CALLING ALL MEN AND WOMEN OF GREEN!
If you still haven't, please block off your calenders on this
red-letter day : June 11, 2011. On this day, kicking off the
week-long series of activities celebrating La Salle's Centennial in
the Philippines will be "Proudly Green - 100 Years of La Salle", the
Grandest La Sallian Fellowship Event Ever! Details of this
once-in-a-lifetime event are:
What Proudly Green - 100 Years of La Salle
Where SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Bay City
When 4:00 PM - 11:50 PM, Saturday, June 11, 2011
Who The Entire LaSallian Family nationwide and based abroad
Why Kick-Off Event for the week-long start of LaSalle's
Under the auspices of the Grade School & High School Taft Chapter of
the DLSAA, details of this event are as follows:
* The entire ground floor of SMX, accommodating a maximum of 5,000
persons, will be for the exclusive use of the collective LaSallian
Family - Christian Brothers, Faculty, Administrators of our 17
District Schools nationwide, Students, Alumni, and family members of
alumni both here and abroad.
* For over 4,000 attendees, we anticipate a considerable number to
car pool. Parking provisions are more than enough. Basement parking
holds 380 cars. Front Outdoor Parking holds 800 cars (also used by
MOA shoppers). Back Outdoor Parking also holds another 800 cars (also
used by MOA shoppers). The South Parking Area of Mall of Asia
accommodates over 2,000 cars; from here, there is a pedestrian
bridgeway leading to SMX, our venue.
* Doors will be open for registration at 4:00 PM. Upon registration,
each attendee shall be issued an ID Tag and given a token gift item.
Usherettes will guide attendees to their respective tables.
* Seating will be in tables for 10. Reservations are only for
Pre-Paid Table Reservations (10 Pax). Location of the assigned table
is determined on a "First-to-Pay, First-Served" basis. Chronological
reservation payment entries managed by the President of the GS & HS
Chapter shall be the sole determinant of who gets choice tables first.
* "Proudly Green - The Musical" Is an exciting and inspiring musical
done in lyric theater depicting the 100-year history of La Salle in
the Philippines in song and dance. Existing Broadway, rock, pop and
gospel music have been carefully chosen with the lyrics rewritten to
become the script of the play. Cast members are La Salle students,
alumni, and professional actors/singers. Directed by multi awarded
Francis "Fritz" Infante (HS'57), the music, lyrics and visual
highlights that support the very conceptual approach of the musical
will bring the viewer through a mix of emotions, from smiles to
laughter to dramatic moments, and will bring everyone to a collective
feeling of family, of being Proudly Green. Smile as the lyrics of the
music that threads the three acts brings a counterpoint of familiarity
and serendipity. Be pleasantly surprised at how a popular rock song
provides the bed for the early years of La Salle, culminating in that
between La Salle and Ateneo. Hold back your tears as a gentle song
floats amidst the bedlam of inhumanity that befell Lasallians on
February 12, 1945. Laugh at the frivolity of the scene depicting the
entry of the first Lasallian females. Smile and sigh as specific songs
familiar to all Lasallian ages bring us to realize that we are really
One La Salle after all. Be admonished by the next generation of
Lasallians as they question and sing about their future in a world
that was not well cared by the previous generation. In the end, be
inspired with a tableau and music that will fill us renewed resolve as
the heritage of Lasallian education all of us received in the last
hundred years sustains us, and brings us full circle into the next
* A very impressive timeline audio-visual presentation will be the
vivid static show of De La Salle in the Philippines, as prepared by
LaSallians in the College of St. Benilde.
* For individual Photo-Ops, there will be a Green Screen where you
choose the background of your photo, i.e. - choose from a number of
options, such as the first school in Nozaleda, the pioneering first 9
Christian Brothers, DLSC Taft Main Building after the battle of
Manila, Christian Brother of your choice, etc.
* Bas Reliefs of a number of Christian Brothers and well-known and
well-loved lay teachers who were all significant in our La Sallian
education will be on display, e.g. - the First 9 Christian Brothers,
Bro. Benedict, Bro. Andrew, etc.
* An Exhibit Section will feature (a) the Education and Environment
('E & E") advocacies of La Salle, and (b) Corporate Social
Responsibility Initiatives (CSR) of corporate and individual
benefactors, such as PHINMA, Pilipinas Shell, Geronimo de los Reyes
Foundation. In this event, sponsors become part of the Lasallian
family experience through the showing of their advocacies.
* A Memorabilia Section will feature various La Sallian merchandise
and keepsakes for sale.
* The Proudly Green Commemorative Book will be available after this
June 11 event because it will feature photos and items of this
celebration. It will feature many interesting first-person accounts
of alumni (factual, amusing, heart-rending, historical, etc).
* We have contracted the services of an excellent caterer (one of the
10 SMX-accredited caterers), the sumptuous food of which have been
taste-tested and approved. The food will carry the timeline theme
with Spanish, American and Filipino cuisine to be served.
* The fantastic musical will be followed by the live band music and
non-stop Dancing. 30 favorite DIs of most LaSallians will help us
* There will be no speeches nor raffles -- just plain celebration
with friends, colleagues, and family.
* In a couple of weeks, a good cross-section of some 30 La Sallians
will appear intermittently in short TV spots until the week ending
June 11, 2011, showing their pride in being sons and daughters of La
We enjoin all La Sallites/LaSallians to firm up their plans to attend
now. Gather in groups of 10 to pay in advance so you are assured of
preferred table reservations. You may also get your tickets from the
SM Ticketing Group which is fully supporting this momentous event.
For more details please call the office of Mr. Manny Blanco, President
of the Grade School/High School Chapter at tel. no. 818 3021
Let's all be there on 6/11/11. Animo La Salle!