Justiniano Montano

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Justiniano Solis Montano
Senator of the Philippines
In office
December 30, 1949 – December 30, 1955
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Cavite's Lone District
In office
December 30, 1957 – September 23, 1972[1]
Preceded by Jose Cajulis
Succeeded by Post dissolved[2]
In office
November 15, 1935 – December 30, 1949
Preceded by Francisco Arca
Succeeded by Manuel Rojas
Majority leader of the Philippine House of Representatives
In office
January 22, 1962 – 1967
Preceded by Jose Aldeguer
Succeeded by Marcelino Veloso
Minority leader of the Philippine House of Representatives
In office
1967 – September 23, 1972
Preceded by Jose B. Laurel, Jr.
Succeeded by Post dissolved
Personal details
Born (1905-09-05)September 5, 1905
Tanza, Cavite, Philippines
Died March 31, 2005(2005-03-31) (aged 99)
Political party Liberal Party
Spouse(s) Ligaya Nazareno

Justiniano Solis Montano, Sr. (September 5, 1905 – March 31, 2005) was a Filipino politician who was elected for one term to the Philippine Senate and for multiple terms as a member of the House of Representatives.

Background[edit]

Montano was born in Amaya, Tanza, Cavite to Julian Montano. Sr. and Irene Solis of Tanza, Cavite. He graduated from Tanza Elementary school and high school at the University of the Philippines. Montano would also obtain his Bachelor of Laws at the College of Law of the same University, garnering a rare 100% bar rating in civil law.

He was married to Ligaya Nazareno of Naic, Cavite with whom he had seven children.

Political career[edit]

Montano was appointed as deputy fiscal of Cavite from 1930 to 1932. Except for the one term he was elected to the Senate, Montano was elected congressman representing his home province Cavite for numerous terms from 1935 to 1973. As a lawmaker he succeeded in abolishing the exorbitant yearly pension of an old wealthy general and also authored and sponsored Act. No. 32, better known as the “Montano Law” which provides confiscation of vast haciendas in Cavite and their partitioning among the tenants working on them.

In 1949, Montano won a seat in the Senate and authored the resolution creating the powerful Blue Ribbon Committee, tasked with investigating graft and corruption. He chaired the Committees on Labor and Immigration and on Provincial and Municipal Governments and Cities. Montano was also a member of the Commission on Appointments and the Senate Electoral Tribunal.

Montano returned to the House of Representatives after his Senate term expired in 1955. During the 5th and 6th Congress, he served as majority floor leader, while he served as minority floor leader during the early part of the 7th Congress. Montano's congressional career ended when Congress was abolished by President Marcos after the declaration of martial law in 1972.

Retirement and death[edit]

Montano died on March 31, 2005. At the time of his death at age 99, he was the oldest surviving former Filipino senator.

External links[edit]

  1. ^ President Ferdinand Marcos declared Martial Law in 1972 which resulted Congress was dissolved.
  2. ^ After the Marcos regime, Cavite was divided into three districts.