Cesar Montano
Filipino actor and film director
Cesar Montano
Cesar Manhilot, known by his screen name Cesar Montano, is a multi-awarded Filipino actor and film director. He started in show business as a stuntman. He played roles in numerous B movies. He then played major roles in several action movies and a brief television career playing the lead role in the television sitcom Kaya ni Mister, Kaya ni Misis. His breakout role is his portrayal of José Rizal, the Philippine National Hero in the film José Rizal.
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Spanish Rap Star Sentenced to Prison for Tweets
Wall Street Journal - about 1 month
César Montaña Lehman is the latest performer and social-media user to be prosecuted under a Spanish antiterrorism law that is testing the boundaries of free speech in the nation.
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Remembering Prony, the largest python in captivity
CNN - over 3 years
Remembering Prony (October 21, 1996- August 14, 2013) Her name is Prony. I saw her when she was small. I attended her “Quinceañera.” I also witnessed when she transferred to her new home in Baclayon, Philippines. That’s how important this “woman” to me that I'd witnessed her life. But sad to say, she died from unknown illness this morning (August 14, 2013 Philipine Time)), at around 4 a.m., inside her cage. Yes, she’s Prony (Python reticulates), the world's largest and biggest python in captivity found in Bohol, Philippines. People called her “The Anaconda of Bohol.” A visit to Bohol, Philippines is not complete without Prony which is considered as one of the most important tourist attractions in the province of Bohol. It was on October 21, 1996 when Prony was found by Sofronio Salibay which measured 5 feet and 5 kilograms at that time. In 2012, Prony weighed 280 kilos and measured 27 feet long. Her waist line was 34 inches . Animal and snake experts said that the gr ...
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Cesar Montano appointed to Optical Media Board
Inquirer Business - about 5 years
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A starlet who has no sense of gratitude - Journal Online
Google News - over 5 years
Diego Loyzaga naman (son of Cesar Montano and Teresa Loyzaga), nakasama na nila sa &#39;Mara Clara&#39;. Then we got Kiray Celis as she&#39;s a good comedian. Siya lang ang may boyfriend in the story, newcomer EJ Fallurin, who has gender issues at confused if he&#39;s
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Sunshine Cruz says "being happy" is her beauty secret - Philippine Entertainment Portal
Google News - over 5 years
Without Cesar Montano by her side, Sunshine Cruz can easily be mistaken as a very-single lady with her svelte figure. At 34, and with three kids at that—Angeline Isabelle, Samantha Angeline, and Angel Francheska— she has managed to maintain her
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Cutting ties and loyalty change - Manila Standard Today
Google News - over 5 years
But this is not the same fate that happened to Claudine Barretto and Cesar Montano. When they cut their ties with their mother network and decided to jump ship, it became more obvious that they are no longer at the top of their respective careers
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Predictability hobbles Cesar's 'Andres de Saya' - Inquirer.net
Google News - over 5 years
Cesar Montano is a big TV-film star, so we wonder why his latest comedy series, “Andres de Saya,” isn&#39;t giving him a good showcase for his proven skills. Can anything be done to improve the show? After long reflection, we see that part of the “problem”
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Rachelle Ann denies Cesar - Journal Online
Google News - over 5 years
The latest intrigue, courtesy of Chika Minute, has her name being linked to actor Cesar Montano while abroad for a series of shows. Not true, says Rachelle who insists that Montano is merely a Kuya to her. This month, Viva Records is releasing
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Cesar Montano reads to orphans, bonds with son Diego; denies having an affair ... - Manila Bulletin
Google News - over 5 years
Cesar Montano poses with some orphans from Sta. Ana after reading a story about Jose Rizal to them at Enchanted Kingdom last Aug. (photo by JOJO PANALIGAN) MANILA, Philippines — Award-winning actor Cesar Montano took time off from
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Candy's apology to IC accepted - Inquirer.net
Google News - over 5 years
Sunshine Cruz and Cesar Montano with kids Cheska, Angela, Buchik, Sammy and Diego People have been badgering me about my reaction to Candy Pangilinan&#39;s public apology to my son, IC Mendoza, after she lambasted him at Reserve Bar
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Jericho bent on trying Hollywood - Journal Online
Google News - over 5 years
In &#39;Andres&#39; naman, magkalaban pa rin kami ni Cesar Montano as I side with my apo, Iza Calzado.” So who&#39;s better: Mona or Jillian? “Magkaiba sila. I&#39;m doing drama with Mona kaya iyak kami ng iyak and comedy naman with Jillian kaya tawa kami ng tawa
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Montano to teach film, 'Andres de Saya' has new timeslot - Manila Bulletin
Google News - over 5 years
MANILA, Philippines -- Back to school: Cesar Montano enthused Thursday, July 7 during a conversation at GMA&#39;s Studio 6 that he&#39;s inclined to accept an offer from his alma mater, Lyceum University, to teach a few courses in filmmaking
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Rizal would have hated the TV - Philippine Star
Google News - over 5 years
Dr. Jose Rizal as portrayed by Cesar Montano in the movie by Marilou Diaz-Abaya Are we finally done with the commemoration of Dr. Jose Rizal&#39;s 150th birthday? Media gave our national hero endless tributes and I am satisfied with all the features on him
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Music, dance artists salute Pinoy cinema - Inquirer.net
Google News - over 5 years
Tangahalang Pilipino Actors Company, Ballet Philippines and the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra joined Dulce, Mitch Valdez, Bituin Escalante, Aiza Seguerra, Ciara Sotto, Jessa Zaragoza, Dingdong Avanzado, Cesar Montano, Gian Magdangal, Bela Padilla
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Will we sink or swim to cinema's next 90 years? - Philippine Star
Google News - over 5 years
Former President Joseph Estrada (rightmost) with (from left) Robert Arevalo, Cesar Montano, Phillip Salvador and Celia Rodriguez. Photos by VER PAULINO MANILA, Philippines - At
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Moving up, making a headway - Manila Bulletin
Google News - over 5 years
I believe, however, in equality of the sexes,” she said during a recent conversation to drum up interest in her rom-com series opposite Cesar Montano, whom she calls Kuya. Another Cesar – the durable Cesar Cosme, a heartthrob in his time, the &#39;70s,
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    FIFTIES
  • 2013
    Age 50
    They have three daughters, Angeline Isabelle, Samantha Angeline and Angel Francheska He filed for annulment of marriage with Cruz, which was finally granted on August 26, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details Aside from his farm in Pandi, Bulacan, Montano also owns an Italian restaurant located in Quezon City.
