Student Publication

The Forefront is the official student publication of Gordon College located in Olongapo City Sports Complex, Donor Street, East Tapinac, Olongapo City 2200. Its office is located at Rm. 516, 5th Floor, GC Main Building.

The Forefront was reestablished on June 2009, after a four-year hiatus, with the desire to promote the development and growth of responsible journalism as a means of strengthening ethical values, encouraging critical and creative thinking, and developing moral character and personal discipline in accordance with the Campus Journalism Act of 1991 (R.A. 7079).


The official logo of the Forefront, as appeared above, is consist of two elements and two colors.

quill or pluma refers to the writing profession. Its color, red, symbolizes courage and sacrifice. A stem of laurel leaves signifies triumph. Its color, golden yellow, symbolizes the nobility of the writing profession. The quill and the stem of laurel leaves form a capital letter “F” which stands for The Forefront.

General Principles and Objectives

The Forefront lives with its tagline, “Informing and Empowering.” To be able to uphold with its battlecry for campus press freedom, the Editorial Board sets the following General Principles:

  1. The Forefront shall serve primarily as a newspaper of and for the students. It shall protect and promote the constitutionally mandated rights of students to free speech and of expression. In addition, it shall protect and promote the students’ rights and welfare.
  2. The Forefront, being a publication of the students devoted to the ideals of truth, shall pursue the mission of social transformation through active and responsible journalism.
  3. The Forefront, being an independent institution, shall not be subjected to any form of censorship. In turn, the editors and staff shall see to it that the Forefront exercises academic and campus press freedom in accordance with the laws of the Republic of the Philippines. It shall also seek to protect and promote
    press freedom by taking firm and assertive stance against elements endangering such right.
  4. The editors shall respect the rights of other parties that are equally protected by the laws of the Republic of the Philippines, affording them the right and opportunity to refute or reply to criticism or comment hurled at them.

Along with this principles, The Forefront shall at all times strive to:

  1. Inform the public (i.e. the general population of the College, including the administration and the general public outside the College) with news of relevance and interest;
  2. Serve as a venue for campus opinion and in maintaining an atmosphere of free and responsible discussion and of intellectual exploration;
  3. Provide an outlet for students’ suggestions for the betterment of the campus;
  4. Develop students’ powers of observation and discrimination concerning relative merits of news articles and;
  5. Provide an opportunity for journalistic and creative writing.

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