Hon. Felix Q. Antonio
1970 - 1972
Born in Laoag City on 18 May 1911, Felix Antonio attended public schools in his home province and graduated from Ilocos Norte High School. He took up law at the University of the Philippines, graduating in 1935 and passing the bar examinations that same year.
After completing a special course in taxation, he worked briefly as Income Tax Examiner and Public Defender in the Department of Labor in 1938. He was an intelligence officer of the guerilla forces during the Second World War. During the liberation in 1946, he served in the prosecution arm of the government as provincial fiscal of Abra, 1946-1952; of Quezon, 1952-1953; and as state prosecutor of the Department of Justice, 1953-1956. (“Justices of the Supreme Court”, Volume 3) He was also special prosecutor of Central Bank cases in 1956. He was appointed district judge of the Court of First Instance of Ilocos Sur on May 18, 1956 and was later transferred to Manila. He was appointed Undersecretary of Justice on March 21, 1968. He was associate justice of the Court of Appeals from January 25 to February 7, 1970 but later on returned to the executive branch of the government. (“Justices of the Supreme Court”, Volume 3)On February 8, 1970, he was named Solicitor General and was appointed associate justice of the Supreme Court before the proclamation of martial law.
Felix Antonio was married to Natividad Javier with whom he had eight children.