Herbert Bautista

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Herbert Bautista
Herbert Bautista 2016 (cropped).jpg
Bautista in 2016
10th Mayor of Quezon City
In office
June 30, 2010 – June 30, 2019
Vice MayorJoy Belmonte
Preceded byFeliciano Belmonte, Jr.
Succeeded byJoy Belmonte
Vice Mayor of Quezon City
In office
June 30, 2001 – June 30, 2010
MayorFeliciano Belmonte, Jr.
Preceded byConnie Angeles
Succeeded byJoy Belmonte
In office
June 30, 1995 – June 30, 1998
MayorIsmael A. Mathay, Jr.
Preceded byCharito Planas
Succeeded byConnie Angeles
Member of the Quezon City Council
In office
June 30, 1992 – June 30, 1995
In office
June 30, 1986 – June 30, 1989
Personal details
Herbert Constantine Maclang Bautista[1]

(1968-05-12) May 12, 1968 (age 51)
Quezon City, Rizal Province
Political partyNationalist People’s Coalition (1992-1994, 2017-present)
Other political

Liberal Party(2009-2017)
Lakas CMD (before 2009)
Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino(1995-1998)
ResidenceQuezon City
Alma materUniversity of the Philippines Diliman
National Defense College of the Philippines
San Beda University
OccupationActor, politician
AwardsPHL Military Merit Medal.gif Military Merit Medal
PHL Military Commendation.gif MCM
PHL Military Civic Action Medal.gif MCAM
Military service
Nickname(s)Colonel Bistek, Brigcom
Allegiance Philippines
Branch/serviceFlag of the Philippine Army.svg Philippine Army
Years of service1992 - Present
RankPHIL ARMY BGEN WOODLAND.svg Brigadier general
AFP Colonel Rank Insignia.jpg COL (2017-PRESENT)
AFP Lieutenant Colonel Rank Insignia.jpg LTC (2000-2017)
AFP Captain Rank Insignia.jpg CPT (1995-2000)
Philippine Army Master Sergeant Rank Insignia (Designated Command Sergeant Major).jpg MSg (1992-1995)
Commands1502nd Infantry Brigade (Ready Reserve) Unit Seal.jpg 1502nd Infantry Brigade (Ready Reserve)
Light Armor Brigade (Standby Reserve)

Herbert Constantine "Bistek" Maclang Bautista (born May 12, 1968) is a Filipino actor and politician. He is the mayor of Quezon City, having won in a landslide in May 2010. He won a landslide in his 2007 vice-mayoral reelection bid.[2] He has been vice mayor of Quezon City, serving under then-Mayor and former House Speaker Sonny Belmonte.

Early life[edit]

He was born on May 12, 1968 in Quezon City to Herminio "Butch" Bautista (1934–2017), who became a two-term city councilor from the fourth district, and Rosario "Baby" Maclang (1947–2008), a restaurateur.[3] He has two siblings, Hero and Harlene (married to Romnick Sarmienta). Herbert Bautista took Bachelor of Laws at New Era University though he did not finish it.[4]

In 1992, he graduated from the San Beda College of Manila with a baccalaureate degree in Philosophy and Letters. He was adjudged Most Outstanding Centennial Bedan Alumnus in recognition of his contribution and leadership in civil governance and politics. He has a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration from the National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG) at the University of the Philippines Diliman. Bautista is an alumnus of the National Defense College of the Philippines where he obtained his Master in National Security Administration (MNSA) degree. He is working towards his Doctorate degree in Political Science UP Diliman.

Political career[edit]

From 1986 to 1989, he was President of the Kabataang Barangay National Federation and was appointed ex officio City Councilor representing the Youth Sector of Quezon City. From 1992 to 1995, he was elected Councilor of Quezon City and was concurrently Chairperson of the Committee on Tourism and Cultural Affairs. He was the youngest Vice Mayor of Quezon City. He was elected in May 1995.[5]

Bautista became the youngest and first bachelor Vice Mayor of Quezon City elected in May 1995.

