Saturday, May 2
Cesar Montano in Bohol
A few months ago, I saw a man who looked like Cesar Montano at the Island City Mall. I looked again and realized that that man was indeed Cesar Montano. He was alone, wearing city shorts and T-shirt and rubber shoes? I can't remember..
Cesar Montano, by the way, is movie actor, director, producer and the Singing Bee (tv show) host. He is often seen here in Bohol. I heard that when he's not doing some taping or whatever they call it in the movie industry, he spends his free time here with his wife and children. Every now and then, his friends from movieland would come and Cesar gladly acts as tour guide or host.
If not for the saleslady asking for a pose with him while her friend took the picture, I wouldn't notice Cesar at all. You see, many Filipino celebrities have come here just to get away from their normally hectic lifestyle. Most of them come back, for here, they have freedom. They're not mugged by fans. For sure, Boholanos recognize them, throw admiring glances and for for a daring few, ask for autographs or picture taking with them. But normally, Boholanos keep their respectful distance. We don't have paparazzis hiding behind shrubs taking pictures of their private moments.
But that's just one of the reasons why celebrities come to Bohol. Most of our tourist destinations here are just as attractive. Our resorts are famous for its natural setting: powdery white sandy beaches, coconut groves, native designs for accommodations (mostly) and again, privacy. Amenities? We have most of what tourists might want to experience and enjoy. And for those who want adventure, we have EAT DANAO- Extreme Adventure Tour in Danao town. and of course, who would miss the famous Loboc River cruise? It was here that Cesar made his Panaghoy sa Suba movie.