Centennial Fund Drive
the launching of Greenovation, De La Salle University-Manila
gears up for more extensive scholarship and research programs
that will set the direction of tertiary education in the country
for the next 10 years.
De La Salle University System President Brother Rolando Dizon,
FSC, revealed the University’s vision during the launch ceremony
last November 29 at the Marian Quadrangle. Attending the activity
were La Salle’s donors, administration, outstanding alumni,
faculty, students, and members of the media.
Br. Roly said the two primary goals of La Salle are to make
Lasallian educational services accessible to poor but deserving
students and to further strengthen the University’s research
The event, which carried the theme “Teaching Minds, Touching
Hearts: A Hundred Years of Lasallian Education in the Philippines,”
marked the beginning of the 10-year countdown to DLSU’s centenary
in 2011. As part of the launching ceremony, representatives
of the various sectors of the Lasallian community shared their
insights and experiences, as well as their hopes and dreams,
for the University.
In her welcome remarks, Dr. Carmelita Quebengco, DLSU-Manila
executive vice president, noted that Greenovation stands for
the basic ideals of Lasallian education, that is, excellence
and service. She called for unity and cooperation as Lasallians
take the path to a meaningful faith.
Provincialate Director Brother Armin Luistro, FSC challenged
the La Salle members and partners to support the country’s
youth-at-risk by taking part in programs that would benefit
public schools and promote continuing adult education.
Vice President for Academics and Research Brother Andrew Gonzalez,
FSC shared a brief history of La Salle’s role in Philippine
education. For his part, Vice President for Development and
Alumni Affairs Brother J. Benedict, FSC paid tribute to alumni
and donors who have made possible the tremendous growth of
the University in the past 90 years.
Batch 2000 Star Scholar Adolfo Amosco represented the student
body, expressing the unique experience of being part of the
The program featured a laser show that tells of La Salle’s
glorious history. It also showcased the groundbreaking ceremony
for the time capsule which contained the signatures of La
Salle community members and a declaration of DLSU-Manila’s
vision for 2011.
The program was hosted by alumni Edu Manzano (GS ’69) and
Cynthia Patag (BA ’99). The press conference-honorary dinner
that followed was moderated by GMA Network’s Vice President
for Radio Operations and TV news anchor Mike Enriquez (AB-BSC
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