CA green-lights promotion of Bistek as Army colonel reservist

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The Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday (March 15) confirmed the ad interim appointment of Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista as Army colonel reservist.

Bautista’s promotion was unanimously approved by members of the CA along with 44 military officers.

Last January 17, Bautista received his promotion to full colonel in the Armed Forces Reserve Command.

Bautista holds a master’s degree in national security administration from the National Defense College of the Philippines.

He is the commander of the 1502nd Infantry Brigade (Ready Reserve), which is a component of the 15th Infantry Division (Ready Reserve) of the Army Reserve Command.

President Rodrigo Duterte earlier appointed Mayor Bautista as chairman of the Regional Peace and Order Council for Metro Manila