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Maria Narissa Aranzanso

Citizen based in NCR, Philippines. Joined on Oct 13, 2008


Op-Ed: A new set of guidelines for Filipino state workers?

Manila - The President of the Philippines had approved a simple list of do’s and don’t’s in the code of conduct for state workers in the Philippines.

Op-Ed: Corruption to End, Filipinos to Prosper

In a recent study by the Social Weather Stations (SWS), many Filipinos believe that their standard of living will improve in the next twelve months to come.

Op-Ed: The Aquino administration's internal problems

There is a growing war inside Malacañang. Philippine president Noynoy Aquino may have heard already of the brewing factions inside his administration.

Op-Ed: Filipino President Benigno Aquino III, a Messenger of Hope

The inauguration of Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III as the fifteenth president of the Philippines became a symbol of hope. The downhearted Filipinos pictured him as an instrument to 'a new Philippines' after listening to his inaugural speech.

Op-Ed: Filipinos to Guard Against Crooks

Weeks went by after the typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng wrecked havoc in the Philippines. The evidence and aftereffects of the catastrophe are still widely seen.

Op-Ed: Blanket Authority for DFA to Import Rice

President Gloria Arroyo gave blanket authority to the Department of Agriculture to import two million tons of rice from other countries. This is in preparation for a possible rice shortage next year of 2010 in the country.

Op-Ed: Will the Philippines Elections be Clean This Time?

After several occasions where the Philippines will be back to the old manual elections in 2010, the Commission on Election’s (Comelec) undertaking to have the automated election will finally materialize.

Comelec Approves Estrada’s Plans to Run in 2010 Elections

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) cannot object to ex-president Joseph Estrada’s filing of certificate of candidacy (COC) in case he decides to run in the 2010 elections.

Filipina DH and Hero from Hongkong Now Back in the Philippines

A Filipina overseas Filipino worker (OFW) was excitedly welcomed by her family at the Ninoy Aquino International Airpoirt (NAIA). She had returned more than PhP 2 million worth of money and cheques that she saw while picking garbage in Hongkong.

Op-Ed: Gloria Arroyo and Her Trips Abroad

As added score to the disapproval by the citizenry about her plans of running as congresswoman in Pampanga, her hometown in the northern part of Luzon, President Gloria Arroyo is criticized because of her frequent trips abroad.

Op-Ed: Will Gimmicks Work This Time in Philippine Politics?

In the seemingly hasty resolution of the House of Representatives to create a constituent assembly keeping out the Senate, different sectors of the country countered and Senate lead the stand-up fight against the resolution by the lower house.

Op-Ed: Katrina Halili and the Hot Issues

Issues from Katrina Halili- Hayden Kho sex video scandal have evolved. The hot issues are concurrently being diverted to involvement of drugs in the videoed tryst. The issues were even downgraded to Katrina not fit to being a role model.

Op-Ed: A (H1N1) virus and Pacmania : Which is Stronger?

Manny Pacquiao and his family went home to the Philippines a few days ago with Team Pacquiao from the US totally paying no attention to World Health Organization and the Department of Health's advise.

Op-Ed: Martin Nievera's Controversial Singing

Amidst the overwhelming win of Manny Pacquiao against Britain’s Ricky Hatton, Martin Nievera, one of Philippine’s renowned ballad singer became the talk of the town.

Op-Ed: Philippines' Press Secretary Dureza Politicking through Prayer

The Philippines' Press Secretary Jesus Dureza was believed to be politicking through an opening prayer he uttered on November 18. The prayer caused President Arroyo to cry out, "Oh my God!"

Op-Ed: Bolante Appeared in the Senate (An Update)

The appearance of Jocelyn "Joc joc Bolante", the alleged architect of the 728-million fertilizer scam, on November 13, 2008 rocked the Senate. The Upper House members were confronted with Bolante's confidence during the hearing.

Philippine's Former Agriculture Undersecretary to Be Discharged From Hospital

Philippine's former Agriculture Undersecretary Jocelyn "Jocjoc" Bolante was given a discharge order by his attending physician, Dr. Romeo Saavedra, from St. Luke's Hospital on November 10, 2008, at 11 a.m.

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