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De La Salle University is a Catholic private university located in Taft Avenue in the district of Malate in Manila, run by the Brothers of the Christian Schools. It is the oldest campus of De La Salle Philippines, a system composed of 17 Lasallian institutions in the Philippines established in 2006 to replace the De La Salle University System. The university draws inspiration from the life and works of the institution's founder, Saint John Baptist de La Salle.

It is one of few universities granted autonomous status by CHED, which likewise recognizes a number of the University's programs and departments as Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development.

Eleven fields have been accredited by the Commission on Higher Education as Centers of Excellence, two of which are lone awardees. Additionally, four are accredited as Centers of Development. It is selected by ASEAN along with the University of the Philippines and the Ateneo de Manila University to be part of the ASEAN University Network. The university, together with the Ateneo de Manila University, established the Asian Institute of Management.

It offers programs in undergraduate and graduate levels covering various fields in business and economics, engineering, the sciences, liberal arts, education and computer studies.


Early historyEdit

De La Salle College was established on June 15, 1911 by the Brothers of the Christian Schools opened their first school in the Philippines on Calle Nozaleda in Paco, Manila at the request of the then American Archbishop of Manila Jeremiah James Harty.[1][2] The first classes were conducted in Spanish for the first 125 boys of varying ages and grade levels. During the early years, the Brothers were allowed to offer the full primary and intermediate programs and a three-year commercial secondary school program. The Commercial High School Diploma was first conferred in 1915 to three graduates. In November 1917, the school was allowed to confer an Associate in Arts degree.

In 1921, due to the lack of space on the Nozaleda Campus in Paco, the Brothers made a decision move to in 2401 Taft Avenue in Malate, its present location. Br. Acisclus Michael FSC then secured a vacant space at the southernmost boundary of Manila. The Paco property was then sold in March 19, 1920 to Don Vicente Madrigal, wealthy shipping magnate. A groundbreaking ceremony was held in March 1920 on a purchased lot along Taft Avenue. More than a year later in September 1921, the students and teachers trooped on foot from Paco to a half-finished school designed by architect Tomás Mapúa.

Classes on the new Taft campus formally started in October 3, 1921, while the building was completed in December 15, 1924. In 1924, only 13 years after the Christian Brothers opened the doors of its new school to young boys, De La Salle College, was already recognized as one of the best private schools in the country by the Board of Educational Survey created by the Philippine Legislature then to make a study of education and all the educational institutions, facilities and agencies in the country.Template:Citation needed

In 1920, the school opened a two-year commercial course. The school's catalog for 1925 listed courses for an Associate in Arts, a two-year Commerce curriculum, and a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts although these last two degrees were never conferred before World War II. In 1930, the College was authorized to confer the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Science of Education. The last pre-war arts degree holders graduated in 1931. The Associate in Arts program was then discontinued because of the department's lack of staff. The Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree was first conferred in 1931 after a third year had been added to the initial two-year program.

World War IIEdit

During the Second World War, the Japanese forces in Manila forcibly took over the De La Salle College grounds and turned the campus into their South Manila defense quarters. Classes continued during the War starting in school year 1943–44 but the curriculum was severely reduced. Repeated bombings of the vicinity resulted in the total destruction of the college gymnasium, its library holdings, as well as laboratory equipment. On February 12, 1945, as American forces were making their way back to Manila and its environs, a small group of Japanese soldiers massacred 16 out of the 17 Christian Brothers (all Europeans) residing in the Taft Campus, as well as several families who had taken refuge with them in the school chapel. Only one survived the massacre - Brother Antonius Von Jesus FSC despite being severely wounded by the Japanese soldiers. Brother Antonius was found by the American and Filipino forces who entered the La Salle campus a fews days after February 12. The then De La Salle College Brother President - Brother Egbert Xavier, FSC - an Irishman - was taken from the campus by the Japanese soldiers one day before February 12, 1945 and was never seen again.

