Cebuano lawyer/News5 host up in arms on FB to Senator Bato dela Rosa saying Manny Pacquiao has high IQ

In a Facebook post entitled “HIGH IQ SI MANNY” Atty. Bruce Rivera explained why he was up in arms to Senator Bato dela Rosa‘s statement warning presidential rivals not to underestimate his friend Manny Pacquiao in the debate because according to him, the latter is a high-IQ guy.

Atty. Rivera joked that all his friends who did not graduate college and want to appear intelligent all says they have high IQ to which he will answer by using his nephew as an example.

According to Atty. Rivera, his nephew’s IQ is one of the highest in New Jersey history and yet he does want him to brag about it because he does not want people to think he knows a lot because the reality is, he still has a lot to know.

Turning serious, Atty. Rivera said that an individual with high IQ are details-driven because the more detailed it is, the easier for them to execute their plan. If Manny knows the job of the President, Atty. Rivera said Manny will know how hard the job of the President and that will force him to be cautious because he will know his weaknesses and think hard before throwing his hat in the presidential race.

Someone who is overly ambitious and easy to sweet-talk is not an indication of a high-IQ individual but quite the opposite said Atty. Rivera.

Atty. Rivera argued that high IQ is a non-factor in a debate. IQ is about critical thinking, problem solving, logical comprehension and analysis. Meanwhile, debate is more of an exercise of communicating your plan and policy to the voters. In other words, good communication skills beats high IQ in a debate. He cited Einstein as a high-IQ guy with zero public speaking skill.

Atty. Rivera lamented that Manny’s high IQ should have been an asset because as a senator, because it is more of legislative work and it requires critical thinking but sadly, Manny’s high IQ was not evident as a senator. Meanwhile, as president, Manny’s high IQ will not be showcased since it is more of implementation and policy direction, and experience and political will are more needed in the job.

You may read Atty. Rivera’s original FB post below.

Wow, lahat ng nakilala ko na gustong lumabas na matalino pero hindi nakatapos ay high IQ. And ito lang ang sasabihin ko.

Ang isang pamangkin ko may IQ na one of the highest in NJ history pero ayaw niya ipamalita ko kasi ang sabi niya, andami niyang hindi alam kaya ayaw niya iisipin ng tao na madami siyang alam.

Yan kasi ang totoong matalino. Kung pinagyayabang mo kung gaano kadami ang alam mo, ibig sabihin ang konti lang nun kasi napipinpoint mo siya. Ang mga totoong high IQ, mas conscious sa hindi nIla alam kesa sa anong alam nila kasi sa dami ng laman ng utak nila, mas napapansin nila ang mga kulang.

Ang mga high IQ, hindi sila mahilig mangako ng bagay na napaka-unspecific kasi kung totoong matalino ka, mas madali i execute ang bagay kung mas detalyado ang trabahong gagawin. Mas madaling ipangako ang “ipapakulong ang lahat ng adik na may putok sa kilikili” kesa “tuwid na daan.” To make the long story short, kung alam ni Manny ang trabaho ng pangulo, malalaman niya kung gaano kahirap ito at hindi siya padalos-dalos kasi malalaman niya ang kahinaan niya para mag-isip ng malalim bago pumasok.

Yung masyadong ambisyoso at yung madaling bolahin, hindi yan indication na mataas na IQ. Indikasyon yan na hindi mo pinag-iisipan ng kaibihan ng paghanga sa pambobola.

And kelan naging isyu ang IQ sa debate? IQ is about critical thinking, problem solving, logical comprehension and analysis. Debate is more an exercise of communicating your plan and policy to the voters. Chances are, kahit di mataas ang IQ mo, basta magaling ang pronounciation, grammar and sentence construction, makakalaban ka. Si Albert Einstein ay sobrang taas ang IQ pero hindi marunong sa public speaking. Ang pamangkin ko, ganun din. Kailangan ko pa gawan ng speech sa grad niya.

Hayyy, ito ang masaklap. Nung tumatakbong Senador, dito dapat nagiging asset ang high IQ kasi legislative work entails a lot of critical thinking. Being president is more implementation and policy direction, mas kailangan dito experience and political will.

Hayy, Manny. Sa boxing ka magaling at sinwerte ka kaya ka umabot sa kinalalagyan mo. Utang na loob, huwag mo ipagpipilitan na high IQ ka kaya ka nagtagumpay para ibotong presidente, Matigas ang sikmura, pwede. Malakas ang loob, pwede. Mas nakakagimbal na kailangan mo pa ipeptalk ng ganyan para huwag magkalat sa debate.

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Source: Bruce V. Rivera

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