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La Salle Green Hills
Address
343 Ortigas Avenue, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Information
TypePrivate, Lasallian, Catholic
MottoAd Deum Per Fidem Mores Culturam
To God, through faith, virtue and culture
Established1959
FounderSaint John Baptist de La Salle – Patron Saint of Teachers
OversightDe La Salle Brothers in the Philippines
PresidentBrother Victor A. Franco FSC
PrincipalRamelle Javier GS
Donna B. Ines (Acting) HS
Faculty~900
GradesK to 12
Number of students~7,300
CampusUrban, 60,000 m²metro
Color(s)Green and White         
MascotThe Green Archera[›]
AccreditationPAASCU and FAAP, Level III
NewspaperHasik, EPA Link GS
The Lazette, PALS.net HS
YearbookRanger GS
Scope HS
AffiliationsNCAA, DLSPI, EDSOR[1]
HymnDe La Salle Alma Mater Hymn
Varsity TeamGreenies
Websitehttp://www.lsgh.edu.ph

La Salle Green Hills ("LSGH") is a private Catholicschool exclusively for boys located on Ortigas Avenue, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines. It is run by the Roman Catholic Brothers of the Christian Schools-Philippine District. It was established in 1959 by the De La Salle Brothers led by the late Brother H. Gabriel Connon FSC of then De La Salle College Manila primarily to provide more grade school slots to the then very popular De La Salle Grade School (1911–1984) in Taft Avenue, Manila.

La Salle Green Hills offers elementary education,[2] and secondary education.[3]

La Salle Green Hills is the fifth oldest campus of De La Salle Philippines, the association of all Lasallian institutions in the Philippines, after De La Salle University in Manila (1911),[4]De La Salle Araneta University in Malabon City (1946), University of St. La Salle in Bacolod (1952),[5] and the La Salle Academy in Iligan (1958).[6]

La Salle Green Hills was given a clean seven-year accreditation by the PAASCU in 1991 and 1998, thus making it the first high school institution in the Philippines with this distinction.[7][8] Both Grade School and High School departments of La Salle Green Hills were awarded Level III accreditation—the highest possible level—by the PAASCU and FAAP.

History[edit]

Early 1950s the Brothers of De La Salle College-Manila led by Brother H. Gabriel Connon FSC, acquired a six hectare lot on Ortigas Avenue in Mandaluyong City to relocate the De La Salle Novitiate from Baguio and to accommodate increasing requests for admission to the then De La Salle Grade School on Taft Avenue, Manila.[9]

In July 1959 La Salle Green Hills (then spelled La Salle – Green Hills[10]) opened its door to two preschool-level sections and one section each for elementary school units one and two, its first Brother-Director was Brother Alphonsus Bloemen FSC who first came to teach in De La Salle College in Manila in 1940. On August 24, 1960, La Salle Green Hills, Inc. was registered as non-stock, non-profit corporation with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In August 1964, the high school was established;[9] in 1968, when the De La Salle High School – Manila was made defunct, graduates of the De La Salle Grade School were transferred to the La Salle Green Hills High School, making La Salle Green Hills the high school of De La Salle University – Manila, until the establishment of the co-educational De La Salle-Santiago Zobel School in 1978. The De La Salle Grade School – Manila was made defunct in 1983, after which male students were given an option to study either at LSGH (for northern and central Metro Manila residents) or at DLSZ (for southern Metro Manila residents).[11]

La Salle Green Hills was first accredited by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities or PAASCU in 1971 and was given a three-year accrediting grant. La Salle Green Hills received three-year accreditations again in 1974 and 1977, after which, La Salle Green Hills was given a better five-year grant in 1982 and 1987 after two accrediting visits. Accrediting visits in 1991 and 1998 were given seven-year accreditations making it the first and only high school in the Philippines to be granted two seven-year accreditations,[9] after the seven-year accrediting grant that was given to La Salle Green Hills in 1998, the school was surveyed on September 2005 and was granted a five-year accreditation.[12][13] In June 2008, the La Salle Green Hills Grade School was granted a

Level III accreditation by PAASCU, making it the first and only school in the Philippines certified as such.[14] And in late 2008, the High School was granted Level III accreditation from the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines, the highest accreditation given to any basic education institution in the Philippines.[15]

On June 8, 2009, La Salle Green Hills celebrated its golden jubilee, and in 2011 celebrated together with the rest of the De La Salle schools in the Philippines the centennial celebration of the De La Salle Brothers in the Philippines.[9]

In 2009, a student named Keanu Richal Karami raised awareness for Typhoon Ondoy by playing his violin while raising 10,000 pesos and donating it to the victims and their families, at the time, he was a local hero as being interviewed by basketball player Chris Tiu, the show Ako Mismo and Philippine Star.

Departments[edit]

Grade School[edit]

The La Salle Green Hills Grade School (LSGH-GS) is a Catholic elementary school for boys, it offers education for students from the kindergarten level to the seventh grade. Its facilities and classrooms are located within the St. Joseph the Worker Building (Kindergarten and Grade 1), St. Brother Miguel Febres Cordero FSC building, Brother Arnold Reche FSC building, and the St. La Salle building (Grades 2–6), the Grade School shares the athletic facilities with the High School. Its principal is Mr. Jose Ramelle Javier, the Grade School has the distinction of being the first grade school in the country to receive a Level III accreditation from the PAASCU.[14]

The curriculum for the LSGH-GS focuses on basic elementary education, in which Language(English), Filipino, Christian Living, Science, Art, Music, Computer, and Arithmetic are introduced in Kindergarten 1 and 2. Language Arts, Science, Filipino, Music, Christian Living, Reading, Mathematics, Araling Panlipunan (Grade 2-6). (taught in English in Grade 6 and Physical Education are taught in Grades 1–6. Students from Grade 6-8 get to pick their Friday Club from a list of hundreds of clubs.[16]

High School[edit]

The La Salle Green Hills High School (LSGH-HS) is a Catholic secondary school for males, its entire department is located within the St. Brother Mutien Marie FSC building aside from the Arts and Technology classrooms which are located at the St. Benilde Gym's mezzanine, and the top floors of the St. Joseph the Worker building and Central House, its principal is Br. Richie Yap, FSC

The curriculum of the LSGH-HS focuses mainly on college preparatory education in which English (Grammar, Literature, Rhetoric and Reading), Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Christian Living, and Filipino make up the academic subjects while Arts and Technology (includes Electronics, Basic Accounting, Music, Drafting, Integrated Arts, Culinary Arts and Automotive), Computer, and Physical Education and Health, Mandarin and Robotics make up the co-curricular subjects which are all taught through Grade 7 to 9, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Year High School.[17] The majority of graduates from the LSGH-HS move on to study college at De La Salle University, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, University of the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas, and Ateneo de Manila University.[18]

Campus[edit]

The school is situated on a six-hectare campus fronting Ortigas Avenue, across from Wack-Wack Village and golf course.

St. Benilde Gym/cafeteria[edit]

Probably the most well-known building on the school grounds, construction of the dome-shaped structure began in 1967,[19] it houses the main basketball courts on the second floor and the cafeteria on the ground floor. It is used every six years for presidential election ballot counting by NAMFREL,[20] the mezzanine houses most of the Computer and Arts & Technology, Drafting and Cooking classrooms of the La Salle Green Hills High School.

