WHO WE ARE

In Benilde, learning in its many forms is encouraged.

about Benilde

De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Inc. (DLS-CSB or Benilde) is a non-stock, non-profit organization offering secondary and tertiary education in Manila and Antipolo, Philippines. Benilde was founded in 1988 and is a member of De La Salle Philippines.

STATEMENT OF IDENTITY
Faithful to our Catholic heritage and inspired by our Founder Saint John Baptist De La Salle and Patron Saint Benilde Romançon, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde is a community of learners that fosters the holistic development of persons for the service of society and the Church.

VISION-MISSION
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.

BENILDEAN EXPRESSIONS OF THE LASALLIAN CORE VALUES
The College identifies with the Lasallian Core Values through the following Benildean Expressions:

FAITH: God-Centered

SERVICE: Excellent with Integrity, Creative and Innovative, Inclusive

COMMUNION IN MISSION: Socially Responsible

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.

accreditations & statuses

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 IV status in Human Resource Management and Export Management. Our programs in Multimedia Arts, International Hospitality Management, Marketing Management and Business Management have also achieved PAASCU Level III status as well as Information Systems program with the Level II status.

Vatel Hotel and Tourism Business School was also awarded Best Hospitality Management School in the 17th Worldwide Hospitality Awards in 2017. Benilde’s International Hospitality Management program is a member of the International Network of Vatel Schools.

In 2019, Benilde has been granted the autonomous status by CHED as officially conferred by the issuance of CMO No. 12, s. 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.

Furthermore, SHRIM is a Certified Guest Service Property granted by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute or AHLEI.

As the latest addition to the international recognitions given to the College for ensuring that the quality of the Benildean education is on a par with the leading educational institutions in our neighboring ASEAN countries, the ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance granted certifications to our following programs:

administrators

Br. Edmundo Fernandez FSC
Brother President



Mr. Benhur A. Ong
Chancellor



Mr. Angelo Marco U. Lacson
Vice Chancellor for Academics



Ms. Maria Veronica Templo Perez
Vice President for Lasallian Mission and Student Life

Mr. Juan Ramon R. Odulio
Vice President for Administration

Ms. Marilyn B. Cimatu

Vice President for Finance





Mr. Jose Albert J. Llamas

Vice President for Innovation



Ms. Ma. Magdalena C. de Leon
Dean, School of Culture, Arts and Performance

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. Maria Sharon M. Arriola
Dean, School of New Media Arts

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

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

Mr. Levi V. Albania
Dean, Student Life

Pedro Simon T. Ledesma, Ph.D.
Provost, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Antipolo

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

Mr. Jay A. Binueza
Principal, Benilde Senior High School

Ms. May T. Cabutihan, PhD LPT
Principal, Benilde Deaf School

board of Trustees

Br. Edmundo Fernandez FSC
Brother President



Mr. Benhur A. Ong
Chancellor

Atty. Sinforoso R. Pagunsan
Corporate Secretary

Board Members
Mr. Edgar Chua, Chairman
Br. Edmundo Fernandez FSC, President
Br. Dante Amisola FSC, Treasurer
Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC
Br. Jose Mari Jimenez FSC
Mr. Cezar Consing
Ms. Corazon Alma De Leon
Dr. Lydia Echauz
Mr. Eduardo Jarque, Jr.
Mr. Rene Ledesma, Jr.

Mr. Stephen Misa
Mr. Joaquin Quintos IV
Mr. Carlos Rufino
Ms. Vivienne Tan
Ms. Maria Ressa

consortium

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.

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.

Be Active! Benilde Alumni.

Benilde Center for Admissions
2544 Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila, Philippines 1004
admissions@benilde.edu.ph
Facebook: DLS-CSB Admissions Center

For admissions-related inquiries, contact us at (63) 2 8230 5100 local 1801 or Viber us: 09452788877 (Ms. Claire) / 09496683082 (Mr. Paulo) / 09452785612 (Ms. Lhor)

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