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.

Ray Maynard J. Bacus

Ray Maynard J. Bacus graduated from Ateneo de Manila University in 2012 with a degree in B.S. Management, Major in Legal Management and a Minor in Entrepreneurial Development. 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 58th volume and is the Associate Lead Editor for the third issue of the same volume. He is also a member of both the Layout and Information Systems Committees.

Noelle Jenina Francesca E. Buan

Noelle Jenina Francesca E. Buan graduated with honors from Ateneo de Manila University in with a degree in B.S. Management, Major in Legal Management. She is currently a third 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 the Head of the Office Committee and a member of the Finance Committee. Her published works include Running for Office, Running the Clock: Analyzing the Recent Regulations Limiting Political Advertisements for the 2013 Elections, 58 Ateneo L.J. 263 (2013) with Patricia Anne D. Sta. Maria.

Leon Ma. Angel P. Caguioa

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

Fidel Maximo M. Diego III

Fidel Maximo M. Diego III graduated from University of the Philippines-Diliman with a degree in BA Journalism. He joined the Journal in 2013 for its 58th volume. He is currently a member of the Distribution and Subscription Committees. He was an Associate Lead Editor for the said volume's second issue. He is currently in his second year of law school.

Christian A. Drilon

Christian A. Drilon graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2009 with a degree in B.S. Management Engineering. He is currently a fourth year student at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law. He joined the Board of Editors of the Journal for its 56th volume and was the Associate Lead Editor of the second issue of the same volume. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee, the Lead Editor for the second issue of the 58th volume, and the Head of the Distribution and Subscription Committees. His previous work in the Journal includes The Decriminalization of Vagrancy: A Final Farewell to an Anachronistic Law, 57 Ateneo L.J. 310 (2012).

Eleonor Dyan R. Garcia

Eleonor Dyan R. Garcia graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in AB Management Economics. She joined the Journal in 2013 for its 58th volume. She is currently a member of the Finance and Office Committees. She is the Associate Lead Editor for the said volume's fourth issue. She is also a member of the St. Thomas More Society of Advocates. She is currently in her second year of law school.

Coleen Claudette R. Luminarias

Coleen Claudette R. Luminarias graduated with a degree in B.A. Public Administration from the University of the Philippines (Diliman) in 2010. She is currently a fourth year law student at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law (ALS). She joined the Board of Editors of the Journal in 2011. Along with Mr. Drilon and Mr. Santos, she currently heads the Journal as a member of the Executive Committee. She is also the Lead Editor for the third issue of the 58th volume, the head of the Journal’s Finance Committee, and one of the members of the Office Committee. She was an Associate Lead Editor for 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 Trees57 Ateneo L. J. 659 (2012). Aside from her work in the Journal, she also heads the Ateneo Law School Commission on Elections and Judicial Appointments (CEJA) as its Chairman and remains an active member of the Environmental Law Society of Ateneo (ELSA).

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 joined the Journal in 2012 for its 57th volume and was an Associate Lead Editor of the third issue of the same volume. She is the Head of the Secretariat Committee and a member of the Office Committee. She is currently a third year law student in Ateneo de Manila University School of Law.

Jose-Mari H. Roco

Jose-Mari H. Roco graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2009 with a degree in Management Economics and a minor in History. He is currently a third year student at the Ateneo Law School. He joined the Board of Editors of the Journal during its 57th volume and was the Associate Lead Editor for the fourth issue of the same volume. He is currently the Lead Editor for the fourth issue of the 58th volume, Head of the Information Systems Committee, and a Member of the Distribution Committee. Aside from being an editor of the Journal, 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 fourth 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. He is currently the Lead Editor for the first issue of the 58th volume. He previously 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 Political Science and a minor in English Literature. She was also given the Departmental Award for Political Science that same year. She joined the Journal in 2012 for its 57th volume, and was the Associate Lead Editor for the said volume's third issue. She is currently part of the Journal's Layout and Internet Committees. Aside from being an editor, she also heads the Criminal Law Division of the Ateneo Central Bar Operations. She is currently in her third year of law school. Her published works include Running for Office, Running the Clock: Analyzing the Recent Regulations Limiting Political Advertisements for the 2013 Elections, 58 Ateneo L.J. 263 (2013) with Noelle Jenina Francesca E. Buan.