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Philippine Lasallian Centennial Celebration

Congratulations to all the Centennial Grand Raffle Winners

Draw date: March 3, 2012
Venue: St. Benilde Gym, La Salle Greenhills

Lasallian Centennial Celebration

June 15 and 16, 2011

Frequently Asked Questions:

1.How do I enter the campus?

Guests for the Veneration and those with Eucharistic celebration invite or centennial show ticket may enter at the Central Gate of the St. La Salle Hall, DLSU’s main building on Taft Avenue.

2.I do not have an active DLSAA card. Can I still enter the campus?

In the absence of an alumni card, present a valid picture ID upon registration.

3.Can I bring my non-Lasallian relatives or friends?

Yes, non-Lasallians are welcome to attend the DLSU Centennial celebrations. They just have to login their names at the registration table.

4.Where can I park my vehicle?

Parking is available in various areas around campus.

5.What time does the gate open?

On June 15, the campus is open from 8:30 am to 10 pm for the Veneration of the Relic of St. John Baptist de La Salle. On June 16, the campus is open from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

6.How much is the entrance fee?

There is no entrance fee. However, alumni and guests are encouraged to donate to the One La Salle Scholarship Fund. Donation boxes are located at the registration table.

7.Can I bring in food?

There are food booths at the Green Bazaar at the Yuchengco Hall ground floor.

8.What do I need to wear on June 16?

Wear green shirt and comfortable footwear.

9.Where can I buy DLSU Centennial merchandise?

DLSU centennial commemorative items may be purchased at the Centennial Merchandise Store at the Central Plaza.

You may also visit the Centennial Office at LS 102 and at STRATCOM at 21st flr, Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall for other available merchandise.

Payments should be made at the Accounting Office. You may also purchase items online at the DLSU e-Store at http://merchandise.centennial.dlsu.edu.ph

10.What is the line-up of activities on June 15 and 16?
Date Activity Venue Time Description
 
June 15 Veneration of the relic of St. La Salle Marian Quadrangle 8:30 am to 10:00 pm

DLSU opens its doors to the faithful,
especially to the
teachers, educators, and the youth,

to pray and to venerate the relic of
St. La Salle, the patron saint of the teachers of the youth.

Open to the public.

June 16 Lasallian Centennial Eucharistic celebration

Enshrinement of the relic of St.John Baptist de La Salle

Chapel of the
Most
Blessed Sacrament
9:00-11:30 am A High mass to mark the opening of the Lasallian Centennial
Celebration.

The relic of St. John Baptist de La Salle’s Relic will be enshrined during the Eucharistic celebration. By invitation.

Formal opening of the Centennial Celebration Chapel of the Most
Blessed Sacrament
11:30 am The Brothers of the Christian
Schools will usher in the Lasallian

Centennial Celebration. By
invitation.

Community Salu-Salo Various venues 12 noon Open to the public.
Parade: Green Mile Assembly at the
Marian Quadrangle
3:00 pm

Students from all the colleges will
form a line through the whole
stretch DLSU campus from South Gate to Gonzalez Hall along Taft
Avenue as an outward
manifestation of the Lasallian
Animo. Open to the public.

Greenstory: The Lasallian Historical Walk-Through Central Plaza, SJ
Lobby,
Agno Walk
3:00 pm

A tableaux featuring DLSU
Harlequin Theatre Guild and
DLS-CSB Dulaang Filipino that
exhibits 100 years of Lasallian
presence in the Philippines.

Open to
the public.

Planting of the 1,000,000th tree Marian Quadrangle 4:45 pm

Symbolic planting of the
1,000,000th tree of the
One Million Trees and Beyond,
La Salle’s main environmental
advocacy.

Open to the public.

CHEERS! Dance
and
Band Concert
Amphitheater 5:00 pm

Centennial pre-show concert
featuring Lasallian artists De La
Salle Innersoul,

La Salle Dance Company and the Animo Squad. Popular bands such Peryodiko, Kjwan, and Sandwich will also perform.

Open to the public. Free admission.

Isang Daan,

Sangandaan Centennial Show

Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium 7:30 pm An all-star concert directed by Rowell Santiago and with musical direction by Louie Ocampo,

it features Lasallian celebrities Gary Valenciano, Ryan Agoncillo,

The Akafellas, Barbie Almalbis, Dingdong Avanzado, Enchong Dee, Dingdong Eduque, Mike Enriquez, Edu Manzano, Kitchie Nadal, Carlo Orosa, Jett Pangan, Cynthia Patag, Princess Velasco, Epy Quizon, Zia Quizon, Jose Javier Reyes, JM Rodriguez, Randy Santiago, The Tux, Gabriel Valenciano, Iya Villania, and Nyoy Volante.

