The present issue for the Law Gazette is but a product of hard work and dedication. That despite all the adversities in securing the necessary budget just and equitable for the gazette, we managed to be firm equipped with the principles of the Law Gazette—we are the entity of Truth, Honesty, Integrity and Justice—that no matter what will happen we will stand and we will defend the rights’ of ever student of the College.
Being the EIC personally is a challenge I must assume. I consider the fact that I will be facing hardship that the task entails me to gamble and made my sacrifices. I accepted the challenge whole-heartedly. I started by gathering all the writers in the college whom I know shared the same advocacy that I have. The start was not that easy because 1.) The Law Gazette was left with only few writers to work (because many have graduated) 2.) Financial constraints, we started with nothing “ZERO Budget” from the LSG, and 3.) Internal struggle in the LSG which did not allow the release of the funds immediately. Still, I should be strong and firm—The Law Gazette must PUBLISH.
With the collective efforts of my comrades in the Law Gazette (Athenz, Curz, Barry, Noralyn, Ate Jam, Saidy, Yang, and Sander) we made this semester’s issue possible. I am grateful that you have TRUSTED me despite of passivity and negativity of many people around us. I am also thankful to Atty. Maki Datu-Ramos, our adviser, for always being active and candid with his indulgence in the scrutiny of our articles, for his suggestions and support. To Dean Pama Muti and Atty. Hamid Barra in accommodating us with the interviews which made our horizon wider (with what you’ve shared about the college), thank you so much. Also, to the new and returning faculty members for allowing us to have your views and opinions, thank you Sir and Maam. To the College Librarian for helping me out with the Updates in the College Library, thank you Ate Fai—always a reliable source. Lastly, those who in one way or another have contributed to the realization of this semester’s issue, SANGUIBO A SALAMAT—TANDAMAN DI LIPATAN…
Four years ago I started writing for the Gazette (when I was a freshman) back then I see no difficulty in managing the Law Gazette because all I have to do is submit and wait for the release of the issue. There were no financial constraints and students were very eager to share their opinions and ideas. For four years, I was able to endure the demands of writing and the careful analysis of the legal issues. I was able to get acquainted with the many kinds of readers that the College of Law has—mostly distant and worst many are complaining this and that (dissatisfied while the fact they did not know NOTHING—the hardship and sacrifices a writer invested to come-up with an article). I was able to witness how dissatisfied readers would comment (Law Gazette is equals to “Logasing” a derogatory word which they invented). Many Law students are innately good critiques but still criticisms remain which are not constructive, why not JOIN us and incorporate your criticisms by having them as suggestions that will HELP/AID the Law Gazette to flourish. Looking for flaws and loop-holes of others can be done easily but allowing one’s self to rectify or to correct such flaws will not be an simple errand. Let us not degrade the Law Gazette because it is YOUR Law Gazette—you are criticizing your own—instead be part of its advocacy and contribute to make it better. We are the Law Gazette—the Students of Law.