Noted Alumni

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:

Ernest Cu

Globe Telecom

Edgar Chua

Country Chairman
Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp.

George Yang

Chairman and Founder
McDonald's Philippines

Jose Javier Reyes

Award-winning film writer
and director

Lasallian Stewards of Finance

Six Finance Secretaries

Cesar Purisma
Secretary of Finance, Independent Director, Energy Development Corporation Chairman of Executive Committee of Ciba Capital and Chairman & Managing Partner of SGV & Co.

Jose Isidro Camacho
Former Secretary of Finance of the Philippines Managing Director & Vice Chairman of Credit Suisse Asia Pacific and Chairman of the Board SunLife of Canada (Philippines, Inc.)

Jose T. Pardo
Former Secretary of Finance, Trade and Industry of the Philippines and Chairman of the Board, Philippine Savings Bank

Alberto Romulo
Former Secretary of Finance, Foreign Affairs, Budget and Management, Executive Secretary and Senator

Ramon del Rosario Jr. AFSC
Former Secretary of Finance and President & CEO of PHINMA

Roberto de Ocampo
Former Secretary of Finance

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

Rafael Buenaventura
Former Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and Philippine Country Officer of Citibank Philippines

Alumni Testimonial

“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. HS 1952

“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