LAWYER Elly Pamatong, assisted by Marcos loyalist lawyer Oliver Lozano, filed a supplemental motion for reconsideration before the poll body Thursday to lift the order of contempt against him.

The second division of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has ordered the police to jail Pamatong for 10 days for direct contempt when he interrupted the proceedings of the disqualification cases filed against Joseph Estrada Wednesday.

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In the motion for reconsideration he filed, just hours after his arrest, he stated that there was no obstruction on the petition because he has withdrawn his petition against Estrada last January 19.

But Commissioner Nicodemo Ferrer earlier stated that the second division has not received a copy of the said withdrawal.

Pamatong shouted to the second division commissioners that he was going to walk out because he does not trust the commission and accused them that they were thieves.

Comelec earlier declared Pamatong as a nuisance candidate. He is running for the presidential seat in the coming 2010 elections.

Pamatong said the "strong language" expressed during the proceedings was "expressed in self-defense to shake-off the stigma".

"The passionate repartee of the petitioner was merely intended to make the Commissioners realize the moral anguish caused by false accusation that the Petitioner has made a mockery of the election process," the petition read.

In the supplemental motion for reconsideration he filed, he furthered that the statement "Magnanakaw kayo!" was made "based on the truth" that Comelec was found guilty of the high court of the Mega-Pacific multi-billion scandal and the truth that Estrada was guilty of committing plunder.

The automation system to be implemented in the 2010 polls was also criticized saying that it faces delay in the implementation.

Pamatong, through his assistant, also attached a P500 fine in his motion to pay for his freedom for being jailed. Ferrer earlier said that direct contempt is a non-bailable case.

Pamatong is currently detained at the Manila City jail. (Kathrina Alvarez/Sunnex)