Statement of De La Salle Philippines On The Criminal Charges Against Br. Armin Luistro FSC And Atty. Jose Manuel “Chel” Diokno

Last week the Philippine National Police (PNP) filed criminal charges against Vice President Leni Robredo and 35 other individuals, many of whom are members of the opposition. Among those charged are Br. Armin Luistro FSC and Atty. Jose Manuel ‘Chel’ Diokno, both Lasallians who are at the forefront of the advocacy to uphold human life, dignity, and liberty.

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Br. Benildo Feliciano FSC

With faith in the resurrection, the Lasallian Family in the Sector of the Philippines and in the Lasallian East Asia District [LEAD] announce the passing of Br. Benildo Feliciano FSC this morning, 8 July 2019. He was 82 years old, and a De La Salle Brother for 64 years.

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Appointment of De La Salle Philippines' Chief Executive Officer

Edgar O. Chua earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from De La Salle University.

He joined Shell Companies in the Philippines in 1979, where he eventually became President and Chairman of Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation. His years in the industry has given him extensive knowledge in the business fields of chemicals, auditing, supply planning and trading, marketing and sales, corporate affairs and general management.

On his engagements with the DLSP network, Ed has chaired the Board of Trustees of the National Mission Council of De La Salle Philippines and De La Salle University for the past years and is now the new chair of De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde. He continues to sit in a number of other DLSP Schools boards and executive committees.

Accompanying him with his new mission will be Br. Alexander Ervin T. Diaz FSC, Chief Operating Officer of De La Salle Philippines. Concurrently, Br. Alex is also the Country Bursar to the De La Salle Brothers and Executive Assistant to the President of La Salle Green Hills. His previous assignments include serving as Director of the Lasallian Formation Center, National Vocations Promoter to name a few.


Holy Mass and Candle Lighting for Press Freedom

Several De La Salle University student groups including the Student Media Council, Culture and Arts Office, and the Center for Social Concern and Action gathered earlier this evening, February 15, at the Pearl of Great Price Chapel for a mass, and at the facade of St. La Salle Hall for a candle-lighting ceremony in support of press freedom.


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Defend Press Freedom

Let’s give our all out support as Lasallians to Rappler. Let’s defend press freedom. Let’s make our voices heard. Let’s vote with our feet and stand with Maria Ressa!

— Br. Armin Luistro FSC

Photo by The LaSallian


Pakapipiya Ka Appreciation Night

Pakapipiya Ka Appreciation Night was to honor and show our gratitude to our Partners namely: Choly Cabanban, Friends of Hope, Inc., Mindanao State University- Marawi, National University, Philippine Air Force, Philippine Business for Social Progress, Philippine National Police National Capital Region, …

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Pastoral Letter of Br. Jose Mari Jimenez FSC, Auxiliary Visitor for Philippines, LEAD

Dear Lasallians,

We mourn today. The decision of the Supreme Court on the quo warranto case against Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno is in the words of a dissenting justice, a “legal abomination”. The decision is spawned by the petition of a political appointee of the president. The majority of the justices who swore to defend our Constitution instead, have chosen to give assent to the presidential appointee’s plea.

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Transfigured EDSA

Transfigured EDSA

Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC

Shared Reflection during the Eucharist for the Lasallian Family
25 Feb 2018, 32
nd Anniversary of the People Power Revolution

Thirty-two years ago, I was a wide-eyed young Brother on my first community assignment in
Lipa. When we heard the call from Radio Veritas to gather at EDSA, a handful of the young
teachers thought we should join. We came partly out of curiosity, partly to ease our anxiety,
and partly because we were feeling left out with history in the making. So we abandoned our
classes and came by bus and without official school sanction. We were only able to reach
Magallanes because that intersection in EDSA was already filling up with people—families with
their children and their pets, bicycles and trisikads with their wares, rich and poor with their
ready smiles offering food to each other, flowers to soldiers, and prayers for the nation.

There are more than a handful of us here today with our own reasons for coming—maybe
partly to stand against historical revisionism, partly to rekindle the spark of heroism and hope,
but definitely to ensure that our voices are respected and heard at a very dangerous time:

• a time unsafe for suspected—or worse, mistaken—drug addicts and pushers like
Kian and Kulot who are killed summarily in or around their own homes;
• a precarious time when the best and brightest public servants in Congress use the
force of the fist bump and the rule of the majority to railroad the approval of
programs without wide consultation;
• a treacherous time when media practitioners and legitimate bloggers like Rappler
and Pinoy Ako Blog (PAB), and critics of the administration like Senator Leila de Lima
are trolled, threatened, and jailed with trumped up cases; and,
• a hazardous time for women of the likes of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno,
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, and CHED Chair Patricia Licuanan who are
maligned and pressured to resign while other unnamed women fighters are stripped
of their dignity and treated with misogynist disdain.

It is at a dangerous time like this that we gather to celebrate the Eucharist today to proclaim
in our hearts and with our lips Paul’s same message to the Romans during an era of
persecution: “If God is for us, who can be against us?” [Romans 8:31b]. We come to celebrate
with Peter, James and John that we have been called today like them and given a perilous
privilege to be witnesses of the transfiguration of our own nation. To be the change we would
want to see:
The change that is in the heart of God’s dream for His people. The change that
will usher in the Reign of God here and now! That change begins in me.

Today, we recall those glorious days of EDSA thirty-two years ago and, as we descend that
mystical mountain to walk our crowded and polluted streets again, we keep reminding
ourselves of the gift the Filipino people received in 1986 and from where we will draw strength to continue to speak truth to power: “Then a cloud came, casting a shadow over them; from the
cloud came a voice, ‘This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.’”
[Mark 9:7].

This is our gift to the world that we sang in 1986:

Huwag muling payagang umiral ang dilim
Tinig ngbawat tao’y bigyan ng pansin.
lahat sa Panginoon
lagi nating tatandaan.
 [Handog ng Pilipinosa Mundo, 1986, Jim Paredes]

Today we come to reclaim EDSA truly as an epiphany of the saints. We walk with our feet
on that sacred ground where God walked with his people during those glorious days of
February 1986. We roam with our minds to reclaim the narrative that goodness and truth
abound even today in the hearts of millions of Filipinos of goodwill. We march with our hearts
to recall and reaffirm in faith God’s promise to Abraham: “I will bless you abundantly… your
descendants shall take possession of the gates of their enemies, and in [them] all the nations of
the earth shall find blessing.”
[Genesis 22:17-18].

Live Jesus in our hearts, forever!

A Forum On Charter Change

Please join us on a forum on Charter Change on the occasion of Ka Pepe Diokno's birth anniversary.

DLSU College of Law, BGC Campus, 38th Street, BGC, from 2-5 p.m. on 26 February 2018.

Chief Justice Hilario Davide, Jr
Prof. Lyssa Pagano
Mr. John Nery

Organized by the DLSU College of Law, the Law Student Government, the Jose W. Diokno Foundation, Inc., and the Free Legal Assistance Group.