|Owner(s)||Ateneo de Manila University|
|Headquarters||MVP 201-202, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Philippines|
The GUIDON is the official student newspaper of the Ateneo de Manila University. It is a part of the Ateneo's Confederation of Publications (COP), including Heights and Matanglawin. The GUIDON is published monthly from June to March.
The GUIDON is one of the founding members of the College Editors Guild of the Philippines, along with The Varsitarian of the University of Santo Tomas, The Philippine Collegian of the University of the Philippines Diliman and The National of National University (Philippines).
It has four sections, namely: the Main (which include News, Opinion, and Sports) section, the Beyond Loyola section, the Features section, and the Inquiry section. The Inquiry section deals with explanatory and investigative journalism while The Beyond Loyola section tackles issues outside the Ateneo campus and deals with national and international affairs.
Aside from the four sections which are in print, The GUIDON also has an official website and an online magazine, which is Vantage Magazine.
The GUIDON is currently on its 88th year.
Before 1929, the students of the Ateneo de Manila persistently demanded for a newspaper that would provide them with information on school activities and achievements of the alumni. To answer to this need, The GUIDON was founded on June 22 by 1929. by Rev. Frank O'Hara, SJ, with Manuel C. Colayco as the first editor-in-chief.
In the 1930s, the paper immersed itself in national issues with a Catholic slant, and loudly protested a proposed divorce bill. Its operations ceased when the World War II broke out, and operations resumed in 1946 under the editorship of Max Soliven. As the paper began to promote peace, its goals expanded from recording Ateneo history-in-the-making and serving to include pieces that were more socially relevant.
The 1950s saw the paper displayed abroad, with numerous awards given to it. The Columbia Scholastic Press Association and the Associated Collegiate Press consistently recognized the excellence of the newspaper.
In the 1960s, The GUIDON filled its pages with the feasibility of coeducation in the University. In addition, critical appraisals of the Ateneo system sought to bring the Atenean "down from the hill"—a protest to the dominance of the elite in Philippine society.
In the 1970s, the paper involved itself in the greater national situation. The years leading to martial law saw Volumes 38 and 39 of The GUIDON produced as Ang Pandayan. The paper's Editorial Board likewise found itself split, leading to publication of two versions of The GUIDON.However, before the legitimacy of either one could be established, Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law, forcing both papers to temporarily shut down. In 1973, The GUIDON was the first student newspaper to resume operations after martial law was declared.
After women were admitted to the university beginning 1973, coeducation began to affect The GUIDON, who had Chao Chuatico appointed as its first female editor-in-chief. The assassination of Benigno Aquino Jr. in 1983 paved the way for the paper to be more involved in national issues. Since then the paper has actively covered and critiqued issues of national concern.
Due to advancements in technology, the 1990s witnessed the abandoning of cut-and-paste methods for updated computer technology. In 1995, the paper came out in two separate sections, instead of one as it had in the past. The GUIDON also grew as an organization, creating staffs like Operations, Human Resources, and Marketing. During this period, the paper also increased its involvement in legislation, proposing amendments to the Campus Journalism Act of 1991.
The Athlete of the Year Award from the 1940s was renamed The GUIDON Moro Lorenzo Award for Sports. The paper's Research Department was rechristened the Inquiry Team. The GUIDON also came up with Pamaskong Handog, an outreach program.
The GUIDON 's recent history saw the separation of Features and Inquiry from the main section. In the year 2003-2004, the human resources arm Training and Development Team was formed, assigning Willard Cheng as its first manager. The Operations staff was also rechristened the Externals staff. The full-color Beyond Loyola section, which deals with social, political, and economic issues outside the Ateneo, was created by Associate Editor Paterno Esmaquel II in 2007. With the need to provide news beyond traditional media, Broadcast News was founded by then Social Media Manager Briane Dela Peña in 2017, becoming the first to do so among all University Publications in Metro Manila.
