University of St. La Salle

111 Years of Lasallian Presence in the Philippines

Today, we commemorate the 111th Anniversary of the Lasallian Presence in the Philippines ????????

“De La Salle College (now De La Salle University - Manila) officially opened its doors to 125 youngsters on 16 June 1911 in a 13,000-square meter property on Nozaleda Street in Paco, Manila. By 10 July, the total number to students reached 175. Forty were boarding students, while those who took a mid-day meal on campus were termed half-boarders. Br. Blimond, a native of France, became the first head of the college.”



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