The end of the War brought the imprisoned American De La Salle Brothers back home from the Japanese Los Baños concentration camp. They resumed classes in July 1945 in spite of lacking manpower and facilities; 1945 saw 60 boys graduating from high school at the end of the school year. Recognizing the role of education in reconstructing the Philippines, the Brothers expanded the Commerce curriculum into a four-year program.[3]

Presidents of
De La Salle University
Br. Blimond Pierre FSC, 1911-1912
Br. Goslin Camille FSC, 1912-1915
Br. Acisclus Michael FSC, 1915-1919
Br. Albinus Peter FSC,[4] 1919-1923
Br. Acisclus Michael FSC, 1923-1927
Br. Celba John FSC, 1927-1930
Br. Dorothy Joseph FSC, 1930-1933
Br. Marchian James FSC, 1933-1936
Br. Flannan Paul FSC, 1936
Br. Egbert Xavier FSC, 1937-1945
Br. Lucian Athanasius FSC, 1945-1950
Br. Antony Ferdinand FSC,[5] 1945-1946
Br. Hyacinth Gabriel FSC,[6] 1950-1959
Br. Denis of Mary FSC, 1959-1961
Br. Crescentius Richard FSC, 1961-1966
Br. Hyacinth Gabriel FSC, 1966-1978
Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC, 1978-1991
Br. Rafael Donato FSC, 1991-1994
Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC, 1994-1998
Br. Rolando Dizon FSC , 1998-2003
Dr. Carmelita Quebengco,[7] 2003-2004
Br. Armin Luistro FSC,[8] 2004-2010
Br. Narciso Erquiza FSC, 2010-Present

Post-war recovery and developmentEdit

The post-war years saw the establishment of numerous undergraduate schools and units. In 1947, the undergraduate school of Engineering was established, followed by Arts and Sciences in 1953, Education in 1959, Industrial Technology in 1973, and Career Development in 1980. De La Salle's Graduate School of Business Administration was established in 1960, followed by Education in 1963. In 1979, the College of Industrial Technology was merged with the College of Engineering as an Engineering Technology Program. In 1981, the Center for Planning, Information, and Computer Science was organized prompting the initial offering of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program. Beginning school year 1984–1985, the Computer Science Program was spun off as a program under the College of Computer Studies. In 1982, the La Salle Teacher Training Center was put up to revive an earlier education program and in 1987, this center was elevated to the La Salle School of Education.

The events of the 1970s were crucial to the development of De La Salle as a social institution. The school was exclusively for boys until 1973 when it admitted female students. That same year, a blueprint called De La Salle Ten Years was published, projecting the planned improvements of the school from 1973 to 1983, and was updated yearly.[3]

Attaining university statusEdit

On February 19, 1975, De La Salle College was granted university status under the presidency of Brother H. Gabriel Connon FSC and became known as De La Salle University. Another milestone school year was 1981–1982, when the university adopted the year-round trimestral calendar for all units instead of the traditional semestral academic schedule. The trimestral system allows its students to graduate earlier than their counterparts in other schools that employ the semestral system.[3] In 1987, the then 5-campus De La Salle University System was organized under the term of Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC composed of De La Salle University (Taft Avenue, Manila), De La Salle University-College of Saint Benilde (Taft Avenue, Manila), De La Salle Santiago Zobel School (Ayala Alabang Village,Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila), the 27-Hectare De La Salle University-Dasmarinas (Dasmarinas, Cavite) and the 8-Hectare De La Salle Health Sciences Institute (formerly known as De La Salle University - Health Sciences Campus; Dasmarinas, Cavite). Since then more Lasallian schools were added, most notably the traditionally all-boys La Salle Green Hills school (Ortigas Ave., Mandaluyong City), De La Salle Lipa (Lipa City, Batangas), De La Salle-Araneta University (Malabon City) and La Salle College Antipolo (Antipolo, Rizal). From 1987 up to 2008, the university officially became known as De La Salle University-Manila.

In March 28, 1994, the university had full Internet connection,[9] and was one of the first Philippine schools to be connected to the Internet.[10] The university then created its official website, in December of the same year.[9] In 1996, graduate and undergraduate students were given internet accounts,[9] and the university became the first Philippine educational institution online.[11] During school year 1995–1996, DLSU Professional Schools was established, comprising the College of Computer Studies and the Graduate School of Business. Both were granted semi-autonomous status, which allowed them certain freedom to come up with their own academic and hiring policies, pay scale, among other things. In 2002, the College of Computer Studies was reintegrated into the university.

