The Internet and social media is lighted-up by the news that controversial tourism official and actor Cesar Montano, checked into a motel in Alabang with a female paid escort.
As head of Tourism Promotions Board (TP), Montano is already on hot seat amid corruption allegations involving theP80-million budget he allegedly spent carelessly. He was earlier caught into a similar controversy when career employees of his department filed a formal complaint against him last year.
Mainstream media sources including GMA News, ABS-CBN, TV5, and CNN Philippines wrote that Montano was seen entering Sogo Hotel in Alabang on Sunday afternoon with unidentified woman believed to be a walker. A walker is a slang term for hostess/escort.
Unnamed hotel employee told media that the woman is a frequent customer of the motel with different male companions.
“Since Montano is a high profile government official, and is currently under investigation, it is normal for people to notice what he is doing especially on public”, Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) lawyer Maria Dimanalata said.
Montano denied the accusations during a GMA News interview this morning and said he won’t entertain follow-up questions and consider the matter closed.