Herbert Bautista

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Herbert Constantine Maclang Bautista (born 12 May 1968) is a Filipino actor and politician who served as Mayor of Quezon City from 2010 to 2019. He also served as QC’s Vice Mayor under Sonny Belmonte.

He has appeared in numerous films and TV shows, including the 1984 coming-of-age film Bagets, the horror anthology series Shake, Rattle, and Roll, and the children’s show Kaluskos Musmos.

He is married to Tates Gana. They have two children, Athena and Harvey Terrence.

Early Life and Education

He was born on 12 May 1968 to Herminio “Butch” Bautista, a two-term city councilor from the 4th District, and Rosario “Baby” Maclang, a restaurateur. He has two siblings: Hero and Harlene.

He graduated from San Beda College with a Degree in Philosophy and Letters. He has a Master of Arts Degree in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines and a Master’s Degree in National Security Administration from the National Defense College of the Philippines. He took Bachelor of Laws at New Era University but was not able to finish it. He is working towards finishing his Doctorate Degree in Public Administration and Governance from the UP National College of Public Administration and Governance (UP-NCPAG).


Bautista has been acting since he was 10 years old. He was part of Kaluskos Musmos, which was on air from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s. He was also noted for his role as Reneboy in the successful soap opera Flordeluna, which was aired on RPN-9 from 1978 to 1984. As an actor, he was recognized as Best Actor for Shake, Rattle, and Roll at the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) in 1984 and as Best Supporting Actor for Bobby Barbers: Parak from FAMAS in 1997.

He served as President of the Kabataang Barangay National Federation from 1986 to 1989 and was appointed ex-officio City Councilor representing the Youth Sector of QC. He served as Councilor of QC from 1992 to 1995 and concurrently as Chairperson of the Committee on Tourism and Cultural Affairs.

He was elected as the youngest Vice Mayor of QC in May 1995. He ran for Mayor in 1998 but lost to Ismael Mathay, Jr. He was then appointed by then President Joseph Estrada as commissioner at-large of the National Youth Commission (NYC).

He returned to politics and was elected as Vice Mayor of QC in 2001, 2004, and 2007.

He is active in socio-civic activities and serves as:

  • Board Director of YMCA-QC
  • Member, Rotary Club of Kamuning, District 3780
  • Founding President, Association of Graduate Students and Alumni of the UP College of Public Administration in Diliman
  • Board Director, Katipunan ng mga Artista sa Pelikulang Pilipino at Telebisyon (KAPPT)
  • Member, Philippine Constitution Association (PHILCONSA)
  • National President, National Movement of Young Legislators (NMYL)

Bautista joined the reserve force of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) through the Reserve Command, PA and was subsequently enlisted as a Master Sergeant in the Philippine Army. While serving as Vice Mayor, he was commissioned with the rank of Army Captain. He resigned from his post and was recommissioned as a Lieutenant Colonel.

On 1 July 2010, Bautista took oath into office as Mayor of QC. He was reelected in 2013 and 2016. In 2018, he was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General. He is the Commanding Officer of the 1052nd Infantry Brigade (Ready Reserve).

It was also in 2010 when Bautista was accused of former presidential chief of staff Michael Defensor of spending over Php 300 million on “ghost projects” undertaken by the former’s office. A complaint was also filed which pertained to Bautista’s alleged food purchases of Php 106 million without appropriate public bidding.

In 2012, he was named Most Outstanding Centennial Bedan Alumnus for his contribution and leadership in civil governance and politics.

On 6 October 2021, he filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for Senator as part of the slate of Panfilo Lacson and Vicente Sotto III, who filed their COCs for president and vice president, respectively.


  • 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 ("Manananggal" segment)
  • 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...! Takboooo (1987)
  • Puto (1987) as Ivanhoe "Puto" de la Cruz
  • Jack & Jill (1987) as Hilario/Jill
  • Kumander Bawang: Kalaban ng Mga Aswang (1988) as Tikboy / Kumander Bawang
  • Jockey Tyan (1988) as Juan/Johnny
  • Jack & Jill sa Amerika (1988) as Hilario/Jill
  • Pik Pak Boom (1988) as Danny/Berto
  • 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 (We are cops from the Province) (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 and Roll Fourteen: The Invasion (2012) as Donald ("Pamana" segment)
  • Raketeros (2013) as Berto
  • Bob Ong's Lumayo Ka Nga sa Akin (2016)
  • Silly Red Shoes (2019)


  • 2+2 (1977-1980) (BBC)
  • Clubhouse 9 (1977-1978) (RPN)
  • Basta Barkada (1978-1979) (RPN)
  • Broadkast Workshap (1978-1979) (IBC)
  • Joey & Son (1980-1981) (RPN) - guest
  • Champoy (1980-1985) (RPN) - guest
  • 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)
  • Ang Tabi Kong Mamaw (1987-1988) (RPN)
  • Young Love, Sweet Love (1988-1995) (RPN)
  • Eat Bulaga! (1989-1992) (ABS-CBN)
  • Bistek (1990-1992?) as Bistek (IBC)
  • Super Islaw (?) (IBC)
  • Gabi ni Dolphy (1990-1992) (RPN) - guest
  • Ready Na Direk (1991-1994) (RPN)
  • Pandakekoks (1990-1991) (GMA Network)
  • Alabang Girls: The Sitcom Series (1992-1993) (ABC)
  • Tondominium (1992-1993) (ABC)
  • ASAP Natin To! (1995–present) - guest
  • GMA Telecine Specials (1995) (GMA Network)
  • Mikee (1995) (GMA Network)
  • Mikee Forever The Sitcom (1994-1995) (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)
  • It's Showtime (2009–present) (ABS-CBN) - Guest Celebrity Jurado
  • Ikaw Lamang (2014) as Algaro (ABS-CBN)
  • Bubble Gang (2014) as Himself (GMA Network)
  • Dear Uge (2019–present) (GMA Network) - guest
  • The Gift (2019-2020) (GMA Network) - guest
  • Make It with You (2020) (ABS-CBN)
  • Puto (TV Series) as Ivanhoe "Puto" de la Cruz (2021) (TV5 and Sari Sari Channel)




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