Remember Elly Pamatong, the “spike boy” and self-styled president who was disqualified from last year’s elections for being a nuisance bet?
He’s a wanted man again, at least by the Philippine National Police’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Cagayan de Oro City.
The CIDG, which raided Pamatong’s camp in the city last week, described Pamatong as “armed and dangerous” after failing to catch him.
Police had raided Pamatong’s compound in Sitio Tabucnai in Barangay Tablon, last Aug. 31.
But while the police, who served a search warrant, failed to find Pamatong, they found his version of the presidential residence which he called “Palacio Mailakandian de Oro.”
Also found in the compound were a cal-.45 pistol, two fragmentation grenades, military uniforms, combat boots, inverted Philippine flags, and American flags.
Pamatong believes he is the President and commander-in-chief as well as leader of the USA Freedom Fighters of the East.
The police said Pamatong could face charges of illegal possession of firearms; illegal possession of explosives; and inverting the Philippine flag.