Recent HistoryEdit

In July 2006, De La Salle-Professional Schools, Inc. separated from DLSU-Manila making it fully autonomous. In March 2007, the College of Computer Studies was recognized as Center of Excellence for Information Technology by the Commission on Higher Education. The College of Science's four departments, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics, were all reawarded with Centers of Excellence in the fields. In May 2007, as part of the reorganization included in the implementation of De La Salle Philippines, several administrative positions were renamed such as Chancellor from Executive Vice President. Some school facilities and buildings were renovated including the Gokongwei Hall, Br. Gabriel Connon Hall, and Sports Plaza.

Before 2007 ended, the Brothers of Christian Schools named Dr. Carmerlita Quebengco as a Lasallian Affiliate, the highest recognition bestowed by the De La Salle Brothers.[12] The Board of Trustees of the university also conferred to Dr. Carmelita Quebengco AFSC the Chancellor Emeritus status after serving the university for 12 years as Executive Vice President and one year as Chancellor. In December 2007 Br. Bernie Oca, President of De La Salle Professional Schools, announced the plan to reintegrate the Graduate School of Business.[13]


The university is part of the establishment of consortium agreements with other major universities in the Philippines. These consortia have made exchange programs of students and faculty between the different schools, as well as the sharing of specializations which are inherent in to individual schools possible. At present, De La Salle has consortium agreements with St. Scholastica's College, the Philippine Christian University, St. Paul University of Manila, the Philippine Normal University, the Adamson University, the Ateneo de Manila University, and the University of the Philippines. Through these agreements, both the faculty and students of De La Salle are able to use the facilities of these schools and to work with their counterparts in the consortia.[1]

Religious and lay professors and instructors trained in European, American, Asian, and Philippine institutions of learning compose the teaching staff of the University. The majority are professional educators while part-time professors and lecturers are also regularly invited to teach certain special and professional courses in commerce, engineering, education, computer studies, and arts and sciences.[14]

The trimestral calendar being used by the university consists of three regular trimesters of about 13 to 14 weeks each and trimestral breaks of about two weeks each. Ideally, under this system, students are be able to finish their studies in less time than their counterparts in the regular semestral program. Under this calendar, the subjects for each trimester employ a more evenly-paced schedule.

Every year, the University receives approximately 16,000 applications for undergraduate admission to the University although only about 3,000 are finally accepted, an acceptance rate of roughly 19%.[15]


The university is composed of seven colleges which provide undergraduate and graduate programs:

  • The College of Business and Economics, (to be divided into the College of Business and School of Economics) established in 1920, is the largest college of the university in terms of students. Many of its alumni have distinguished themselves as assuming top-level positions in the academe, business and industry, and government, such as the late famed senator/justice secretary/martial law freedom fighter-Jose W. Diokno, current Foreign Affairs Secretary and former Senator Alberto Romulo, Francisco Ortigas Jr., Ernesto Rufino Sr., Araneta Coliseum owner/builder-J. Amado Araneta, J. Antonio Araneta, Pedro S. Cojuangco, Eduardo Cojuangco Jr., Raul Concepcion, Jose Concepcion III, Rafael Buenaventura, Jose Cuisia Jr., Ramon del Rosario Sr., Ramon del Rosario Jr., Michel Lhuillier, former Supreme Court Justice Jose Y. Feria, Makati Developer-Joseph McMicking, Jacobo Zobel and Enrique Zobel.Template:Citation needed
  • The College of Computer Studies was established in 1981 as the Center for Planning, Information, and Computer Science, offering only a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. The department was formally declared as a college in 1984. In August 2000, Microsoft honored it as its sole Philippine Academic Partner.Template:Citation needed
  • The College of Education is one of the oldest colleges in the university where it dates back to 1936 when De La Salle College was authorized to confer the degree of Master of Science in Education. While it is the smallest college in terms of undergraduate student population, it is the biggest college in terms of graduate student population. The College has been awarded the distinction of Center of Excellence in Teacher Education as of June 2, 2008 by the Commission on Higher Education and the Technical Panel for Teacher Education.[16]
  • The College of Engineering, founded in 1947, provides high quality engineering education in the Philippines. It is the only private institution in the Philippines selected by ASEAN to be part of the Southeast Asian Engineering Education Network (SEED-Net). It plays a major role as a leader in human resources development in engineering and information technology in Southeast Asia. Currently, the college earns the highest accreditation in engineering education in the Philippines given by the Commission on Higher Education, with three of its departments granted the status of Centers of Excellence. Its Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering college programs respectively hold the distinction as CHED's Center-of-Excellence awardee in these particular fields of study in the Philippines.[17] Its Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE) college program is also a CHED Center-of Excellence awardee.
  • The College of Liberal Arts, formerly known as the College of Arts and Sciences that was founded in 1918. In 1982, the College of Arts and Sciences was split into two colleges, the College of Liberal Arts, and the College of Science. The CLA provides students with a liberal education enough to develop the student in humanities and the social sciences. The college is the second most populous college in the university, after the College of Business and Economics.
  • The College of Science was formed when the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics separated from the College of Arts and Sciences in 1982. In October 6, 2006, all of its Science and Mathematics programs have been granted the recognition of Center of Excellence in the Philippines by the Commission on Higher Education. It is the only private institution in the Philippines to be given such a distinction.[18]
  • The College of Law is the latest college to be added in the university. The college will start accepting applicants in the academic year 2009 - 2010 and will start its classes on academic year 2010 - 2011 with the Juris Doctor program. Its board of advisers will be composed of former Chief Justice Artemio Panganiban, and former Justices, Florentino Feliciano, Josue Bellosillo, Anselmo Francisco Trinidad Reyes, and Atty. Antonio Oposa Jr.[19]

