Actor Cesar Montano has been appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as head of the Tourism Promotions Board.
Secretary Wanda Teo of the Department of Tourism confirmed Montano's appointment.
The confirmation happened during the launching of Pasko sa Intramuros event where he said.
"The appointment came from the President so we have to follow," the tourism secretary said. Teo said that Montano will assume the position of being the Chief Operating Officer after December 15.
"The appointment paper is already there. We just have to induct him, so probably after the 15th," she said.
Tourism Act of 2009 states that the TPB "shall be responsible for marketing and promoting the Philippines domestically and internationally as a major global tourism destination, highlighting the uniqueness and assisting the development of its tourism products and services, with the end in view of increasing tourist arrivals and tourism investment."
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