De La Salle University opens exhibit by Architect Wili Fernandez

The Museum, 2nd Level, Don Enrique Yuchengco Hall, De La Salle University , 2401 Taft Avenue, Manila- Philippines

Don Enrique Yuchengco Building

The Museum at De La Salle University in cooperation with the family, friends, relatives , industry practitioners, educators and the president of De La Salle University opened the exhibit entitled ” Art and Space” : A Collection of Design Concepts by Architect Wili Fernandez . The event was opened yesterday April 22, 2013 .

The Museum

This is the first major exhibit for the Academic Year 2013 to 2014 and it pays homage to its donor on the occasion of his 15th death anniversary .

group picture with immediate family members , Mrs. Mila Serrano Genuino- Drilon ,   Architect Philip H. Recto and Ms. Rizaliana D. Buncab- museum curator

Family :  Architect Wili Fernandez is the husband of Ms. Doreen Gamboa -Fernandez a well-known Philippine culture, creative writing, and communication arts personality .

collection of coffee table books from different artists like Anita Magsaysay-Ho , Juvenal Sanso , Ang KiuKok ,  with their autographs

Ms. Doreen is also a respected academician, writer, and researcher  in her ivory tower. Despite her privileged lineage and affluent lifestyle, she was a conscientious worker, not allowing her failing health to disrupt the normalcy of her life. She was one of the founders of the Worldwide People Power Foundation, the forerunner of today’s Eggie Apostol Foundation.

a hand written letter and postally used  envelope dated July 19 , 1962  of General Carlos P. Romulo to Mr. Wili Fernandez

A passionate lover of jazz and Gershwin, Ms. Doreen met her interior designer and architect husband Wili Fernandez at a jazz joint called Café Indonesia in the 1950s and married him in 1958. ( Architect Wili would pass away in 1998).

a detailed  of ABS-CBN channel 2 artist sketch- executive lounge  ( interior design ) circa 1967

artist sketch of  ABS-CBN channel 2 Рoffice of the general manager circa 1967

artist sketch of  ABS-CBN channel 2 -main lobby circa 1967

artist sketch of ABS-CBN channel 2 – staff lounge circa 1967

Alemar’s Bookstore¬† ( proposed new facade )

Ateneo de Manila University ( proposed  communications center complex)

Memorabilias: Architect Wili works includes drawings and renderings in black in white and in full color, the collection comes from his personal collection and his former office, the Wili Fernandez and Associates Incorporated.

proposed outdoor  beer garden РPlaza Amusement Company , Incorporated

Some of his memorabilia like design books, sketches, awards, pictures, letters and other personal items .

Ambassador Hotel in Penang , Malaysia

Emerald Condominium Complex perspective , Bangkok -Thailand 

Philippine Center in New York

World Class : Mr. Wili Fernandez was an acclaimed world-class interior designer . He is one of the original founding members of the Philippine Institute of Interior Design.  He also had several commission interior designs project with the former first lady Mrs. Imelda R. Marcos.

Architect Wili sketches

Mr. Stephen John Pamorada ( HCS-Youth member ) Ms. Myrna Roman ( writer/ blogger and publisher ) and Architect¬† Agusto ” Toti ” Villalon ( columnist, heritage advocate, architect )

For more information about the exhibit, please try to contact : The Museum (+632)526-1402 , ( +632) 524-4611 local 368 or visit the website:

Museum Hours:

On-site parking is subject to availability. Viewing hours are from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on weekdays and 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 nn on Saturdays.

Guided tour may be provided depending on the availability of the curator and docents. To arrange for a guided tour, please call 524-4611 local 368 and look for Ms. May Viaje.

The Museum welcomes groups. Guided tour will be conducted for a minimum group size of 10 and a maximum of 80 persons on a first-come-first-served basis. Reservation must be made by phone and personal visit of the coordinator of the group at least two weeks in advance to fill up the booking form and discuss with him/her the guidelines. We advise that the coordinator of the group will also buy tickets during his/her visit.

