D-L-S-U Animo La Salle! Over the years DLSU has produced world class alumni who went on to become athletes, politicians, journalists, and business men.
Here are 8 DLSU alumni that will make you proud:
The former DILG secretary got his degree in industrial management and mechanical engineering at De La Salle University. He was the youngest mayor in Philippine history, at just 29 years old when he was voted in to office. He was well-loved by the people of Naga: during his time as mayor he was able to turn the province into one of the most improved cities in Asia. Before his untimely passing, he was the DILG Secretary.
*Cough Cough* Excuse me po! This well-known journalist is a Commerce graduate from De La Salle University. After finishing his degree, he would work as a staff announcer at Manila Broadcasting Company. “Ito po ang Decision ’95, Operation: Bantay Boto, dito lamang po sa GMA” were his first words as a television anchor for GMA’s Decision 95, and the rest is history.
John Gokongwei Jr.
With a reported net worth of 4.5 billion dollars, the chairman of JG Summit holdings got his degree from De La Salle University. In 2008 Forbes listed him as one of the first heroes of philanthropy. De La Salle University even named their College of Engineering building after him.
Lim Eng Beng
Lim was known as the king archer during his stay at La Salle, during his rookie year he led the Archers to win the 1971 NCAA men’s basketball championship—and it was La Salle’s first championship title in over 15 years. He also claimed that he never missed a single free throw during his college career. And as a reward for winning the NCAA basketball championship, his jersey number was retired and he was inducted in the DLSAA Sports hall of fame.
Another legendary athlete from DLSU is Ian Lariba, the table tennis player was undefeated during her whole UAAP career. She later on went to represent the Philippines in the 2016 Summer Olympics, where she was also the Philippine’s flagbearer during the opening ceremony.
This singer got her double degree in Education and Psychology at DLSU. What’s amazing is that she was able to balance her studies while touring. Maybe she can teach us some lessons on managing time?
The former Secretary of Education is a full-blooded Lasallian, having graduated high school in De La Salle Lipa and later on studying in De La Salle University. He became a Lasallian brother in 1982 and later went on to become a president of the De La Salle University system. In 2010 he was appointed as the Secretary of Education under former President ‘PNoy’ Aquino.
The BBC anchor, who is a graduate of Communication Arts and Business, started his broadcasting career at GMA network where he won The Outstanding Young Men for Broadcast Journalism award. He, later on, became an anchor for different shows at CNBC Asia. He is the first Filipino anchor for BBC News and is a regular on BBC World Business Report as an Asian business correspondent.
Who is your favorite Lasallian? Tell us below!