    In 2013 he join the cast of newest TV5 teleserye Never Say Goodbye along with Vin Abrenica, Sophie Albert and also Nora Aunor.
    More Details Hide Details He is the fifth of seven children born to a lawyer father and mother belonging to the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Montano describes his father as a strict disciplinarian, and his mother imposing her religion's prohibitions against pork and movies. Montano went to the Sta. Ana Elementary School, Mariano Marcos Memorial High School and finished engineering at Lyceum of the Philippines University in Intramuros, Manila. An average student, he was good at drawing and would have become a painter, if not a singer, if he hadn't become an actor. Montano was first married to Marilyn Polinga, a fellow Boholano he met at a local Seventh-day Adventist church, but Montano once attended the Bread of Life Ministries International evangelical church in Quezon City, before becoming a congregant at Christ's Commission Fellowship in Mandaluyong together with his wife, Sunshine Cruz, and his children. Marilyn died in 1993. They had two children. His second child with Polinga, Christian Angelo Manhilot, died at the age of 23 on March 26, 2010 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head at their residence in Quezon City.
  • FORTIES
  • 2010
    Age 47
    After years of portraying Jose Rizal from GMA Films, he returned to GMA Network and signed one-year exclusive contract in 2010.
    More Details Hide Details His first TV series in the said network was Ilumina. He then starred with his wife in Puso ng Pasko: Artista Challenge. His current TV project is Andres de Saya with his new leading lady, Iza Calzado, this is his first sitcom under GMA Network. Now he is back to the network with his latest night show, Akin Pa rin Ang Bukas. \ In 2012, Montano was named as a new host of reality based search Artista Academy along with fellow ex-GMA and ABS-CBN contract actor Marvin Agustin. In the same year, Montano was portrayed Andres Bonifacio for ER Ejercito's El Presidente.
    He lost the 2010 local election for the Governor position.
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  • 2009
    Age 46
    On 13 October 2009, he filed his candidacy for Governor in his home province Bohol.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2000
    Age 37
    Montano married Sunshine Cruz on September 14, 2000 in a Christian wedding.
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    On 1 January 2000, Montano released his first music solo album entitled Subok Lang (Just Try) under Star Records.
    More Details Hide Details While being famous as a Philippine action movie star, he is also known for singing acoustic ballads. Nine of the album's ten songs is accompanied only by an acoustic guitar, giving a quiet, mellow ambiance. He sings a duet on the second version Kailan Ko Lang Sinabi (When I Just Told You) with his wife, Sunshine Cruz, who is also a Filipino actress and recording artist. The spirited Ikaw Lang (Only You) is the only song to use other instruments besides the acoustic guitar, and drums and bass are also heard. Subok lang went on to become Platinum record.
  • 1999
    Age 36
    In 1999, he played Fredo, the boss of child laborers in the illegal fishing industry.
    More Details Hide Details The film won thirteen awards at the 1999 Metro Manila Film Festival. He starred in various film genres such as drama, comedy and action. He appeared in various films under the character name "Ralph Palomeno", a total of 14 roles. Cesar Montano produced, directed and starred in the 2004 film Panaghoy sa Suba or The Call of the River. It features Filipino actors Juliana Palermo, Jackie Woo, Philip Anthony, Caridad Sanchez, Joel Torre, Daria Ramirez, Ronnie Lazaro, Suzette Ranillo, Rommel Montano, Dr. Warfe Engracia, Ramon Villanueva, Chelo Espina, Flora Gasser, Disi Alba and Rebecca Lusterio. The film is set during World War II, and the story takes place mostly along the Loboc River in Bohol. It is a mixture of action, drama, romance, and history. The film is Cesar Montano's directorial debut. It was filmed mostly in the Visayan language with an almost exclusively Visayan cast.
  • 1998
    Age 35
    He played the role of José Rizal in the film José Rizal in 1998.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Born
    Born on August 1, 1962.
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