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Robin Padilla defends Cesar Montano, Phillip Salvador's inclusion in Duterte's Russian trip

Oct 07, 2019 - 6:27 PM

'Mukha ba kaming walang pera? May pera po kami at yung perang 'yan ay gift sa amin 'yan ng mga taong sumusuporta sa amin'

Tourism Board blames Montano, Teo in anomalous P80M Buhay Carinderia project

Jun 28, 2019 - 3:30 PM

The hasty payments ‘were done upon the directives of former COO and former Secretary of DOT,’ says the current management of the Tourism Promotions Board

FOOD TOURISM. Mary Lindbert International CEO Erlinda Legaspi (L), Tourism Promotions Board COO Cesar Montano (C), and former tourism secretary Wanda Tulfo Teo (R) at the Buhay Carinderia Redefined launch on April 11, 2018. Photo from the Buhay Carinderia Facebook page

Isidro Lapeña, new Apple products, Cesar Montano | Midday wRap

Oct 31, 2018 - 2:22 PM

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Cesar Montano's birthday greeting goes viral for all the wrong reasons

Oct 30, 2018 - 10:03 PM

What's the naked truth?

OOPS? Cesar Montano's birthday greeting for a friend features an unexpected cameo. Screenshot from the video

Sunshine Cruz opens up on turbulent marriage to Cesar Montano

Oct 09, 2018 - 5:48 PM

In a tell-all interview with Pep, the actress shares the last straw that made her decide to end her 13-year marriage

FREE. The actress is granted an annulment from her marriage to Cesar Montano. File photo by Precious del Valle/Rappler

Sunshine Cruz, Cesar Montano's marriage now annulled

Sep 18, 2018 - 5:18 PM

The petition was first filed 4 years ago

Ombudsman Martires, shading threshold, Cesar Montano | Evening wRap

Jul 26, 2018 - 9:14 PM

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COA finds Montano’s P12M contracts questionable

Jul 26, 2018 - 1:22 PM

Montano approves the contracts for Intramuros and a music festival without a go-signal from the board, and in one instance, he disregards approval of the winning bidder and negotiates directly with the losing bidder instead

QUESTIONABLE CONTRACTS. Cesar Montano's contracts with performers and music festival organizers in 2017 are flagged by auditors for violating procurement and Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) rules. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler


Cesar Montano's travels excessive – COA

Jul 26, 2018 - 11:24 AM

Auditors say it was costly and unnecessary for Montano to bring along his two assistants in most of his trips. Non-related personnel also got to travel to tourism events.

EXCESSIVE TRAVELS. The Commission on Audit (COA) flags as excessive the travels of resigned Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Chief Operating Officer Cesar Montano. Photo from Cesar Montano - TPB page

Duterte's celebrity endorsers: Where are they now?

Jun 27, 2018 - 9:30 AM

They're in various government agencies – from regulating gambling to helping OFWs

Newsbreak Chats: Calida contracts and other top stories for May 2018

Jun 07, 2018 - 4:23 PM

Join us as we make sense of these stories: One year since the Marawi siege and corruption scandals hounding Solicitor General Jose Calida, former Tourism Promotions Board chief Cesar Montano, and former PhilHealth Interim President Celestina De la Serna

Veteran official named Tourism Promotions Board OIC

May 24, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Arnold Gonzales has been with the Department of Tourism for 30 years

OIC. Arnold Gonzales is the new Tourism Promotions Board officer-in-charge. Photo from Gonzales' Facebook page

TPB 'guarantees transparency' after Cesar Montano's resignation

May 22, 2018 - 1:21 PM

'The TPB extends its support to the direction of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, guaranteeing transparency in all of its dealings,' says Board after Montano's resignation

TRANSPARENCY. The Tourism Promotions Board issues a statement following Cesar Montano's resignation as Chief Operating Office.

Duterte on Montano, Roxas on Senate run, AFP on Chinese bombers | Midday wRap

May 22, 2018 - 12:31 PM

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Duterte accepts Cesar Montano's resignation

May 22, 2018 - 7:01 AM

The Tourism Promotions Board chief's resignation comes after President Duterte announced he is about to fire 5 government officials

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 51st Asian Development Bank (ADB) Annual Meeting at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel in Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City on May 5, 2018, recognizes the vital role of ADB in the growth and development of the Philippines. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Cesar Montano resigns as tourism board chief

May 21, 2018 - 7:48 PM

(UPDATED) His resignation comes amid the controversy over an P80-million sponsorship deal for the food tourism project Buhay Carinderia

Who is Ronnie Albao of the Tourism Promotions Board?