Guideline for Visitors

  • Surrender to the guard at the entrance counter bags, umbrellas, and large packages. Bring in only your valuables. You may bring in pencil and paper if necessary. Pens are not allowed inside the galleries.
  • Please observe silence at all times.
  • Eating and drinking, including chewing of gum, are not allowed inside the museum.
  • Refrain from touching the artworks, walls, and glass panels.
  • Photography and electronic recording of any kind are not permitted anywhere in the galleries.
  • The use of mobile phone is not allowed.
  • If visiting in groups, please do not crowd around an artwork. Keep a moderate amount of distance while viewing the works.
  • Only a maximum of 80 persons are allowed inside The Museum at any time. You may only be allowed to enter only when some of the audience have taken leave of the premises. Kindly wait for your turn.
  • Should any of the museum guards call your attention, kindly follow the instruction.

Note:  All photos were taken by the author, for those who wish to use the photos for any purposes please kindly link this site.

I would like to ” Thanks” Ms. Lalyn Buncab , Office for Strategic Communications¬† PR Coordinator Ms. Marge Liggayu , Mr. Arvin¬† Ello , Mr.¬† Stephen Pamorada for the accommodation.


Museo De La Salle tour in Dasmari√Īas, Cavite

Museo De La Salle , De La Salle University campus ,¬†Dasmari√Īas, Cavite- Philippines

De La Salle- Dasmari√Īas City -is a member institution of¬† De La Salle located¬†¬† Cavite. It was established on July 18, 1977 as a private nonsectarian tertiary school named General Emilio Aguinaldo College-Cavite and managed by the Yaman Lahi Foundation. In 1987, ownership and management were transferred to Fr√®re (St.) Benilde Romancon¬†¬† Educational Foundation Inc., a sister corporation of De La Salle University ( Manila ) . It became a Catholic institution under the name De La Salle University-Emilio Aguinaldo College. In 1992, the name DLSU-EAC was changed to De La Salle University-Aguinaldo. In 1997 the institution was renamed again as De La Salle University-Dasmari√Īas to avoid confusion with the nearby¬† Emilio Aguinaldo -College .

De La Salle University-Dasmari√Īas campus map

De La Salle University-Dasmari√Īas campus has been conferred the DARK GREEN STATUS by the Dark Green Schools (DGS) Program of the Environmental Education Network of the Philippines, Inc. (EENP). The conferment is an affirmation of the University‚Äôs ‚Äúeffective integration of environmental concerns in its academic programs and its continuing efforts to improve the environmental situation within its community‚ÄĚ. This is the highest status a member institution of DGS can receive. DLSU-D is one of three schools given this status in the entire Philippines.

Museo De La Salle

History :

Museo De LaSalle was constructed through the help of concerned community who helped Brother Andrew Gonzalez ( former DECS secretary )¬† to conceptualized the whole museum in October 1996. It was through his initiative which was then supported by the local government illustrating the 19th century Ilustrado lifestyle being shown in the museum collection. Museo de La Salle is in Dasmari√Īas City, a city that is rich¬† which was influenced by the rich Mexican , Spanish and Oriental¬† architecture.
Hotel Rafael
This is the onsite hotel for DLSU-D and it serves as a practical laboratory for the Hotel-Restaurant Management students.
Cavite province is considered by many historian as the torch of the light symbolizing nationalism, history  , heritage and culture that is why De La Salle University upholds this recognition and opens the door for anyone who wants to experience history through the lifestyle museum.
replica of intramuros walls and signage
The entire campus looks like a replica of old Intramuros in Manila or somewhere in old Kawit , Cavite . The campus is a sprawling 27-hectare property¬† in Dasmari√Īas, Cavite, the university is located about 30 kilometers south of Manila via the Manila-Cavite Coastal Road and the Emilio Aguinaldo Highway.
main plaza with a fountain
Cultural Heritage Complex

Its Spanish colonial era-inspired motif, the four structures within De La Salle University  compound  was officially named as the Cultural Heritage Complex.

