De La Salle Philippines

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De La Salle Philippines

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Motto Religio Mores Cultura


Type Private, Lasallian
President Brother Armin Luistro FSC
Faculty 5,000*
Staff 2,300*


Location Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, Philippines
Campus 18 schools


Colors Green and White

* Dugtong, C. A. (2006). And then there was one La Salle. Philippine Lasallian FaMiLi, 8, pp. 3.

College of Saint Benilde
Santiago Zobel School
Health Sciences Campus
Green Hills

De La Salle Philippines, Inc. (DLSP or DLSPI) is the governing body for all the Lasallian district schools in the Philippines. It governs eighteen autonomous campuses throughout the country. It was established in 2006 to replace the De La Salle University System, a university system composed of eight autonomous campuses around Metro Manila and neighboring provinces of Laguna and Cavite that was established under the presidency of Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC in 1987 as a response to the rapid expansion of Lasallian schools and optimize the use of resources among them. Its first campus, De La Salle University-Manila was established in 1911 while its newest, the Jaime Hilario Integrated School was opened in 2006 in Bagac, Bataan.

The aim of DLSP is to implement effective services and provide savings to the 18 schools through a more centralized network. A National Mission Council (NMC) was established to act as the highest policy making body of the DLSP. There are 23 members of NMC, 15 from the different schools and 8 from the De La Salle Christian Brothers. The DLSP will still remain a non-stock and non-profit organization. Currently, De La Salle University-Manila president, Br. Armin Luistro FSC acts as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the corporation. Each member institution will have its own chancellor and school board and will have full autonomy in governing its own institution.


Historical background

De La Salle University System


Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC first introduced the idea of a multiversity in the 1980s as the number of Lasallian institutions grew. His vision was to establish a system where the resources could be utilized to create a greater impact. The multiversity, De La Salle University System was created with the acquisition and establishment of De La Salle-Santiago Zobel School in 1978, De La Salle University-Dasmariñas and the De La Salle-Health Sciences Campus in 1987, and De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde in 1988. De La Salle University-Manila initially provided the resources and expertise needed in the establishment of these institutions where it extended financial assistance and human resources in building the other campuses. The first general assembly of administrators and their representatives from the five campuses was convened in 1992 to support and facilitate the establishment of the system. Several committees were formed during the convention to introduce improvement and innovations to existing programs and structures among the campuses. A task force to study the different needs of the campuses was formed in 1994. It was also during this year that an organizational structure was formed and a vision and mission statement was created for the system.

In 1995, a 50-hectare property in Biñan, Laguna was acquired by the system from the family of the late National Artist of the Philippines for Architecture and La Salle alumnus Leandro Locsin to be used as the site of De La Salle-Canlubang, a science-oriented campus. De La Salle-Canlubang's main building was completed in 2003 where it also started operating on the same year. De La Salle-Professional Schools, Inc., a graduate school for business was formed in 1995 and started operation in 1996 as a semi-autonomous entity working within the campus of De La Salle University-Manila. In 2002, the management of the Gregorio Araneta University Foundation in Malabon City was transferred to the DLSU System where it was renamed to De La Salle Araneta University, becoming the eighth member of the system.

Establishment of De La Salle Philippines, Inc.

In 2006, the DLSU System was abolished and De La Salle Philippines, Inc. was established in order to have a more focused and unified implementation of the Lasallian Mission, generate greater and more creative synergy among Lasallian schools, improve the overall quality of Lasallian education in the country and promote the spirit of “One La Salle” with a common vision of educating the Filipino youth. Ten more Lasallian institutions throughout the country was integrated to the eight campuses of the DLSU System, bringing the total number of campuses to eighteen.


The De La Salle Philippines is composed of three teams namely - Executive, Mission, and Shared Services. These teams are necessary in the effective implementation of network programs and services.

The Mission Team is tasked to create synergy in the areas of academic and research. It conducted dialogues regarding the Lasallian Rubric, which is a common educational philosophy for the system schools. The Executive Team, handled by the DLSP president, handles the communication, marketing, development, information management, corporate and legal affairs, and office administration of De La Salle Philippines. Finally, the Shared Services Team aids Lasallian schools in financial planning. This includes centralized procurement system which will generate significant savings to the schools.

