In the spirit of faith, zeal for service, and communion in mission.

Benilde is part of the Lasallian network of educational institutions composed of 65 universities and colleges, and 92 schools in more than 80 countries worldwide.

Blazing trails since 1988

From its humble beginnings as a night school for working students, the College continues to blaze trails for innovative educational programs with a thrust on learner-centered educational philosophy.

Benilde is known for pioneering degree programs that were not considered career-viable decades ago and hence, were not offered in other colleges and universities. Today, we are recognized for our innovation and we continue to offer non-traditional programs that are responsive to established industries and emerging fields of specializations in Deaf applied studies, design and arts, hotel and tourism, business, and diplomatic affairs.

Since 2016, Benilde’s School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management is the only hotel school in the country to hold a Level IV status, the highest recognition given by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU), and to be recognized as a Center of Excellence by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) at the same time. Benilde’s School of Management and Information Technology has been conferred as a CHED Center of Excellence for its Business Administration programs as well, and has achieved PAASCU Level 4 status in Human Resource Management and Export Management.

In 2019, Benilde has been granted the autonomous status by CHED as officially conferred by the issuance of CMO No. 12, series of 2019. Also in the same year, the College has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for the second time, in the Academic Years of 2019 until 2021.

Our Founder

In his time, St. John Baptist de La Salle created a community of Christian schools throughout France. But what he’s actually done is transform the structure and system of education across four centuries all over the world, a legacy for which he was proclaimed Patron Saint of Teachers.

St. La Salle established free schools and formed the community that became known as the Brothers of the Christian Schools. His legacy lives on today, as De La Salle Brothers, assisted by more than 100,000 lay colleagues, teach over 1,000,000 students in more than 80 countries.

Our Patron Saint

Pierre Romançon was born to a poor peasant family in Auvergne, France. He loved teaching children and spent 40 years in the classroom. He felt a strong desire to be a Lasallian Brother and assumed the name Benilde when he became a follower of John Baptist de La Salle.

In acknowledging his achievements, Pope Pius XI said, “Sanctity does not consist in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.” In October 27, 1967, he was declared a saint.

Saint Benilde’s deep faith and zeal encouraged many young men to the priesthood and religious life for which he became known as the patron saint of vocations.

De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde is committed to building a just and humane society by being at the forefront of innovative education that is accessible to the poor and diversely-gifted learners.

Benilde Natin ‘To!


Brother President
Br. Edmundo Fernandez FSC

Mr. Benhur A. Ong

Vice Chancellor for Academics
Mr. Angelo Marco U. Lacson

Vice Chancellor for Administration
Mr. David Terence Y. Tiu

Vice Chancellor for Innovation
Mr. Jose Albert J. Llamas

Vice President for Finance
Ms. Marilyn B. Cimatu

Vice President for Lasallian Mission
Ms. Ma. Veronica Templo-Perez

Dean, School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies
Ms. Ma. Giselle M. Montero

Dean, School of Design and Arts
Ar. Dottie Asela D. Domingo

Dean, School of Diplomacy and Governance
Gary D. Ador Dionisio, DPA

Dean, School of Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management
Ms. Marie Paz A. Castro

Dean, School of Management and Information Technology
Atty. John Evan C. Miguel, MBA

Dean, School of Multidisciplinary Studies
Basilia E. Blay, Ph.D.

Director, School of Professional and Continuing Education
Mr. David Terence Y. Tiu

Dean, Student Life
Ms. Norie M. Ador Dionisio

Provost, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Antipolo

Pedro Simon T. Ledesma, Ph.D.

College Dean, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Antipolo
Ms. Ma. Joanna T. Añonuevo

Board of Trustees

Brother President
Br. Edmundo Fernandez FSC

Mr. Benhur A. Ong

Corporate Secretary
Atty. Sinforoso R. Pagunsan

Current Board Members
Mr. Edgar Chua, Chairman
Br. Edmundo Fernandez FSC, President
Br. Dante Amisola FSC, Treasurer
Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC
Br. Michael Valenzuela FSC
Mr. Cezar Consing
Ms. Corazon Alma De Leon
Dr. Lydia Echauz
Mr. Eduardo Jarque
Mr. Rene Ledesma, Jr.
Mr. Stephen Misa
Ms. Maria Ressa
Mr. Carlos Rufino
Ms. Victorina Amalingan-Sales
Ms. Vivienne Tan


De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde has been a member of the South Manila Educational Consortium (SMEC) since 2005. SMEC is a group of educational institutions that share the common goal of improving the quality and accessibility of education through internationalization and linkage with its counterparts across the globe.

Other members of SMEC include De La Salle University, Adamson University, Emilio Aguinaldo College, Lyceum of the Philippines University, Philippine Christian University, Philippine Normal University, Philippine Women’s University, St. Paul’s University Manila, St. Scholastica’s College, Santa Isabel College, and University of the Philippines-Manila.

Benilde Alumni Association

The De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Alumni Association is the official association for De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde graduates worldwide. With more than 50,000 alumni worldwide, we connect Benildeans with quality networking opportunities, whether looking to reconnect with former classmates, mentor future alumni, professional development, or being updated and informed with the development and plans of the college.

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