Hilario Davide Jr.

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Hilario G. Davide Jr.
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17th Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the United Nations
In office
February 24, 2007 – April 29, 2010
Nominated byGloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Preceded byLauro Baja, Jr.
Succeeded byLibran N. Cabactulan
20th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
In office
November 30, 1998 – December 20, 2005
Nominated byJoseph Estrada
Preceded byAndres R. Narvasa
Succeeded byArtemio V. Panganiban
124th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
In office
January 24, 1991 – November 29, 1998
Nominated byCorazon Aquino
Preceded byIrene R. Cortes
Succeeded byMinerva Gonzaga-Reyes
Chairman of the Commission on Elections
In office
February 15, 1988 – December 7, 1989
Appointed byCorazon Aquino
Preceded byRamon H. Felipe
Succeeded byHaydee Yorac
Member of the Philippine Constitutional Commission
In office
June 2, 1986 – October 15, 1986
Mambabatas Pambansa (Assemblyman) from Region VII
In office
June 12, 1978 – June 5, 1984
Personal details
Born (1935-12-20) December 20, 1935 (age 85)
Argao, Cebu, Commonwealth of the Philippines
NationalityFilipino
Political partyPusyon Bisaya (1978-1984)

Hilario Gelbolingo Davide Jr., GCSS, (born December 20, 1935) is a former Ambassador/Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations in New York City.

He was the 20th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines and head of the Judicial Branch of government from November 1998 to December 2005. As the highest judicial officer, he presided over the Supreme Court of the Philippines.

On June 30, 2010, President Benigno Aquino III announced that Davide will head a truth commission that will investigate important issues in the country.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Ager, Maila (June 29, 2010). "Davide named Truth Commission chief". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on June 30, 2010. Retrieved June 29, 2010.