National Mission Council

The National Mission Council (NMC) serves as the Board of Trustees of DLSP. As the highest policy-making body of the network, it shall accompany school boards and school heads in following the Lasallian Mission. The NMC also provides assistance with regards to financial matters with fundraising for scholarship or social projects.

  • Members of the NMC
Br. Edmundo Fernandez FSC      Mr. Oscar Hilado
Mr. Ramon del Rosario Jr.        Dr. Carmen Beduy
Br. Armin Luistro FSC        Sr. Corazon Manalo DC
Br. Rafael Donato FSC        Mr. Joaquin Quintos IV
Br. Manuel Pajarillo FSC        Atty. Ed Cueto
Br. Michael Valenzuela FSC        Mr. Joey Ledesma
Br. David Hawke FSC        Mr. Paul Zaldarriaga
Dr. Allan Bernardo

District schools

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De La Salle Andres Soriano Memorial College
Director: Dr. Nonita Legaspi
Toledo City, Cebu
De La Salle Araneta University
President: Dr. Oscar Bautista
Malabon City, Metro Manila
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De La Salle-Canlubang
President: Br. Ricardo Laguda FSC
Biñan, Laguna
De La Salle College of Saint Benilde
President: Br. Edmundo Fernandez FSC
Malate, Manila
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De La Salle-Health Sciences Campus
President: Br. Manuel Pajarillo FSC
Dasmariñas, Cavite
De La Salle Lipa
President: Br. Manuel Pajarillo FSC
Lipa City, Batangas
De La Salle Professional Schools
President: Br. Armin Luistro FSC [2]
Dean: Philip Ella Juico
Manila, Makati, Mandaluyong and Biñan, Laguna [3]
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De La Salle-Santiago Zobel School
President: Br. Armin Luistro FSC [4]
Executive Vice-President: Ronald D. Holmes
Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila
De La Salle University-Dasmariñas
President: Br. Manuel Pajarillo FSC
Dasmariñas, Cavite
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De La Salle University-Manila
President: Br. Armin Luistro FSC
Malate, Manila
Jaime Hilario Integrated School-La Salle
Director/Principal: Br. Bernard Oca FSC
Bagac, Bataan
De La Salle John Bosco College
Director: Ms. Ophelia Fugoso
Bislig, Surigao Del Sur
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La Salle Academy
President: Br. Dennis Magbanua FSC
Iligan City, Lanao del Norte
La Salle College Antipolo
President: Br. Dante Amisola FSC
Antipolo City, Rizal
La Salle Green Hills
President: Br. Felipe Belleza FSC
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
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La Salle University-Ozamiz
President: Br. Narciso Erquiza FSC
Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental
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Saint Joseph School-La Salle
Director: Br. Pedro Maralit FSC
Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
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University of St. La Salle
President: Br. Augustine L. Boquer FSC
Bacolod City, Negros Occidental

Notable facilities


Angelo King Center for the Performing Arts
Angelo King International Center - CSB Hotel-ICC
Br. Fidelis Leddy Learning Resource Center
The Museum at De La Salle University-Manila



  • De La Salle-Health Sciences Campus
    • Medical Library
  • La Salle Green Hills
    • Learning Resource Center (LRC)
      • Main Library
      • St. La Salle Building (Annex) Library
      • High School Library



  • The Museum - De La Salle University-Manila
  • Museo De La Salle - De La Salle University-Dasmariñas
  • Museum of Contemporary Art and Design - De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (u/c)
  • Museo Negrense De La Salle - University of St. La Salle


  • De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde
    • Augusto-Rosario Gonzalez Theater
    • SDA Theater (u/c)
  • University of St. La Salle
    • Gallaga Theatre


  1. ^ As John Bosco College; St. Margaret Mary's School (Bislig Bay Elementary School), established in 1950 but merged with John Bosco
  2. ^ Ceremonial Head; actual operations handled by the Dean
  3. ^ Multiple campuses located in DLSU-Manila, DLS-Canlubang, La Salle Green Hills and in the RCBC Plaza
  4. ^ Ceremonial Head; actual operations handled by the Director