Classroom buildings[edit]

Houses the Learning Community Three (Grades 6), some computer labs and many special classrooms, the grades 2, 5 and 6 art and music rooms, the annex library, the accounting office, the Presidents' Office and the other canteen (Zaide).[21]

The 3rd floor of the St. La Salle Building houses one of the four campuses of the De La Salle University Manila Ramon V. del Rosario Sr. Graduate School of Business, of which LSGH is designated as the "Ortigas campus".[22]

  • Brother Arnold Reche FSC Building

Houses all of the Grade 11 and 12 classrooms, it also houses the Quadrangle, which is the school's garden. It has a library, chapel, clinic, the Senior High School guidance counselor's offices, some computer labs, the Grade 7 and 8 artroom, the Senior High School's prefect offices and a staircase to the Father Martinez Activity Center, or FMAC.[21]

  • Saint Brother Miguel Febres Cordero FSC Building

The building is located behind the St. La Salle Main Building, and houses the Grades 1,2,3,4,5 and some of the grade 6 classrooms and the Grade School Principal's office, it houses two music rooms, two activity rooms, a rehearsal room, and the LC3 Prefect's office. The basement floor of the building accommodates the SPDO, SCO, The Archives, the conference room, GS Registrar and the Table Tennis courts.In the middle of it is called the Quadrangle 2[21]

  • Saint Brother Mutien Marie FSC Building

The Saint Mutien Marie Building, or the High School Building, houses the entire Junior High School Department of LSGH, from classrooms to the administration offices, the classrooms are organized with each year level occupying one level starting with the 7th on the second floor. The ground floor comprises the HS library, offices and the HS chapel.[19]

  • St. Joseph the Worker Building

The St. Joseph the Worker Building houses the students and faculty of the Kindergarten department, and is divided into the Kinder 1 building and the Grade 1 building, the Kindergarten playground is also situated here.

Other buildings[edit]

This was the first building in 1959, it was here that the first classes of LSGH were held. Today, it is the residence of the FSC Brothers of LSGH, this is more commonly known to the students as the "Brothers' House." It is usually off-limits to all students except for the HS Science Laboratories on the fourth floor.

  • Brother Rafael S. Donato FSC Center for the Performing Arts

The Brother Rafael S. Donato FSC Center for the Performing Arts (Br. Donato Center) is the home of both the grade school and high school theater arts departments of La Salle Green Hills. The former St. Joseph's Auditorium (SJA) underwent a complete renovation in 2004 and was renamed as the St. Joseph's Theater (SJT to the students), it was then dedicated on March 2007 to Brother Rafael Donato FSC, who died in Bagac, Bataan, on November 2, 2006, 2 weeks after his 50th anniversary as a De La Salle Brother. It has orchestra and balcony sections which can accommodate 628 persons and its newly installed lighting and sound systems make it the best-equipped medium-sized performing arts venue within the San Juan and Mandaluyong-Ortigas area.[23]

This has also been the venue of productions by the Grade School's Junior Actors' Guild and the High School's Cue Drama Club.[24] Cue Drama stages productions every year.

Sporting areas[edit]

The St. Benilde Gymnasium, although called a gym, does not house an actual gym (unlike the one in the Father Martinez Activity Center, or FMAC),[25] but houses basketball games and practices.

The other gym is the Father Martinez Activity Center (FMAC), it is named after LSGH's rector in the late 1990s.b[›] It has 4 basketball courts, one full court made of Taraflex and the other three are convertible to volleyball/ badminton /table tennis courts, the Weights room,[25] and a wall climbing facility.

La Salle Green Hills also has a full-sized football field, named after Brother Gilbert Cotter, FSC, an American De La Salle Brother who used to handle LSGH and was closely tied to football,[26] this is where football matches are held (mostly by the school's varsity team) as well as field demonstrations in school festivities.

Other facilities include the Track Oval, Baseball diamond, Beach Volleyball court, Lawn Tennis Court, Swimming pool, Wall climbing facility, Table tennis room and a Golf Driving Cage.

Libraries[edit]

The Main Library of LSGH is located in the quadrangle area located at the Br. Arnold Reche Building, it has the Filipiniana section, Easy Reading, Cyberquest, Reference and Fictional and Non-Fictional sections. Its facilities include internet and printing.[27]

The Annex Library is located in the St. La Salle Building Annex and is used mainly by Grades 5–7 and is off-limits to the lower grades(Grades1-4), it has most of the services of the Main Library but no longer includes the Easy Reading Section.[27]

The High School library is located on the ground floor of the High School Building and is used only by the High School, it has the same services as the Annex Library but also includes the Leisure Reading area where comics and digests can be found. It is the biggest library in the campus, the GHArchives (Green Hills Archives) and the HS Audio – Visual Center, and ANHS collection are also housed in this library.[27]

Spiritual activities and development facilities[edit]

Since La Salle Green Hills is a school dedicated to the formation of Christian gentlemen, the school has provided facilities for the spiritual activities and development of its students.

La Salle Green Hills has two chapels, the St. La Salle Chapel, and the High School Chapel, and one shrine, the National Shrine of the Divine Child.

The National Shrine of the Divine Child, or the NSDC is where wakes are held (for deceased faculty, alumni, brothers, etc.). The shrine also serves Sunday masses, this is also where the Grade 2 classes have their First Holy Communion every December–February. The NSDC is the place where ZTE scandal witness Jun Lozada held a press conference concerning the scandal.[28][29]

Large community gatherings such as the community mass are held at the gym.[30]

Retreat House complex[edit]

The Retreat House is situated behind the Kinder One building, it can house two simultaneous class recollections.c[›] The two-story building has identical facilities on both floors: Conference room which can be converted to a chapel, dining hall, kitchen, dormitory, showers, and lavatories, the dormitories are furnished with bunk beds which can accommodate a class of about 55 (full) and is air-conditioned.

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Performing arts[edit]

LSGH holds plays, concerts and activity days in each grade level (where students recite short stories and poems, and give speeches in English and Filipino). Most of these events are held at the now Bro. Rafael Donato Center for the Performing Arts, or in the old St. Joseph's Auditorium (the name of the Bro. Donato Center before renovation).

La Salle Green Hills has clubs for those who want to partake in plays, the Junior Actor's Guild (JAG) in the Grade School and the Cue Drama Club in High School, these clubs hold about 3 plays per year and are held in the Bro. Donato Center.

The Kundirana[edit]

Main article: Kundirana

The school is also home to The Kundirana, one of the most notable and distinct performing groups in The Philippines, which is a music ministry composed of about 8–15 high school students in their junior or senior year, the Kundirana has performed several renowned concerts since its establishment in the 1970s. Being winners of a few Aliw Awards throughout their time, The Kundirana also holds the distinction of being the most famous high school singing group in the Philippines. Notable alumni include award-winning Filipino artists such as Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Randy Santiago, Monet Silvestre, Rannie Raymundo, Dingdong Avanzado, Dingdong Eduque, Montet Acoymo, Juan Miguel Salvador, Carlo Orosa, Vince Alaras, Von de Guzman and Gian Magdangal of Philippine Idol, Louie Ocampo, Mel Villena, Mon Faustino, Tats Faustino, Rowell Santiago, Manuel Lahoz, Mikoy Morales, Chito Genito, Manny Pagsuyuin (ex-Campus Radio WLS-FM DJ Jimmy Jam now with Retro 105.9 DCG-FM), Joel Salud, Dennis Buenaventura, Dennis Barot and the notable singing groups of the "TUX" and "Men and Music". They are La Salle's ambassadors of goodwill, not only for representing LSGH and the whole De La Salle - Philippines, but also the country during their numerous concert tours abroad.

The group performs several concerts aiming to raise funds to contribute to various Philippine charities such as the bahay pag-asa, and other charities spearheaded by the Lasallian brothers.

