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LTO chief Virginia Torres caught on video gambling?

A purported thirty second clip of Land Transportation Office (LTO) chief Virginia Torres playing slot machine inside an unidentified casino has been uploaded on the video sharing site YouTube. The video, apparently recorded secretly, has been uploaded last August 13 by YouTube user “Juan Dela Cruz.” See it below:

Torres, clad in checkered blouse, pink leggings, and rubber shoes, can be seen in the clip resting her legs in the lower part of the machine. The uploader of the video did not provide any details about Torres’ stay in the casino. If the clip was taken during her tenure as LTO chief, Torres may be held liable for violating Memorandum Circular 20, series of 1986.

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Was Virginia Torres of LTO caught on video gambling? (Credits: http://getrealphilippines.com/blog/2013/08/was-lto-chief-virginia-virgie-torres-caught-on-video-playing-slots-in-a-casino/)

MC 20 mandates that “government officials connected directly with the operation of the government or any of its agencies” are not allowed to play at the gambling casinos. The memorandum was signed during the term of President Benigno Aquino III’s mother, former President Corazon Aquino.

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9 thoughts on “LTO chief Virginia Torres caught on video gambling?”

  1. lenoriah says:

    kung pera din nya nilulustay nya eh out n tau d0n..pwera kung kaban ng bayan…

    1. snakeyes says:

      as public official, she is prohibited in going to casino. if she wants to play specially her own money, quit the government.

  2. My Tropical Home says:

    I saw this on the evening news. It was an interesting reason she shared on the air. I wonder if anything will come out of it…

  3. Sally Sevilla says:

    unfair naman un, d ka pde mag casino pag taga gobyerno , bakit masama kung pera mo naman un ginagamit mo at gusto mo lang mag relax, un nga iba jan mas grabe pa .. sana naman maging fair kau ….playing slot is 1 way of releasing stress….

  4. Annie says:

    wag na sana magpunta ng casino pag public official …

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