Tickets priced at P1,000, P700, and P500 available at the Registration Table, Central Plaza, and
Centennial Office.

STRINGS & STANZAS

Acoustic Concert

and
Poetry Reading

University Library Walk 7:30 pm An acoustic performance cum
poetry reading featuring Lasallian Youth Orchestra and the Malate Literary Folio.

Open to the public. Free admission.

ANIMO! STREET PARTY Agno Walk 7:30 pm A band concert featuring
Bloomfields, Taken by Cars,
Wednesday After, and AJKA,
winner of the 2010 Nescafe
Soundskool Competition. Open to
the public.

Free admission.

LOUD & PROUD


@ 100
Pyromusical Show
and Concert

Amphitheater 10:00 pm Fireworks showcase and music from The Dawn. Open to the public. Free admission

11.I cannot go to DLSU on June 16. Will the events be aired?

The major events can be watched online via live streaming at www.dlsu.edu.ph. The Eucharistic celebration and centennial show will be aired at a later date. Check this site for updates.

12. Where can I get additional information on DLSU centennial events?

You can get in touch with the DLSU Centennial Office at 524-4611 or perla.garcia@dlsu.edu.ph

Centennial Opening Schedule

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Centennial Countdown Celebration

Centennial Countdown Commemmorative Video

The one–year countdown to De La Salle University’s centennial has begun.

Last June 16, the University grounds teemed with green and white as members of the different sectors of the Lasallian community gathered to witness the start of the countdown to La Salle’s centennial in 2011. centennial celebration

The festivities kicked off with an excavation of a 10-year-old time capsule buried in the Marian Quadrangle. The contents included scrolls with mission statements and signatures, mostly from students during the time.

The time capsule was dug by former University President Br. Rolando Dizon FSC, current President and Chancellor Br. Armin Luistro FSC, Vice Chancellor Lasallian Mission and External Relations Br. Bernard Oca FSC, and representatives of the alumni and student government.

In a message to the community, Br. Bernie said the presence of scholars on campus is a testimony to the Lasallian mission of making quality education available to all.

He reaffirmed the community’s commitment to raise the One La Salle Scholarship Fund to support at least 18,000 students with full scholarships in 17 La Salle schools nationwide.

One Million trees and beyond: The Final Stretch

The One Million Trees and Beyond project initiated by the Lasallian Institute for the Environment (LIFE) aims to plant one million trees around the Philippines by June 2011, in time for the celebration of DLSU's centennial.

As the project enters its final year on September 2010, proponents revitalize the program with more planting sites and a massive information campaign to help meet and even exceed its goal of one million trees planted on the set deadline.

Project Director Jorge Buenaventura reported in the OMT official website that the project is currently on target in terms of the number of seedlings planted. As of December 2009, about 448,715 seedlings have been planted in various sites across the country.planting

These sites include Mt. Palay–palay National Park in Ternate, Cavite; Ilin Island in Mindoro; Salikneta Farm and Karahume in Bulacan; Orion and Bagac in Bataan; Malabanban, Lake Caliraya, and Canlubang in Laguna; UP Diliman, and CVSU Cavite.

Special attention has been given to mangroves, such as those in Calatagan and Lian Mangroves in Batangas, Punta Taytay in Negros Occidental, and Balaring Silay in Misamis Oriental, among others

Partnerships

While the main supporters of the project are the 17 La Salle member schools, partnerships have been forged with several educational and civic organizations, like St. Scholastica’s College, Cavite State University , Rotary Club, Coast Guard Squadron, Gawad Kalinga, and other sponsors.

These project partners and sponsors help defray the costs, which are broken down to: P8.00 per seedling, P5,800 per hectare for site clearing, and P1,000 per hectare for maintenance. The required downpayment for sponsors is 20% of the costs of one planting activity or about P20,000. At least P1.4M needs to be raised before the start of school year 2010-2011 to meet incidental, maintenance, and nurturing expenses for the year.

Other Projects

The One Million Trees and Beyond project initiated by the Lasallian Institute for the Environment (LIFE) aims to plant one million trees around the Philippines by June 2011, in time for the celebration of DLSU's centennial.

As the project enters its final year on September 2010, proponents revitalize the program with more planting sites and a massive information campaign to help meet and even exceed its goal of one million trees planted on the set deadline.

Project Director Jorge Buenaventura reported in the OMT official website, www.1milliontreesandbeyond.com that the project is currently on target in terms of number of seedlings planted. As of December 2009, about 448,715 seedlings have been planted in various sites across the country. These sites include Mt Palay–palay National Park in Ternate, Cavite; Ilin Island in Mindoro; Salikneta Farm and Karahume in Bulacan; Orion and Bagac in Bataan; Malabanban, Lake Caliraya, and Canlubang in Laguna; UP Diliman, and CVSU Cavite.

