In Benilde, learning in its many forms is encouraged.

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.

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.

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.

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. With the recent accreditation activities, the College now has 13 degree programs accredited under PAASCU, highlighting the College’s drive to ensure that industry-grade quality education is offered to our students.

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 2019 until 2021. Benilde maintains its Apple Distinguished School recognition for the third time in the Academic Years from 2022 to 2025.

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 29, 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.

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.

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

The College is recognized by the ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance for ensuring that the quality of the Benildean education is on a part with the leading educational institutions in our neighboring ASEAN countries in the following programs:

The Toon Boom COE program recognizes Benilde in offering a superior learning environment for students aspiring to a career in animation or storyboarding through comprehensive exposure to Toon Boom software. The COE designation is a public recognition that attests that a school’s animation program meets a high standard of depth, breadth and quality. This qualification provides graduating students an advantage by being in high demand for world-recognized studio careers that value a deep knowledge of Toon Boom 2D animation software.

Toon Boom software is in high demand by the largest animation studios worldwide. The industry’s top studios, who are producing the most creative 2D animations–both series and feature films, are bringing their animations to life using Toon Boom technologies. All of the 2020 Emmy Nominations in the category of Outstanding Animated Program were developed using Toon Boom software.




Br. Edmundo Fernandez FSC
Brother President

Mr. Benhur A. Ong

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 de Leon
Dean, School of Arts, Culture, and Performance

Mr. John Xandre C. Baliza
Dean (OIC), School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies

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

Ar. Harvey A. Vasquez
Dean, School of Environment and Design

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

Ma. Corazon R. Reyes, Ph.D.
Dean (OIC), School of Management and Information Technology

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

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

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

Mr. Levi V. Albania
Dean, Student Life

Mr. Geronio G. Ulayao
Provost, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Antipolo

Dr. Arlyn S. Tumala EdD
College Dean, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Antipolo

Mr. Michael Lewis Y. Ong
Principal, Benilde Senior High School

Mr. Michael Lewis Y. Ong
Principal, Benilde Deaf School

board of Trustees

Mr. Cezar Consing, Chairman
Br. Edmundo Fernandez FSC, President
Mr. Ramon Opulencia, Treasurer
Br. Jose Mari Jimenez FSC
Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC
Mr. Carlos Rufino
Mr. Joaquin Quintos IV
Ms. Corazon Alma De Leon
Allan Bernardo, Ph.D.
Mr. Rene Ledesma, Jr.
Mr. Stephen Misa
Mr. Mariano Martinez
Ms. Vivienne Tan
Mr. Edwin R. Bautista


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
Facebook: DLS-CSB Admissions Center

For admissions-related inquiries, contact us at (63) 2 8230 5100 local 1801 or Viber us: 09177726466 (Ms. Claire) / 09175526466 (Ms. Lhor)

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