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Cesar Montano moves to GMA 7; manager not informed

Posted at | Updated as of 07/18/10 12:34 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Actor Cesar Montano has entered into a contract this week with GMA 7 Network, but his manager of 24 years, Norma Japitana, said she was not informed about it.

"I don't like to talk about it anymore. I'm not interested with Cesar. They can have him," replied Japitana when asked about the issue.

The Philippine Artists Management Inc. (PAMI) revealed it had an emergency meeting with Japitana after she officially filed a complaint with the organization.

PAMI invited Montano for a dialogue about the complaint sometime next week.

"We are waiting for his confirmation," said PAMI in an official statement.

Japitana has been managing the careers of a number of showbiz stars for a long time now, among them singers Rico Puno, Nonoy Zuñiga, Marco Sison and Rey Valera, also known as the Hitmakers.

Montano was previously with the ABS-CBN show The Singing Bee. -- Report from ABS-CBN News