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Former departmentsEdit

Grade SchoolEdit

The De La Salle Grade School, a Catholic School for boys, served primary education from 1911–1984 and was located in the main building of the De La Salle University campus, now known as the St. La Salle Hall. When the co-educational De La Salle-Santiago Zobel School (DLSZ) in Alabang, Muntinlupa City was established on March 29, 1978, the De La Salle University started phasing out the Grade School Department with the intention of transferring it to the DLSZ campus that is more suitable and conducive to learning. The school no longer admitted first-grade students until the last batch of the Grade School graduated in March, 1984.

However, the all-boys La Salle Green Hills were also admitting Grade School students as well even before that, particularly those living north of Manila, resulting in several male students transferring to LSGH by the time it was founded in 1959. Template:Citation needed

High SchoolEdit

The De La Salle High School was a Catholic, Preparatory school for males. It served secondary education from 1911–1968. Like the Grade School, it was located within the campus of De La Salle University.

Its varsity team was the De La Salle Greenies, which played in the Juniors' division of the NCAA Philippines, representing the De La Salle Green Archers. It won the first ever NCAA Juniors' basketball championship in 1924. After the High School was dissolved, the Juniors' team became the La Salle Greenies of La Salle Green Hills, a team still in the NCAA today, except with De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (the Greenies, along with the Green Archers, departed from the NCAA in 1981, and then returned in 1998 as the Benilde Blazers' juniors representative). When DLSU joined the UAAP in 1986, five years after leaving the NCAA, they picked the co-ed school De La Salle-Santiago Zobel as their juniors representatives. The juniors' team was originally known as the Bengals, but in 1998 they changed their moniker to simply the Junior Archers to reflect its status as its juniors representative in the UAAP.Template:Citation needed

After dissolution, the teachers of the De La Salle High School, with them the school's identity, transferred on to the two new Lasallian secondary schools. Both of them were established to replace the High School which was phasing out. The first was the all-boys La Salle Green Hills High School (LSGH),[22] which was opened in 1964.[23] Afterwards, the co-educational De La Salle-Santiago Zobel High School (DLSZ)[22] was opened in 1980.[24] They are located on opposite ends of Metro Manila with LSGH in Mandaluyong, Metro Manila and DLSZ in Alabang, Muntinlupa.


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The campus, which consists of nineteen buildings, stands on the original 5.04 hectare main lot acquired in 1920 plus other recently acquired adjacent lots facing Taft Avenue and Fidel Reyes Street in Malate, adjacent to the 1934-built Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde's Taft Campus, and the Vito Cruz LRT Station. The first building of the Taft campus was the St. La Salle Hall(1921), which was one of the structures that survived the near total destruction of Southern Manila during the 1945 Liberation of Manila, a neoclassical structure designed by Tomas Mapua which is now being used by the College of Business and Economics.