In 1998, he ran for mayor but lost then-incumbent Mel Mathay in his third and final term. After he suffered defeat in elections, he was appointed by president Joseph Estrada as commissioner at-large of National Youth Commission.

In 2001, Bautista returned to politics when he was elected as vice mayor and reelected in 2004 and 2007 respectively.

One of the younger officials of the country, who has had a long and fruitful experience in government and the youth movement, Bautista is active in socio-civic activities. He is Board Director of the YMCA-QC, Inc., member of the Rotary Club of Kamuning, District 3780; founding president of the Association of Graduate Students and Alumni of the UP College of Public Administration in Diliman; board director of the Katipunan ng mga Artista sa Pelikulang Pilipino at Telebisyon (KAPPT) and member of the Philippine Constitution Association (PHILCONSA).

Bautista is the National President of the National Movement of Young Legislators (NMYL), a 6,000-member organization composed of vice governors, board members, vice mayors and councilors including Sangguniang Kabataan federation presidents.

On July 1, 2010, he took oath into office as the Mayor of Quezon City after his landslide victory in the 2010 local elections in Quezon City. Bautista defeated one of his opponents, Mel Mathay who defeated him 12 years ago, was supossed to return to mayoralty. His running mate was Joy Belmonte, daughter of outgoing mayor Sonny Belmonte. She was also successful in the vice mayoral race. Their oath with the elder Belmonte as congressman and the city councilors was administered by Chief Justice Renato Corona.

Military career[edit]

LTC HERBERT M BAUTISTA MNSA (GSC) RES PA inspects the troops prior to deployment for Rehabilitation Operations on areas affected by TS Typhoon Ketsana (Ondoy).

Herbert M Bautista joined the reserve force of the AFP through the Reserve Command, PA and was subsequently enlisted as a Master Sergeant in the Philippine Army with completion of his Basic ROTC with then San Beda ROTC Unit.

He reported to the 131st (Standby Reserve) Division, PA and was given the designation of Brigade Sergeant Major of the newly formed Light Armor Brigade (Reserve).[6]

He applied for a commission when he was Vice-mayor of Quezon City and was commissioned with the rank of Army Captain.

He resigned his commissioned as an Army Captain and was recommissioned as a Lieutenant Colonel through the commissioning program of the Master in National Security Administration (AFP Circular Nr. 30) of the National Defense College of the Philippines. He is the Commanding Officer of the 1502nd Infantry Brigade (Ready Reserve) which is a component of the 15th Infantry Division (Ready Reserve), Army Reserve Command.[6]

Acting career[edit]


Herbert Bautista
Other namesBistek
Years active1984-present
Awards{{awd award = Best Actor Metro. Manila Film FestivalFAMAS Awards—Best Supporting Actor
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  • 2+2 (BBC)
  • Clubhouse 9 (1977-1978) (RPN)
  • Basta Barkada (1978-1979) (RPN)
  • Broadkast Workshap (1978-1979) (IBC)
  • Dr. Potpot & The Satellite Kid (1985) (RPN)
  • Lovingly Yours (1985-1996) (GMA Network)
  • The Sharon Cuneta Show (1986-1997) (ABS-CBN)
  • Kalatong Pinggan (1987-1989) (ABS-CBN)
  • Young Love, Sweet Love (1988-1995) (RPN)
  • Eat Bulaga! (1989-1992) (GMA Network)[7]
  • Bistek (1990-1992?) as Bistek (IBC)
  • Ready Na Direk (1991-1994) (RPN)
  • Pandakekoks (1990-1991) (GMA Network)
  • GMA Telecine Specials (1995) (GMA Network)
  • Mikee (1995) (GMA Network)
  • Haybol Rambol (1994–1995) (GMA Network)
  • Mary D'Potter (2001) (ABS-CBN)
  • Wow! (2002) (IBC)
  • Klasmeyts (2002) as Host (ABS-CBN)
  • Super Inggo (2006) as Kumander Bawang (ABS-CBN)
  • Super Inggo 1.5: Ang bagong bangis (2007) as Kumander Bawang (ABS-CBN)
  • Sabi Ni Nanay (2007) (RPN)
  • Ikaw Lamang (2014) as Algaro (ABS-CBN)
  • Bubble Gang (2014) as Himself (GMA Network)


