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DLSU Senior High School grants 250 new scholarships


True to its commitment to make quality education accessible to more Filipinos, De La Salle University Senior High School granted 250 new scholarships for academic year 2016-2017.  Qualified students will be placed under the Reims, Vaugirard, Parmenie, and Reuen Scholarship Programs.

The Reims scholarship is awarded to the most outstanding public and private school students nationwide. Its benefits include 100% waiver of tuition and fees, a Monthly stipend, and refund of the DepEd SHS Voucher Program amount.

The Vaugirard Scholarship is awarded to Grade 11 applicants who have excelled in the DLSU Senior High School Admission and Placement Exam. The program is exclusively for students from Philippine public schools. The benefits of the Vaugirard Scholarship Program include 100% waiver of tuition and fees, covering a top-up and the DepEd SHS Voucher Program amount. Grantees will also get a monthly stipend.

The Parmenie Scholarship Program recognizes top performing public school students in the DLSU Senior High School Admission and Placement Exam. Those who qualify for this scholarship will have 100% waiver of tuition and fees, which covers the top-up and DepEd SHS Voucher Program amount.

The Rouen Scholarship is awarded to students from public schools as well as students availing of the Education Service Contracting from private schools, and who excelled in the DLSU Senior High School Admission and Placement Exam. Rouen Scholarship recipients will enjoy 100% waiver of tuition and fees (top-up and DepEd SHS Voucher Program amount).

To learn more about DLSU Senior High School’s flagship scholarships, click on this link

DLSU partners with select Senior High Schools

DLSU Connect ED


De La Salle University has recently partnered with eleven academic institutions in view of the implementation of K- 12.

These high schools include Chiang Kai Shek College, Elizabeth Seton School, Grace Christian College, Jubilee Christian Academy, Makati Hope Christian School, Notre Dame of Greater Manila, Philippine Cultural College, St. Jude Catholic School, St. Peter the Apostle School, St. Scholastica’s College, and St. Stephen’s High School.

According to DLSU Vice Chancellor for Academics Dr. Robert Roleda, “DLSU seeks to elevate the entry level standards for its higher education programs by partnering with its feeder schools in setting higher standards for their senior high school programs.”

Under this partnership, DLSU faculty shall be deployed in the partner school to teach some classes; mentor senior high school teachers, so they can teach subjects at the requisite DLSU standards; and certify subjects that are equivalent to and meet specified DLSU courses.

A memorandum of agreement was signed to formalize the partnership under the University’s Connect ED program.

Graduates of partner schools who passed DLSU college entrance exam and enter college at DLSU shall be exempted by the University from taking the requisite placement examination and bridging courses, provided the said graduate meets the minimum grade requirement for the corresponding course.

Connect ED is a De La Salle University initiative which seeks to maximize the benefits provided by the shift to the K12 system by partnering with select senior high school institutions to ensure that curricula are harmonized, the quality of instruction is compatible with university standards, and graduates of partner schools will be prepared for the requirements and challenges of higher education.


DLSU Wins in Sikat Design Challenge 2015

Team Animo Awards

Team Animo of De La Salle University placed second in the recent 2015 Sikat Design Challenge. Six teams presented their pitches last February 2 at The Loft, Manansala Tower, Makati City. The top three teams, including the Team Animo, were awarded after the pitches. The team from the Mapua Institute of Technology emerged as the champions while Team Animo of DLSU and the team from ADMU shared the seat as runner ups.

Team Animo DLSU-Manila is comprised of Jeremy Magdaong, Gabriel Baltazar,  Joshah Chua, Reii Nakano, Calvin Tiu, Vance Vazquez, Engr. Jeremias Gonzaga (Faculty Adviser), Engr. Isidro Marfori (Faculty Adviser), and Mr. Charlie Valerio (Industry Coach from Lopez Group Company)

For four months, the twelve teams were asked to create, to develop, and document an idea that would help their chosen community. For the DLSU team, the idea of an integrated modular microhydro generator and aquaponics system was developed for Sitio Apia in Antipolo, Rizal. This would help the community generate electricity with the micro-hydro while producing high value crops and fishes with the aquaponics system.

