Montano spent P2.277M for 91-day trips abroad in 2017

Aside from Montano's 80-million-peso carinderia project, COA has also issued a report about his fourteen (14) trips abroad which cost the Philippine Government around 162,142.86 pesos per trip within a period of only ninety-one (91) days.

NEWS BY PHILSTAR: Controversies continue to hound former Tourism Promotions Board chief operating officer Cesar Montano as the state audit agency flagged him for “excessive and extravagant” foreign travels.

The Commission on Audit, in its latest report, said Montano was abroad 14 times in 2017—91 days of 365 days—and spent P2.277 million when he traveled to Asia, Europe, Australia and North America. SOURCE: Ex-TPB chief Montano spent P2.27M in 14 trips abroad, COA finds; Gaea Katreena Cabico ( - July 26, 2018 - 5:00pm; Read more at

DUTERTE AND MONTANO: President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said he trusts Cesar Montano as chief operating officer of the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB). Duterte said complainants who have a gripe against Montano should file a case. "File a case, but I trust the guy kaya ko in-appoint yan," he said. SOURCE: Amid complaint, Duterte says he trusts Cesar Montano; ABS-CBN News; Posted at Mar 13 2017 08:26 PM | Updated as of Mar 14 2017 08:29 PM;

MONTANO'S RESIGNATION: Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) chief operating officer Cesar Montano vacated his post on Monday after its “Buhay Carinderia” project was criticized by none other than his boss, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat.

Cesar Montano resigns as Tourism Promotions Board chief amid scandal; By Dexter Cabalza - Reporter / @dexcabalzaINQ; Philippine Daily Inquirer / 08:00 PM May 21, 2018; Read more: Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook

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