De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde

College & Education

Asia, Philippines, Manila

De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB or Benilde) is a private Catholic college in the Malate district of Manila, Philippines. The main campus is along Taft Avenue, with two campuses along Pablo Ocampo Street and Arellano Avenue. The college is a member institution of De La Salle Philippines, a network of 17 schools under the De La Salle Brothers Philippine District. The college was established in 1980 during the administration of Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC as the College of Career Development, a night school for working students at De La Salle University. In 1988, it was renamed as the De La Salle University-College of Saint Benilde, after Saint Bénilde Romançon, a Christian Brother who taught in France during the 19th century. In 1994, the college became autonomous, and in 2004, along with a restated vision and mission, was renamed to its present name, dropping the University and became De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. The college uses learner-centered instruction to offer degree and non-degree programs designed for the development of professionals in the arts, design, management, service industries, computer applications in business, and special fields in study. The college is the first in the Philippines to offer degrees in animation, consular and diplomatic affairs, digital filmmaking, export management, fashion design and merchandising, multimedia arts, music production, photography and information technology major in game design and development. The college's sports teams, known as the Blazers, compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association with La Salle Green Hills representing the junior division. Since joining the league in 1998, the college has won three general championships, first in the 2005 season and back-to-back in the 2007 and 2008 seasons.