The 2015 Sikat Design Challenge is the country’s first national inter-university competition which focuses purely on Renewable Energy (RE) solutions targeted at the rural sector. It is organized by the Sikat Solar Car Foundation, Inc and it is captured by the tagline “Inspiring the Youth, Collaborating with All Stakeholders, and Uplifting the Lives of the Rural Communities.”

The Sikat Design Challenge has 12 participating teams from different universities across the country, including De La Salle University’s Team Animo. The other participating universities are the following:

  1. Ateneo De Manila University
  2. Batangas State University
  3. Bulacan State University
  4. Foundation University
  5. Mapua Institute of Technology (MIT)
  6. Negros Oriental State University
  7. Polytechnic University of the Philippines
  8. St. Paul University – Dumaguete
  9. Siliman University
  10. University of San Carlos – Cebu
  11. University of Santo Thomas

DLSU’s La Salle Debate Society Wins in ESL Category of the WUDC

La Salle Debate Team wins 2016


DLSU’s La Salle Debate Society placed first in the ‘English-as-a-second-language’ (ESL) category of the World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) held in Thessaloniki, Greece. The team is composed of Mikee De Vega and Jason Dizon and their coaches Dino De Leon and Robin Sebolino.

Dr. Gerardo C. Janairo Appointed as DLSU Chancellor

De La Salle University is proud to announce that Dr. Gerardo C. Janairo will assume the Chancellorship of the University beginning June 10, 2015. Dr. Janairo emerged as the top candidate for the position and comes highly recommended by Br. President Raymundo Suplido FSC.

“I look forward to working with Gerry in advancing our institution’s vision-mission and in continually finding innovative ways in harnessing the University’s potential amidst a period of change,” said Br. Raymundo.

Dr. Gerardo C. Janairo earned his B.Sc. in Chemistry and M.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila. He obtained his doctorate in Chemistry degree from Eberhard Karl Universität zu Tϋbingen in Germany. He is a full Professor of Chemistry. He served as Dean of the College of Science  from  2002  to  2012. He  is also  a  recipient  of  numerous fellowships  and  grants.  In June 1994, De  La  Salle  University bestowed upon Professor Janairo the prestigious title of a “University Fellow”. His research interests lie in the field of organic synthesis, organometallic chemistry and computational chemistry.

The Search Committee for Chancellor was composed of Chancellor Emeritus Dr. Carmelita Qurebengco AFSC (Chairperson), Board of Trustees Members Edgar Chua, Sr. Cora Manalo DC AFSC, former DLSU Presidents and Chancellors Br. Armin Luistro FSC, Br. Narciso Erguiza FSC, and Br. Ricardo Laguda FSC. Various sectors of the DLSU community were also consulted and were active in the nomination process.

DLSU Tops LET and CPA Licensure Exams

In the recently concluded May 2015 Certified Public Accountants Licensure Exam, De La Salle University students Sharmaine Fernandez Sy and Melan Anthony Aberonio Yap placed 3rd and 8th respectively. Additionally, the university ranked 2nd among higher education institutions (HEIs) with a passing rate of 81.18%. This result compares favorably with the national passing rate which is at 35.78%.

In the March 2015 Licensure Examination for Professional Teachers (LET), Yvette May Nido Zulueta placed 9th among 56,596 secondary level teacher examinees nationwide. DLSU ranked 1st among HEIs with 100% passing rates in both the elementary and secondary levels. The national passing rates for the two levels are 27.42% and 31.64% respectively.

To Sharmaine, Melan, and the 67 other new Lasallian CPAs, Yvette, the 28 new Lasallian secondary-level teachers, and the 32 new Lasallian elementary level teachers, congratulations and Animo La Salle!

