MANILA, Philippines – The Uptown Bonifacio at The Fort Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City on Saturday lit up a message of support for those who lose one’s life and suffered injuries after a gunman attacked the Resorts World Manila last Friday.
The iconic logo of Resorts World Manila and an image of two hands clasped together in prayer were projected on two high-rise buildings in the popular shopping, leisure and dining area.
In a Facebook status published on Saturday evening, the Megaworld Corporation said it also hoped to bring a message of hope for all the affected victims and their respective families.
“Beaming on Uptown Bonifacio is a message of support for the victims of the Resorts World incident and their families, and a message of hope that we’ll get through this together,” the in a Facebook post said using the hashtags #PrayForRWM and #PrayForPeace.
At least 38 individuals, including the gunman, were passed away in the Resorts World Manila attack.
Most of the casualties, the authorities said, died due to a suffocation at the second floor gaming area, which had been set on fire by the gunman.
The suspect was also found dead later on after he set himself on fire. The Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella and National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Oscar Albayalde announced on Sunday the identity of the gunman after they interviewed his wife and parents.
The gunman’ mother asked for deepest forgiveness from the families of the victims of the Resorts World Manila attack, stating that their family is also a victim in the said incident.
The gunman was a former government employee who was deep trouble in debt because of casino gambling addiction.
The PNP also presented to the media the gasoline boy who sold to the gunman the 3 liters of gasoline used in burning parts of the hotel-casino complex, as well as the taxi driver who drove him in Resorts World Manila. He had an M4 automatic rifle and a bottle of gasoline, firing shots and setting gaming tables ablaze.
The smoke from the fires that the attacker set caused 36 people to lose their lives and dozens more were injured in a stampede to escape the building.