The group celebrated their 40th anniversary November 2011 with a grand reunion concert held at CCP led by Ogie Alcasid entitled: KUNDIRANA KWARENTA NA: the men, the music, the ministry featuring several alumni and the then current batch, Kundirana 2012.[31]

AirForce[edit]

Among the performing arts clubs of LSGH, possibly one of the most popular is the LSGH Airforce, the school's representatives for the field of Streetdance. Separated from the LSGH Dance Club (grade school) (which is more for in-school dance lovers), Airforce has been in existence for more than six years. Existing on de facto recognition, Airforce has risen in prominence in numerous dance competitions, they consist of hand-picked students from the LSGH High School, selected through tryouts. They reached and placed first in the finals of the Skechers Streetdance Battle Year 6 and Year 8, possibly the most famous dance competition in the Philippines.[32]

Athletics[edit]

Main article: La Salle Greenies

The La Salle Green Hills varsity team is named the La Salle Greenies, the name is also used when representing the De La Salle-College of Saint BenildeBlazers in the NCAA as their junior counterpart, contrary to popular perception that they are Junior Blazers. They were also the juniors representative of the De La Salle Green Archers in the NCAA from 1968 to 1981.[33] La Salle Green Hills' former varsity name were the La Salle Green Hills Rangers.[34] There are several claims as to where the moniker was taken from.[35]

In the NCAA, the Greenies have won 12 Juniors General Championships, eight with DLSU and four with DLS-CSB.[36]

La Salle Green Hills due to its ties with the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde in the NCAA, uses the cheers of Benilde in the NCAA, but since LSGH being a La Salle school altogether, uses the cheers of De La Salle University outside the NCAA.d[›]

Debate[edit]

In the 1980s, the LSGH-HS dissolved its Debate and Argumentation elective. Hence, there came increasing demand for students interested in the field. Therefore, the school established the Debate Club and the Forensics Guild,[39] the two organizations were independent from each other and used different rooms for training. The Forensics Guild used the then Saint Joseph's Auditorium while the Debate Club used the High School's Maria Pilapil Hall.[40] Both competed in various competitions in Metro Manila, sometimes meeting each other. Most prominent during this period was the Volvo Voice of Democracy.[41] (This was the stage where LSGH alumnus, Hilarion "Ronnie" Henares III, won the prestigious competition in 1967[42] and where another alumnus, Christian Earl Castañeda, was second runner-up in 2009[43]) However, since SY 2008–2009, LSGH's Student Affairs Central Body took over participation in this contest.

After 2004, the school felt a need to merge both organizations, this was because the members were at a decline and they both had the same objectives and purpose. So they established Club Rhetorique,[44] at the same time they created the Rhetoric elective for sophomore students.[45] Feeling the need for a more competitive debate institution, LSGH-HS's English Department and students from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde established the La Salle Debate Team (LSDT) in the SY 2005–2006. The team has autonomy from rules of normal clubs and societies in LSGH and is officially under the Principal's Office, rather than under the Student Activities Coordinator.

The LSDT trained under members of the DLS-CSB debate society from 2005 to 2007 and then under members of the De La Salle University debate society from 2008 to today,[46] the LSDT has gone on to be Quarter-finalists at the 2008 National Asians High School Debate Championship[47] won the Ana Alano Cup at the 2008 and 2012 Philippine Schools Debate Championship and semi finalist in the same tournament in 2009 and 2010, and quarter-finalist in 2011 as well as advanced to the semi finals of the Asian Schools Debate Championship

Adult Night High School[edit]

The LSGH Adult Night High School (ANHS) was established by the Christian Brothers, in the mid 1970's to provide free, quality Lasallian education to the marginalized, the academic scholarships were not only provided for financially challenged students, but also gave assistance to several physically disabled scholars through the LSGH Deaf Learners Program,[48] the program teaches it's scholars various vocational courses that would provide skills that empowered them to earn a source of livelihood for themselves. Most of the LSGH-ANHS scholars are post-teen years working students aged from 19 to 65 years who have a genuine desire to continue and finish their high school education and eventually pursue a college education later on in a Lasallian college, their classes are held at the High School Building, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. after the regular students classes.[48]

School emblem[edit]

The shield is quartered by the form of a cross, on the upper left, the three broken chevrons are as in the coat of arms of the La Salle family representing the name of the school La Salle. The upper right contains the five-point Signum Fidei Star with rays, the Sign of Faith, from the 350 year old seal of the Brothers of the Christian Schools who conduct the school. The lower left portion contains a section of the Philippine flag signifying loyalty to the country, the lower right, with its hill represented in green is for Green Hills, and the monument to signify Rizal Province, localizes the location of the school.[49][50]

The shield is topped with the helmet and breastplate, the salvation of souls is the uppermost aim of the school, hence the "helmet of salvation" and the "breastplate of integrity" signify the primary objective. The motto "To God, through faith, virtue and culture" further emphasizes that the school offers all to the greater honor and glory of God. In green and white in classical design, the name and place of the school surround the shield.[50]

Notable alumni[edit]

Main article: List of people from De La Salle University

  • Juan Miguel Salvador (LSGH '80) Singer, Composer, Musical Arranger. Composed "One La Salle", "I'd Rather Be Green Than Be Blue", The Kundirana Theme ( Ibang-Iba Talaga).
  • Cezar "Bong" Consing (DLSC-GS,LSGH-HS,DLSU) President Bank of the Philippine Islands (2013 to present)
  • Gerardo Ablaza Jr.(DLSC-GS 1967, LSGH-HS 1971, DLSU 1974)—entrepreneur, CEO of Globe Telecom[51]
  • Ogie Alcasid (LSGH-GS 81, LSGH-HS 85)—Singer/Actor/Song Writer
  • Robert Ace Barbers—Politician
  • Mike Bilbao (DLS-GS)—Presidential Adviser
  • Emilio Ramon Ejercito (LSGH-GS 78, LSGH-HS 81)—Governor of Laguna Province
  • Justin Marc S.B. Chipeco (LSGH-HS 1992)— Former Congressman of the 2nd District of Laguna, incumbent mayor of Calamba City
  • Thomas "Butch" Dumpit, Jr. (HS 1979,PMA Class 1984)—Congressman
  • Mike Enriquez (DLS-GS 1964, LSGH-HS 1968, DLSU 1973)—newscaster/VP-GMA Channel 7[52]
  • Stephen Fernandez (LSGH-GS 1981, LSGH-HS 1985)—Tae Kwon Do BRONZE medalist in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics
  • Rannie Raymundo (LSGH-GS 1981, LSGH-HS 1985)—Singer and Songwriter
  • Dingdong Avanzado (LSGH-GS 1981, LSGH-HS 1985)—Singer and Songwriter
  • Gov. Luis Villafuerte Jr. (DLS-GS 1981, LSGH-HS 1985)—Noted entrepreneur, Governor of Camarines Sur
  • Rico Hizon (LSGH-GS 1980, LSGH-HS 1984) BBC World News Business Anchor and Reporter
  • James Gabrillo—columnist, Philippine Daily Inquirer & magazine editor, Rogue
  • Jose Antonio Clemente-Social Psychologist/UP Department of Psychology Instructor
  • Gian Magdangal—Singer
  • Edu Manzano—actor[53]
  • Rico Yan-Actor, Model
  • Ferdinand Marcos Jr.—Politician[54]
  • Paeng Nepomuceno—world champion bowler[53]
  • Br. Bernard Oca FSC (DLS-GS 1967, LSGH-HS 1971, DLSU 1974)—De La Salle Christian Brother
  • Robert Ortega (LSGH-HS 1992)—actor, Manila councilor
  • Francis Pangilinan—politician/senator
  • Ralph Recto—politician/senator[55]
  • Randy Santiago—Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Television Presenter
  • Saripada Lucman Pacasum Jr—(LSGH-GS 1991,LSGH-HS 1995, DLSU-CSB 2000)—ARMM Assistant Cabinet Secretary
  • Vice Gov. Mark Leviste (LSGH-HS 1995)—Vice Governor of Batangas
  • Vice Mayor Francis Zamora (LSGH-GS 1991, LSGH-HS 1995)—Vice Mayor of San Juan, Metro Manila
  • Aeneas Eli Diaz (LSGH-GS 1991, LSGH-HS 1995)—Bar Topnotcher, 2004 Bar Examinations[56]
  • Robert John L. Sobrepena (GS'68, HS'72)—CEO of Fil-Estate
  • Gary Valenciano(LSGH-GS'78, HS 82)—singer[57]
  • Victor V. Villavicencio—CEO of Triple V Corporation, Kamayan, Saisaki and Dad's Chain of Restaurants
  • Vice Gov. Jose Ferdinand Z. Calimlim, Jr. (LSGH-HS 1987, DLSU 1990), incumbent Vice Governor of Pangasinan, former 3 term Mayor of Mapandan, Pangasinan
  • AJ Perez – (LSGH-GS'07, HS 2011)-Actor
  • B/Gen. Ramon Mateo Dizon (LSGH GS '71, LSGH HA '75) - Chief, Presidential Security Group
  • Ramon Acoymo (LSGH GS '71, LSGH HS '75) Former Dean UP College of Music
  • Major Gen. Jose Mabanta (LSGH GS '71, LSGH HS '75) - Commanding General of the 3rd Infantry Division, Philippine Army.
  • Chef Gene Gonzalez - TOYM Awardee for Culinary
  • Nix Nolledo - Chairman and President of Xurpas Inc. (GS 1990 HS 1994)
  • Iyo Christian Caruncho Bernardo - Vice-Mayor of Pasig (GS1990)
  • Abdusakur Toto Tan - Governor of Sulu (GS1990, HS1994)

