April 5, 2013 (10:29 AM)

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PERSONAL

Montano

Date of Birth: March 13, 1937
Place of Birth: Cebu City
Spouse: Fe Pareja

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, Philippine Military Academy, 1958

 

CAREER

Major general (retired), Philippine Constabulary-Integrated National Police
Chief, Philippine Constabulary-Integrated National Police, 1986

 

AFFILIATION

Member, PNP Council of Elders

 

ISSUES

Montaño and coup rumours

  • In 2002, Montaño accused the military intelligence community of spreading coup rumors in order to get into the good graces of President Arroyo. (PIA)
  • In 2003, an OPS press release said that Montaño “had indicated that some Malacañang officials were fanning destabilization talks to divert public attention from criticisms of the Macapagal-Arroyo administration.” (OPS)

 

Montaño on “Hello Garci”
“There must be a conspiracy. There was no way Garcillano could have left without the knowledge of certain agencies,” he said. He also said the “conspirators” would have involved officials from the Bureau of Immigration, Air Transportation Office and Subic Air International Air Charter Inc. (Subic Air), which allegedly provided the plane that flew Garcillano to Singapore. (INQ7)

 

Montaño and Lacson
In an interview with INQ7, journalist Mon Tulfo said Montaño resuscitated Lacson’s career after Metrocom Intelligence and Security Group was disbanded in 1986. (INQ7)

 

Failed senatorial bid
He ran for senator in 2004 under Eddie Gil’s Partido Isang Bansa Isang Diwa but later quit the party. He lost the race. He reportedly spent only P10,000 for the entire three-month campaign. (INQ7)

 

PLATFORM

If elected as senator, he plans to create laws that would serve as guidelines to improve the police and military service. He also advocates a review of the Local Government Code as well as the removal of the power of local politicians over the police force. He also plans to work for the rights of retired soldiers and policemen and vowed to push for the improvement of the pension system for senior citizens and retired soldiers as well as revamp policies in the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of thePhilippines (AFP). The military veteran said he wants to help incumbent President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to push for first EDSA People Power’s “dreams” that have yet to be realized.



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