Former DILG Undersecretary and prominent PNOY kabarilan, Rico Puno reached headlines when his failed attempt to penetrate the condo unit of the late Sec. Jesse Robredo made news.
Reports from ABSCBN later on revealed that Robredo was investigating Puno for an alleged corruption case involving an irregular rifle bidding process.
PREQUEL: 24 Hours Before The Incident
PUNO: Nagawa mo ba yung pinagagawa ko?
Agent X: Tapos na po. Di po ba niyo nakita sa news? Ilang araw ng nasusunog!
PUNO: Tutuban Mall yun ah!
Agent X: Oo nga po, hindi po ba dun?
PUNO: Hindi dun! Sabi ko sa condo! Inutil! Susugurin ko na nga lang at ako na ang magliligpit ng ebidensya!
The President was quick to defend Puno by issuing a statement confirming that it was actually him who ordered Puno to secure Robredo’s office.
When asked if his orders include the residential condo, PNOY said that it might just be a case of misinterpretation.
The Rappler later on pointed out that the statement PNOY made was inconsistent and actually contradicts former statements made by De Lima and the Robredo's wife.
FAST FORWARD: 24 Hours After The Incident
PNOY: Last na to pare ah! Sa susunod ilalaglag na kita!
PUNO: Akala ko ba three strike rule pare?
PNOY: Three strike nga, una yung palpak mo nung Quirino hostage incident, eto pangalawa. Isa na lang!
PUNO: Galing mo pala sa math pare!
Meanwhile, Senator Mirriam Santiago has arranged a Senate hearing to investigate the incident. Comedian-Senator Tito Sotto gave Puno some tips to survive the grilling session
Condescending approach: 'Bakit ko naman pupuntahan yun eh condo lang yun? Logbook ba kamo? Kahit sino pwedeng isulat ang pangalan ko sa logbook!'
Tanga Approach: 'I was looking for the fuselage of the plane, my search led me there. Didn’t know it was his condo!'
Palusot approach: 'Sumali ako ng Amazing Race andun yung next clue so dumaan ako dun! Pero umalis din agad.'
Pang Asar Approach: 'Walang batas sa Pilipinas prohibiting someone to visit a condo! Bakit? Kumatok naman ako ah! Buti sana kung pinasok ko by force!'
After Puno’s resignation the President was quoted saying that he is considering Puno for other government post.