Notes[edit]

^ a: The LSGH varsity team La Salle Greenies was taken from the, now defunct, De La Salle High School's varsity team De La Salle Greenies. Hence, the Green Archer, which was also the old mascot, is still the moniker of LSGH. (See Ateneo – La Salle rivalry for more information.)[7]
^ b: As depicted on a plaque on the entrance of FMAC.
^ c: One class in the 1st floor, Another in the 2nd floor, thus making the Retreat House capable of handling two retreats at once.
^ d: Both variations of cheers are taught to the High School in Physical Education & Health (PE).

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La Salle Green Hills

One of the eighteen (18) De La Salle campuses of De La Salle Philippines, Inc. http://www.delasalle.ph

History & Memorable Moments

  • 1956
    • In 1956, the De La Salle Brothers of then De La Salle College Manila acquired a 6-hectare piece of land in the then undeveloped Green Hills area in Mandaluyong. The late Brother U. Alphonsus Bloemen FSC reminisced in The Green Hills Ranger (Volume III / Number 4 / April 1964): "Rev. Brother H. Gabriel Connon FSC, the then Auxiliary Visitor shouldered the responsibility of forming the policy of the operation and establishing the Brothers' schools between 1950 and 1962. He foresaw the urgent need of another La Salle campus somewhere close to the new Subdivisions of the Ortigas Co. and a lot of six hectares was obtained in 1955(?) for the purpose. Construction was started on the buildings which were ready for the opening of the school year 1957-58(?)." Former La Salle Green Hills Principal Brother Dominic (Aquinas) Berardelli FSC remembers [Sept. 4, 2007 11:31 PM]: "The Brothers purchased on 5 hectares and the owners-De La Salle Alumni Don Francisco Ortigas Jr. and Rafael Ortigas Sr. gave us one additional hectare for free as a thank you! I felt the De La Salle Brothers should have 'demanded' the entire land (and even more hectares) for FREE since, once the sign 'future site of La Salle School' went into the ground the property values for the nearby land sky rocketed. At that time there was nothing there but empty fields and cogon grass and our closest neighbor was the army Camp Crame nearby."
    • In July 1959, La Salle Green Hills opened its doors to two preparatory sections and one section each for grades one and two. "In 1959 the enrollment started with Prep, Grade One and Grade Two. The total number was a mere 178 boys taught by six teachers under the direction of Brother U. Alphonsus FSC who had some thirty years of previous classroom experience in De La Salle College Manila and other La Salle schools in Germany and Asia. Then we were just another small school somewhere in the deserted, streetless, uninhabited (except by herds of carabaos) rolling hills near the then hardly used Highway 54. In the distance we could see our nearest neighbors the Army Camps, Camp Murphy and Camp Crame. A short two years later, cemented roads were being laid out. Gilmore Avenue became passable and the students identified themselves as the Rangers of Green Hills." [from The Green Hills Ranger (Volume III / Number 4 / April 1964)] (Note: La Salle Green Hills is the fourth oldest De La Salle campus in the Philippines, after the original De La Salle University in Manila [1911] , University of St. La Salle in Bacolod [1952], and the La Salle Academy in Iligan [1958].)
    • In 1959, the National Shrine of the Divine Child was inaugurated.
  • 1960
    • On August 24, 1960, La Salle Green Hills, Inc. was registered as a non-stock, non-profit corporation with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
    • On December 4, 1960, "the student body transferred from the Central House and occupied the first unit of the actual future school plant." [from The Green Hills Ranger (Volume III / Number 4 / April 1964)]
    • On December 8, 1960, the very first First Holy Communion services were held.
    • In 1962, Brother Rafael Donato FSC organized the La Salle Green Hills Band under the baton of Mr. Undag. After Br Rafe's departure for the U.S. for further studies, (former Brother Cornelius FSC) Peter Tejada took over as Brother moderator of the band with Mr. Avelino Mejico (of the La Salle Taft Band) as band conductor and Felix "Cliff" Peronilla Jr. [LSGH68/PR1MUS] as band officer.
    • In 1962, the first La Salle Green Hills Rangers Football Team, coached by Brother Samuel Bueser FSC, joined the BOFA (Boys' Football Association). Some members of the team were Jojun Abreu, Jet Agana, Sery La Rosa, Chuck Laurel, Diosdado "Boboy" Macapagal Jr., Rody Reyes, Johnny Sun and Jaime Ugarte.
    • In the March 1964 issue [Volume IV / Number 5 / Page 5] of the (DLSC Manila) Junior Archer Magazine was an article entitled "Commencement Exercises" that read: "For the first and the last time in the history of the De La Salle Grade School Department, two commencement exercises will be held on April 23, 1964 at three-thirty and at five-thirty in the afternoon at the Brother Athanasius Memorial Hall of De La Salle College Manila with Rev. Brother Malachy, FSC and Brother Bertin, FSC, as commencement speakers. The first commencement exercises at 3:30 will be the graduation of the 182 grade six students who will take the first of five years of the new De la Salle High School curriculum in La Salle Green Hills." In the same issue was this article entitled "New School Curriculum." It read: "The new five-year high school development program of De La Salle will take effect next school-year, 1964-1965. Starting next school year all elementary graduates from La Salle Taft will take up their high school studies in La Salle Green Hills, Mandaluyong, Rizal. The grade seven graduates this year will be the last group that will be taken in the High School department of De La Salle College Manila."
  • 1964
    • On April 23, 1964, thirty-six (36) students received their diplomas during the very first Grade School Graduation Ceremonies in La Salle Green Hills. The graduation speaker was President Diosdado Macapagal.
    • In the April 1964 issue [Volume III / Number 4] of The Green Hills Ranger was this article entitled "The Five-Year High School Plan." It read: "There is need to change the high school curriculum of De La Salle College to gear it to the needs of the time. Such a change would involve the adoption of programs in science and mathematics which are in keeping with the modern rends wothout sacrificing the language arts and the social sciences. To effect this change without envisioning a five-year secondary program is to overburden the student who at present has far too many subjects to handle in the secondary curriculum. For this reason the Christian Brothers will put into effect in August, 1964, a five-year school plan keyed to the national effort towards industrialization. [Official documents on when and why LSGH decided to go back to a four-year high school are still to be found.]
    • In August 1964, the La Salle Green Hills High School was established. There were five (5) Freshmen High School sections (111 to 115), a combination of one class from grade school graduates of LSGH and four (4) sections (A to D) from the grade school graduates of La Salle Taft plus enrollees from other schools. The Class Advisers were Mr. Sergio Isberto (111), Br B Cornelius FSC (112), Mr. John Fontillas (113), Mr. Manuel H. Mateos (114) and Mr. Daniel Domingo (115). The six (6) Brothers on campus were Br U. Alphonsus FSC (Director), Br D. Aquinas FSC [now Berardelli] (Assistant Principal, High School), Br V. Felix FSC, Br Dominic FSC, (former) Br B. Cornelius FSC and (former) Br Samuel Bueser FSC.
