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.

Patricia Anne Alarios

Editor, A.Y. 2019-2020

Patricia Anne Alarios graduated cum laude from University of the Philippines in 2017 with a degree in B.S. Statistics. 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 64th volume in 2019, and is the Associate Lead Editor for the second and fourth Issue of the same Volume. She is a member of the Journal’s Information Systems, Office, and Subscription Committees.

Patrick Edward L. Balisong

Member, Executive Committee, A.Y. 2019-2020

Patrick Edward L. Balisong graduated cum laude and Program Awardee from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2016 with a degree in A.B. Social Sciences, Specialization in Cultural Heritage, and a minor in History. He is currently a fourth year law student at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law. He joined the Board of Editors of the Journal for its 62d volume and was an Associate Lead Editor for the second issue of that volume. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee, the head of the Finance Committee and Distribution Committee, member of the Layout Committee, as well as the Lead Editor of the second issue of the 64th volume. He was an editor of Tending Life, a drug policy and anti-death penalty publication of the Anti-Death Penalty Task Force, a research assistant to Associate Dean Lily K. Gruba, and a research assistant of the Fr. Joaquin G. Bernas, S.J. Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He is also a Fellow of the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund and the Chairman of the Ateneo Central Bar Operations. His published works include Justice on Trial: Consolidation of Powers, Judicial Independence, and Public Accountability in the Philippine Judiciary, 63 Ateneo L.J. 21 (2018) co-authored with Dean Sedfrey M. Candelaria; Finding Maria Clara — The Doctrine and the Filipina, 63 Ateneo L.J. 317 (2018) co-authored with Atty. Amparita D. Sta. Maria; In or Out: Gaps in Philippine Immigration Law in Relation to Foreign Athletes and Sports Leagues Regulations as Migration and Human Rights Issues, 63 Ateneo L.J. 777 (2019) co-authored with Atty. Carmi Calsado-Amoroso; and Without Delay: Reconciling the Divergent Concepts of Substantial Completion and Liquidated Damages in Construction Contracts, 63 Ateneo L.J. 979 (2019) co-authored with Atty. Donemark J.L. Calimon.

Justin Mark C. Chan

Editor, A.Y. 2019-2020

Justin Mark C. Chan graduated from the University of San Carlos in 2017 with a degree in B.S. Accountancy. He is currently a third year law student at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law. He joined the Board of Editors of the Journal for its 64th volume in 2019, and is the Associate Lead Editor for the fourth Issue of the same Volume. He is currently a member of the Journal’s Information Systems, Office, and Distribution Committees.

Kathleen Traci P. Del Rosario

Editor, A.Y. 2019-2020

Kathleen Traci P. del Rosario graduated from the University of Asia and the Pacific in 2017 with degrees in B.A. in Humanities and M.A. in Communication major in Integrated Marketing Communications. 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 63d Volume and was the Associate Lead Editor for the second and fourth issues of the same Volume. She is also a member of the Journal's Information Systems, Subscription, and Distribution Committees.

Brian Earl A. Leshen

Editor, A.Y. 2019-2020

Brian Earl A. Leshen graduated cum laude from the University of Santo Tomas in 2018, with a degree in A.B Communication Arts. 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 64th volume, and is the Associate Lead Editor for the third issue of the same Volume. He is a member of the Journal's Layout and Information Systems Committees.

Sergio Luis M. Mercado

Editor, A.Y. 2019-2020

Sergio Luis M. Mercado graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2017, with a degree in A.B. European Studies, Major in International Business and Economics, and Minor in Spanish. He is currently a third year law student at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law. He joined the Board of Editors of the Journal for its 63d Volume, and served as the Associate Lead Editor for the third Issue of the same Volume. He is currently a member of the Journal's Layout and Distribution Committees.

Marian Gae V. Merino

Editor, A.Y. 2019-2020

Marian Gae V. Merino graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2017 with a degree in B.S. Management with Minors in Economics and International Business. 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 64th Volume in 2019. She is a member of the Journal's Distribution, Secretariat, and Office Committees.

John Stephen B. Pangilinan

Member, Executive Committee, A.Y. 2019-2020

John Stephen B. Pangilinan graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman-Extension Program in Pampanga with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics. He is currently a fourth year student of Ateneo de Manila University School of Law. He joined the Board of Editors of the Ateneo Law Journal in its 62d Volume andwas an Associate Lead Editor of the 3d Issue of the Journal’s 62d Volume. He was a research assistant at the Fr. Joaquin G. Bernas, S.J. Institute for Continuing Legal Education and Research at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law. He previously volunteered as a legal intern for the Legal Interventions Department of International Justice Mission’s (IJM) Pampanga Field Office and interned for IJM’s National Prosecution Development. He was also an editor of Tending Life, a drug policy and anti-death penalty publication of the Anti-Death Penalty Task Force. He is currently the Co-Chairman of the Ateneo Central Bar Operations' Academics Committee. He previously co-wrote Online Sexual Exploitation of Children: Applicable Laws, Casework Perspectives, and Recommendations, 63 Ateneo L.J. 185 (2018), Gender-Based Analysis of Laws Applicable to Child Sexual Exploitation Cases,63 Ateneo L.J. 355 (2018), both with Benjamin Lawrence Patrick E. Aritao, and Child Pornography and the Fictional and Non-Fictional Portrayal of Child Sexual Abuse, 63 Ateneo L.J. 925 (2019).

