De La Salle Lipa

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De La Salle Lipa
DLSL Official Seal.png
Motto Crescit Gratia Virtuteque
Type Private
Established 1962
Affiliation Roman Catholic, Lasallian
President Br. Joaquin S. Martinez FSC, D.Min
Academic staff
Students 6,220[1]
Location Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines
Campus 10 hectares
Hymn Alma Mater Hymn
Colors Green and White
Affiliations DLS South NOCEI

De La Salle Lipa or DLSL is a Lasallian educational institution located in Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines. It is the latest of the third generation of La Salle schools founded by the De La Salle Brothers in the country: La Salle Academy-Iligan (Iligan City, Lanao del Norte) in 1958, La Salle Green Hills (Mandaluyong) in 1959, Saint Joseph School-La Salle (Villamonte, Bacolod City) in 1960 and lastly, De La Salle Lipa in 1962.


In school year 1985-1986, the College Department was formally opened, with Ms. Elsie Rabago as officer-in-charge. Ms. Norma Blanco was appointed the school's first lay high school principal in 1989. Because of the burgeoning school population, Br. Narciso Erquiza FSC was appointed as a resident president.

On May 15, 1995, Brother Rafael Donato FSC, former President of De La Salle University, assumed the presidency of De La Salle Lipa. Under Br. Donato, the school constructed the SENTRUM[,[2] the Sen. Jose W. Diokno Building, the Chez Avenir Hotel (which is now called Chez Rafael), the St. La Salle Building and Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo Clusters of the Jose Rizal Building and the Centennial Sports Plaza.

Donato retired in 2003 and was conferred the title President Emeritus by the school in special ceremonies held at the auditorium of the Sen. Jose Diokno Building.

In 1996, the school opened a graduate school, offering a Master in Management Technology. In 1997, the school became the first educational institution in Batangas to go online, with its web site launched in the same year.

A year later, De La Salle Lipa became one of the first schools around the world to launch an alumni registry web site. Called Umpokan, the web site has become fully interactive and is an online meeting place for graduates of the school.

In 2002, Mr. Juan Lozano was appointed the school's first Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer. In 2003, Br. Rafael Donato retired from active service and was named President Emeritus. Brother Manuel Pajarillo FSC was then appointed President.

The school changed its organizational structure in 2005. With Br. Pajarillo still the school's President, Lozano was elevated to the position of Executive Vice-President. Mr. Rex Torrecampo was, meanwhile, appointed as the first Vice-President for Administration. The following year, Dr. Corazon Abansi became the school's first Vice-President for Academics and Research.

In 2006, the school's corporation papers were amended to officially make it part of an umbrella corporation, De La Salle Philippines, which was formed to see to it that the operation of De La Salle schools are in line with the mission of the De La Salle Brothers in the Philippines.

In May 2007, in keeping with the standards set by De La Salle Philippines, the Executive Vice-President became known as the Chancellor, while the two Vice-Presidents became known as Vice-Chancellors. While in school year 2006-2007, Pajarillo was president of three De La Salle schools (Lipa, Dasmariñas and the Health Sciences Institute also in Dasmarinas, Cavite), in 2007 he was President solely of De La Salle Lipa.


The De La Salle Lipa campus sits on a 10-hectare lot next to the J.P. Laurel National highway, (Japan-Philippine Friendship highway), just on the outskirts of Lipa City. It is 5 minutes away by car from the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR), which links the city to the Southern Luzon Express Way (SLEX). Batangas City, the provincial capital, is 40 minutes away via STAR tollway.

Entering the main access gate at the front of campus, visitors drive into well-paved concrete roads with parking facilities for more than 200 vehicles. The SENTRUM is the first major structure seen, which is a multi-purpose building which has been the venue of pop concerts, professional basketball games, corporate assemblies and religious gatherings.

In front of the SENTRUM is a well-kept garden that has a stone sculpture of the founder of the school, St. John Baptist de la Salle.

Just near this are the Chez Rafael (formerly Chez Avenir named in honor of the school's former President Br. Rafael S. Donato FSC), a laboratory hotel for BS Hotel & Restaurant Management majors, and the Sen. Jose Diokno Building, which holds the College’s Learning Resource Center and the offices of top administration.

