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AP dominates all formats in hostage crisis at Manila mall


Video journalist Bogie Calupitan, photographer Aaron Favila and chief Manila correspondent Jim Gomez dominated coverage in all formats as a former security guard took hostages during a standoff at a Manila shopping mall. AP was first on the scene with live video and sharp, resourceful handling of text and photos. AP’s video was ahead of the competition on all the key developments, and we were the only agency still broadcasting live when authorities tackled the hostage taker as he spoke to the media.

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