The alumni are testimonies of a university’s excellence. DLSU is home to luminaries in business, public service, education, the arts, and science who have made both Institution and the Philippines proud.
Among our esteemed alumni are:
CEO Globe Telecom
Country Chairman Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp.
Chairman and Founder McDonald's Philippines
Jose Javier Reyes
Award-winning film writer and director
Two Central Bank Governors
Jose Cuisia Jr.
Former Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, 1982 TOYM awardee for Domestic Banking,
Former CEO, Philamlife and former Philippine Ambassador to the United States
Former Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and Philippine Country Officer of Citibank Philippines
“If life means having a good time, money, fame, power, security — then you don’t need principles; all you need are techniques. On the other hand, if happiness counts more than a good time, respect more than fame, right more than power, and peace of soul more than security; if death doesn’t end life but transforms it, then you must be true to yourself and to God...”
Jose W. Diokno
Filipino nationalist, former Philippine Senator, and former Secretary of Justice
GS 1923, HS 1937 (Valedictorian), and BSC 1940 (Summa Cum Laude)
“The University was one of the first in the country to really push entrepreneurship and come up with a curriculum that encourages innovation, risk-taking, creativity — all that we associate with entrepreneurs. La Salle has contributed to a mindset that’s very much of this generation, one that’s not afraid to grasp opportunities but at the same time is quick to give back to society.”
Eduardo Cojuangco Jr.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer San Miguel Corporation and Ginebra San Miguel, Inc.
“I apply business principles in public service, having brought the businessman in me. I like to reduce complexity. I have always been loyal and committed to the institution I serve, whether government or public service. I am very grateful to the education that I got in La Salle.”
Jose T. Pardo
Chairman of the Board, Philippine Savings Bank and Former Secretary of Finance, Trade and Industry
GS 1952, HS 1956, BSC 1960
“As businessmen, we are judged by our actions. The Lasallian values helped me by molding my business principles, to make a profit without trampling on the hearts of the people I deal with. It also reinforced my belief that yes, the Filipino can!”
Jose Concepcion III
President & CEO, RFM Corporation
BS Business Management 1981
“The values that I have learned as a Lasallian are values which are helping me in my present job as President and CEO of the Development Bank of the Philippines. These are the values of honesty and service, two traits which are lacking in the Philippines at the present time. With these two values we should be able to propel the country into a more advanced economy.”
Francisco Del Rosario
President and Chief Executive Officer, Development Bank of the Philippines
BSC Major in Accounting and AB Major in Economics 1970
“(I am) blessed to have been educated a Lasallian and having St. John Baptist de La Salle as an inspiration and model. Like him, I wish to use my talents and gifts to serve the poor. Like him, I wish to teach minds, touch hearts, and help transform lives.”
Elvira Lopez Bautista President, Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc.
AB Psychology 1981