There are two unofficial divisions to the campus: the Integrated School side and the College side, although students are not restricted from crossing to either side[citation needed].

In the Integrated School side, the most recognizable structure is the St. La Salle Building, which is made up of several clusters just in front of the highway. The main cluster that offers the main access gate for Integrated School students is called the Hall of Lasallian Saints. The hall offers access to the building’s classrooms as well as to the historic Br. Henry Virgil Memorial Gymnasium. The other main structures for Integrated School students are the St. Benilde, St. Mutien Marie Building and Br. Gregory Refuerzo Buildings. The Learning Resource Center is located inside the Br. Vernon Mabile Building.

College students hold classes in the western half of the campus. The main structures in this side are the Claro M. Recto, Jose Rizal which is composed of the Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo clusters and Apolinario Mabini Buildings. The Gregorio Zara building can also be found in the college side of the building, informally known as the I.T. Domain Building, which holds the school’s Network Operations Center as well as three computer laboratories. Beside the Gregorio Zara Building is a gate and an access road that leads to the De La Salle Brothers’ Novitiate.

Academic programs[edit]

College Degree Programs[edit]

  • College of Business, Economics, Accountancy and Management
    • BS Accountancy
    • BS Accounting Technology
    • BS Business Administration major in Business Economics
    • BS Business Administration major in Financial Management
    • BS Business Administration major in Marketing Management
    • BS Entrepreneurship
    • BS Legal Management
    • BS Management Technology
    • Certificate in Entrepreneurship
  • College of Education, Arts and Sciences
    • AB Communication
    • AB Multimedia Arts
    • BS Biology
    • Bachelor of Elementary Education
    • Bachelor of Elementary Education major in Special Education
    • BS Mathematics
    • BS Psychology
    • Bachelor of Secondary Education major in English
    • Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Filipino
    • Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Mathematics
    • Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Social Studies
  • College of International Hospitality and Tourism Management
    • BS Hotel and Restaurant Management
    • BS Tourism
    • Certificate in Hotel and Restaurant Management
    • Certificate in Culinary Arts
  • College of Information Technology and Engineering
    • BS Computer Engineering
    • BS Computer Science
    • BS Electronics and Communications Engineering
    • BS Electrical Engineering
    • BS Industrial Engineering
    • BS Information Systems
    • BS Information Technology
    • Certificate in Information Technology
  • College of Nursing
    • BS Nursing

Graduate Degree Programs[edit]

  • Short Intensive Management Seminars

Organizational Divisions[edit]

Academic Division[edit]

Integrated School

  • Primary Learning Community
  • Junior Learning Community
  • Senior Learning Community


  • College of Business, Economics, Accountancy & Management (CBEAM)
  • College of Education, Arts & Sciences (CEAS)
  • College of International Hospitality and Tourism Management (CIHTM)
  • College of Information Technology & Engineering (CITE)
  • College of Law (COL)
  • College of Nursing (CON)

Offices Under the OP and the OEVP[edit]

Office of the President

  • Presidential Management Office

Office of the Executive Vice-President

  • Lasallian Ministries
  • Sports & Culture



  • The President's Report (Annual)
  • The Ala (Salle) Eh! (Quarterly)
  • SADYÂ (Twice Monthly)

Integrated School[edit]

  • Bulik (Integrated School Broad Sheet)
  • Bulik Literary Folio (Student Magazine)
  • Bakas (Student Newsletter)
  • Kamalig (Student Newsletter)


  • LAVOXA (Student Broadsheet & Tabloid)
  • Umalohokan (Student Newsletter)
  • L Magazine (Student Magazine)
  • Utak Berde (Student Literary Magazine)
  • Talas (Faculty Journal)
  • MMT Link (Graduate School Journal)
  • Etudes (Research Office Newsletter)
  • Infobits (Guidance Newsletter)
  • Parents’ Bulletin (Guidance Newsletter)
  • Educator’s Link (Guidance Newsletter)


  1. ^ a b DLSP September 2008 Statistics. Accessed May 26, 2009[dead link]
  2. ^ SENTRUM