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Tourism Promotions Board’s Cesar Montano resigns

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

 

Tourism Promotions Board COO Cesar Montano

 

MANILA, Philippines – Cesar Montano resigned Monday, May 21, as the Chief Operating Officer of the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) following the suspension of the agency’s “Buhay Carinderia” project.

In his resignation submitted to Malacañang through Special Assistant to the President Bong Go, Montano did not specify his reason for resigning. He thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for the trust in appointing him to the position.

In a text message to UNTV on Monday night, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said she trusts that COA will soon shed light on the controversy.

“I would like to consider the matter closed-from my active involvement – but I trust that COA will get to the bottom of this episode,” Puyat concluded. – UNTV News & Rescue

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Tourism Chief suspends Cesar Montano’s P80-M ‘Buhay Carinderia’ project

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Friday, May 18th, 2018

 

Tourism Promotions Board COO Cesar Montano

 

MANILA, Philippines – Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat suspended Thursday, May 17, the “Buhay Carinderia” project headed by Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Chief Operations Officer Cesar Montano.

Puyat ordered the suspension following her talk with Montano on Wednesday evening.

Montano is being questioned over the release of P80 million from the Department of Tourism (DOT) fund as payment to the proponents of “Buhay Carinderia” project without going through proper bidding.

The new tourism chief also questioned Montano over the full payment of the project when it has yet to be completed. “Buhay Carinderia” is supposed to be held in June this year to replace Madrid Fusion Manila.

Secretary Puyat believes it would bring negative effects to the government if a project is doled out to only one sector that’s why she insists on proper bidding in all of DOT’s projects under her term.

Puyat already ordered a review of “Buhay Carinderia” and other projects under Montano as well as all contracts entered into by the DOT.

“That’s why ang letter ko kay Chairman Aguinaldo is to review all other projects also. Lahat-lahat na…For me, ang comfortable ako, kapag walang bidding, stop. Stop all the projects,” the Secretary said.

Puyat said Montano assured her of his full cooperation in the probe. She added that she did not ask for Montano’s resignation since he is on holdover capacity following the expiration of his term as TPB chief.

The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) is an attached agency to DOT. It is soon to convene in a tourism congress together with other tourism stakeholders to elect a new COO. – Asher Cadapan Jr. / Marje Pelayo

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Song entry ni Cesar Montano sa ASOP year 3 finals, nai-record na

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, June 20th, 2014

Ang premyadong actor at director na si Cesar Montano (L) ay sumalang sa recording ng kanyang ASOP composition entry na pinamagatang “Pagpupuring Walang Hanggan” na siya namang ininterpret ng mang-aawit na si Mcoy Fundales (R) sa BMPI recording Studio (UNTV News)

MANILA, Philippines – Dumating na ang pinakahihintay ng premyadong actor at director na si Cesar Montano na ma-irecord ang kanyang komposisyon na isang papuring awit sa Panginoon.

Nag-qualify ang awiting “Pagpupuring Walang Hanggan” ni Cesar sa grand finals ng A Song of Praise music festival year 3.

Sumalang na sa recording kamakailan ang kanyang interpreter na si Mcoy Fundales sa BMPI recording studio sa La Verdad Edsa-Caloocan.

“So greatful! Finally ito nangyari na, I’m so proud and so thankful, ito na, si Mcoy nga-recording, I’m so proud dahil narinig ko na yung kanta napakaganda nung kanta, all glory to God,” masayang pahayag ng aktor.

“I’ve been waiting for this for past couple of months after it won the monthly, “Song of the Month”, tapos noon ko pa kinukulit si Sir Mon na irecord na, irecord na and finally it’s here,” pahayag naman ni Mcoy.


Sa paghahanda pa lamang ni Mcoy bago ang aktwal na recording, humingi muna ng ilang minuto ang singer upang mag-internalize para sa ikagaganda pa ng awit.

“Thankful ka na sa sobrang pasasalamat mo, wala kang choice kundi umiyak eh yung ganung klaseng pasasalamat,” ani Mcoy.

“Basically the song is a prayer and full of humility, ganun yung approach ng kanta and its very very personal ang attack,” dagdag naman
ni Cesar.

Excited na rin si Cesar sa finals night ng ASOP sa September sa Smart Araneta Coliseum.

“I can’t wait also to hear the other songs of praises and excited na and excited na rin yung mga kaibigan ko to be there.”

Ipinagmamalaki naman ni Mcoy na maraming mga Pilipino na nasa abroad ang excited na sa recorded version ng Pagpupuring Walang Hanggan.

