What is news?
•North, East, West, South
•Past and Present Event Report
• News is information that has a
meaning for a set of readers.
Elements of News
•Impact—How many people does the event
affect? How seriously does it affect them?
• Proximity—An event will be more important
if is closer to the readers.
• Timeliness—Is the event fresh? Is it new?
The news must be timely to be of use to
Elements of News
•Prominence—Names make news, and big
names make big news. Ordinary people are
intrigued by the doings of the rich and
• Novelty—This is the new in news, the
unusual. The "firsts," "lasts" and "onlys" have
been the staples of the news business for
Based on Survey
Regscihyers nod abolition of SK
It’s not strange that Regional Science High School (RSHS) students approved the scrapping
of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) since news in the national newspapers and televisions
exposed how it turned out to be the breeding grounds of future corrupt officials.
This is how Supreme Student Government (SSG) president Jewel Maribie G. Luis reacted
after knowing the results of the survey conducted by The Excelsior showing that 73 percent
of the whole RSHS populace approved the abolition of SK.
“While it is true that the organization has been infested by devious elders, we cannot deny
the fact that there are still ‘good ones’ who remain untarnished despite being immersed in
the rotten system,” she said.
The SK, Luis suggested, needs to be overhauled by using mechanisms that prevent
politicians in dipping their hands to the organization.
“We need not to abolish SK because history tells us how the youth became agents of change
in the past. What we need is to plug the leaks in the organization,” she claimed.
The SSG president also mentioned the crucial role of schools in molding future leaders,
saying that when the schools instill among youth the values of a transformative leader, they
would turn out to be the ‘good ones’ who can fix the SK’s present structure.
Based on Interview
All systems go to curb bullying -Balag
Regional Science High School (RSHS) principal Inocencio T. Balag confirmed that all
mechanisms and strategies are now set to end bullying among children in school.
Balag said the Child Protection Committee (CPC) composed of representatives from the
administration, faculty, student body, parents association, and community already adopted
policies that provide special protection to children.
“With the CPC and DepEd’s Child Protection Policy in place, the students are now assured
that the school is their ally when they are bullied and intimidated,” he said.
Aware that the bully and the bullied are both victims in any case of bullying, Balag said the
school should see to it that even the bullies are helped through proper intervention of the
school’s guidance counselor.
Part of the school’s mechanism in its campaign against bullying was the conduct of Stress
Management Training among teachers last October 2 where they were given tips on how to
handle difficult situations in schools and even at home.The principal also included the
parents and the community in the school’s anti-bullying drive and shared that the members
of the CPC are finalizing the scheme that would maximize their participation.
Based on Speech
ASDS Macalling to RSHS family
Excel in academics, character
A Regscihyer can easily be identified from the rest because he shines without even trying, but
he can shine the brightest if he excels not only in academics but also in character.
This was the contention of Isabela OIC-Assistant Schools Division Superintendent (ASDS)
Madelyn L. Macalling, Ph.D., when she addressed RSHS students and teachers during the
school’s 19th Foundation Day at Tumauini Community Center, Tumauini, Isabela, September 8.
Recalling her teaching days at RSHS with a handful of students coming from the different
parts of the region, Dr. Macalling said that to be a teacher at RSHS is a ‘challenging’ job since
it requires one to be expert in the field to meet the needs of students she considered
“But more than just expertise in teaching, one needs to have burning passion and
commitment to ensure that every student entrusted in his care will come out from RSHS truly
Diesel to soar over P13, transport groups
gear up for protests
MANILA, Philippines – Oil companies set their largest price
hikes yet as the war between Russia and Ukraine continues to
escalate and triggers a global inflation wave.
Caltex, Petron, Cleanfuel, PTT Philippines, Seaoil, Unioil, and
Flying V announced they would increase pump prices for the
11th straight week, with the adjustments taking effect on
Tuesday, March 15.
Philippines sees Ukraine conflict having
'temporary' impact on economy
MANILA, March 15 (Reuters) - The impact of the Russia-Ukraine
conflict on the Philippine economy is expected to be temporary,
Economic Planning Secretary Karl Chua told a media briefing on
"We have a very strong potential to grow in the domestic front.
Unfortunately we are facing global headwinds...but we have a
very strong domestic economy that can withstand that," he said.
PH ready to open facilities to US if Russia-Ukraine
conflict ‘spills over’ to Asia – envoy
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has assured
that the Philippines is ready to offer the country’s facilities for
use by the United States should the crisis between Russia and
Ukraine “spill over” to Asia, Manila’s top diplomat to Washington
TOPIC: 2022 NATIONAL ELECTIONS
•Platforms on Education
•Youth are encouraged to take control (vote for
those who will chart the path of their future)
•PH youth hopeful of youth governance
•Refers to the first few paragraphs of
the news article
• Presents the gist of the story
The lead is the basis of your headline
Nagbabala ang Department of Energy
(DOE) na posibleng pumalo nang
hanggang P86.72 per liter ang presyo
ng gasolina at P81.10 naman sa diesel
kung patuloy na magmamahal ang
krudo sa pandaigdigang merkado.
DOE: Gasolina, papalo sa P86.72
per liter; diesel aabot sa P81.10
•Importance of News Reporting
– include a chronology of the issue being
– provide background information or historical
context of the issue
– cite sources of information
– primary sources for crucial data
– secondary sources for background info
“This is not just a problem of the executive department. This is a problem of course
that will be a problem of all sectors in the government. We have a framework where
we have the objective of fair pricing, but still we are unable to do that,” sabi ni
Energy Undersecretary Gerardo Erguiza Jr. sa pagdinig ng Senate Committee on
Energy nitong Lunes, kaugnay sa epekto ng Russia-Ukraine crisis sa Pilipinas.
Sampung linggo nang tumataas ang presyo ng krudo sa Pilipinas, at may nakaamba
pang mas malakihang taas-presyo sa Martes.
Nitong weekend, naglabas ng pagtaya ang Unioil Petroleum Philippines na ang presyo
ng kanilang fuel products sa March 15-21 ay maaaring madagdagan ng P12.20-P12.30
per liter sa diesel, at P6.80-P7.00 per liter sa gasolina.
•Understand the event first. Then write.
• Write when you know what you want to say.
• Keep your eye on the lead.
• Be coherent. Paragraphs must flow.
• Always assume that your reader is a first time
reader so provide definitions if there are any needed.
• Avoid judgments and inferences. Let the facts talk.
• Avoid too many details in the lead paragraph.
• Numbers 1-9 ar spelled out, 10 and higher – write in
• Grade school – PUPILS ; High School and College –
• Avoid repeating the same word in the same paragraph.
• Leads must be, at the maximum, 35 words long.
• Paragraphs must only be one or two sentences
• When using a company/ institution/ department
name more than once in a story, use its acronym
after the first time you use the term in its fullness
More practical tips…
•Be especially careful to avoid phrases and
sentences that are redundant--- that
unnecessarily repeat the same idea. The
following phrases contain only two or three
words, yet at least one--- the word in
italics– is unnecessary.