“De La Salle University-Manila, being one of the best not just in our country but also in Southeast Asia, will definitely help in achieving my dream. I believe this as much as the University believes in me,” says Adam Amosco, Star Scholar Batch 2000.

Amosco will speak in behalf of La Salle scholars on November 29, the start of the official 10-year countdown towards the University’s centennial anniversary. He will represent the youth, the sector that inspired St. John Baptist de La Salle to embark on a service mission that would inspire the rest of the world.

The University will witness the start of the 10-year Lasallian Centennial Fund Drive headed by DLSU System President Brother Rolando Dizon, FSC. A committee, led by Dr. Carmelita Quebengco, organized the launching activities on November 29. The celebration kicks off at the Marian Quadrangle, 6 p.m., with Edu Manzano (GS ‘69) and Cynthia Patag (AB ‘99) as hosts.

The program seeks to renew the Lasallian community’s commitment to service and excellence and to inspire everyone to participate in the realization of the Lasallian dream.

The official centennial theme song, aptly titled “The Dream,” composed by Roy del Valle (AB-PSM ‘92), tells of the University’s continuing efforts to bring Lasallian education to the less privileged. It also speaks of the University’s efforts to cultivate the Lasallian dream.

Soloist Jose Mari Acoymo (ECM-ACC ’77) will render the song, performing alongside DLSU-M’s cultural arts groups such as the Bootës, the La Salle Dance Troupe, the DLSU Pops Orchestra, and the Harlequin Theatre Guild.

The performers will have a music-dance tableau of del Valle’s “Save the Children” to dramatize the University’s commitment to reach out to those in need, particularly the youth-at-risk.

Brother Mike Rapatan, FSC, director of the program, said the show will pay tribute to all those who have over the years believed and supported the Lasallian mission, among which are the alumni and various benefactors and donors.

One of the main highlights of the program is a laser show on La Salle’s glorious history. Sponsored by De La Salle High School Batch ’68, the show will also present La Salle’s role in shaping Philippine history—from the turn of the century to the post-Edsa recovery years.

The program will also highlight the groundbreaking ceremony for the time capsule which will contain the signatures of Lasallian community members and a declaration of DLSU-Manila’s vision for 2011.

After the launching ceremony, the University will host an honorary dinner for guest alumni, donors and benefactors, and the media at the Marilen Gaerlan Conservatory.

This will be followed by a press conference which will present the University’s plans and developments. It will be moderated by GMA Network’s Senior Vice President for Radio Operations and TV news anchor Mike Enriquez (AB-BSC ’73).

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