Jose Ryan S. Pelongco

Editor, A.Y. 2019-2020

Jose Ryan S. Pelongco graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2010 with a degree in B.S. Legal Management, with minors in English Literature and Enterprise Development (under the John Gokongwei School of Management Business Accelerator Program). He is currently a fourth-year law student at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law. He joined the Board of Editors of the Journal in 2017 for its 62d Volume, and was the Associate Lead Editor for the third issue of the same volume. Currently, he is a member of the Journal's Finance Committee and is the head of its Subscription Committee. He is also the Lead Editor of the fourth issue of the 64th volume. He has been working as a Legal Assistant under Associate Justice Marvic Mario Victor F. Leonen of the Supreme Court of the Philippines since August 2018, where he first started as an intern on June of the same year. He was part of the team which emerged as the Champion of the Children’s Rights Moot Court Competition held in Leiden University, the Netherlands, in April 2019 where he and his fellow counsel for the Applicant also bagged the award for Best Oral Argument for the Applicant. He is also a resident intern of the Ateneo Human Rights Center, a member of the law school's Magna Carta Committee, a Deputy Minister for the Ateneo Law Debate and Advocacy Society, and a co-head of Transportation for the Ateneo Central Bar Operations. He has published an article entitled Republic v. Sereno: Revisiting Constitutional Qualifications for Impeachable Public Officers, 63 Ateneo L. J. 70 (2018) co-authored with Atty. Ray Paolo D.J. Santiago.

Katrina Isabelle G. Pimentel

Editor, A.Y. 2019-2020

Katrina Isabelle G. Pimentel graduated with honors from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2017, with a degree in B.S. Communications Technology Management, and a Minor in English Literature. 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 63d volume. She served as the Associate Lead Editor for the second Issue of the same Volume, and is a member of the Journal’s Finance and Information Systems Committees. She is also a member of the Administration Committee of the Ateneo Law School’s Central Bar Operations.

Frances Christine P. Sayson

Editor, A.Y. 2019-2020

Frances Christine P. Sayson graduated cum laude from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2017, with a degree in A.B. Literature (English). 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 63d Volume, and served as the Associate Lead Editor for the third Issue of the same Volume. She is currently a member of the Journal's Layout and Office Committees. She is also a member of the Academics Committee of the Ateneo Law School’s Central Bar Operations.

Jason L. Sy

Editor, A.Y. 2019-2020

Jason L. Sy graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2015 with a degree in B.S. Management, Major in Management Engineering, and a Minor in Philosophy. He is currently a fourth year law student at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law. He is currently the Lead Editor of the 4th edition of the Ateneo Law Journal Legal Citation Guide. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the Journal’s 63d Volume. He joined the Board of Editors of the Journal for its 61st volume in 2016 and was the Associate Lead Editor for the third issue of the same volume. He also served as the Lead Editor for the Special Issue of the 63d Volume entitled Claudio Teehankee: A Pillar of the Rule of Law. His published works are Gone Without a Trace: A Re-examination of Bank Secrecy Laws and Anti-Money Laundering Laws in Light of the 2016 Bangladesh Bank Heist, 62 Ateneo L.J. 90 (2017), co-authored with Dean Jose Maria G. Hofileña; Discovery of Trade Secrets: A Procedural Quagmire, 62 Ateneo L.J. 1218 (2018), co-authored with Jayme A. Sy, Jr.; and Achieving Climate Justice Through Tort Law: Issues and Challenges, 63 Ateneo L.J. 1042 (2019), co-authored with Dean Antonio G.M. La Viña.

Korina D. Torres

Editor, A.Y. 2019-2020

Korina D. Torres graduated from De La Salle University in 2015 with a degree in B.S. 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 63d volume in 2018, and was the Associate Lead Editor for the fourth Issue of the same Volume. She is currently the head of the Journal’s Secretariat Committee, and a member of the Information Systems and Office Committees. She is likewise a member of the Hotel Services Committee of the Ateneo Law School Central Bar Operations.

John Paulo S. Vicencio

Member, Executive Committee, A.Y. 2019-2020

John Paulo S. Vicencio graduated from Ateneo de Davao University in 2016 with a degree in A.B. Political Science degree and a Minor in Philosophy. He is currently a fourth year law student at the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law. He joined the Board of Editors of the Journal for its 62d volume in 2017, and was the Associate Lead Editor for the fourth Issue of the same Volume. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee, Head of the Office Committee, and Co-head of the Information Systems Committee. He is also the Journal's Lead Editor of the third Issue of its 64th volume. His published works include: Dissecting the Evolution of Philippine Privacy Torts: Introducing a Three-Pronged Framework for Claiming Damages under the Data Privacy Act of 2012, 64 Ateneo L.J. 1209 (2019) & Under the Shadows of Trademark: The Current State of Publicity Rights in the Philippines, 63 Ateneo L.J. 751 (2019) co-authored with Atty. Lolibeth R. Medrano.