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INSTRUCTIONS: Write a news article based on the following facts.

Write an appropriate
headline for your article.

The Philippines will host the APEC Summit in 2015.

We welcome the offer of the Peoples Republic of China, the Philippines, and Peru to
host APEC in 2014, 2015, and 2016 respectively, said the 2012 Vladivostok Leaders
Declaration. We welcome the invitation from the President of Indonesia to meet again in
Bali in 2013, it added.

The 21 APEC members agreed to end by 2015 raising new barriers for the following:
investment, trade in goods & services, imposing new export restrictions, implementing the
World Trade Organization (WTO) measures with effects to protect members in the face of
the global economic downturn.

For food security, APEC member economies reaffirmed its commitment to a 10%
improvement in supply-chain performance by 2015, in terms of reduction of time, cost,
and uncertainty of moving goods and services through the Asia-Pacific region.

The representatives of the summit had a sumptuous dinner with Cornish Crab Salad on
Lemon Blini, Pressed Duck Terrine with Fruit Chutney, Roulade of Goat Cheese with
Caramelized Walnuts, Assortment of Palmiers and Cheese Straws, Scottish Smoked
Salmon Rose on Beetroot Blini, Miniature Watercress and Asparagus Tart and Quail Eggs
with Celery Salt.

The environment was given focus with the leaders expressing concern on trafficking of
endangered and protected wildlife species. A commitment was directed at strengthening
efforts in combating illegal trade of environmental resources.

Other commitments for strengthening are as follows: drive against terrorism; improve
travel and tourism for job creation and disaster management.

Members of the APEC are Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, China, Hong
Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New
Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United States of America,
and Vietnam.

The news was formally announced at the end of the 20th Asia Pacific Economic
Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders Meeting, Vladivostok, Russia

PANUTO: Sumulat ng isang balita, base sa mga sumusunod ng detalye ng balita. Gawan
ito ng ulo/headline.

Nagreklamo ang mga lokal ng manufacturer ng mga produktong bakal laban sa umanoy
talamak na pagpapalusot ng finished metal products

Nagtataka ang mga nagrereklamo kung paano nailusot ang mga steel rods sa presyong
mas mababa sa presyo ng scrap metals.

Ang paliwanag ng Cebu Customs sa mga nagrereklamo ay transaction value method

ang ginamit para malaman ang buwis at taripa sa mga imported products.

Sa sistema ng transaction value method tanging dokumento lang ng shipment na

nakalagay ang presyo at notaryado sa pinanggalingan ng produkto ang kailangan. Pwedeng
tanggapin na lamang ito ng customs collector kahit na may iba pang prescribed BOC
valuation methods and references para ma-double check ang deklaradong presyo.

Kung seryoso ang BOC na sawatain ang technical smuggling, madali lang, kung
mahigpit nilang i-enforce ang Valuation Procedure o kaya dapat i-cross reference yan sa
Metal Bulletin Weekly, Steel Business Briefing of London o MySteel ng China kung saan
makikita ang tamang presyo ng bakal o metal, sabi ng tagapagsalita ng mga

Ang reklamo ay nagmula sa Philippine Iron and Steel Institute at Galvanized Iron Wire
Manufacturing Association at ipinarating kina Department of Finance (DOF) Sec. Cesar
Purisima at Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Ruffy Biazon.

Ang Philippine Iron and Steel Institute at Galvanized Iron Wire Manufacturing
Association ay may annual sports festival kung saan nagsasama-sama ang lahat ng mga
miyembro mula sa buong bansa para makipagtagisan ng galing sa ibat ibang isports tulad
ng figure skating at gymnastics.

Ang inirereklamo ay isang kumpanya na naka-base sa Mandaue at mayroong maliit na

steel rolling plant. Ang kumpanya ay ang pangunahing nag-aangkat ng finished steel
products tulad ng smaller sized steel wire rods na nirorolyo para maging reinforcing
steel bars at ibinebenta sa mga hardware store para sa mga maliliit na construction

Ang reklamo ay nagmula sa mga local na manufacturer ng mga steel products sa Cebu.