This was my second time to visit the museum complex, the first one was in late 2000 when the museum is still new and had a smaller collection.

replica of the Ayuntamiento building is now being constructed within the complex

Ayuntamiento building

The building is currently being constructed at the complex. This Ayuntamineto building replica is expected to be finished anytime within this year or early next year.


The museum is a mix collection of furniture , family portraits, memorabilia, books , religious items, stuffed animals, period costumes,  , Museo De La Salle is primarily for the collection of 18th to early 20th century art pieces, furniture among others . Some of the collections are donated to the museum , while some collections are on loan from the owners .

dining room with punkah or hand held ceiling fans

Punkah is a handheld fan , which originated from South Asian region . The name was derived from Hindustani .  The invention of the handheld fans may be traced as far back during the Egyptian or ancient India around 5oo B.C.

In the colonial age, the word came to be use by Anglo-Indians  in British India   for a large swinging fan, fixed to the ceiling,  pulled by  servants .The purpose the usage is quite varied to provide air circulation during the hot weather or when during dining to drives away insects such as flies  . For generations the punkah was a symbol of wealth and luxury .

The use of punkah increased during the late 17th to early 20th century in the Philippines when electricity is not yet available.¬† It is also quite fashionable to have these types of ceiling fans for rich families¬† when they hold large banquets¬† during town’s festivities, anniversaries and get-together . I have seen some punkah variation in my visit to some old houses in San Miguel¬† , Casa de Manila in Intramuros , Binondo , Quiapo in Manila¬† , Bulacan and Pampanga provinces.

collection of native hats from the 18th , 19th century with silver ornamentation

The museum had a collection of¬† rich collection of antiques depicting how people lived during the Spanish occupation. It showcases the “Bahay na Bato” or¬† Antillian Houses – the house was pattern after the old Spanish colonial style houses in the Antilles region of the Caribbean islands like Puerto Rico , Cuba, Hispaniola ( former colonies of Spain )¬† .

carrosa with lavish lightning ornamentation and pedestal¬† made out of beaten silver coins donated by rich families¬† to the town’s churches

Pieces of clothing from the different Filipino made fabrics and accessories or jewelries, shoes and other garments both from the donation of individuals.

kitchen area

Paintings are everywhere that Filipinos are known for our artistry. Primarily, the museo opened to educate students and people who are eager to learn the history of the Philippines.

bedroom with period costume pieces

The collection are progressing throughout the years as many are encouraged to donate art pieces, historical objects that will contribute to the museo. I think the pieces can be properly maintained and preserved at the museum. Some of the collections and fixtures were rescued by the families from the devastation of lahar which inundate parts of Pampanga during the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991 and succeeding mud flows that followed there after .

collection of various saints made from local woods

Architectural details in the interior designs and furniture where kept in close attention . The designs were inspired from Constantino House in Balagtas, Armedo-Gonzales House in Sullipan, Apalit Pampanga and Santos Joven-Panlilio house in Bacoor , Pampanga.

wooden devise used to flatten the clothes

There was an extensive research done to the details of tiles, color, texture and organization as if it had live undisturbed throughout time.


The areas in the Bahay na Bato are Zaguan which is the ground floor usually the pace as the modern time called garage. The calesa is a horse carriage where it can enter in the ground floor.

group picture taken at the museo lobby ( Mr. Martin Lopez -Director, President’s Committe on Culture & Alumni Affairs Office ¬∑ Manila, Philippines, FEU swordsman fraternity members with the author )

Antonio and Victoria Cojuangco Memorial Chapel of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary

The church was modeled after the parish church in Maragondon , Cavite . The chapel ‘s construction was finance by the Cojuangco family .

Saint John Baptist de La Salle , church interior with pulpit  and  retablo

Aklatang Emilio Aguinaldo

It houses collections of books, periodicals, theses, and other reference materials. It was modeled from Aguinaldo’s residential house at Kawit , Cavite. The first building was a scaled-down model, and featured only the facade. Recent developments gave way for the new building, which exactly modeled from the Aguinaldo shrine, with the tower.

Aklatang Emilio Aguinaldo (AEA) – DLSU-D’s library.

