Palace lauds outgoing LTO chief for her job-A A +A
Monday, October 7, 2013
MALACANANG commended Monday retiring Land Transportation Office (LTO) chief Virginia Torres for her work at the agency.
Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda, in a press briefing, said that Torres opted to retire early contrary to reports that President Benigno Aquino III pressured her to resign amid the controversies hounding her.
"She has opted to retire, considering that her retirement is nearing soon. Well, she has been doing her job as LTO head and we commend her for that," he said.
Asked if her retirement has something to do with the video showing that she was in a casino, Lacierda said he could not speculate.
He added that Aquino might discuss the issue during a coffee meeting with the Philippine press who joined him in Bali, Indonesia for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit.
Torres' decision to avail of early retirement came after she met with the President last Monday. (SDR/Sunnex)