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

May 22, 2018 - 12:31 PM

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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

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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'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 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

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 - 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.

DOT, Globe partner to boost tourist arrivals to PH

Jul 29, 2015 - 6:49 PM

Globe Telecom and DOT s Tourism Promotions Board partnership aims to help the Philippines reach its goal of 10 million foreign tourist arrivals by 2016

TARGET KEPT. The Philippines, according to Tourism Promotions Board, is keeping its target of 10 million tourists by 2016

Thailand threatens Facebook rumormongers

Aug 06, 2013 - 5:28 PM

Thai police are reportedly investigating 4 people for causing panic through rumors on Facebook

CRACKING DOWN. Thai police are investigating people spreading rumors about a possible coup on Facebook. Users who like the post may also be charged by the police.