Museum Guidelines ( from Museum’s brochure and tour guides)
– No bags, cameras, cigarettes and lighters are allowed in the exhibition area except the following: hand-carried wallets/purses, passports and cellular phones (in mute or vibrate mode). No picture taking on the second floor
– No eating, drinking and smoking inside the museum.
– No touching and handling of exhibition objects.
– No wandering beyond the official tour route.

Note : We would like to ” Thank” all the DLSU museum tour guides, FEU alumni affairs office thru Mr. Martin Lopez¬† and Mr. Allan Rodriguez- Flores (¬† FEU Alumni- Cavite Chapter President ) for the tour arrangement¬† inside the campus and for their gracious accommodation to the group. All pictures were taken by the author , to those who wish to use the pictures for any purpose,¬† Please cite this link.

Museo De La Salle
(046)416-4531/416-4533 loc.(3151)‚Ēā
Operation : Tuesday to Saturday
Time : 9:00 am to 12:00nn and  1:00pm to 3:30pm
Entrance fee: Adults and Professionals Php 100.00
Students Php 40.00 , Foreigners : $ 3.00

References and links:

Official Facebook Page:


De La Salle University Innovation and Technology Fair

Henry Sy Sr. Hall , De La Salle University , Taft Avenue, Manila-Philippines

Henry Sr. Sy Hall ground floor exhibit projects

The 1st DLSU Innovation and Technology Fair.¬†With the theme ‚ÄúIdeas and Solutions for Nation-Building,‚ÄĚ it on going¬† from November 27 to 29, 8:00 am ‚Äď 5:00 pm at the Henry Sy, Sr. Hall.

The event will showcase the new and innovative ideas and solutions of the students and faculty members from the different DLSU colleges. More than fifty projects from the Gokongwei College of Engineering, College of Science, College of Computer Studies, Ramon V. Del Rosario College of Business, and the College of Education will be featured, including several projects that have won national and international awards.

These are the projects exhibited in Five Industry Zones:

1.) Software Technology Рwith 18  project exhibits

2.) Health Рwith 14   project exhibits

3.) Education Рwith 9  project exhibits

4.) Energy and Environment – with 9 project exhibits

5.) Food – 2 project exhibits

Nano technology used

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Using a combination of nano and sol-gel technologies, Nano Coat is easy to apply and maintain. After 30 minutes of application, your window is ready to use minus the heat and UV rays from the sun.

Nano Coat removes the discomfort and fatigue caused by the sun’s heat, prevents damage and color fading to personal belongings, and avoids skin dryness and potential diseases.

The clearer and sharper image adds comfort to the eyes, giving old windows a new look. And because it is odorless and non-toxic, it’s safe to apply Nano Coat even with people around.

An economical and environment-friendly solution to a long-time nuisance, Nano Coat provides savings in cooling power cost.

Tilapia project

Hydroponic project


Learning Innovation

1.) Sinag

2.) Sikat

3.) Crab Meat Extracting and Crab Shell Granulating Machine

The DLSU Innovation and Technology Fair will also hold talks, dialogues, and interactive sessions about technology, innovation, intellectual property protection, and technology commercialization. There will also be three competitions to be held during the fair: (1) Exhibit Competition; (2) Video Competition; and (3) Business Plan Competition

For the schedule of the program, please go to this link:


Commission on Higher Education graduate tracer program seeks to address job mismatch

 Angelo King  Hotel , International Conference Center ,DLSU- College of Saint Benile,  , Arellano Street corner Estrada Street , Malate , Manila РPhilippines

De La Salle University , College of Saint Benile, Manila

Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has been closely working with industry stakeholders like Department of Labor and Employment  (DOLE ), TESDA   to address the job mismatch.

Industry representatives are being involved in the development of curricula and standards, on-the-job-training programs, apprenticeships, faculty immersion, assessment-based talent development and other activities.

side entrance of the building

   In order to address the growing job mismatch in the country, CHED, in collaboration with the De La Salle University- College of Education, Knowledge Community  will conduct a national Graduate Tracer Study (GTS) to determine the employ-ability of graduates based on their respective disciplines.