Special attention has been given to mangroves, such as those in Calatagan and Lian Mangroves in Batangas, Punta Taytay in Negros Occidental, and Balaring Silay in Misamis Oriental, among others.

Aside from planting trees, the project aspires to raise the awareness of the public and the youth in particular on environmental issues that confront our country. It seeks to inculcate important values and promote the active participation of the youth in actual tree planting.

In line with this, LIFE organized forums and research as support activities for the project. Last year, LIFE hosted talks on mangroves by TIME Environmentalist of the Year Dr. Jurgenne Primavera. Research papers on OMT were also submitted to the 2010 International Research Conference on Environmental Research and Technnology in Penang , Malaysia and IATED International Conferende in Valencia , Spain.

Major OMT proponent, DLSU–Cosca, initiated environmental education programs for local partners. Cosca also joined locally–based advocacy campaigns; conducted environmental in–campus forums; tapped experts for capability building for program staff and local community partners; continued consultation with local community partners; and establish seedling nurseries.

OMT coordinator for COSCA, Joseph Rosal, said that to help revive interest in the project, there will be a re-launch of OMT initiatives with activities such as an extensive information campaign, additional environmental forums and learning sessions, and maximization of social networking channels and other alternative media.

He added: "We will also focus on nursery activities in the third term and all summer to gather appropriate wildings and grow them in nursery conditions. The more wildings gathered and nurtured in current weather conditions, the more saplings will be produced for planting in the following school year."

On Target

Despite the H1N1 epidemic in late May and the onslaught of typhoons Pepeng and Ondoy in September and October delayed many of the scheduled planting activities in 2009, the number of seedlings planted last year has grown dramatically as organizational and project issues such as identification of appropriate sites, community partners, sources of seedlings, and funding partners were addressed early.

Activities for 2010

For 2010, the project’s aim is to plant 350,000 seedlings, with focus on broader participation and awareness among De La Salle member schools and partner organizations. OMT remains committed to planting native and endemic species to sites to promote bio–diversity and preserve flora and fauna.

For COSCA alone, priority sites for 2010 include 13 hectares in Mt. Palaypalay , Ternate, Cavite ; 300 hectares in Ilin island, Mindoro; 35 hectares in Lian, Batangas; 30 hectares in Orion Bataan; and 20 hectares in Bagac, Bataan. With these targets, COSCA aims to help OMT exceed its target of one million trees planted and nurtured by the year 2011.

OMT was officially launched in September 2006, with volunteers from 17 La Salle member schools coming together in Mt. Palay–palay Gulod National Park in Cavite to conduct the initial tree–planting.

OMT is one of the concrete responses of the Lasallian community to the Lasallian Ministry Action Plan #7, which calls for Lasallians to be stewards of the earth, and the Philippine Lasallian Family Convocation Resolution 2.4 on Environmental Concerns and Advocacy.


Lasallian stories of hope
Eleven former La Salle Scholars share their inspiring stories in A Time for Hope, a special book that comes with the very limited edition DLSU Centennial chrono watch by Swatch.

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The special publication focuses on the lives of former scholars from various La Salle schools who persevered against the odds to become achievers in the fields of media, government, sports, finance, and the academe.

The book and centennial chrono were released as tribute to the Lasallian mission of making quality education accessible to all. These are part of the pre-centennial activities of the University, which will culminate in June 2011.

The DLSU Centennial chrono watch is part of the very limited edition DLSU Centennial Watch Collection by Swatch. Proceeds of this collection will go to the One La Salle Scholarship Fund, a project to raise one billion pesos to support 18,000 full scholars in La Salle schools nationwide.


Greenlight Project in Greenbelt exhibit

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One of the major pre-centennial activities of De La Salle University, the Greenlight Project was launched last December 2 at the Gallery, 2nd Level Greenbelt 5, Makati City.

Proceeds of the Greenlight Project will go to the One La Salle Scholarship Fund.

The Greenlight Project is a collaborative effort of DLSU and 10 Lasallian alumni photographers, showcasing 40 images inspired by the theme GREEN. The images were reproduced in the form of a limited-edition note cards collection, and in “11 x 17” copies with a limited run of only five prints per image.

In his opening remarks, DLSU Vice Chancellor for Lasallian Mission and External Relations Br. Bernard Oca FSC noted the creativity and the passion of individuals involved in the project. He said: “Our target for the One La Salle Scholarship Fund is not impossible to reach.”

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