Robert Tiglao never answered the call of the Senate.
It is perhaps for this reason that PNoy gave Purisima a gentle exit.
I have asked around about how PNoy deals with his friends in his official family.
I learned from highly reliable sources that it was PNoy who had ordered Purisima to face the music at the Senate inquiry of Senator Grace Poe over his alleged mansions. He told Purisima, despite their long-standing friendship, that he had to go and defend himself publicly from such allegations.
I can’t recall any other post-Marcos president who did the same thing to a friend. If you recall, former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo even issued Executive Order 464 banning all executive officials from appearing at the Senate without her prior consent. So if my former Business Day newspaper colleague Bobi Tiglao is going to rail at the way PNoy gave Purisima a gentle heave-ho, whisper into his ear “EO 464.”