Herbert Bautista

Herbert Bautista

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Herbert Constantine Maclang Bautista (born on May 12, 1968 in Quezon City), popularly known as “Bistek,” is an actor and politician. He was Quezon City vice mayor from 2001 until 2010, and city mayor from 2010 to 2019.

He served as commissioner of the National Youth Commission from 1999 until 2001.He has been the commander of the 1502nd Infantry Brigade (Ready Reserve) under the Philippine Army since 2018.

“Sana ay tulungan ninyo pa rin ako sa panibagong yugto ng aking buhay upang makatulong naman tayo sa mas nakararami, hindi lang sa Quezon City, kung hindi sa buong bansa.”


Full Name: Herbert Constantine Maclang Bautista
Nickname: Bistek
Birthdate: May 12, 1968 (Age 55)
Birthplace: Quezon City
Residence: Quezon City
Religion: Roman Catholic

  • Herminio “Butch” Bautista, father, QC Councilor (1988-1992), actor-director
  • Rosario “Baby” Maclang Bautista, mother


  • Harlene M. Bautista, actress
  • Hero Clarence M. Bautista, City Councilor, Quezon City


Children with Eloisa Matias:

  • Cray Matias
  • Race Matias

Children with Tates Gana:

  • Harvey Gana
  • Athena Gana

Profession/Occupation: Actor/Businessman


  • Master of Arts in Public Administration, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Masters in National Security Administration, National Defense College of the Philippines
  • Baccalaureate degree in Philosophy and Arts, San Beda College of Manila, 1992


  • Mayor, Quezon City (2010-2013, 2013-2016, 2016-2019)
  • Vice Mayor, Quezon City (2001-2004, 2004-2007, 2007-2010)
  • Commissioner, National Youth Commission (1999-2001)
  • City Councilor, 3rd District of Quezon City (1992-1995)
  • President, Kabataang Barangay National Federation (1986-1989)
  • Philippine Army, Army Reserve Command:
    • Brigadier General, 2020 but relieved from his post upon filing for candidacy for the 2022 elections
    • Colonel, 2017
    • Reservist
  • Actor, 1977-present

Herbert “Bistek” Bautista  is an actor and politician who has served in public office for more than 30 years. He most recently served as mayor of Quezon City from 2010 to 2019, the maximum number of consecutive terms allowed by law.

Herbert Bautista began his political career when he was elected president of Kabataang Barangay National Federation. The Kabataang Barangay was a youth organization established by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos in 1975 and the precursor of the Sangguniang Kabataan which was established in 1986.

As mayor of the capital region’s largest city, Bautista oversaw several socialized housing and disaster risk reduction management projects. He also spearheaded the establishment of Klinika Bernardo, the first clinic in the Philippines founded to reach out to more individuals at risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections.

During his years in public office, Bautista faced plunder and graft charges for alleged misuse of public funds.

If elected to the Senate, Bautista said he plans to file bills to benefit the local TV and movie industry. He also wants to push for bills that will promote local products which should help in strengthening our national pride.

Bautista is included in the senatorial slate of the UniTeam tandem of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos and Sara Duterte. Although he acknowledges the human rights violations perpetrated by the regime of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, Bautista says he believes the former’s son and namesake has learned from history and will not repeat his father’s mistakes.


Public Office

After serving as city councilor and vice mayor of Quezon City from 1992 to 1998, Bautista ran and lost his first bid for mayor of QC in 1998.

Bautista served three consecutive terms for vice mayor from 2001 to 2010. As QC vice mayor, Bautista was among the authors of the Green Building Ordinance. This ordinance was passed to promote and protect the interrelationship of the city’s natural ecosystems and urban development.

Bautista then won three straight mayoral elections. As Mayor, Kilinka Bernanrdo and Bistekville were among his key projects.

Bautista returned to the private sector until 2020 when he joined the 1502 Ready Reserve IB PH Army as commanding general. He reached the rank of brigadier general of the Philippine Army but was relieved of official positions in the Army Reserve Command upon running for office.

Private Sector

Before entering public service, Bautista was a popular TV and film actor. After serving his last term as mayor, he returned to acting.

Acted in movies, including:

  • Bagets (1984)
  • Shake, Rattle and Roll Fourteen: The Invasion (2012)
  • Raketeros (2013)
  • Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin (2016)
  • Silly Red Shoes (2019)

Acted in shows, including:

  • Bubble Gang (2014)
  • Make it with you (2020)
  • The House Arrest of Us (2020)
  • Puto (2021)



  • Urged discarding of the practice of endo and contractualization and promised to look into why President Rodrigo Duterte vetoed the anti-endo bill


  • Said he would push for housing for all


  • Plans to file bills to benefit workers in the local TV and movie industry

Culture; Patriotism:

  • Push for bills that would cater to local products such as food, fabric, etc., to boost and strengthen national pride.

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