Hilario Davide was the Chief Justice between 1998 and 2005.
HILARIO DAVIDE, JR
As Chief Justice, Davide was the presiding judge in the impeachment trial against
then-President Estrada in December 2000. When the popular protests spilled into the
streets, he intervened on behalf of "the welfare and will of the people" by declaring
the then Vice-President Gloria Macapagal-Aroyo the constitutional successor and in
doing so averted potential violence and military takeover of power, and brought the
crisis to an end.
20 December 1935
Inauguration of President Macapagal-Aroyo
#2986, 9 Nov 2005
Arroyo was sworn into the presidency by Chief Justice Hilario Davide, Jr. on 20 January
People Power 2 and President Arroyo Taking Oath of Office,