Here is the full statement of GMA-7 regarding the August 23 hostage situation:
“Immediately after our live coverage of the hostage taking and its bloody outcome last Monday, we in GMA News reviewed how we covered the situation.
“We are now taking a second look at our existing policies and processes to determine how these can be improved and how we can fill up what is lacking.
“At the end of this review, we will come up with a revised set of rules to be implemented during situations that pose risks to our people and the public.
“We are also open to dialogue with authorities on how we could work together in situations like this in the interest of the safety of the public, especially the hostages.”