Ex-QC Mayor Herbert Bautista joins senatorial race

Published October 6, 2021, 12:52 PM

by Jel Santos

Former Quezon City Mayor Herbert “Bistek” Bautista on Wednesday, Oct. 6, filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for senator at the Sofitel Tent in Pasay City.

Herbert “Bistek” Bautista (Comelec FB Live Screenshot)

According to him, he is part of the senatorial slate of the Lacson-Sotto tandem.

“Bahagi po kami ng Nationalist People’s Coalition. Ako po ay nandito para kumandidatong senador ng Republika ng Pilipinas. Ito po ‘yung kauna-unahang journey ko sa larangan ng public service after more than three decades of serving the people of Quezon City (We are part of the Nationalist People’s Coalition. I am here to run for senator of the Republic of the Philippines. This is my first journey in the field of public service after more than three decades of serving the people of Quezon City),” he said in his speech after filing his COC.

“I’d like to thank the people of QC, from the security guards to the magtataho, to tricycle drivers, to elected city leaders, maraming maraming salamat po at naging bahagi kayo ng buhay ko, sana po ay tulungan niyo pa rin ako sa panibagong yugto ng aking buhay, upang makatulong nman tayo sa nakakarami, hindi lang sa QC, kundi sa buong bansa (I’d like to thank the people of QC, from the security guards to the reporters, to tricycle drivers, to elected city leaders, thank you so much for being part of my life, I hope you will still help me in the new stage of my life, so that we can help the majority, not only in QC, but throughout the country).”

Bautista served as vice mayor of Quezon City and was elected mayor after his landslide victory in the 2010 local elections. He was re-elected mayor of Quezon City in 2013 and 2016.

In 1998, he was appointed by former President Joseph Estrada as commissioner at large by the National Youth Commission.

 
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