The Philippines police has identified the gunman behind an attack on a casino that killed 36 people.

The gunman was named as Jessie Javier Carlos, a 42-year old Filipino, who stormed the casino in manila on Friday, setting gaming tables alight and killing dozens of people who suffocated in thick smoke.

Islamic state claimed the attack, but officials insisted it was a botched robbery.

The father of three and a former government employee, killed himself in a hotel room.

Police said he had a bank account with an outstanding debt of 81,000 dollars.

Carlos’ parents both joined the Sunday’s news conference and asked for forgiveness from the families of the victims.