    • In October 1964, the very first La Salle Green Hills Cheering Squad "composed of 16 vigorous Freshmen from the High School Department" was organized, led by Jose Salces. "Mr. Bartolome ... taught and practiced them how to lead the cheers. The cheer-leaders sport(ed) a green and white t-shirt when rooting in the games."
    • On October 30, 1964, the first inter-section elimination in Declamation for grades six and seven was held. Awards were given to Frederick Bautista (first place), Federico Borromeo (second) and Mario Ghezzi (third), all from Grade Seven Class. The members of the board of judges were Br Andrew FSC, Br Felix FSC and Mr. Domingo.
    • On November 20, 1964, the first inter-section declamation contest for the High School Department was held. The winners were: Ramon Rivero, first place for his magnificent interpretation of "Creation" by James Weldon Johnson; Jose Salces, second place, for his dramatic portrayal of Judas in despair; and Vicente Campa for his very convincing rendition of "The Man With The Hoe."
    • On November 23, 1964, the "Freshmen and Grade Six and Seven students ... transferred to the new (High School Building)."
    • From November 27 to 28, three La Salle Green Hills High School students represented the school in the inter-La Salle Speech Festival held in La Salle Bacolod. All three came home with a medal. Hilarion "Ronnie" Henares III was awarded the gold medal for his interpretation of two excerpts from Shakespeare's King Lear and Hamlet. Luis Stuart received a bronze medal for his dramatic rendition of a Thurber story, "The Night the Bed Fell"; while Richard Scheerer won third place for his "The Priceless Gift" speech in the oratorical contest.
    • In 1964, the La Salle Green Hills Science Club was formed with Brother Samuel Bueser FSC as moderator. Officers were Demetrio "Bong" Santos (President), Jose "Pepot" Hernandez (Vice-President) and Ramon "Bambi" Del Rosario (Secretary).
    • From 1964 to 1967, the La Salle Green Hills Rangers Basketball Team played in the AAL. [(Former Br Cornelius) Peter Tejada remembers [Sep 10, 2007 3:36 PM]: "(I)t was (called) Archdiocesan Athletic League because it was among select schools in the Archdiocese."] The coaches were (former Br Cornelius) Peter Tejada [SY 1965-1965]; Bart Tolentino [SY 1965-1966]; and Tony Esclabanan [SY 1966-1967]. Former team member Jay Gervasio remembers [Sep 4, 2007 10:33 AM]: "Our games were quite few. I recall playing against Xavier, Lourdes, Letran, San Sebastian..."
    • For School Year 1964-1965, "Mr. Bart Tolentino handled theLa Salle Green Hills Midget Basketball Team. After hard and persistent training, the Midgets went on to win the championship of the South Division dethroning De La Salle College which held the championship since the founding of the AAL. In the championship round the Midgets settled for third place behind Xavier and San Beda." [from The Green Hills Ranger (Volume IV/ Number 4 / May 1965)]
    • In the summer of 1966, the first La Salle Green Hills Cadet Officers Candidate School [COCS] was conducted by Francisco "Kit" Sanz [former Corps Commander of the Preparatory Naval Training (PNT), De La Salle College Manila) with technical consultant Master Sergeant Saldana of the Philippine Marines. The training was capped by a Commissioning Ball (theme song was Chad & Jeremy's "A Summer Song") at the Valley Golf Clubhouse, Antipolo in May 1966. The first Corps Commander was Jay Gervasio [LSGH68/PR1MUS]; and the first Model Company Commander was Ramon "Tito" Sarmiento [LSGH68/PR1MUS].
  • 1966
    • In 1966, The Strangers and Comrades, a Junior folk-singing group (composed of LSGH68/PR1MUS), won the second prize trophy in the Boys Hi-SCA Folk Singing Competition held at the University of Santo Tomas. Vic Santiago remembers [Sep 9, 2007 9:48 PM]: "The group was made up of Louie Stuart (leader...we practiced in his house in Samat St, Mandaluyong most of the time ), Cid Bengzon, Quito Jaraiz (guitar), Tito Merlo, Alan Dakay, Vic Santiago (guitar)... the songs we sung were 'Scarborough Fair' and 'Because All Men Are Brothers,' (a) great song by Peter, Paul, and Mary that had counterpoint voicings, and kinda difficult guitar plucking." La Salle Taft and Letran won the first and third prizes, respectively.
    • In 1966, the first La Salle Green Hills - Ateneo High School dual meet was held. Mon Dolor [LSGH69/SEGUNDUS] remembers [Sep 9, 2007 6:28 PM]: " What about the 2nd La Salle-Ateneo High School Sports Meet that we hosted in 1968? The Meet was intended to be an annual event (with venues alternating between Loyola and Green Hills) that would foster goodwill between the 2 schools. Anyone care to guess how the first two meets ended?" Tony Atayde [LSGH70/TERTIUS] remembers [Sep 8, 2007 9:22 PM]: "In 1969, the dual meets were cancelled due to unruly behavior from both sides."
    • In 1966, La Salle Green Hills held its first school wide marathon. The inaugural event was won by Francis "Skippy" Urtula [LSGH70/TERTIUS]. It became an annual event after that.
    • In 1966, the very first La Salle Green Hills school fair called "The World's Unfair" (a wordplay on "The World's Fair") was held. Mon Dolor [LSGH69/SEGUNDUS] remembers [Sep 9, 2007 6:28 PM]: "For some reason, the school decided not to have a school fair the following year... Trivia: 1967 was also the year when a song by the Association, ironically titled 'No Fair At All,' was being played in practically all of Greater Manila's pop radio statons."
    • In 1966, the very first La Salle Green Hills Student Council was established. Its first president was Jose "Josy" Salces [LSGH68/PR1MUS] who's now based in Madrid, Spain practicing law.
    • In 1966, The Lazette (a portmanteau of "La Salle" and "Gazette"), the first LSGH high school newspaper, was published and moderated by Brother Rafael Donato FSC. (Its first editor-in-chief, Enrique Y. Teehankee [LSGH68/PR1MUS], topped the Philippine Bar Examination in 1976, probably the very first LSGH alumnus to do so.) In the December 20, 1966 issue of The Lazette [Volume I Number 4], the editorial box lists the following members of the "Board of Editors": Cliff Peronilla Jr. [Associate Editor]; Mike Enriquez [Managing Editor]; Joey Hernandez [Sports]; Paul Pascal and Popoy Diokno [Photography]; Jay Gervasio and Adie Pena [Art]; Ronnie Henares [Features]; and Alan Dakay, Dick Scheerer and George Bocobo [Contributing Editors], all from LSGH68/PR1MUS.
    • On December 3, 1966, LSH High School sophomore Hilarion "Ronnie" Henares III [LSGH68/PR1MUS] won the 14th National Voice Of Democracy, an oratorical competition, at the Phil-Am Life Auditoriumin Manila with a speech entitled "To Be Free." The competition was judged by former Lady Ambassador Trinidad Legarda, Senator Jovito Salonga, and Mr. Celso Carunungan. "Ronnie Henares, with the able proctoring of drama director Mr. Jose Gamboa and Brother Rafael Donato FSC, English Department head, brisked through the district eliminations and regional finals where he met with the conqueror of La Salle Taft, the Malate representative." To celebrate his triumph, La Salle Green Hills honored Ronnie on December 7, 1966 with a "brief but warm program ... graced with the presence of school dignitaries, Jaycee officials and other guests." (According to Ronnie Henares himself [Sep 4, 2007 11:33 PM]: "I was the first and only LSGH High School student to win that contest as far as I know.")
    • On December 12, 1966, Xanadu, LSGH's first literary magazine, came off the press. It was edited by Luis Stuart, Jose Mari Leuterio and Richard Scheerer, all from LSGH68/PR1MUS.
