Friday. "Most of the victims were women who were found dead inside the bathroom," he added.
There was only one gunshot wound, to the panicked lone armed guard inside the complex, who is said to have accidentally shot herself; and after spending plenty of time in-country I'm sure you'll understand why I don't find that last bit too surprising.
I'm planning on a trip to Manila soon but Resorts World was my destination for fine dining, at Wolfgang's Steakhouse in the mall and CRU Steakhouse in the Marriott. I also had some luck on the second floor casino, which I don't even know it is back open. RIP and God Bless Everyone. OO.