Ang mga finished metal products ay ibinebenta sa mas mababang halaga kaysa sa scrap


Using the facts below, answer the following questions, then write a lead paragraph that answers
these questions:
1. About 10 last night the Champaign Fire Department dispatched a truck to the residence of
Elizabeth Klinski, age 67, on Daniel Street.
2. She had attended a concert at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and returned to her
home around 10.
3. She found smoke pouring from a kitchen window and called the fire department.
4. Damage was estimated at $15,000.
5. Firefighters said the fire started in the kitchen, probably from a short in the kitchen range.
6. Mrs. Klinskis pet cat, Butterball, was found dead in the living room.
7. Firefighters arrived at 10:14 and had the fire out by 10:25.
8. Mrs. Klinskis husband Tom died 14 years ago. She lives alone.
9. She has lived in Champaign for 46 years.
10. She is retired from the Champaign library system, where she had served as head librarian.
11. Her three children are grown and live out of town.
12. She is an avid reader of English classic novels. She particularly enjoys Charles Dickens,
Arthur Conan Doyle and Robert Louis Stevenson.

EXERCISE 2: Write a hard-news lead of 25 words or less using these facts:

1. The Champaign City Council met Tuesday night at its usual place, the city hall at Neil and
University downtown.
2. Among the items on the agenda was a proposal to increase property taxes.
3. The resolution called for the city to receive $5,229,000 from property taxes in the next fiscal

4. Thats an increase of $248,000 or about 4.8 percent.

5. The increase was approved by a 9-0 vote.
6. The new tax rate will cost the owner of a home valued at $75,000 about $345.

Exercise 3: Using the facts below, write a hard-news lede of 25 words or less.
1. The two candidates for mayor of Champaign debated last night at Central High School.
2. The debate was sponsored by the League of Women Voters. About 245 people attended. Threehundred people had been expected.
3. Republican candidate Mack Abraham said he would try to accomplish three things if elected:
(1) He would add new businesses to Marketplace Mall; (2) He would crack down on drinking by
university students in Campustown; (3) he would streamline council meetings.
4. Democratic candidate Maya Evans, the incumbent, accused Abraham of trying to give
something to everyone. She said she had learned that Abrahams largest contributor was a major
backer of Marketplace Mall.
5. Abraham said he had not received any money from anyone connected with the mall.
6. Questioned from the audience, Abraham said he would make public the names of donors only
by the dates required by law, and not before.
7. League of Women Voters President Sally Harm thanked the candidates for a good debate and
said she thought the evening was a success.

Exercise 4: Using the facts below, write a hard-news lead of 25 words or less.
1. James A. Thatcher, a correspondent for a group of English newspapers who is based in
Washington, D.C., will speak Thursday night at 7:30 in the Illini Union, Room D.
2. His topic will be The Bush Legacy.
3. Thatcher is on a speaking tour of the United States in connection with the recent publication of
his book, The Unjust Society.
4. The book is a strong condemnation of the presidency of George W. Bush for what he says is
Bushs turning over the country to the acquisitive, the greedy and the plutocrats of wealth. He
said Bushs presidency had launched an era of greed.

5. The talk is sponsored by the Political Affairs Society, a university organization that sponsors
monthly talks at the union. Admission is free.

Exercise 5
From the following information, write a short news story. At the end of story, note any questions
or additional information that you think is needed to complete your reporting.

Urbana police were called to the corner of Cunningham and University at 11:25 a.m. Monday to
investigate a two-vehicle accident. After arriving, they called for an emergency rescue team
because two people were injured. Two people were believed dead. Witnesses told police that a
truck in which the injured persons were riding was heading west on University. The truck failed
to stop when the light turned red and starting sliding because of the snowy conditions. The truck
hit a car broadside. The car rolled over three times and came to rest against a light pole.
At the hospital, two people were pronounced dead of injuries sustained in the accident. They
were identified as James and Martha Westhaver. He was 55; she was 54. James Westhaver was
the president of Busey Bank, the largest locally owned bank in Central Illinois.
Injured were James West, 43, and Samuel Blackwater, 36, both city employees in the Urbana
parks and recreation department. West suffered a broken leg and a possible concussion;
Blackwater had two broken arms and a broken nose. Police ticketed West for driving too fast for
road conditions. Assistant States Attorney Madelyn Cochran said she would investigate before
determining whether involuntary manslaughter charges should be lodged against West.
A bank official said Westhaver had been employed at the bank for 29 years. He was named
president on Jan. 1, 1997. He was also chairman of the Champaign County United Way this year.
Martha Westhaver hosted a talk show on WCIA-TV. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.