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Headline Writing: Write an appropriate headline for each of the given leads

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LEGAZPI CITY – An eight-hour fire razed Bicol’s biggest public market in Naga City last
Thursday afternoon, destroying at least 1,500 stalls and assorted merchandise on the second and
third floors, authorities said.

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ILOILO CITY – The death toll in the sinking of a pumpboat off Concepcion, Iloilo rose to 11 as
rescuers continued to search for the missing passengers.

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Malacañang demanded yesterday an explanation from Philippine National Police (PNP) chief
Director General Jesus Verzosa regarding his controversial directive to ban public access to
police blotters.

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The Quezon City government presented before the World Bank its biogas emission project at the
Payatas dumpsite during a recent forum on energy and climate change in Washington, DC.

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At least 3,000 government employees in Caloocan City will receive a 10 percent salary increase
soon. Mayor Enrico Echiverri, in a memorandum, directed all department heads and officers-in-
charge to “process the salary differential of all city employees for the period of July 1 to Oct. 31
and the necessary salary adjustments.”

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Tullahan Bridge will be completely repaired by next week if it does not rain, an official of the
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said yesterday.

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Vice President Noli de Castro has remained the top choice of Filipinos to succeed President
Arroyo in 2010, a recent survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed.

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The Philippines lost yesterday its bid for a seat in the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the
principal organ of the United Nations, but the country reportedly put up a good fight that forced
voting to go on for an entire day.

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The Philippines lost yesterday its bid for a seat in the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the
principal organ of the United Nations, but the country reportedly put up a good fight that forced
voting to go on for an entire day.

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CHICAGO – President-elect Barack Obama accepted congratulations from nine


presidents and prime ministers Thursday, returning calls from world leaders who reached
out after his presidential victory.

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