PGMA appoints actor Cesar Montano as special envoy
Manila (5 June) -- Cesar Montano is now a presidential envoy.
As Presidential Special Envoy for Film and Digital Cinema, Montano will coordinate with the Departments of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Tourism (DOT), Trade and Industry (DTI), and Energy (DOE) in developing appropriate strategies and activities that will enhance the appreciation of Philippine cinema.
He will also lead in mobilizing the private sector in the Philippine cinema promotion.
Although he will not receive salary or emoluments from the Department of Foreign affairs, Montano will be accorded diplomatic status and be issued a diplomatic passport for the duration of his overseas missions.
His appointment was signed by the President last May 19.
Montano was a candidate under the administration party in the last senatorial election. (PIA-MMIO) [top]