    • In the summer of 1967, the first "combined" (i.e., with High School players from LSGH-High School and DLSC Manila High School) NCAA La Salle Junior Basketball Team was formed. The twelve (12)members from LSGH were (Co-Captain) Jay Gervasio [LSGH68/PR1MUS], Miguel Bilbao [LSGH68/PR1MUS], Raffy Rillo [LSGH68/PR1MUS], Santi Torroba [LSGH68/PR1MUS], Joey Hernandez [LSGH68/PR1MUS], Tito Pronstroller [LSGH68/PR1MUS], Rody Reyes [LSGH68/PR1MUS], Lito Tanjuatco [LSGH68/PR1MUS], Bobby Yatco [LSGH68/PR1MUS], Nonong Santillan [LSGH69/SEGUNDUS], Butch Araneta [LSGH69/SEGUNDUS] and Rene Policarpio [LSGH70/TERTIUS]. The remaining three slots were filled in by members from DLSC Manila High School -- (Captain) Ambie Santos, Chema Jordana and Vic Rothenberg. Coach was Licerio "Jun" Alicante, Jr. (former DLSC seniors basketball team captain); Sports Moderator was Brother Samuel Bueser FSC; and the two Team Managers were Butch Villaruz [LSGH68/PR1MUS] and Greg del Rosario [DLSC Manila]. Former team member Lito Tanjuatco remembers [Tuesday, September 4, 2007 3:34:01 PM]: "(T)he St. Benilde gym was not yet built at that time. As such, we were practicing in the cement courts and as Jay (Gervasio) would recall we all had a good tan and had the darkest complexion in the whole NCAA. Later on we would have Friday practices at De La Salle College in Manila, the now demolished Brother Athanasius Memorial Gym. That required all of us travelling from LSGH (immediately after our 2:35 dismissal) to practice in De La Salle Taft at 3:30 or 4:00."
    • In 1967, the construction of a dome-shaped structure in the school grounds began. (The St. Benilde Hall was completed in 1969. Nicknamed "siopao" by the students then, the gym/cafeteria has become the most recognizable building in the campus.)
    • On February 18, 1967, the first ever La Salle Green Hills Juniors' Prom, chaired by George Lim [LSGH68/PR1MUS], was held at the Sulo Restaurant (in front of the old Coronado Bowling Lanes), Makati Commercial Center. Live music was provided by the original Moonstrucks featuring Toto Ealdama.
    • In 1967, the La Salle Green Hills "Mathematics Department announced the birth of an Honor Society in the school -- the Math Club. Membership (was) limited to those with a final average in Math of 87% and above." Appointed chairman was Jay Gervasio [LSGH68/PR1MUS] with Louie Stuart [LSGH68/PR1MUS] as secretary. [from March 31, 1967 issue of The Lazette [Volume I, Number 7]
    • School Year 1967-1968 was the first year that La Salle Green Hills had a complete high school, from first to fourth year.
    • In August 1967, the first La Salle Green Hills Seniors' Smoking Lounge, located at a makeshift loft in the covered area (now known as FMAC), opened. Seniors were required to present a one-time written permit from their parents in order to enter the lounge.
    • In February 1968, the first ever La Salle Green Hills Junior-Senior Prom (attended by LSGH69/SEGUNDUS and LSGH68/PR1MUS) was held at the Plaza Restaurant, Makati Commercial Center.
    • In March 1968, the first ever La Salle Green Hills Graduation Ball was held at the then brand new Manila Hilton along United Nations Avenue. Live music was provided by The Hi-Jacks and The End.
    • From March 26 to 31, 1968, CUE, the high school drama guild, presented its first production, "The Fantasticks," directed by Brother Rafe Donato FSC. The cast was composed of George Reith [the mute], Mike Enriquez [Hucklebee, the boy's father], Louie Stuart [Bellomy, the girl's father], Susan Jardiolin [Luisa, the girl], Joseph Borgaily [Matt, the boy], Johnel Teopaco [El Gallo, the narrator/bandit], Richard Scheerer/Gerry Abella [Henry, the old actor] and Sixto Flores [Mortimer, the man who dies].
    • On April 25, 1968, LSGH68/PR1MUS, the first high school class, graduated from La Salle Green Hills. The ceremonies were held at the La Salle Green Hills Football Field and the commencement address was given by Sen. Benigno S. Aquino Jr. Brother Justin Lucian FSC (then the Brother Provincial) handled the "Awarding of Honors" [Luis Stuart and Johnel Teopaco were valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively]; while Brother Thomas Cannon FSC handed out the diplomas signed by Brother Hugh Damian FSC (LSGH High School Principal), Mr. Alfonso Villanueva (Assistant Principal) and Brother Thomas Cannon FSC (LSGH President).
    • In 1968, SCOPE, the first La Salle Green Hills high school annual was published. Featuring pencil sketches (instead of the standard B&W photographs) of the 188 graduating seniors and a 45 RPM vinyl disc containing original songs, the four-volume edition encased in a black slipbox was conceptualized by Brother Rafe Donato FSC. Dated April 25, 1968, First Lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos wrote in the preface of the annual: "Best wishes to the first graduates of the High School Department of La Salle Green Hills!"
    • In 1968, the La Salle Green Hills Greenies (formerly La Salle Green Hills Rangers) entered the NCAA as the official Junior (High School) Reps of then De La Salle College Manila, taking over the slot of the latter's phased out High School) phased out after the 1967-68 schoolyear). Some notable past members of the basketball team are Mike Bilbao [LSGH68/PR1MUS], Jay Gervasio [LSGH68/PR1MUS], Celso Villegas [LSGH69/SEGUNDUS], Tony Atayde [LSGH70/TERTIUS] and Virgil Villavicencio [LSGH71/QUARTUS].
    • In 1968, the AAL was abolished and replaced by the Catholic Schools' Athletic League (CSAL). La Salle Green Hills won its first ever basketball championship in that inaugural year. Some members of that team included (noted 700 Club host) Pete Kairuz, Tony Atayde, Doy Liwag, Dave David, Raffy Ilagan, Roland Raymundo, Freddie Herrera, Ricky Alberto, Chit Enriquez and Tony Villar. The team was coached by Mr. Freddie Gonzalez.
    • School Year 1968-1969 was the first year classes were held at Benilde Gym. LSGH69/SEGUNDUS was the first batch to hold their graduation exercises at the said facility. All graduation ceremonies have been held there ever since. [from Mon Dolor, Sep 9, 2007 8:11 PM]
    • During School Year 1969-70, the La Salle Green Hills Camera Club was launched. It held its first competition and had professionals Clifford Plan and Franco Patriarca as judges. Most of the top prizes were won by Aniano Arao [LSGH70/TERTIUS].
    • During School Year 1969-70, the Pilipino literary magazine called Habagat was launched. Also organized that same year was Samahang Pilipino, which produced plays in Pilipino. The first Pilipino play presented at La Salle Green Hills was "Florante at Laura" in 1970. The play was spearheaded by Mr. Horacio Cebrero.
    • During School Year 1969-70, the La Salle Green Hills Forensic Guild was set set up to assist the school in the Inter-La Salle Speechfest. In a national debating competition hosted by the Jaycees, Johnny Valdes [LSGH70/TERTIUS] and Atom Henares took the top honors.
    • The 1969-70 NCAA basketball season saw the first and only time that La Salle Green Hills had female cheerleaders. They were Peggy Monserrat and Mousie McClure from Maryknoll, Mitos Casal from Dominican College, Maripaz Casal from UST and Bella Maglaya from St. Theresa's College.
  • 1970
    • In 1970, Brother Rafael Donato FSC became the first Filipino President of La Salle Green Hills. His first term ran from 1970 to 1973; and his second from 1986 to 1991.
    • In 1970, the first mass student rally was held at La Salle Green Hills after Brother Samuel Bueser FSC was arrested. Majority of the high school population walked out of class and marched to Camp Crame to protest the arrest.
