- Commuting to DLSU
- Stores and Restaurants on Campus and Off
- Health Care
- Cost of Living
- The Surrounding Area
- Important University Facilities
- Survey for Graduating International Students
The Surrounding Area
There are a lot of scrumptious dishes and delicacies in the Philippines to choose from. There’s the infamous Adobo, Sisig and Balut. Aside from those, you can always run to your favorite fast-food chains or restaurants if you may wish.
Listed below are places near the University you might want to dine in or buy food from.
Manila has a wide variety of shops for your everyday clothing needs. From high-end designer shops, to affordable local boutiques, to the one-stop-shop department stores, to the ultimately cheap bazaars (popularly known as tiangge). Name it, they have it. Most of these shops are located inside a mall.
You may want to visit the closest malls to the University listed below for your clothing needs.
The University clinic attends to the medical needs of the students, faculty and staff inside the campus. Its services include first aid, consultations and starting medication for common ailments. For all your other medical needs, there are also a number of medical and health centers near the University that you can go to.
|Mercury Drug||• 1332 Taft Ave., Ermita, Manila
• 1939 Taft Ave., Manila
After an exhausting and nerve-wracking week, students can also relieve their stress and have a relaxing weekend by going to various spas and salons available within the university.
The DLSU Bookstore services the school and office requirements of students, faculty, and administration inside the University. They offer school and office supplies, textbooks, and other items at reasonable prices. It is located at the ground floor of the SPS Building and 2nd Floor of the Enrique Razon Sports Complex.
For some books that are not yet readily available at our bookstore, you may want to check the bookstores listed below.
Some student organizations at De La Salle offer tutorials for their members during their free time. Furthermore, there are also learning centers that can be found within the vicinity of the University, such as:
|Classmate Tutorial Learning Center||• Ground Level, EGI Taft Tower, Taft ave., Malate, Manila|
|Musical Center||• Ground Level, Burgundy Transpacific Place, Taftt. Ave., Malate, Manila|
Light Rail Transit (LRT)
LRT1 travels along Taft Avenue. The train operates from 5am to 10pm on weekdays, and 5am to 9:30pm on weekends and holidays. The fare ranges from Php12 to Php20, depending on the number of stations travelled. For those who take the train regularly, it would be convenient to purchase a stored-value ticket, which contains Php100 valid for six months. There is a last ride bonus, wherein theticket would still be valid for one last ride even if the remaining credit is less than the minimum fare. The train gets crowded on rush hours or the peak hours, around 6am to 9am, and 5pm to 7pm. CCTV cameras are placed in the stations to monitor the passengers.
Metro Rail Transit (MRT)
MRT, which travels through EDSA, operates from 5:30am to 11pm both on weekends and weekdays. Holiday schedules vary and are usually posted on stations for notice. Peak hours are 6am to 9am, and 4pm to 7pm. The fare ranges from Php10 to Php15. Stored-value cards for Php100 are also available for use, and would expire at the end of the sixth month from the date of purchase. Last ride bonus for stored-value cards is also observed. The stations provide CCTV monitoring systems for surveillance purposes.
The basic fare for jeepneys is at Php8, but it would vary depending on the distance travelled. Students get to enjoy student discounts on weekdays which is at Php7 minimum fare.
Taxicabs of the Philippines are one of the modes of transportation in the country. They are regulated by the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and by the Land Transportation Office (LTO). The taxicabs there vary from models and uses. Most taxicabs have yellow colored license plates, taxi signs, LTFRB Registration number, and taximeter, which is mandatory in every cab. Fares would depend upon the distance travelled. The maximum capacity of a cab is five persons, including the driver.
|MGE Taxi Company has been around for years and they have maintained their position as the top taxi service provider in Metro Manila.||+63(2)364-8260, +63 (2)363-6096 +63(2)366-6287, +63(2)366-6214|
|Sturdy Taxi||330-3568 , 361-1282|
|R & E Taxi||362-9089 , 364-9058 , 330-1654|
|Tai Taxi||801-1093 , 772-2715 , 7722-717|
Air-conditioned and “regular” buses cover all the major routes in Metro Manila. Like jeepneys, most often they do not have specific unloading areas except along EDSA. Thus, a passenger must either press the stop button of the bus or get the attention of the bus conductor by saying “para” aloud if he or she would like to get off at a particular spot.
These are improvised motorcycle vehicles with a side-cart good for two to four passengers. Tricycles are available in specific points in Metro Manila. Their routes are only limited to a specific town or area.
· Transportation Fares and Student Rates
Fares of these public transports change from time to time relative to oil prices. Before riding any of these conveyances, it is good to ask a Filipino friend of the prevailing fares.
In the Philippines, students with school ID have special fare discounts. Minimum discounted fare for students in Jeppneys is Php7 and taxi/cab flag down rate is Php40 (as of May 2014). These fares vary depending on the distance traveled.