  • Oh My Mama (1981)
  • Bagets (1984) as Gilbert
  • Hotshots (1984)
  • Julian Vaquero (1984) as Dencio
  • Bagets 2 (1984) as Gilbert
  • Shake, Rattle & Roll (1984) Douglas (segment "Manananggal")
  • Kumander Bawang (1985) as Tikboy/Kumander Bawang
  • Like Father, Like Son (1985) as Mariano "Nanoy" Batobalani
  • Ma'am May We Go Out (1985) as John Ramos
  • Working Boys (1985) as Kermit
  • Ninja Kids (1986) as Dodo
  • Captain Barbell (1986) as Tengteng
  • Takbo, Bilis, Takbo (1987)
  • Puto (1987) as Ivanhoe "Puto" dela Cruz
  • Jack & Jill (1987) as Hilario/Jill
  • Jacky Tyan (1988) as Juan/Johnny
  • Pik Pak Boom (1988) as Danny/Berto
  • Jack & Jill Sa Amerika (1988) as Hilario/Jill
  • M & M: The Incredible Twins (1989) as Marcelino
  • Dear Diary (1989) as Badong/Matthew
  • Hulihin Si Nardong Toothpick (1990) as Nardong Toothpick
  • Tootsie-Wootsie: Ang bandang Walang Atrasan (1990)
  • Robin Good: Sugod Nang Sugod (1991) as Big John
  • Pitong Gamol (1991) as Jun Halo
  • Daddy Goon (1992) as Kuliling
  • Alabang Girls (1992) as Orot/Orly
  • Mga Syanong Parak (1993) as Hulyo
  • Dunkin Donato (1993) as Buknoy
  • Dobol Trobol (1994) as Wong
  • Multo In The City (1994) as Oscar
  • Ten Little Indians (1996) as Michael
  • Parak: The Bobby Barbers Story (1997) as Pinggoy
  • Ping Lacson: Supercop (2000) as Rivera
  • Umaaraw, Umuulan (2006) as Berto
  • Shake, Rattle & Roll 14 (2012) as Donald (Episode: Pamana)
  • Raketeros (2013) as Berto
  • Bob Ong's Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin (2016)


Year Award Category Nominee Result
1984 Metro Manila Film Festival [8] Best Actor Shake, Rattle & Roll Won


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Plaza, Gerry (2007-05-16). "Showbiz celebrities lose luster in polls". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on 2007-07-14. Retrieved 2008-11-27.
  3. ^ Torrevillas, Domini. "Mayor Herbert "Jaime Fernandez Jr." Bautista - From the Stands". The Philippine Star.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-05. Retrieved 2009-01-25.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "The Local Government of Quezon City". Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  6. ^ a b Cabunoc, Harold (8 September 2012). "Ranger Cabunzky's Blog: Citizen Soldiers Celebrate National Reservist Week". Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  7. ^ Also known as "GMA Radio Television Arts." Eat Bulaga! was still on ABS-CBN at that time.
  8. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:1984". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Charito L. Planas
Vice-Mayor of Quezon City
1995 - 1998
Succeeded by
Connie S. Angeles
Preceded by
Connie S. Angeles
Vice-Mayor of Quezon City
2001 - 2010
Succeeded by
Joy Belmonte
Preceded by
Feliciano Belmonte, Jr.
Mayor of Quezon City
Succeeded by
Joy Belmonte