    • In 1971, Brother Roly Dizon FSC formed The Christian Troubadours, the forerunner of Kundirana [its name is a portmanteau of "Kundiman" and "Harana," coined in 1972 by (former Brother) Mike Rapatan]. In 1985 and 1986, the Kundirana was "nationally honored (with) the Aliw Award as Best Cultural Group." In August 2007, the Benigno S. Aquino Jr. Award (a "biennial citation conferred on individuals or organizations who serve as living models of nationalism for the youth") was given to "Kundirana, an all-male singing group of high school students from the La Salle Green Hills, whose performances here and abroad include charity shows for the sick and elderly." Tenor Ramon "Montet" Acoymo [LSGH GS'71 & LSGH HS'75], the dean of the University of the Philippines School of Music, has been the artistic director-vocal coach for the past 30 years." "Kundirana has performed far and wide and for people from all walks of life, including Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa."
    • "From the years 1985 to 1995, the High School Split Schedule System of having 30-minute class periods was adopted wherein 1st and 2nd year started at 7:15am and ended 12:15pm; while the 3rd and 4th years started 12:30 - 5:30pm. Fridays were shortened periods of 15 minutes per class. But each student was encouraged to join more extra-curricular activities. This was initiated to address the lack of high school classroom space of LSGH or to segregate the radical influence of the 3rd and 4th year from the 1st and 2nd year." [from Benjie Uichico, Sep 9, 2007 9:12 PM]
    • In 1972, La Salle Green Hills won its first NCAA Junior General Championship "wherein we won the Football, Volleyball and Track and Field Championships." [from LSGH HS'72 Bobby Cabral, Sep 10, 2007 7:04 AM]
    • From November 21 to 22, 1973, the first formal accreditation of the LSGH High School Department by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities [PAASCU] took place. (After receiving a series of 3- and 5-year accreditation grants through the years, LSGH received an unprecedented 7-year grant in 1998, the first and only high school institution to receive such. After the last PAASCU visit in September 2005, the High School of La Salle Green Hills was given another 5-year grant.)
    • On May 15, 1977, Brother Raffy Reyes FSC [LSGH69/SEGUNDUS] took his final vows, making him the first LSGH alumnus to become a Brother. Br Raffy is now assigned to La Salle University-Ozamiz as Principal of the Integrated School. (Br Raffy's habit-taking was on May 15, 1971.)
    • During School Year 1977-1978, the (in)famous rumble in Green Hills versus Ateneo occurred. LSGH78 Henry Atayde remembers [Sep 8, 2007 10:20 PM]: "Cars were over-turned and scores of people were hurt." LSGH79 Joey de Castro, a member of the LSGH NCAA Volleyball Team '76-'79, reminisces [Sep 13, 2007 10:35 PM]: "It was the last last game of the elimination round (of the NCAA Volleyball) with LSGH and Ateneo both having identical 6-0 win/loss slates. We lost that one in 3 sets. Then the rumble happened at the Ortigas parking lot. Most of the damaged cars had Ateneo stickers on them. I remember my batch mate, Rico Camus, was a photographer for the Lazette. He took snapshots of the event which were later sequestered by Bro.Gus and used as evidence for disciplinary action against those who participated. Rico skipped class for a week as he was 'wanted' by the 'warfreaks' (as they were called then). LSGH and Ateneo eventually met for the championship but it was Ateneo that was twice to beat. We accomplished that! The score of the 2nd game was 15-13 / 15-13. The games were never 'closed door' but I remember that a dog (yes, a dog) entered the volleyball court on La Salle's side yet the ref didn't hold play. How that dog got in St Benilde's Gym in the first place is one for Ripley's." LSGH79 Bong Africa remembers [Sep 13, 2007 6:56 PM]: "The only closed door I remember was when the then 4th year guys (batch 78) closed the gate along gate 9 thereby trapping some of the Ateneans hehehe... Also, I remember it was a Saturday and for some 'unknown' reason, attendance for the CAT training was almost perfect for that particular day. And funny thing was, instead of 'falling in' at the football field, they were all lined up at the corridor leading from the gym to Ortigas gate 9. Traffic along Ortigas was stopped for a moment as scores were seen chasing each other all the way till Unimart. The Monday after, the 3rd and 4th year students were all called into the auditorium by Bro. Gus Boquer FSC. I just don't remember anyone getting sanctioned for that rumble. Makes me wonder, with Rico's pictures and all, did anyone really admit participation to Bro. Gus?"
    • In 1978, Brother Roly Dizon FSC organized the La Salle Green Hills Alumni Association with Ricky Sanchez [LSGH69/SEGUNDUS] as President.
    • In 1979, the Adult Night High School, which offers free Lasallian education to disadvantaged Filipinos, was established.
    • On October 28, 1979, UNO, the very first La Salle Green Hills Alumni Homecoming was held.
    • During the 1984 (as well as the 1986) elections, the Operations Quick Count of the National Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL), which helped restore constitutional democracy in our country, was held in the St. Benilde Hall of La Salle Green Hills. (Since then, it has been used every six years for presidential election ballot counting by the NAMFREL.)
    • In 1995, the High School transferred to a building named in honor of Br Mutien-Marie FSC.
  • 1997
    • On April 1, 1997, Brother Bernie S Oca FSC [DLSC GS'67, LSGH HS'71/QUARTUS, DLSC AB'74] became President of La Salle Green Hills, the first LSGH alumnus to do so. His term ran from 1997 to 2006.
    • On August 25, 1997, the five floors of the St Mutien-Marie Building (consisting of classrooms, offices, multi-purpose rooms, work areas, cybersphere and reading area) were dedicated to the pioneer Brothers in La Salle Green Hills, namely: Br Alphonsus Bloemen FSC for the ground floor, Br Francis Cody FSC for the second floor, Br Denis Ruhland FSC for the third floor, Br Hugh Damian Wester FSC for the fourth floor, Br Mel Bock FSC for the fifth floor, Br Peter Graves FSC for the Reading Area, Br Vernon Poore FSC for the Science Laboratories.
    • On September 11, 1998, named in honor of the late Father Francisco Martinez (La Salle Green Hills chaplain for several years), the Father Martinez Activity Center (FMAC), a multi-purpose gym equipped with one full basketball court, two convertible courts, wall climbing, Taekwondo and a weight room, was inaugurated.
    • In 2001, the Cesar A. Cruz Study Hall, dedicated to the memory of the late former High School Assistant Principal, was constructed and attached to the St. Benilde Hall.
    • In 2004, the St. Joseph's Auditorium underwent a complete renovation and was renamed as the St. Joseph's Theater.
    • On February 7, 2004, the La Salle Green Hills Alumni Association celebrated its 25th Alumni Homecoming. Video
    • On April 1, 2004, Brother Edmundo L. Fernandez FSC [LSGH HS'81] became the first LSGH alumnus to become Provincial of the De La Salle Brothers Philippines. He is now on his second consecutive term.
    • On March 18, 2007, the St. Joseph's Theater was re-dedicated as the Brother Rafael S. Donato FSC Center for the Performing Arts (Br. Donato Center) in honor of the late De La Salle Brother. Re-dedication Video
  • 2009
    • On June 8, 2009, La Salle Green Hills will be celebrating her Golden Anniversary. LSGH50 Video
  • Overview, Photographs, & Video Links
    • Brothers Tribute Video This video is dedicated to the 95 De La Salle Christian Brothers who have served at La Salle Green Hills since 1959.

