LTO chief Virgina Torres set to retire by end of October, denies she was asked to resign by P-Noy after "casino video" went viral

That’s what she said.’s Dharel Placido reports that on Monday, October 7 Land and Transportation Office (LTO) chief Virginia Torres announced that she will be retiring this month after 33 years in government service.


The report noted: "In an interview with dzMM, Torres belied a Manila Times report that she was fired by President Benigno Aquino III during a meeting in Malacañang. The LTO chief said Aquino did not order her to submit a resignation letter and cite "various threats to her life" as her reason for her leaving. She said she personally told Aquino her plan to retire from service in a meeting in Malacañang last September 30."


The report also added that in a separate interview with ANC, "Torres did not confirm whether the casino controversy pushed her to retire." Instead, she "claimed that it was really her plan to retire at the age of 60." However, she did say that she "believes the casino video was a setup."


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