Dr.  Maricar  Sison  Prudente , professor at the DLSU College of Education and the assistant project leader of the study. 

Through the study, CHED hopes to assess the issues concerning employ-ability and the relevance of higher education programs vis-a-vis expectations of the employers. It will use the results of the study to monitor the quality of programs offered in the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

This vital information  can provide incentives to institutions; prioritize or de-prioritize courses; determine the basis for allocating scholarships; and investigate whether 21st century skills are properly and adequately taught to college students. The industry is supported by Personnel Management Association of the Philippines,  Industrial Technology Association of the Philippines, Business Processing Association of the Philippines

Mr. Benjamin Vergel  De Dios Рsurvey consultant, GTS3  Knowledge Community, Inc.

The commissioned study will be conducted via an online survey that will run until October 31, 2012. Some 58,000 tertiary-level graduates (from batch 2006-2010) from 837 HEIs all over the country (including state universities and colleges, locally funded universities and colleges, and private universities and colleges) are being targeted for the study.

L-R Mr. Bejamin De Dios, Dr. Maricar Sison Prudente, Ms. Cecilia Ubarra , Dr. Marvic Hermosisima of Philippine Normal University and Mr. Jovito Anido

Respondents must be graduates of either bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees in the CHED-identified disciplines which are namely: Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; Architecture and Town Planning; Business Administration; Related Education Science and Teacher Training; Engineering and Technology; Fine and Applied Arts; General; Home Economics; Humanities; IT-Related Disciplines; Law and Jurisprudence; Maritime; Mass Communication and Documentation; Mathematics; Medical and Allied; Natural Science; Religion and Theology Service Trades; Social and Behavioral Sciences; and Trade, Craft and Industrial degree programs.

 participants and organizers of the media presentation

The 10- 15 minute survey will have questions on the knowledge and competency traits that respondents are using in their current job; the quality of their undergraduate education; and how their degree has helped them apply their skills and competencies to their current job, among others. Aside from answering the survey , participants can also win exciting prizes !

Commission on Higher Education :

Dela Salle РCollege of Saint Benile :

Knowledge Community :

Philippine Graduate Tracer  Study :

De La Salle University – Inaguration of Mr. Henry Sy Sr. Hall

DLSU campus Taft Avenue, Manila

The author had the privilege of witnessing the closing ceremony of DLSU centennial celebration last June 15, 2012  Friday .  The event was highlighted with the inauguration of a new building that was name after Mr. Henry Sr. Sy .

De La Salle brothers together with Brother Armin Luistro , DEPED secretary(second from left ) Dr. Paulino Tan Р( third from the left РChairman board of trustees SM foundation ) Brother Narciso Erguiza Jr.  DLSU chancellor and president ( six from the left ) Ms. Elizabeth Sy Р8th from left ( President of SM hotel )Mrs. Teresita Sy-Coson 9th from left ( Vice -Chairperson SM Investments Corporation , Mrs. Felicidad -Sy (  4th from right Рwife of  Mr. Henry Sr. Sy)  , His Excellency Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto Р3rd from right ( Papal Nuncio ) , Mr. Han T. Sy  Рsecond from right ( President of SM prime Holdings ),He is a mechanical engineering graduate of De La Salle University and Mr. Herbert Sy -director ( SM Food Retail Group )

This building is the first major building under the Centennial renewal plan, along term development master plan to rationalize the whole campus set-up and responds to the need for more space for research, development and learning.

Designed by the country’s leading architectural firm Leandro V. Locsin Partners.


Architects designed the Mr. Henry Sr. Sy hall. The building is comparable to a ‚Äú Habitable tree‚ÄĚ, a concept that seeks to capture the university continuous role in the Philippine education.

Facade of  Mr. Henry Sy Sr. Hall within the Da La Salle campus inaugurated last June 15, 2012 with thousand of alumni, students, vips, media , family members of Mr. Henry Sy Sr.  , De La Salle brothers attending the opening .

