Congrats! Mayor Bistek takes oath as Metro Manila Peace & Order Council chair

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Quezon City Mayor Herbert M. Bautista was formally sworn in Tuesday (February 21) as head of the Regional Peace and Order Council for Metro Manila.

Interior Secretary Ismael “Mike” Sueno administered the oath during his first meeting with the chairpersons of the Regional Peace and Order Councils in Luzon.

It was Sueno who recommended Mayor Bautista’s appointment to President Rodrigo Duterte last December.

Mayor Bautista, in his initial meeting with the RPOC secretariat, has ordered the holding of multi-sectoral dialogues and consultation workshops with stakeholders.

The output of the dialogues and workshops would be presented to President Duterte and the National Peace and Order Council.

Bautista, the most senior local chief executive in Metro Manila, holds a master in national security degree from the National Defense College of the Philippines.

He was recently promoted to full Colonel in the Armed Forces Reserve Command and is due to face the Commission on Appointments.