ABS-CBNNews.com reports that "Malacañang has clarified that the scolding spree of President Benigno Aquino III that happened during TV Patrol’s 25th anniversary celebration on July 27 was not solely for ABS-CBN but for all (media outfits)." The report noted that this clarification was made by Presidential Communications Group Secretary Sonny Coloma said during his interview with radio dzMM on July 29. Colo pointed out that Aquino’s July 27 speech had "the same theme as when he spoke before a news organization in the past, as well as when he addressed the Philippine Press Institute."
The report further quoted Coloma, who said that "the media should be an instrument to further improve the lives of Filipnos through broadcasting good news so as to boost the country's tourism efforts." Coloma asserted: "Pinupunto lang ng pangulo, maaaring maging instrumento sa pagbabago ’yung mass media sa pamamagitan ng pagbibigay din ng mabuting balita, positibong mensahe, na siyang mag-e-encourage din sa ating mga kababayan (The president’s point is, mass media could become an instrument of change by spreading good news, positive messages that would encourage our countrymen)."