Mayor Herbert M. Bautista received the award during a ceremony held at Bayleaf Hotel, Manila on June 3, 2019.
The QC Peace and Order Council was reorganized in 2017 after the QC Council passed a resolution adopting the 2017-2019 Quezon City Local Peace and Order and Public Safety (POPS) Plan.
The POPS Plan, a three-year or term-based plan, focuses on programs and activities for peace, order, and public safety which is incorporated in the Comprehensive Development Plan.
The QC POC thus conducted a series of meetings, workshops and other activities geared towards the effective implementation of the POPS Plan.
One of the most notable achievements of the QC POC is its assistance program for rebel returnees. To further strengthen this, the QC POC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Provincial Peace and Order Council Davao Oriental for the implementation of the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP). As the only LGU in NCR with a functional E-CLIP committee, the QC POC was responsible for facilitating the reintegration of seven former rebels from Davao Del Norte, Davao City, Sorsogon, and Tagum City.
Meanwhile, Mayor Herbert M. Bautista received praises for his effective leadership of the Regional Peace and Order Council – National Capital Region (RPOC-NCR), which has been cited as the best RPOC by no less than President Rodrigo Duterte, through the National Peace and Order Council (NPOC).
Among the RPOC's achievements under Mayor Bautista’s leadership includes the holding of the first Peace and Order International Summit which brought together experts, advocates on peace and order from other countries and representatives of local government units to discuss practices, emerging trends and challenges on peace-building and security.
RPOC-NCR also created policies that were adopted in the national level such as Community-Based Drug Rehabilitation (adopted through DILG MC 2018-125), Security Protocols for Establishments, and Drug Clearing of Warehouses, among others.
The Council also established linkages with the RPOCs of Bohol and Samar to understand its best practices for the creation of policies to counter insurgency and violent extremism.