The campus was expanded after the war with the construction of the Brother Athanasius FSC Gym to replace the original pre-war Gym that was burned by the Japanese during World War II, the 6-storey St. Joseph Hall in 1956, the 4-storey St. Benilde Hall in 1969 (renamed as St. Brother Miguel Hall), the Br. Alphonsus Bloemen FSC Hall in 1978 and the Br. Gabriel Connon FSC Hall in 1979. In 1980s, the Velasco Hall and the University Library were constructed. The campus was then expanded to nearby Fidel Reyes St. (formerly named Agno Street) in the 1990s with the construction of the Gokongwei Hall, the Science and Technology Research Center and the Enrique M. Razon Sports Complex. The newer buildings include the Br. John Hall in the southern corner of the campus, the Don Enrique T. Yuchengco Hall built on the former location of the Brother Athanasius Gym and the Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall located in front of the Sports Complex which was completed in June 2006 and currently the tallest school building in the Philippines.[25]

The campus is dominated by two architectural styles, with most of the major buildings featuring neoclassical architecture while the rest of the buildings features the less decorative modernist style. The design of the Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall is a modern interpretation of neoclassical design. It retains the form and proportion of classical architecture but is executed in modern lines and using modern materials such as high-reflective glass curtain walls and high-tech equipment.[26]

Classroom buildings

Other buildings

Student lifeEdit

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The university is strongly student-oriented, with such programs as faculty grievance, wherein students can opt to file a complaint against teachers, which the university will hear and decide on with the presence of the Student Council.[1] The University's Student Council has also helped through the writing of the Student Handbook, the lowering of tuition fees, entertainment, and the like. Students also can agree or disagree together with the university administration whether or not they will hire certain members of faculty.

Under the wing of the Council of Student Organizations, the university has 28 professional student organizations, 2 socio-civic organizations, 5 special interest groups, 4 student activities organizations and 6 college batch assemblies. These clubs and organizations range from political organizations to debate societies, from Dragon Boat teams to ROTC units, writing clubs to multimedia organizations, and from publications to international studies clubs.

Student Personnel ServicesEdit


The university sponsors and implements a comprehensive student services program coordinated by the Dean of Student Affairs, with the aim of developing the full potential of each student.[3] Some notable offices include:

Cultural Arts OfficeEdit

The Cultural Arts Office takes care of tapping and developing the talents of Lasallian students through its different cultural organizations. Through seminars and workshops, students with strong inclinations for music, dance, and theater build up their artistry and craft. Cultural arts-related programs and activities organized by the group in venues inside and outside of the university promote awareness and appreciation of different art forms for the Lasallian.

The Cultural Arts Office consists of eight performing groups:

The CAO also includes Student Support Groups, consisting of the following:

  • Student Artist Managers
  • Green Media Group
Office of Sports DevelopmentEdit

The Office of Sports Development is responsible for the development and implementation of the university's Sports Program through the recruitment and training of varsity athletes. These athletes are then called upon to represent the university in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP), the National Capital Region Athletic Association (NCRAA), and the University Games (UniGames), as well as other local and international tournaments and invitationals. The OSD may also provide assistance to the La Salle Athletic League (LSAL), Student Sports Clubs and other members of the De La Salle Philippines. The OSD oversees varsity teams in Track and Field, Badminton, Basketball, Chess, Fencing, Golf, football, Judo, Lawn Tennis, Softball, Swimming, Taekwondo, Table Tennis, Volleyball, and Cheerleading.

Clubs have also been organized to harness students' talents and include the EMF Arnis Team, the Dragon Boat Team, the Hockey Club, the Iron Works Club, the Karatedo Club, DLSU Rowing, Sarian and the Yonshinkan Aikido Club.

Student Publications OfficeEdit

The office provides opportunities for student writers to improve on their craft through practice, interaction, and instructions in journalism and creative writing. It also provides advice to student writers on matters concerning campus press operation and management, and encourages freshmen to get involved in the publications and develops a pool of talents who are able to serve in the school papers.

The following are autonomous organizations and publications but the office extends them editorial and technical advice:

  • The LaSallian
  • Ang Pahayagang Plaridel
  • Green and White
  • Malate Literary Folio


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Alma Mater hymnEdit

In 1961, Br. Stephen Malachy FSC took out a small harmonica during a class and shared a song that he and Br. Bonaventure Richard FSC had recently composed to his students.[27] The melody originated in San Joaquin Memorial High School (a Christian Brother school), in Fresno, California where Br. Stephen was assigned as a lyricist in the 1950s. The words were modified but the tune is the same.[28] The song was first sung during a graduation in 1964.[29][30] It was later adopted by the NCAA basketball team and cheerleaders in the mid-1960s.[27] The song eventually became the alma mater theme of De La Salle College and other Lasallian institutions in the Philippines. The hymn is sung by students and alumni at the end of all La Salle gatherings with the gesture of continuously raising a clenched fist into the air.

