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.
Justiniano Solis Montano
|Senator of the Philippines|
December 30, 1949 – December 30, 1955
|Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Cavite's Lone District|
December 30, 1957 – September 23, 1972[a]
|Preceded by||Jose Cajulis|
|Succeeded by||Post dissolved[b]|
November 15, 1945 – December 30, 1949
|Preceded by||District recreated|
|Succeeded by||Manuel Rojas|
September 16, 1935 – October 11, 1939[c]
|Preceded by||Francisco Arca|
|Succeeded by||Manuel Rojas|
|Majority leader of the Philippine House of Representatives|
January 22, 1962 – 1967
|Preceded by||Jose Aldeguer|
|Succeeded by||Marcelino Veloso|
|Minority Leader of the Philippine House of Representatives|
1967 – September 23, 1972
|Preceded by||Jose B. Laurel Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Post dissolved|
|Born||September 5, 1905|
Santa Cruz de Malabon, Cavite, Philippine Islands
|Died||March 31, 2005(aged 99)|
|Political party||Liberal Party|
Montano was born in Amaya, Santa Cruz de Malabon (now 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.
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 deathEdit
Montano died on March 31, 2005. At the time of his death at age 99, he was the oldest surviving former Filipino senator.
- President Ferdinand Marcos declared Martial Law in 1972 which resulted Congress was dissolved.
- After the Marcos regime, Cavite was divided into three districts.
- Election annulled after an election protest