It’s institution’s stand on environmental responsibility, sustainability and continuity can be seen thru its GREEN spaces and environmental projects

Barringtonia asiatica (Linn.) Kurz. locally called Botong , Boton ( Tagalog), Banilad , Bitoon ( Bisayan/ Cebuano )

Botong  is a tree growing to a height of 8 to 15 meters. Leaves are large, obovate or obovate-oblong, 20 to 40 centimeters long, entire, thick, shining, stalkless, blunt-tipped, and pointed at the base. Flowers are very large and white, borne in short, erect, few-flavored racemes.

The DLSU Botong tree is the counterpart of¬† UP centennial tree, Metro Manila College – Tandang Sora or Katipunan Tree , FEU – Heritage Tree. This particular tree is said to have been planted within the campus¬† during the 1920’s by the founders of the university . This had been recently marked with appropriate marker .

Vanda Penang- Manila one of the dozens of orchid species and hybrids that are planted within the DLSU campus garden

Its present campus is the equivalent of a mini-oasis in this part of Taft Avenue where high rise condominium units, pollution and lack of green space in the surrounding areas.     There are also several pocket gardens that can be found within  the campus.

 Vertical landscape which consists of Asplenium nidus , microsorium  ferns planted on a wall .

The campus showcases a lot of pocket gardens with lovely flowering plants, orchids, ferns , indoor plants  and old native and introduced trees.

Commemorative marker marks the massacre of innocent lives during the closing days of the second world war

The school had also witness a lot of turbulent moments in our country’s history such as the atrocities of the last world war which not only left the university’s building and archives in chaos but the lost of innocent lives during the last days of the battle of Manila.

Repeated bombings of the area resulted in the total destruction of the gymnasium and the loss of library holdings and laboratory equipment. On February 12, 1945, a band of Japanese soldiers massacred 16 brothers and several families who had taken refuge with them in the college chapel.

DLSU Saint  La Salle Hall  shorty after the liberation  in 1945  ( Photo courtesy : DLSU archives and Mr. John Tewell.

Most of the earlier buildings were designed under the classical Greek revival of  Neo- Classical style, It is similar with the other famous buildings of pre-war Manila which includes the National Museum for Filipino People (formerly known as Finance Building) National Art Gallery Museum (Legislative or Old Congress Building), Manila Central Post Office and countless of major government buildings built during that era.

 75th anniversary commemorative stamp of De La Salle University with the neo-classical building on the background and Saint Benile on the foreground  issued in 1986 scanned from personal collection of the author . It was issued by the Philpost in June 16, 1986 , Lithography by : APO- Neda with perforation 13x 13 1/4  Wmk 3 ,   php 3.00 stamp was printed on 500,000 quantity issue .

The La Sallian education in the country was said to date back in the year 1905 when Archbishop Jeremiah James Harty ‚Äď an alumnus of a La Salle School in the United States petitioned the Superior General of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools .

a 6 centavo De La Salle College commemorative stamp issue which marked the 50th anniversary of the college. photo by Courvoisier printed in Switzerland . 3,000,000 pieces were issued in June 16, 1961 .

– FSC for the establishment of a De La Salle school in the Philippines due to the very small number of Catholic institutions at that time.

Archbishop Jeremiah Harty

Archbishop Harty’s request was rejected at first due to lack of funds,¬† He would¬† continue to appeal to¬† Pope Puis X for the establishment of additional Catholic schools in the country.

De La Salle University 75th anniversary commemorative souvenir sheet – Php 7.20 face value with 20,000 pieces quantity issue

From March up to June 1911, nine De La Salle Christian Brothers from Europe and the United States led by Brother Blimond FSC of France arrived in the Philippines. Together On June 16, 1911, the Brothers established the first Christian Brother school in the Philippines, De La Salle College, on Calle Nozaleda (now General Luna St.)  in Paco, Manila.

With an ever-growing student population, the brothers decided to relocate at the present location on Taft Avenue in the district of Malate in 1921.

Green and White buntings -add to the festive atmosphere inside the campus

Campus Celebration:

There was a mass officiated by his Excellency, Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto, as the new Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines  installed last May 10, 2011.