May 19, 2018 - 7:04 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Cesar Montano's most trusted man in the Tourism Promotions Board started out in government as an executive assistant in the office of then Vice President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in 1998

P1-consultant runs Tourism Promotions Board besides Cesar Montano

May 19, 2018 - 3:00 PM

(UPDATED) Ronnie Albao, who sources say unofficially functions as Cesar Montano's chief of staff, denies the claims

CHIEF OF STAFF? Tourism Promotions Board Chief Operating Office (COO) Cesar Montano and Ronnie Albao pose for a photo at Senate of the Philippines. Photo from Ronnie Albao's Twitter account

Mark Lapid, DOT execs from 3 administrations sued over Boracay Water contract

May 18, 2018 - 6:11 PM

The complainants allege that the Philippine Tourism Authority under Mark Lapid 'demonstrated a clear bias' towards the Manila Water Company Incorporated in the award of the contract to operate the waterworks and sewerage system of Boracay

TOURISM OFFICIALS. (Left to right) Former tourism officials Mark Lapid, Wanda Teo, Ramon Jiumenez, and (back) Cesar Montano face a graft complaint over a utilities contract in Boracay

Puyat 'uncomfortable' over tourism projects without public bidding

May 17, 2018 - 4:38 PM

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat says she has concerns over projects under TPB chief Cesar Montano's watch that did not pass through public bidding

NEW CHIEF. Newly-installed Tourism secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat arrives at the DOT office in Makati City on May 15, 2018. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Cesar Montano, DOT chief Romulo Puyat meet privately

May 17, 2018 - 2:06 PM

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat moves the meeting with Cesar Montano, originally set at the DOT office in Makati, to an undisclosed location

PROMOTIONS CHIEF. Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Chief Operating Officer Cesar Montano at the Philippine Move and Press Club 33rd Annual Star Awards. Photo from Cesar Montano - TPB page

Duterte on Philippine Rise, TPB and Buhay Carinderia, North Korea on meeting with U.S. | Midday wRap

May 16, 2018 - 12:59 PM

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May 16, 2018 - 12:10 PM

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'Buhay Carinderia' gets P80M in a month under Cesar Montano

May 16, 2018 - 9:23 AM

In less than a month, 90% of the P80-million sponsorship funds are paid to advertising company Mary Lindbert International for the Buhay Carinderia project, even if was far from completion

FOOD TOURISM. Mary Lindbert International CEO Erlinda Legaspi (L), Tourism Promotions Board COO Cesar Montano, and former Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo at the Buhay Carinderia Redefined launch on April 11, 2018. Photo from the Buhay Carinderia Facebook page

New tourism chief to talk to Cesar Montano over corruption allegations

May 15, 2018 - 6:09 PM

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat says she will 'get the side' of Tourism Promotions Board chief Cesar Montano on allegations that he paid in full the contractor for an P80-million project that has yet to be completed

NEW CHIEF. Newly installed Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat arrives at the DOT office in Makati City on May 15, 2018 to give her first media briefing. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

TPB eyes late 2018 for Madrid Fusion

Apr 04, 2018 - 6:52 PM

The Tourism Promotions Board explains why they considered holding the event in 2019 instead

Is the Philippines saying goodbye to Madrid Fusion Manila?

Apr 02, 2018 - 11:15 AM

The popular convention is reportedly not happening in 2018

NO MORE? The Philippines was reportedly pulled the plug on Madrid Fusion Manila 2018. Photo from Madrid Fusion Manila's Instagram account

Cesar Montano gives update on planned 'Sultan Kudarat' movie

Mar 17, 2018 - 3:44 PM

Cesar Montano says the Tourism Promotions Board commits to produce one big historical film a year, and that his ultimate dream is to cast a 'Hollywood actor' in a project

Nude video circulating online posted accidentally – Diego Loyzaga

Jan 08, 2018 - 9:46 AM

Diego says he posted the video by accident

Diego Loyzaga during the press conference of their movie, Mama's Girl. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

Diego Loyzaga on feud with dad Cesar Montano: It's all in the past

Apr 20, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Kung tinatanong mo kung naayos man o hindi basta sabihin na lang natin na naiwan na lang siya sa past Tapos na ang isyu na yun says Diego

Cesar Montano says he's not affected by mismanagement issues in TPB

Apr 04, 2017 - 5:50 PM

The actor who is also CEO of the Tourism Promotions Board clarifies the nepotism issue saying the only relative he brought in as consultant is his brother

INSIDE STORY: How Duterte fired DILG chief Sueno

Apr 04, 2017 - 1:02 PM

After supposedly checking on Sueno s past activities the President grills the former DILG chief on a sketchy government contract and foreign trip