“Ang dami pong nakapanood nung lumaban kami nung montly, nung “Song of the Month” ito, Filipinos from overseas were actually asking us,
they’re asking me where can they get the song so yun sana ma-download na nila so they can hear it,” saad pa nito. (Adjes Carreon / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

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Song entry ni Cesar Montano, pasok na sa Grand Finals ng ASOP year 3

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, November 25th, 2013

(Left-Right) A Song of Praise host Richard Reynoso, ASOP Judge Sheryl Jimenez, ASOP song of the month winning composer Cesar Montano, winning interpreter Mcoy Fundales, and ASOP host Toni Rose Gayda. (FREDERICK ALVIOR / Photoville International)

(Left-Right) A Song of Praise host Richard Reynoso, ASOP Judge Sheryl Cruz, ASOP song of the month winning composer Cesar Montano, winning interpreter Mcoy Fundales, and ASOP host Toni Rose Gayda. (FREDERICK ALVIOR / Photoville International)

CALOOCAN, Philippines — Pasok na sa grand finals ng A Song of Praise o ASOP Music Festival Year 3 ang likhang awit na “Sa Awit Kong Ito” ng premyadong aktor at direktor na si Cesar Montano.

Sa rendisyon ng band vocalist na si Mcoy Fundales, nakuha ng naturang awit ang atensyon ng mga huradong sina Dingdong Avanzado, Sheryl Cruz at Mon del Rosario.

Ani Cesar, “Ako, I’m so excited.  I’m looking forward to what’s gonna happen.  Actually, mapasa lang doon, itong nangyari ngayon, kabilang na kami doon. Hallelujah! Talagang napakasarap na experience sabi nga ni Mcoy. Ito lang experience na ‘to, bonus na. Sobrang bonus na ng Panginoon.”

Pahayag naman ng winning interpreter na si Mcoy, “Ramdam ko na e.  The more you sing it,  sabi nga, wala na.  Siguro sa grand finals, lalo.  Baka humagulgol na ‘ko sa stage! Hindi ko na mapigil! Baka nasa bone marrow ko na ‘yung kanta.”

(Left-Right) Si Cesar Montano at Mcoy Fundales habang sabay na inaawit ang tinanghal na ASOP Song of the Month na  "Sa Awit Kong Ito". Bilang isa naman sa nagsusulong ng OPM sa bansa, ikinatuwa ni Mcoy ang pagsali ni Cesar sa ASOP. (FREDERIC ALVIOR / Photoville International)

(Left-Right) Si Cesar Montano at Mcoy Fundales habang sabay na inaawit ang tinanghal na ASOP Song of the Month na “Sa Awit Kong Ito”.  Bilang isa naman sa nagsusulong ng OPM sa bansa, ikinatuwa ni Mcoy ang pagsali ni Cesar sa ASOP. (FREDERIC ALVIOR / Photoville International)

Bilang isa naman sa nagsusulong ng OPM sa bansa, ikinatuwa ni Mcoy ang pagsali ni Cesar sa ASOP.

Ani Mcoy kay Cesar, “Ako lang Kuya Cesar, I just like to let you know lang that you have become a big inspiration to the young songwriters na Cesar Montano ka na, you know, you joined ASOP.”

Dagdag pa ni Mcoy, “So let him be an inspiration sa lahat ng gustong sumulat.”

Ipinagmalaki pa ng action star na napasali ang kanyang obra sa ASOP.

Pahayag ni Montano, “Ito naman is malaking bagay sa’kin ‘to kasi hindi naman ako Cesar Montano, I’m nobody before God.  I’m nobody.  Everything I have right now is lahat galing lang naman sa Kanya kaya wala akong maipagmamalaki.  Kaya nga ko sumali dito, ‘yun nga ang unang-unang dahilan ko kaya ako sumali dito because it’s about praising God.”

Tinalo ng awit ni Cesar ang mga entry nina Virgilio Soliman na “Salamat Ama” na inawit ni Jerome Abalos at “Ikaw ang Kailangan Ko” ni Kristine Brigette Ramos na ininterpret naman ni Freestyle vocalist Ava Olivia Santos.

Bago naman i-announce ang winner, nagpaunlak naman sa pag-awit ng isa sa kanyang hit song ang huradong si Sheryl Cruz

Ang awit ni Cesar Montano na “Sa Awit Kong Ito” ay mapapasama na sa commemorative album ng ASOP Year 3 Finals. (ADJES CARREON / UNTV News)

Ang pagpapaunlak ni ASOP Judge Sheryl Cruz ng isang awit bago i-announce ang nanalo sa monthly finals ng A Song of Praise Music Festival. (JONATHAN ADIZAS / Photoville International)

Ang pagpapaunlak ni ASOP Judge Sheryl Cruz ng isang awit bago i-announce ang nanalo sa monthly finals ng A Song of Praise Music Festival. (JONATHAN ADIZAS / Photoville International)

 

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