Board of Editors

The Journal is a fully student-run legal publication. Its Board of Editors is composed of students who underwent a rigorous admissions and training process. The Board has the primary responsibility of editing and producing each issue of the Journal and has the secondary responsibility of fulfilling other administrative functions to ensure the continuous operation of the Journal.

Noelle Jenina Francesca E. Buan

Noelle Jenina Francesca E. Buan graduated with honors from Ateneo de Manila University in 2011 with a degree in B.S. Management, Major in Legal Management. She is currently a second year law student at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law. She joined the Board of Editors of the Journal for its 57th volume and was an Associate Lead Editor for the second issue of the same volume. She is currently a member of both the Finance and Subscription Committees.

Leon Ma. Angel P. Caguioa

Leon Ma. Angel P. Caguioa graduated from Ateneo de Manila University in 2011 with a degree in B.S. Management and a Minor in English Literature. He is currently a second year law student at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law. He joined the Board of Editors of the Journal for its 57th volume and an Associate Lead Editor for the second issue. He is also a member of both the Distribution and Subscription Committees.

Camille Maria L. Castolo

Camille Maria L. Castolo graduated cum laude from Ateneo de Manila University in 2009 with a degree in B.S. Management, Major in Legal Management. She joined the Journal in 2010 for its 55th volume and was an Associate Lead Editor for the third issue of the same volume. Now in her senior year at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law, she is currently a member of the Journal’s Executive Committee for its 57th volume and Co-Head of the Layout Committee. Her previous works in the Journal include GSIS and SSS: Locating State-Owned Pension Institutions within the Public Governance and Accountability Debate in Light of the GOCC Governance Act of 2011, 57 Ateneo L.J. 906 (2012) and Two Competing Interests: A Study of the Effectivity of the 50% Creditor Approval Provision in Relation to the Court’s Cram Down Power Under the FRIA of 2010, 56 Ateneo L.J. 970 (2012). She also co-wrote Who’s Afraid of the Truth? A Comment on Biraogo v. The Philippine Truth Commission of 2010, 56 Ateneo L.J. 166 (2011) with Candice Christine O. Tongco.

Gabriel Paolo L. de Guzman

Gabriel Paolo L. de Guzman graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2009 with a degree in B.S. Management, Major in Communications Technology Management. He is currently in his senior year at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law. He joined the Journal in 2011 and was the Associate Lead Editor for the third issue of the 56th volume. He is now the Head of the Information Systems Committee. His previously published work in the Journal is Time to Get Real Representatives?: Re-examining Qualifications of Party-List Nominees in Light of COMELEC Resolution No. 9366, 57 Ateneo L.J. 279 (2012).

Joseph G.M.D. de Jesus

Joseph G.M.D. de Jesus is currently in his senior year at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law. An editor of the Journal since 2010, he was Co-Lead Editor of the Journal’s 60th Anniversary Commemorative Issue and is now the Head of the Distribution Committee. He graduated from the Ateneo De Manila University with a degree in B.S. Management, Major in Communications Technology Management.

Christian A. Drilon

Christian A. Drilon is currently a third year student at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law. He joined the Board of Editors of the Journal in 2011 and is now a member of its Distribution, Layout, and Information Systems Committees. He was an Associate Lead Editor of the second issue of the 56th volume. His published work includes The Decriminalization of Vagrancy: A Final Farewell to an Anachronistic Law, 57 Ateneo L.J. 310 (2012). He graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2009 with a degree in B.S. Management, Major in Management Engineering and a Minor in Marketing.

 

Franchesca Abigail C. Gesmundo

Franchesca Abigail C. Gesmundo graduated from Ateneo de Manila University in 2009 with a degree in B.S. Management. She joined the Board of Editors of the Journal in 2010 and was an Associate Lead Editor of the third issue of the 55th volume. Now in her senior year at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law, she serves as the Journal’s Head of Admissions and Membership, Head of the Secretariat Committee, and Lead Editor for the fourth issue of the 57th volume. Her previous works in the Journal include Testing Constitutional Waters III: Areas for Constitutional Reform in the System of Checks and Balances — Making Sense of P-Noy’s Tuwid na Landas, 57 Ateneo L.J. 1 (2012) with Dean Sedfrey M. Candelaria of the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law, and The Philippine Capital Market: Issues and Challenges, 56 Ateneo L.J. 465 (2011) with Emmanuel Rey P. Cruz.

Coleen Claudette R. Luminarias

Coleen Claudette R. Luminarias, currently a third year law student at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law, graduated with a degree in B.A. Public Administration from the University of the Philippines (Diliman) in 2010. She joined the Board of Editors of the Journal in 2011 and is now a member of both the Office and Finance Committees. She was an Associate Lead Editor of the fourth issue of the 56th volume. She previously wrote Limit of a Function: Calculating the Implications of Oposa v. Factoran in Saving the Pine Trees, 57 Ateneo L. J. 659 (2012). She is also the Vice President for Internal Affairs of the Environmental Law Society of Ateneo and the Chairman of the Commission on Elections and Judicial Appointments.

Ma. Kimberly T. Magtoto

Ma. Kimberly T. Magtoto graduated from Ateneo de Manila University in 2011 with a degree in B.S. Management, Major in Legal Management and a Minor in English Literature. She is currently a second year law student. She joined the Journal in 2012 for its 57th volume and is an Associate Lead Editor of the third issue of the same volume. She is also a member of the Office and Secretariat Committees.