The De La Salle Alma Mater Song has since the 1960s been sung traditionally by all Lasallians in every Lasallian sports, alumni and school event in all 17-La Salle campuses in the Philippines. De La Salle University was the first school in any Philippine collegiate league to sing its Alma Mater Song after the end of each La Salle match in the NCAA - a practice now done by all schools in the NCAA and the UAAP.[27]

Green and WhiteEdit

In August 1924, the maiden issue of the student publication was called Green and White, where the color green was adopted as a tribute to Ireland, where the majority of the first batch of De La Salle Christian Brothers came from, while white represents the Philippines, from the "Pearl of the Orient Seas" that is pearly white.[31] The High School team adopted the school colors and used the nickname Greenies before 1939. "Green and White" is used as the name of the university's yearbook.

The Green ArcherEdit

The Green Archer was inspired by William Tell and Saint John Baptist de La Salle. It is the official athletic nickname of the university and also considered as its official symbol. La Salle basketball players were first referred to as the Green Archers during the NCAA games of the 1939-1940 season. Accordingly, the news reporters who were covering La Salle games at that time coined the team the "Green Archers" due in part to the players' precision shooting, which was like an archer nailing a bull's eye. The official mascots of the university are also green archers: Gordo, a fat archer, Flaco, a thin archer, and Sally, a lady archer.[32]

The Green Archer statue standing at the central plaza was done by Ed Castrillo in 1985. It was first exhibited during the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee in 1986. In 1992, it was moved to its present location.[31]

Animo La SalleEdit

Animo means spirit, "Spirit to Fight...";[33] it also means "La Salle Spirit". The Animo La Salle battle cry was derived from the 325 year spirit of “Faith and Zeal” of the Lasallian Brothers. The Lasallian spirit of "Faith" is symbolized by the radiant Signum Fidei Star from Bethlehem (the rays of the star has been replaced with the gloria et honos laurel). The Lasallian spirit of "Zeal" on the other hand, is symbolized by 3 chevrons (like the citroen logo) from the 1000 year old royal coat of arms of the De La Salle family.[34]

School bellEdit

The university uses Stephen Foster's Beautiful Dreamer as the tune of the school bell during regular days. During the holiday season they switch the tune to a Christmas carol annually.


Main article: De La Salle Green Archers

De La Salle University has been a member of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines since 1986 after bolting out of the NCAA in 1981, Home and Away League, Shakey's V-League, National Capital Region Athletic Association (NCRAA), University Games (UNIGAMES) and other tournaments and invitationals local and international.[35] It was also a founding member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association in 1924, the first ever collegiate league in the Philippines, which it left in 1980. Notable sports rivals include the Ateneo Blue Eagles, and previously the Letran Knights during the Archers' NCAA days. A staple cheer is Animo La Salle (a Spanish derivative of the Latin word for soul or spirit)[36] and Rektikano (A disputed Latin translation of "The right to rule").[37] Animo La Salle and Rektikano have also been adopted by other Lasallian institutions.

In August 2005, two basketball players (one-a current player and the second-a former player) were found ineligible to play in the UAAP by the university itself due to their earlier submission of falsified Dep-Ed government-issued documents in order to enter the university as college freshmen in schoolyear 2003–04. After its official internal investigation ended on November 2005, the university decided to return its 2004 UAAP championship and 2005 runner-up trophies and, in a letter addressed to the UAAP, De La Salle informed the league of their intent to take a leave from men's basketball.[38] The university also expelled both students for previously submitting to the university falsified admission-required documents. The UAAP rejected the move for a leave by La Salle, saying that since basketball is a required event for members' continuing participation, La Salle would have to file a leave of absence from all athletic events and not just Men's Basketball. In a meeting held at Adamson University on April 21, 2006, the UAAP Board unanimously voted to suspend De La Salle from all UAAP athletic events for 69th season due to negligence.[39]