DLSU chapel

Archbishop Pinto is the 15th Papal Representative and the 10th Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines. He entered the Diplomatic Service of the Holy See on May 1, 1984, and has served successively in Papua New Guinea, Argentina, and the Vatican City State Secretariat.

GMA Kapuso channel 7 executive Mr. Mike Enriquez , Manila Mayor Alfredo S. Lim, Dr. Lydia B. Echauz – President of Far Eastern University ( Picture courtesy of Andrew Pamorada)

He also served as Apostolic Nuncio to Cape Verde, Senegal, Mali, and Guinea-Bissau, and was Apostolic Delegate to Mauritania.Born on May 26, 1952, in Bari, Italy, Archbishop Pinto was ordained a priest on April 1, 1978. He holds a doctorate in Canon Law and is fluent in Italian, French, English, and Spanish.

 Manila Mayor Alfredo S. Lim Рa special guest  together with Mr. Stephen Pamorada a DLSU student pose for a souvenir shot in front of the chapel

After several minutes at the chapel, I was warmly greeted by Ms. Marge Liggayu ( office of strategic communication )  and  Mr. Stephen Pamorada( HCS member and DLSU student ) , He acted as my impromptu tour guide  around the DLSU campus . He thought that it was my first time to come to a campus event. I told everyone that  i used to come as a seminar participant in our graduate school program  and probably three or four more occasions .

A proud DLSU student with matching green t-shirt and green archer cap

Mr. Henry Sy Sr. Hall one of the newest landmark inside the DLSU campus

The building, which has yet to be opened, is 14- story high and will house research facilities and study areas. SM Investments Corporation donated  P300 million for its construction.

SM Prime Holdings: mprime/index.php?p=587&type=2&sec=49&aid=12506

I also saw Far Eastern University president Dr. Lydia B. Echauz during the building inauguration and mass.

School Bazaar

There are about 50 to 60 bazaar style market , selling different items from handmade accessories , shoes, pins, umbrella, foods, home made pastries and different t-shirts.

Green and White colored DLSU ANIMO  baller Рa hotcake item for DLSU alumni, students and memorabilia hunters !

DLSU t-shirt were selling like hot cakes РLong lines of students , alumni  and memorabilia collectors were on buying spree in a university wide bazaar

The most sale-able items were T-shirts and collectible merchandise  lists  in every DLSU  students , alumni and memorabilia collectors  . Unfortunately , the centennial DLSU stamps issuance was shoved -off  according to a member of the stamp advisory committee member of the Philippine Postal Corporation last year ! Sayang ! The next stamp issuance for DLSU  if granted  will be  25 years from now. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas will issue a DLSU centennial commemorative overprint but the public must still wait for now  .

DLSU РGokongwei College of Engineering students  posed together with battery powered car which will compete in international car racing in Malaysia this July .

Concerts :

After the whole afternoon of touring around the campus, The group was treated to an evening of cultural presentation , modern dance, music and entertainment .

DLSU- Lipa students performed the religious dance ( Subli ) from Batangas

I opted to stay at the public concert held at the Henry Sy Sr. Hall were thousands of  students, alumni , priests  and invited guests were on hand to see how the DLSU education system had accomplished in their 100 years .

The school had already marked its milestone by having several campuses and affiliated schools from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao . My heartfelt congratulations and thanks to the warm hospitality and accommodation   to the office of Ms. Marge Liggayu , Mr. Vin Ello , Mr. Stephen Pamorada and Mr. Andrew Pamorada  and all those people that the author met during the activity .  Until next visit !


De La Salle University-Manila. Student’s Handbook: 2003-06. Manila: DLSU Press. 2003

page 21, page 108, 1997 Dr. NGO’s Catalogue of Philippine Republic Stamps and Postal Stationeries

Press Kit from Ms. Marge Liggayu and Mr. Vin Ello ( Office for Strategic Communications)

Archbishop Jeremiah James Harty :

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas :

De La Salle University:

National Museum :

Stuart Exchange :

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