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  • Animo Magazine
    • Animo Magazine is a glossy lifestyle magazine for, by and about La Salle. Subscription for 8 issues is only P700.00. That's 7 issues plus 1 free. (Additional charge for postage outside Metro Manila is P240.00 for GMA/Luzon and P320.00 for Visayas/ Mindanao and outside the Philippines. Should you have any questions, suggestions or comments, please feel free to call 0917-8252782, 530-1725, 522-2354, 525-2839.
  • Benefits of Joining Alumni Association
  • Mailing List Directory
    • Visit Yahoo Groups for over 200 LSGH groups.
      • LSGH Manos - This is a communication link for all bonafide La Salle Green Hills alumni in support of La Salle Green Hills, the Alumni Association and the Alumni Consultative Council (the progeny of the Council Of Advisers.)
      • LSGH68/PR1MUS is the e-group of the very first high school graduates of La Salle Green Hills.
      • This site is for the class of 1993 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lsgh93/ a lively bunch of students that once occupied the old HS Quadrangle and saw the development of the Robinson's Galleria and the EDSA Shangrila area.
  • Chapters
  • Alumni in the News
    • Radio and TV newscaster Miguel "Mike" Castro Enriquez [1968/PR1MUS]
    • (Ret.) Lt. Gen. Alan D. Cabalquinto [1968/PR1MUS]
    • Four (4) LSGH alumni -- Mike Enriquez (1968), Gerry Ablaza (1971), Paeng Nepomuceno (197?) and Gary Valenciano (1982) -- in Green Card TV commercial.
    • Jazz musicians/LSGH alumni [1977] Mel Villena (soprano sax and vocals), [1979] Joey Quirino (piano) and [1979] Meong Pacana (bass) jam for a cause, the One La Salle Scholarship Fund. Watch video here.
  • Brothers (Where are they today?)
    • Amisola, Br Dante - President, La Salle College Antipolo
    • Berardelli, Br Dominic [a.k.a. Br Aquinas] - St. Mary's, California
    • Bloemen, Alphonsus Br [Deceased]
    • Bock, Br Mel [Deceased]
    • Boquer, Br Gus - President, De La Salle - Health Sciences Campus and De La Salle University - Dasmarinas
    • Bueser, Samuel [formerly Br Samuel] - Mayor of Alaminos, Laguna
    • Casingal, Br Bobby - (Acting) Dean, De La Salle Araneta University
    • Castiglioni, Br Leon [Deceased]
    • Corrales, Joseph [former Br] - U.S.
    • Dacanay, Br Mario - De La Salle University - Dasmarinas (Note: Watch Br Mario and other Brothers in this video.)
    • Diamond, Br Kevin ?
    • Dizon, Br Roly - Bethlehem University
    • Donato, Br Rafe [Deceased]
    • Dujunco, Br Mandy - Jaime Hilario Integrated School - La Salle
    • Fernandez, Br Dodo - Brother Provincial (Note: Watch Br Dodo in this documentary on Jaime Hilario Integrated School - La Salle.)
    • Franco, Br Vic - Auxiliary Provincial; President, De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde
    • Laguda, Br Ricky - President, De La Salle Araneta University; President, Jaime Hilario Integrated School - La Salle (Note: Watch Br Ricky and other Brothers in this video.)
    • Lopez, Br Arian - University of St. La Salle
    • Martinez, Br Joaquin "Kenneth" - President, De La Salle-Canlubang
    • Masson, Br Felix - Mont La Salle, Napa, California
    • Moreno, Br Crisanto - La Salle Taft Brothers Community
    • Morgan, Br Harry [Deceased]
    • Oca, Br Bernie S. - President, De La Salle - Professional Schools, Inc.; and Brother Adviser, De La Salle Alumni Association
    • Pajarillo, Br Mawel - President, De La Salle Lipa
    • Panlilio, Ben [formerly Br Martin] - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    • Quintos, Javier [former Br] - CFO, Plantation Bay, Cebu. Married with one daughter and 4 grandchildren.
    • Reyes, Br Raffy - Integrated School Principal, La_Salle_University-Ozamiz
    • Tejada, Peter [formerly Br Cornelius] - Alameda County Probation Department, California
    • Wester, Br Hugh Damian [Deceased]
    • Yap, Br Richie - De La Salle Lipa
    • Ygoa, Jose Mari [formerly Br "Yogi"] - Madrid, Spain
  • Teachers (Where are they today?)
    • Aytona, Anita - Math teacher, Holy Cross Regional High School, British Columbia, Canada (e-mail address: aaytona@holycross.bc.ca)
      Leviste, Emmanuel
    • Basa, Felipe Z.
    • Bautista, Clemen
    • Brillantes, Cesar
    • Bugayong, Natividad- Canada
    • Cabrera, Marido
    • Capco, Carmelita - Canada
    • Castillo, Filomena - Asst. Principal, High School Dept., La Salle Green Hills
    • Cruz, Cesar [Deceased]
    • David, Irineo - Math Dept., La Salle Green Hills
    • Davila, Federico
    • de la Rosa, Marilyn - LSGH Adult Night High School
    • Fagela, Marlene [Deceased]
    • Fuentes, Sally [Deceased]
    • Gallardo, Benjamin
    • Geronimo, Teodoro - retired; lives in Town & country Heights, Antipolo City
    • Gorayeb, Teresita
    • Gureng, Paulino - Institutional Head of the Mathematics Dept., La Salle Green Hills
    • Jimenez, Elizabeth P.
    • Kagaoan, Alma Rose - Asst. Principal, High School Dept.,La Salle Green Hills
    • Lacsama, Leodivico - University of Asia & Pacific, Pasig, Philippines
      Lacsama, Leodivico
    • Leviste, Emmanuel - Currently based in Sydney, Australia
    • Manago, Ceferino [Deceased]
    • Martinez, Fr. Francisco [Deceased]
    • Mendoza, Estrella - retired; still in her old home in Q.C.
    • Miguel, Raul - Social Science Dept., La Salle Green Hills
    • Miranda, Minda - Personnel Director, La Salle Green Hills
    • Neri, Rolia [Deceased]
    • Nunez, Luis - retired
    • Pilapil, Maria [Deceased]
    • Ramos Jr., Aurelio "Jun" - Currently with the Loyola Student Center
    • Rochester, Herman - retired; now with Ateneo de Manila University
    • Rodrigo, Belen
    • Roque, Rowena
    • Salalima, Noel - retired; lives in Samsonville, Marcos Highway, Antipolo City
    • Samia, Ella
    • Samson, Myrna [Deceased}
    • Stuart, Luis "Louie" U. - Paper-maker and artist, Tiaong, Quezon
    • Vaflor, Jerry "Jere"
    • Vicencio, Danilo
    • Zamora, Drucilla - La Salle Green Hills High School Library
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