In the 1991 Finals, La Salle's final game win was protested by the FEU after a Green Archer (Espinosa) was admitted into the playing court after being disqualified. The UAAP Board upheld the protest and ordered the replay. La Salle questioned the UAAP Board's decision upholding FEU's protest. The FIBA and the BAP agreed with La Salle that it was the table official's fault and not La Salle's why Espinosa was allowed to play. FEU still had ample time to win the game as that incident happened with more than 2 minutes left in the game and La Salle leading by just 2 points. La Salle won 80-77. But the UAAP Board, led by then UAAP President Dr. Cynthia Abad-Santos of UP, ordered for a replay of the first game. La Salle decided not to do the replay. La Salle at that time was holding a twice to beat advantage. FEU had to win 2 games to win the crown. On the replay date, the championship was handed to FEU automatically via default (even though DLSU had a twice to beat advantage).Template:Citation needed

Notable peopleEdit

Main article: List of people from De La Salle University

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 De La Salle University-Manila Student's Handbook: 2003-06. Manila: DLSU Press. 2003
  2. Carlos Quirino. La Salle: 1911–1986. Filipinas Foundation, Inc. 1986.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 De La Salle University-Manila. (2002). Undergraduate catalog. Manila: DLSU Press.
  4. Br. Albinus Peter was the first to use the title of President. The previous title for the Chief Executive Officer was Director.
  5. Br. Anthony Ferdinand became Acting President after Br. Lucian Athanasius was forced to return to the United States to rest.
  6. Br. Gabriel succeeded Br. Andelino Manuel FSC, who served as Acting President for three months after Br. Athanasius died in 1950.
  7. Dr. Quebengco became Interim President after Br. Rolando Dizon was chosen to become the Chairman of the Commission on Higher Education
  8. Br. Armin Luistro became the Secretary of Education (Department of Education/DepEd) under President Noynoy Aquino; OIC President & Chancellor is the Brother Visitor of the Philippine District, Br. Edmundo DL. Fernandez FSC
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 DLSU-Manila: ITC's Historical Background, Accessed September 5, 2006
  10. RP Internet Facts, Accessed September 10, 2006
  11. Philippine Internet Review:: BOOK OUTLINE, Philippine Internet Review Project Accessed September 5, 2006
  12. Philippine Lasallian Family RP Internet Facts, Accessed January 28, 2008
  13. Ang Pahayagang Plaridel. "Professional Schools, muling sasanib sa DLSU-M". December 18, 2007
  14. DLSU-Manila: Faculty & Staff: Overview Accessed March 13, 2007
  15. Ruiz, L. J. and K. J. Tang. Application fee panghimok sa mga potensyal na Lasalyano. Ang Pahayagang Plaridel 25 August 2006: A6.
  17. DLSU-Manila: College of Engineering Accessed October 21, 2006
  18. CHED reaffirms COS Center of Excellence status, 2401, Vol. 38. October 9, 2006
  19. DLSU Launches College of Law, 2401, Vol. 40. 13 April 2009
  20. IT Department named as CHED Center of Excellence, 2401, Vol. 38. No. 22. April 2, 2007
  21. Excellence in IT Education. The Philippine Star. March 28, 2007.
  22. 22.0 22.1 Lasallian Style Guide Accessed May, 2009
  23. LSGH History Accessed May, 2009
  24. DLSZ History Accessed May, 2009
  25. Edifice for Brother Andrew, Recto Architects, 2005
  26. Recto designs new 20-storey DLSU bldg. Philippine Daily Inquirer, April 20, 2004
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 Hail to De La Salle! ANTHEM, DLSAA Alumni Homecoming Presentation. Accessed September 3, 2006
  28. Hail to De La Salle! POSTCARDS, DLSAA Alumni Homecoming Presentation. Accessed September 3, 2006
  29. DLSU History at a glance. De La Salle University Library
  30. [ A Shared Anthem: The Alma Mater hymn - a circumstantial provenance]
  31. 31.0 31.1 DLSU-Manila: Inside DLSU: Overview Accessed September 3, 2006
  32. DLSU-Manila: Help: Frequently Asked Questions Accessed September 3, 2006
  33. [1] Accessed September 24, 2007
  34. Green Fever What does Animo in Animo Lasalle Mean? [2] Accessed August 28, 2007 and January 27, 2008
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