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Philippine police chief to retire

09-06-2010 08:27 BJT Special Report:HK Tourists Held Hostage in Manila |

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The latest word on the retirement of Philippine's National Police Force Director-General Jesus Verzosa', is that he's implied the decision isn't related to last month's hostage crisis.

Ver-zosa says he originally announced his intention to leave the service, in early August, as he 'll reach the mandatory retirement age of 56 in December.

Philippine National Police head takes full responsibility over dealing with hostage crisis

Philippine National Police chief Director General Jesus Verzosa on Sunday took full responsibility over the bungled operation during Aug. 23 hostage taking at the Quirino grandstand that left eight Hong Kong tourists and the hostage-taker killed.

Verzosa implied that his decision to retire on Sept. 15 is not related to the ugly result of the hostage crisis, saying he has announced his intention to leave the service last month. He is reaching the mandatory retirement age of 56 in December.

"My decision to render an early retirement has been announced more than a month ago. More than ever, it is imperative to take responsibility especially with regards to what has transpired in the past week," said Verzosa.

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Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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