Herbert “Bistek” Bautista has a new title under his belt: colonel.
The Quezon City mayor was promoted to full colonel of the 1502nd Ready Reserve Brigade of the Philippine Army last Friday, with Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año presiding over the promotion of officers and reservists.
In the ceremony, he said, “[You have] definitely proven yourselves worthy of the stars and suns on your shoulders.”
He added, “I hope that this milestone in your career brings you further motivation as you continue to dedicate yourself in the service of our country and people. You have definitely proven yourselves and it is with confidence that the national leadership has deemed you worthy of living up to the stars and suns on your shoulders.”
The promotion of generals, officers, and reservists are confirmed by the Commission on Appointments.
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