When it comes to lawyerly-ness, it’s hard to dispute the (self-proclaimed) credentials of Atty. Ely Pamatong. An “international laywer,” Ely Pamatong is, for all intents and purposes, better than notaries public who hold office in the corners of eateries, law students, paralegals, law professors, and average ordinary lawyers. Backed up by the Philippine-US Guerilla, this fine specimen of political will is poised to – once again – run for the highest office in the land.
Pamatong is not one to invoke survey ratings and motherhood statements, unlike his predecessors and competitors. Pamatong scored a 92% rating in the American Bar Exams, is a graduate of the University of the Philippines and Silliman University, and is an undefeated debater in his college years. He may not be a billionaire, but he has a brain.
Punyeta, wala ni isa sa inyo ang nakaisip nun. Wala kasi kayong mga utak!
Ladies and gentlemen, in the past months of pre-campaign campaigning, there was not a single presidentiable who has highlighted the importance of the brain – every lobe of it – in this exercise of democracy. It was all about the usual pipe dreams and canned phrases: platforms, the first 100 days, scandals, heart. Ely By-God Pamatong is driving a spike into this election season, and is running for the Presidency of the Philippines.