Jose M. Hontiveros
Senator Jose M. Hontiveros was born in Tangalan, Capiz, on March 19, 1899 to Leon Hontiveros and Genoveva Miraflores. He attended the Colegio de Nuestra Senora del Rosario, the Liceo de Manila, and the University of Santo Tomas, graduating in 1911 from the last named institution, cum laude, with the degree of LL. B., and took and passed the bar examinations the same year. He practiced law since 1912 and was a member of the law firm, Montinola and Hontiveros 1919-24; and of the law firm, Hontiveros, Abeto & Tirol, in 1929.
Prior to his appointment to the Court of Appeals, he held the following positions: Justice of the Peace, Capiz, Capiz (1913-1916); Provincial Governor of Capiz (1916-1919); Auxiliary Judge, Court of First Instance (1929-1931); Judge of the Court of first Instance, 19th judicial district (1931-1933); and of the 22nd judicial district (1933-1934).
He was senator from 1922 to 1928, from the Seventh Senatorial District comprising Iloilo, Capiz and Romblon.
He was elected Delegate from the 3rd district of Capiz to the Constitutional Convention on July 10, 1934, and took an active part in the framing of the Constitution of the Philippines.