Dan Kevin C. Mandocdoc

Dan Kevin Castro Mandocdoc is currently in his senior year at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law. An editor of the Journal since its 55th volume, he is currently a member of the Executive Committee, a Co-Head of the Layout Committee, and the Lead Editor of the second issue of the 57th volume. His previous works in the Journal include Defining the Parameters of Judicial Independence and Accountability in Light of Chief Justice Corona’s Impeachment: An Examination of the Violation of the New Code of Judicial Conduct as a Ground for Betrayal of Public Trust, 56 Ateneo L.J. 761 (2012), co-written with Atty. Sarah Lou Ysmael Arriola and Regulatory Dualism Through the SEC — Extending the Coverage of the Maharlika Rules to Elevate Philippine Corporate Governance Standards, 56 Ateneo L.J. 427 (2011). He is also a student intern at the Ateneo Human Rights Center. He obtained, with honors, his B.S. Management, Major in Legal Management degree from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2009.

Juan Carlo O. Pielago

Juan Carlo O. Pielago is currently in his senior year at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law. Having joined the Board of Editors of the Ateneo Law Journal in 2010, he was an Associate Lead Editor of the third issue of its 55th volume and is now the Head of its Subscription Committee. He is also the Lead Editor of the third issue of the Journal’s 57th volume. His published works include A Second Look at Religious Accommodation: Re-examining the Potency of Excessive Entanglement Considerations in Light of Emerging Trends and Issues Respecting Charitable Donations to Religious Institutions, 57 Ateneo L.J. 231 (2012) and When Control No Longer Controlled — Assessing the Applicability of the Rules on Tender Offer to Pledge Arrangements, 56 Ateneo L.J. 445 (2011). Currently, he is also the Vice President for External Affairs of the Environmental Law Society of Ateneo. He graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2009 with a degree in B.S. Management, Major in Legal Management and a Minor Degree in Business Enterprise.

Jose-Mari H. Roco

Jose-Mari H. Roco joined the Board of Editors of the Journal for its 57th volume and is an Associate Lead Editor of the fourth issue of the same volume. He is a member of both the Distribution and Information Systems Committees. He graduated from Ateneo de Manila University in 2009 with a degree in B.A. Management Economics, Minor in History. Currently, he is a second year law student. He is also an appointed magistrate in the Student Judicial Council.

Jose Justin T. Santos

Jose Justin T. Santos graduated from De La Salle University (Manila) with a degree in B.A. Economics and is currently a third year student at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law. He joined the Board of Editors of the Journal in 2011 and is currently a member of both the Layout and Subscription Committees. He was an Associate Lead Editor of the fourth issue of the 56th volume and he co-wrote Copyrightability of Recipes Under the Idea-Expression Dichotomy, 57 Ateneo L.J. 263 (2012), with Atty. Karla Ng-Aspiras.

Patricia Anne D. Sta. Maria

Patricia Anne D. Sta. Maria graduated cum laude from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2011 with a degree in B.A. Political Science and a Minor in English Literature. She was also given the departmental award for Political Science that same year. She is currently a second year law student. She joined the Board of Editors of the Journal for its 57th volume and is an Associate Lead Editor of the third issue of the same volume. She is also currently a member of both the Office and Layout committees.

Ma. Mercedes Leanne B. Torrijos

Ma. Mercedes Leanne B. Torrijos is in her senior year at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law. A member of the Journal beginning in 2010 for its 55th volume, she was an Associate Lead Editor of the fourth issue of the 55th volume, the Lead Editor of the first issue of the 57th volume, and is currently the Head of the Office Committee. She graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in B.S. Management, Major in Legal Management in 2009. Her previous works in the Journal include Conflicts in Implementing the UNCITRAL Model Law on Insolvency as Adopted By the FRIA, 56 Ateneo L.J. 999 (2012) and Cross-Border Practice in the Legal Profession: Precautions for a Transnational Lawyer, 56 Ateneo L.J. 737 (2011). She also co-wrote A Primer on the Transformation of Impeachment on the Ground of Betrayal of Public Trust, 56 Ateneo L.J. 834 (2012) with Atty. Ronald C. Chua. 

Candice Christine O. Tongco

Candice Christine O. Tongco graduated cum laude from Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in B.S. Management, Major in Legal Management in 2009. She joined the Board of Editors of the Journal in 2010 for its 55th volume. She was an Associate Lead Editor of the second issue of the 55th volume and was the Co-Lead Editor of the Journal’s 60th Commemorative Issue. Now in her senior year at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law, she is a member of the Journal’s Executive Committee for its 57th volume and Head of the Finance Committee. Her previous works in the Journal include Chairman and CEO: Which Between the U.K. Style and the U.S. Style is Better in the Philippine Setting?, 57 Ateneo L.J. 929 (2012) and Revisiting the Equality in Equity Doctrine in Light of the FRIA of 2010: Are Secured and Unsecured Creditors Still on Equal Footing During Rehabilitation Proceedings, 56 Ateneo L.J. 982 (2012). She also co-wrote Who’s Afraid of the Truth? A Comment on Biraogo v. The Philippine Truth Commission of 2010, 56 Ateneo L.J. 166 (2011) with Camille Maria L. Castolo.