The GUIDON 's lifestyle magazine was also created online. From being the alternative Alt+G, the e-zine g magazine was launched in 2008. In 2012, it was relaunched as Katipunan Magazine. In 2014, the website was relaunched once again as Vantage Magazine in an effort to bring it back to the Atenean.
Sections and Staffs
The GUIDON has three clusters: the Writing Cluster (abbreviated as W7), the Design Cluster (abbreviated as D4), and the Organizational Cluster (abbreviated as O4). The Writing Cluster is headed by the Associate Editor, while the Design Cluster is headed by the Design Executive Editor, and the Organizational Cluster is headed by the Managing Editor.
There are a total of 15 staffs in The GUIDON. These are:
- Beyond Loyola
- Vantage Magazine
- Broadcast News
- Graphic Design
- Video Production
- Digital Development
- Human Resources
- Social Media
Editorial Board (2018-2019)
|Editor-in-Chief||Michelle D. Abad|
|Associate Editor||Jose Francisco M. Luna|
|Managing Editor||Anna Gabriela N. Baizas|
|Design Executive Editor||Maxine Gabrielle R. Garcia|
|News Editor||Angelica Mae S. Andaya|
|Sports Editors||Carlos H. Cruz||Alejandro Joaquin D. Reyes|
|Beyond Loyola Editor||Isabella Victoria R. Perez-Rubio|
|Features Editor||Jayvee A. del Rosario|
|Inquiry Editor||Jenio Mickael B. Atrigenio|
|Vantage Magazine Editor||Alithea C. Soriano|
|Broadcast News Editor for Newscasts||Patricia Anne D. Villoria|
|Broadcast News Editor for Special Productions||John Matthew G. Yuching|
|Photos Editor for News, Sports, and Beyond Loyola||Jason T. Mariano|
|Photos Editor for Features, Inquiry, and Vantage Magazine||Izza Joyce D. Zamoranos|
|Graphic Design Editor for Press||Nicola Andrea E. Roxas|
|Graphic Design Editor for Non-Press||Justin Mark E. Castro|
|Video Production Editor||Yara Angela S. Macalindong|
|Interim Digital Development Editor||Maxine Gabrielle R. Garcia|
|Externals Manager||Jorge Alfred R. Taruc|
|Human Resources Manager||Arianne Maxine A. Buenaventura|
|Social Media Managers||Jyra Zoe T. Ang||Dominique Nicole U. Manipor|
|Research Manager||Koji Bryant P. Baui|
Grad Mag - a special project created by senior GUIDONeers for graduating seniors. It features special events, significant teachers and students, and other important issues featured in The GUIDON during their batch.
ACED-The GUIDON Workshop - a tie-up with the Ateneo Center for Educational Development, this workshop invites students from public schools who are interested in journalism. Selected GUIDONeers instruct and give them tips on basic news writing, editing, photography, lay-outing, and others.
Pressplay - a tie-up with The LaSallian, De La Salle University's official newspaper, this is an annual student press convention in cooperation with the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP). It features seminars in writing, editing, photography, and art. Contests are also held for the participants, composed of other student publications.
- Max Soliven
- Ricardo "Dong" Puno
- Fr. Horacio de la Costa, S.J.
- Chief Justice Renato C. Corona
- Justice Antonio T. Carpio
- Jose Mari Chan
- Pia Hontiveros (CNN Philippines Chief Correspondent)
- Ateneo de Manila University
- The GUIDON August and November 2007 issue
- "The GUIDON - About the Publication". theguidon.com. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
- "History of the Ateneo". archive.org. 10 December 1997. Archived from the original on 10 December 1997. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
- "The GUIDON - About the Publication". theguidon.com. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
- http://theguidon.com/katipunan/2012/06/05/finding-katipunan/[permanent dead link]
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-28. Retrieved 2009-06-09.
- http://blueballot08.theguidon.com Archived 2012-07-07 at Archive.is
- "Blue Ballot '07: The GUIDON Election Special". blueballot07.blogspot.com. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
- http://www.freewebs.com/pressplay-dlsu-admu/[permanent dead link]