CONGRESSMAN Jorge Bustos was selected anew as the first nominee of the Patrol Partylist for the 2022 National and Local elections, boosting efforts once again the representation of advocates of public safety and national development towards nation-building.
Bustos, who founded the sectoral organization in 2015, was recently chosen to lead the party’s nomination once again in a national convention held here where its main headquarters is also located.
He is currently the stalwart and flag bearer for the party now known for its “Ipanalo and Pamilyang Pilipino” battlecry.
In the 2019 elections, Patrol Partylist was able to secure a seat in the 18th Congress. Bustos served as the Representative for the said partylist.
He is a member of the 1996 Philippine National Police Academy “Kaagapay” Class and a former senior commissioned officer of the Philippine National Police.
Bustos is the only member of the House of Representatives who bears a police background, fortifying ascendancy and expertise of the advocacies that Patrol Partylist stands for.
As a first-term congressman, he focused on empowering agencies and institutions closest to his heart -- the Philippine National Police, the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA), the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, the Bureau of Fire Protection, the Bureau of Corrections, the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and other law enforcement and public safety agencies. He also pushed for measures for the benefit of public safety practitioners and volunteers, a sector cherished by Bustos.
Being the frontman of Patrol Partylist, he has introduced proposals and laws in support of its core ideals; public safety, crime prevention, disaster preparedness, and national development. In his first two years as a member of the legislature, he has championed the passage of several laws, with a total of almost 200 congressional bills, some of which are his original authorships, and some are co-authorships.
Despite being a neophyte in Congress, he was able to prove his worth as a legislator and was appointed as vice-chairperson of three significant House committees; Committee on Public Order and Safety, Committee on National Defense and Security, Committee on Dangerous Drugs. He also serves as a member of much-coveted committees in the House of Representatives; Committee on Strategic Intelligence, Committee on Good Governance and Public Accountability, Committee on Public Accounts, Committee on Ways and Means.
Aside from crafting laws in furtherance of Patrol’s advocacies, Cong. “Patrol” Bustos has been chosen as the country’s representative to the 24th Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention, and the Stakeholders Session on the Chemical Weapons Convention at The Hague, the Netherlands in 2019. In 2020 and 2021, he was designated to represent the Republic of the Philippines in the Meetings of the Asean Inter-Parliamentary Association Advisory Council on Dangerous Drugs.
Under Bustos’ leadership, the advocacies of Patrol Partylist have "further developed" into a movement that helps ensure Filipino families take part in pursuing a common vision: Public Safety and National Development. Patrol Partylist is "more than ready to set as a trailblazer, as a champion of the rights, welfare, and interests of Filipino families."
During the said National Convention, four other nominees were selected and presented to the officers and members of the organization. Two are retired generals from the PNP, belonging to Classes 1987 and 1988 of PNPA, and two others who are adopted members of PNPA Kaagapay Class of 1996.
“With our doctrine in place, our nominees chosen and our crucial alliances reinforced, I am confident that we will rise victoriously not only in the realm of elections but more significantly in the sustained propagation of Patrol’s advocacy that is now a full-fledged movement in every Filipino home and family. We shall become one nation committed to public safety and nation-building, ” Bustos said.
PATROL continues to envision and foster a nation where all Filipino families are able to enjoy comfortable, resilient, and secure lives and are more than committed to lay their lives, aspirations, and persevere for the Motherland.