Published: Friday 02 June, 2017

LIST: Resorts World Victims Includes Congressman’s Wife, Actress’ Husband

Resorts World Manila has released a list of names of the fatalities in Friday’s attack. Thirty-five people – 22 guests and 13 employees – died in the Resorts World attack when a lone gunman stormed the casino, opened fire in the air and burned tables.

Resorts World victims

A memorial for the victims of the Resorts World attack outside the building. (Instagram/@ponceenrile)

Not one of the victims had gunshot wounds. According to Resorts World, all of the victims died from suffocation when they were trapped in various parts of the casino while it burned.

Included in the list of fatalities is Elizabeth Panlilio Gonzales, wife of Congressman Aurelio Gonzales, Jr. of Pampanga. Also in the list was the husband of former actress Azenith Briones, Eluterio Reyes.

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Azenith Briones said she was buying food when shots rang out. She was able to take refuge in one of the restaurants’ kitchens, and eventually escape by jumping from the second floor with the help of employees and other guests. Until midday Friday, Azenith was still looking for her husband. When the list of fatalities was released, her worst fears were confirmed.


1. Caccam Catherine 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
9. Lai Yu Cheeh
10. Cliff Reyniera
11. Rolando Pena Sison
12. Eluterio Reyes
13. Antonina Yuzon Allanigue
14. Shiela Malicse
15. Carmelita Taylo Dela Cruz
16. Mielle Oliveros
17. Pamela Silvestre
18. Elizabeth Panilio Gonzales
19. Unidentified
20. Unidentified
21. Unidentified
22. Unidentified

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23. Hazel Yongco
24. Jellah Ramos
25. Melvin Herrera
26. Arvi Gavino
27. BJ Pagsibigan
28. Rojie Uy
29. Jessica Alindogan
30. Merylle Gwen Ala
31. Lea Grace Mozo
32. Loudette Santos
33. Kay Nuguerra
34. Unidentified
35. Unidentified

Resorts World management says theyr are still validating the identities of the other victims.