DLSU CE and MEM Students take part in 2015 Tokyo Technology Student Exchange Program

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DLSU Students and Faculty (Photo/Jason Ongpeng)

Last April 29 to May 8, 2015, students from De La Salle University’s Civil Engineering (CE) and Manufacturing Engineering and Management (MEM) programs were invited by the Tokyo Institute of Technology to a ten-day socio-cultural exchange program.

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Tokyo Institute of Technology’s Cheesecake Library

The program is aimed at exposing students to the technological developments of Japan, its academic culture, as well as foster closer ties with students and faculty of the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Aside from the technology and academic immersion, DLSU students also experienced the rich cultural heritage of Japan as well as an opportunity to visit landmarks such as the Miraikan Museum, Rainbow Bridge, and the Tokyo Skytree.

Readers who are interested in learning more about the students’ experiences in Japan can visit animoCIVnews.

Ambassador Delia D. Albert Turns Over Collection to DLSU

From left: Former UN Official Evelyn Domingo-Barker, Ambassador Delia Albert, Br. Dennis Magbanua FSC, and Dr. Leonila Abella formalize the collection turnover at the DLSU Library

De La Salle University hosted the formal turnover of “Dynamic Diplomacy: The Ambassador Delia D. Albert Collection” last March 24 at the 13th floor of the Learning Commons, Henry Sy, Sr. Hall.

Ambassador Albert donated her collection of books, papers, awards, and keepsakes gathered over the course of her four decades-long career as an international diplomat, highlighted by her appointment as the first woman Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines and Asia.

“Through this collection, I wish to motivate, encourage, and hopefully inspire young Filipino students to serve the country. I also hope to widen the students’ understanding of global issues as they impact on the Philippines through a series of dialogues with diplomats,” Ambassador Albert shared.


SGV Group Founder Washington SyCip, DLSU OIC President and Chancellor Br. Dennis Magbanua FSC, former UN Official Evelyn Domingo-Barker, as well as ambassadors from different countries graced the event.

Water Research Congress Gets Boost from Shell

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From left: Shell VP for Communications Mon del Rosario, Shell Country President Edgar Chua, DLSU OIC President and Chancellor Br. Dennis Magbanua FSC, and VCRI Dr. Raymond Tan.

The De La Salle Water Research Center (DLSWRC) and Shell companies in the Philippines recently entered into a Memorandum of Agreement through Shell Powering Progress Together (PPT) Manila initiative.

The MOA signing last March 25 at the Villavicencio Board Room of the Henry Sy, Sr. Hall was led by Shell companies in the Philippines Country Chairman Edgar Chua and DLSU OIC President and Chancellor Br. Dennis Magbanua FSC.

The partnership project aims to establish a center of excellence on water research that can be utilized by public, private, and civil society sectors for water resource efficiency research and projects, both at the local and regional levels.

To signify its commitment to the partnership, Shell PPT Manila presented a cheque of P8.5 million as seed fund for the project. DLSWRC will use a multidisciplinary approach to addressing critical issues using perspectives from both hard and soft sciences. The center will provide a focal point around which project teams may converge.

Teams may be formed from any of the eight De La Salle tertiary institutions in the Philippines.

1st TedxDLSU features the best and brightest Lasallians


De La Salle University hosted its first series of TED talks last January 23. Themed “Youth Kaleidoscope,” the set of 18-minute presentations focused on how today’s youth can be catalysts for positive change. It emphasized how engaging in dialogue can help transform ideas into action.

TEDxDLSU featured some of the best and brightest Lasallians including TJ Palanca, Star Scholar and Batch ’13 magna cum laude; Ireene Leoncio, DLSU advertising and marketing faculty; Dr. Lloyd Espiritu, Psychology Department faculty member; and Raymond Ang, an alumnus, writer, editor, and producer. Other notable speakers were Pambansang Edukasyong Pampanitikan Director Philip Kimpo and Philippine All Star’s Lema Diaz.

The event is licensed by TED, a nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading ideas in the form of short and powerful talks. Founded in 1984, TED covers a wide range of topics such as technology, entertainment, and design. TED events are independently organized in countries all over the world.

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