Today, the Editorial Board of the Blue & Gold announced they would close the book for the Academic Year 2021-2022, officially ending their term during the ongoing school year. After a lengthy discussion with one another, including their moderators, they concluded they could no longer work as a team and decided to resign for the sake of the organization.
In an exclusive interview with Mr. Laurence Alfonso, ex-executive editor of the Blue & Gold, revealed what caused the mass resignation—and what will happen next to the organization.
“Iba-iba kasi yung rason ng mga editors sa pag step down nila sa positions nila. It just so happened na sabay-sabay na bring up yung issues ng editors at hindi na talaga nakahanap ng middleground yung editorial board kaya we all had to step down.”
Alfonso had then shared his thoughts on the future of the organization—especially on this year’s golden anniversary celebration.
“Hindi talaga ako sigurado sa kung anong mangyayari sa Blue & Gold, lalo na’t we’re even celebrating our 50th anniversary. Tuloy-tuloy pa rin naman yung pag-produce ng regular content ngayong publication year. Siguro last na anniv na ‘to? Good luck na lang, haha.”
The editors from the board, including Alfonso, had also shared their side of the story about what made them decide to resign.
“Gagawa ako ng bagong media organization.” – Laurence Alfonso, Ex-Executive Editor
“Gusto ko muna hanapin sarili ko tapos malay mo sa future ikaw pa rin hanap ko.” – Franz Josef, Ex-Managing Editor
“Para gawin ka na priority kahit may jowa ka na.” – Mark De Leon, Ex-Associate Editor
“Kaya naman ni Grammarly trabaho ko, di na ako kailangan dito. Thanks sa experience.” – Briana Bernabe, Ex-Copy Editor
“I resign because ganito naman tayo palagi di ba? Ako na naman mag-aadjust tapos ako na naman talo. Sige okay lang sanay naman na ako.” – Marcus Sison, Patnugot sa Filipino
“Hindi pala ako marunong magbasa. Hindi pwede yung ganon sa EdBoard.” – Josh Caballa, Ex-Literary Editor
“Ipa-prioritize ko na po yung pag-aaral ko to become a nurse sa America.” – Matthew Perez, Ex-News Editor
“I resign because I have to let it go. Let it go. I can’t hold it back anymore. Let it go, let it go. Turn away and slam the door.” – David Lumba, Ex-Features Editor
“I have a flight next week to Japan for a Canon sponsorship and, idk, I kinda want the clout.” – Juan Miguel Iglesias, Ex-Chief Photographer
“Ako na magiging 13th member ng LOONA, and naging pusa ako.” – Eljen Cruz, Ex-Creative Director
“Magfofocus na ako sa YouTube career ko.” – Sophia Linguis, Ex-Broadcast Director
“Inenjoy ko naman B&G, pero sana inenjoy din ako ng B&G. Gusto ko ng sopas, kayo din ba? ” – Phillip Perez, Ex-Online Manager
The organization’s future is jeopardized as a result of this unexpected incident. After 50 years of growling the Marist story, it appears that the celebration will come to an end.
In the absence of the school’s media organization, the Editorial Board of Academic Year 2021-2022 bids farewell to the student body and wishes them a good year. Briana Bernabe and Matthew Perez
joke lang hehe