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denies allegations of corruption, asks lawyers to file case



Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Chief Operating Officer (COO) Cesar Montano has denied in strongest terms possible, all allegations of corruption and misconduct made against him on social media by Marlene Aguilar.

Cesar Montano

Cesar Montano

We spoke with Buboy the other day and although he doesn’t seem affected by the continued tirade against him on Aguilar’s Facebook account, he told us his lawyers are already looking into filing a case against Aguilar.

“The people close to me are already crying foul against all the vicious attacks on my person and character. You know me, I’m not a person who engages anyone on things like this, lalo na hindi naman totoo. I didn’t want to be filing a case against anyone. It’s not my style. But this time, I think it is just right because there are people who mistake our silence for toleration of their wrongful behavior against me. I have done nothing wrong. I have nothing to hide,” he told us.

The TPB COO said he had the issue “investigated” and he claimed the back story has “everything to do with a slashed down budget for sponsorship being recommended by TPB for the person’s alleged ‘cultural project.’”

“My lawyers are quite confident we have a good case,” he told us.


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Back-to-back concert

For the first time, singer-composer Rey Valera will be doing a back-to-back concert billed “The Glow” with balladeer Nonoy Zuñiga on Dec. 7 at SMX Bacolod.

Zuñiga and Valera have been touring the Philippines and the world as part of the Greatest Hitmakers and the OPM Legends but this time, it will just be the two of them doing songs they love to sing.

Zuñiga will do a duet of popular Cebuano song “Atik Ra” with another Cebuano rising star, Jolianne Salvado. She has performed with popular names in the industry like Arnel Pineda, Vice Ganda, Jona, Darren Espanto, Ehra, Jed Madela, Marco Sison, Hajji Alejandro etc. Jolianne is a finalist of “The Voice Kids 2.”

When they are not performing, both artists are busy with other things.

Zuñiga is the Managing Partner of Piel Acne & Anti Aging Center in Cebu. He graduated Doctor of Medicine at the University of Sto. Tomas and is a US-certified skin specialist. His recent trip to New York had him finish a special course on microblading.

Valera the singer-songwriter is also a music director, record producer and film scorer. He was awarded by the National Press Club in its 8thTinig Awards the Lifetime Achievement for Music ceremony.

“The Glow” concert is for the benefit of Kalipay Foundation.

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