Salle schools define “Lasallianess” in tertiary education
How Lasallian are our schools?
The “Lasallianess” of district and supervised schools in the
Philippines was the focal point during the Tertiary Education
Commission (TEC) convention titled “Lasallianization of Higher
Education Institutions of the Philippine District” held last
October 21 at the Angelo King International Center.
Brother Victor Franco, FSC, outgoing Lasallian Animation and
Formation Team director, delivered a talk on “What is a Lasallian
tertiary school?”. This was followed by the presentation of
a self-assessment instrument to measure the “Lasallianess”
of La Salle district and supervised higher education institutions.
The presenters were Dr. Herminia Torres, DLSU-Dasmariñas EVP;
Brother Narciso Erguiza, FSC, District Education Officer;
Dr. Carmelita Quebengco, DLSU-Manila EVP; Dr. Eduardo Gonzales,
DLSU-Health Science Campus EVP; Ronald Holmes, DLSU-College
of Saint Benilde EVP; and Pablito Sarmiento, DLS Lipa Tertiary
Representatives from the different Lasallian schools also
discussed the strengths and weaknesses of their respective
schools based on Brother Vic’s talk. They also mapped out
directions for their institutions in the light of the self-assessment
Administration, faculty, and student delegates came from the
following district and supervised schools from all over the
country, namely: DLSU-Manila, DLSU-College of Saint Benilde,
DLSU-Professional Schools, Inc., DLSU-Dasmariñas, DLSU-Health
Sciences Campus, De La Salle Lipa Unified School, University
of St. La Salle-Affiliate College, La Salle College-Victorias,
Children of Mary Immaculate College, La Salle College-Antipolo,
Andres Soriano Memorial College, University of St. La Salle,
ICC-La Salle, and Colegio de San Benildo.
The members of the TEC were Quebengco, Torres, Gonzalez, Holmes,
Erguiza, La Salle College-Antipolo Dean Dr. Teodoro Geronimo,
DLS Lipa Graduate School Dean Dr. Corazon Abansi, and Christopher
Polanco, assistant to the District Education officer.