DISMISSED. Former DILG Secretary Ismael Sueno listens during the 14th Cabinet meeting, the meeting during which he is fired by President Duterte. RTVM screenshot

TPB management: We'll cooperate in probe vs Cesar Montano

Mar 14, 2017 - 4:05 PM

UPDATED The management committee of the Tourism Promotions Board commits its full cooperation guaranteeing the transparency of the agency in the entire process

FULL SUPPORT. President Rodrigo Duterte said in a press conference in Malacanang that he trust Tourism Promotions Board chief Cesar Montano amid "mismanagement" allegations. Photo from Montano's Facebook page

Viva denies TPB sponsorship deal on JaDine concert tour

Mar 13, 2017 - 10:56 PM

Viva s statement comes after Tourism Promotions Board Head Cesar Montano is accused of mismanagement and possible corruption

Duterte backs Cesar Montano amid corruption allegations

Mar 13, 2017 - 9:05 PM

I trust the guy says the President adding that Montano already has money and would not ruin his reputation for a measly amount

SUPPORT. President Rodrigo Duterte throws his full support behind actor turned Tourism Promotions Board head Cesar Montano. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Cesar Montano: Allegations of mismanagement 'baseless and untrue'

Mar 13, 2017 - 6:35 PM

The actor who heads the Tourism Promotions Board is accused of approving contracts for events where he performs and of hiring friends and relatives using public funds for personal travels and incompetence

TPB CHIEF. Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Teo swears in DOT Tourism Promotions Board Chief Operating Officer Cesar Montano on December 2016. Photo courtesy of DOT Media Com

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Mar 13, 2017 - 12:47 PM

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Mar 13, 2017 - 11:38 AM

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Cesar Montano faces complaint for 'mismanaging' tourism board

Mar 12, 2017 - 2:25 PM

(UPDATED) The complaint – by Tourism Promotions Board 'management and staff, together with the board members, tourism private sector, and a number of DOT regional directors' – is being reviewed by the Presidential Action Center

COMPLAINT RECEIVED. The copy of the complaint against Tourism Promotions Head Cesar Montano was received by the Presidential Action Center on March 1, 2017.

Sofia Andres defends Diego Loyzaga on drug accusations

Feb 22, 2017 - 4:45 PM

Sabay po kami ni Diego nag drug test And kaya ko po patunayan na negative Sofia says

Diego Loyzaga on conflict with dad Cesar Montano

Feb 20, 2017 - 2:18 PM

Diego thanks his mom Teresa former stepmom Sunshine Cruz and sisters for the support

Sunshine Cruz says she's there for Diego Loyzaga amid rift with Cesar Montano

Feb 08, 2017 - 8:35 PM

I m just here to support him and nandito kami na nagmamahal sa kanya Sunshine says of her former stepson

Diego Loyzaga blasts dad Cesar Montano on social media

Feb 08, 2017 - 1:35 AM

UPDATED Sana lumabas lahat ng baho mo Duwag Diego tells his dad

LOOK: Cesar Montano is officially DOT Tourism Promotions Board COO

Dec 20, 2016 - 4:30 PM

DOT Secretary Wanda Teo swears in Cesar Montano as the DOT s Tourism Promotions Board Chief Operating Officer

Photo courtesy of DOT Media Com

Cesar Montano to head Tourism Promotions Board

Dec 07, 2016 - 12:02 PM

Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo says Cesar Montano – President Rodrigo Duterte s choice not hers – is expected to take his oath on December 15

Macky Mathay confirms he and Sunshine Cruz are dating

Oct 30, 2016 - 11:48 AM

Macky also talks about the viral photo of him and Sunshine holding hands

Actor Epy Quizon takes drug test in Camp Crame

Oct 28, 2016 - 5:03 PM

The actor visits Camp Crame days after police forward a list of narco celebrities to President Rodrigo Duterte

CRAME MEETING. Actors Epy Quizon (in light blue) and Cesar Montano (in white) meet PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa at Camp Crame. Photo from Montano's Facebook page

Sunshine Cruz speaks up on her kids' meeting with ex Cesar Montano

Jul 27, 2016 - 1:02 PM

What I did was good pero ang daming nag react sa side niya Sunshine says of her daughters serendipitous encounter with Cesar

Cesar Montano, Richard Poon share ordeal during NAIA runway closure

Jul 19, 2016 - 11:58 PM

Both celebrities express their disappointment about how passengers were treated during the incident

File photos by Paolo Abad and Manman Dejeto/Rappler

LOOK: Cesar Montano reunites with daughters

Jul 12, 2016 - 9:31 PM

I believe that it was meant to happen writes Cesar s estranged wife Sunshine Cruz