countdown to centennial
its 90th year, De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU-M) takes
the lead in launching Greenovation, a 10-year countdown to
the University’s centennial.The milestone celebration starts
on November 29, 3 p.m., at the Marian Quadrangle where DLSU-M
opens the centennial fund drive program.
District Brothers join the celebration
DLSU System President Brother Rolando Dizon, FSC
emphasized that the University’s centennial celebration
should focus on commemorating the institution
of District Brothers in the Philippines. For 90
years now, the Lasallian Brothers have been playing
a significant role in shaping the face of Philippine
the theme, “Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts…A Hundred Years
of Lasallian Education in the Philippines,” the activity seeks
to renew the Lasallian community’s commitment to service and
excellence. It also inspires everyone to participate in the
realization of the Lasallian dream.
Lasallian alumni Edu Manzano (Grade School ‘69) and Cynthia
Patag (Bachelor of Arts ‘99) will host the event. During the
program, a laser show will be featured on La Salle’s glorious
history. Sponsored by De La Salle High School Batch ’68, the
show will present La Salle’s role in shaping Philippine history—from
the turn of the century and the post-Edsa recovery years.
An official theme song titled “The Dream,” will be sang during
the program. Composed by Roy Del Valle (AB-PSM `92), the song
tells of the University’s continuing efforts to bring Lasallian
education to the less privileged. It also speaks of the University’s
efforts to cultivate the Lasallian dream.
A music-dance tableau of Del Valle’s “Save the Children” will
also be presented by performers to dramatize the University’s
commitment to reach out to those in need, particularly the
Featured also in the program is the groundbreaking ceremony
for the time capsule. The time capsule will contain the signatures
of Lasallian community members and a declaration of DLSU-Manila’s
vision for 2011.
After the launching ceremony, the University will host an
honorary dinner for guest alumni, donors and benefactors,
and the media at the Marilen Gaerlan Conservatory. This will
be followed by a press conference. It will be moderated by
GMA Network’s Senior Vice President for Radio Operations and
TV News Anchor Mike Enriquez (AB-BSC ’73) who will present
the University’s plans and developments.
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