- Robin Padilla might have not verified his list of what he called Spanish schools established by the European foreigners in the Philippines
- This was after he was called out by a group asking for the return of Philippine History as a regular subject in junior and senior high school
- Robin made the claim in his retort to an online user who pointed out the mistake claimed by a senator that Lapu-Lapu was from Mindanao
- The actor, in what might have been meant as an insult to the online user, asked whether if she is from a Spanish school like Ateneo de Manila, DLSU, and UST
Robin Padilla might have failed to cross-verify the list of what he called Spanish schools established by the European nation in its 300-year reign over the Philippines, which began when Ferdinand Magellan claimed the native isles in the name of Spain in March 1521.
Spain’s reign and control over the Philippines ended on December 10, 1898 when the European nation ceded the Southeast Asian country to the United States, marking the start of American colonization.
On June 16, 1911, the US-based Christian Brothers established the De La Salle College in Paco, Manila.
About 10 years later, or in 1921, the institution moved to Taft Avenue in Malate, Manila, to accommodate its growing student population.
On February 19, 1975, the academic institution was granted university status, and since then has been known as the De La Salle University.
After making many other posts with similar claims on his Facebook page, Robin’s assertions about DLSU being established by Spain was called out by the High School Philippine History Movement.
The group is advocating for the return of Philippine History as a regular subject in junior and senior high school.
They pointed out the mistake of Robin saying that DLSU was established by Spain. In fact, DLSU was established by the American Christian Brothers, more than a decade after Spain turned over the administration of the Philippines to Uncle Sam.
De La Salle University, also referred to by its acronym DLSU or simply as De La Salle or La Salle is a private, Catholic co-educational research higher education institution run by the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools in Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila, Philippines. It was established by the Christian Brothers in 1911 as the De La Salle College (DLSC) in Nozaleda Street, Paco, Manila with Br. Blimond Pierre FSC serving as first director. The educational institution moved to its present location in 1921 to accommodate the increase in enrollment. The college was granted university status on February 19, 1975 and is the oldest constituent of De La Salle Philippines (DLSP), a network of 16 Lasallian educational institutions established in 2006 to replace the De La Salle University System.
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The DLSU has not yet officially made a comment on the claims made by actor Robin Padilla. Even if it makes one, the university is expected to be very gracious, though firm at times, in its words. The school is known to be polite and even magnanimous in its praise, even with enemies who vanquished it in competitions. Around three years ago, DLSU turns blue in honor of Ateneo's championship win 3 years ago by Daisy Mabini. Ateneo De Manila University won the UAAP Season 80 Men's Basketball championship. The Blue Eagles took the crown from De La Salle University. The Green Archers salute their longtime archrivals by lighting up their campus in blue.
DLSU is also known to help those in need. Last year, the school provided temporary shelter for homeless people in the area and became a home to 61 homeless people, who are provided mats for sleeping. They are also practicing social distancing as their mats are a meter apart. The homeless shelter program was done in partnership with Divine Word Missionaries.
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