Justiniano S. Montano
Senator Montano was born on September 5, 1905 in Amaya, Tanza, Cavite to Julian Montano. Sr. and Irene Solis of Tanza, Cavite.
He graduated from Tanza Elementary school, High school at the University of the Philippines and obtained his Bachelor of Laws at the same University with 100% bar rating in civil law.
Senator Montano was appointed as deputy fiscal of Cavite from 1930 to 1932. He was elected congressman representing his hometown Cavite for numerous terms from 1934 to 1973. As a lawmaker he succeeded in abolishing the fat 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, he vied for a seat in the Senate and authored the resolution creating the now famous and powerful Blue Ribbon Committee. He was chairman of the committee on Labor and Immigration and the committee on provincial and Municiapl Governments and Cities and member of the Commission on Appointments and the Senate Electoral Tribunal.
He was married to Miss Ligaya Nazareno of Naic, Cavite with whom he has seven children.