Pedro C. Hernaez
Senator Pedro C. Hernaez was born in Talisay, Negros Occidental, on December 12, 1899, to Rosendo Hernaez and Teofila Conlu. He was educated in the Public School of Talisay and San Agustin College of Iloilo, where he completed his secondary course. He obtained his degree of Bachelor of Arts from San Juan de Letran College, and Bachelor of Laws from the Escuela de Derecho in 1921. He was admitted to the bar the same year.
He practiced law in Manila for a short while, after which he moved to his native province where he continued his law practice and engaged in an extensive production of sugar. For three years he was President of the Talisay-Silay Sugar Planters Association, and a member of the Con Federacion de Azucareros y Agriculture’s de Caña Dulce.
In 1934 he was elected delegate to the Constitutional Convention from the second district of Negros Occidental. In the Convention he was member of the committees on Official Language, Agricultural Development, and Nationalization and Conservation of Lands and Natural Resources.
In election of 1935, he was elected Assemblyman from the second district of Negros Occidental. He was the Chairman of the Committees on Banks and Corporations and member of Commission on Impeachment and member of the Committees on Agriculture, Franchiser and Ways and Means.
He was elected senator in 1941 and served up to 1947.
He married Encarnacion de la Rama with whom he had two daughters.