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Speaker Alvarez says Resorts World Manila incident a ‘lone wolf terrorist attack’

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Saturday disputed the conclusion of authorities that the incident in Resorts World Manila on Friday had been a simple case of armed robbery and arson, saying it was a “clear example of a ‘lone wolf’ terrorist attack.”

In a statement, the leader of the House of Representatives said he disagreed with law enforcement officials who concluded that the early Friday attack, which left 38 people killed including the lone gunman, was not a terrorist act.

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Resorts World Manila: Explosions, gunfire reported in Philippines

(CNN)Gunfire and explosions have been heard at the Resorts World Manila in the Philippines, CNN Philippines reported.

A masked gunman was on the second floor of one hotel, firing at guests, hotel employees fleeing the scene told CNN Philippines.
 
Police, fire trucks and SWAT teams were seen in the area at about 1:30 a.m. local time Friday.
Resorts World Manila, also known as RWM, is a resort complex in Newport City, a residential and commercial center in metropolitan Manila.
 
RWM has an array of hotels, restaurants and bars. Tourists flock to the complex for its casino, shopping mall, cinema and theater.
 
The complex, which is described on RWM’s website as “the first and largest integrated resort in the Philippines,” is located across from Ninoy Aquino International Airport.