Miriam asks: Why was Puno at Robredo's condo?

Posted at 09/08/2012 5:27 PM | Updated as of 09/08/2012 5:43 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago wants to conduct a Senate probe into the alleged raid of the condominium unit of the late Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo.

“Bakit? Normal ba yun? Namatayan ang pamilya tapos susugurin mo ang condo? What on earth would compel him to go there,” Santiago said.

Santiago questions why DILG Undersecretary Rico Puno attempted to search Robredo's room just a day after the plane crash.

“Why was he there? What was he looking for? Why is it absolutely necessary that he grab hold of them? Why is it totally necessary to knock on the door hoping that he gets possession of certain documents” said Santiago.

She also questions why Malacañang remains mum on the issue.

"There is a sinister conspiracy of silence by the Palace, Puno and the minions...this is an indication of infighting between factions in Malacañang,” she said.

Santiago hopes that Puno can clear himself first regarding the incident before being given any other assignment. -- Report from Niko Baua, ABS-CBN News