Filipino in Ideals
In as much as the college acknowedges the individuality of its students, I believe De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde has been very successful in inculcating within its constituents the very essence of being Filipino, or from what my Filipino teacher used to refer, the "Filipino-ness" of Filipinos. Born a Filipino whilst being a Benildean (who is open to foreign students and half-Filipinos alike), I was met with the challenge of engaging with students from and with other culture. But through the college's effort on maintaining an equally dynamic yet balanced breed of future professionals, it has never been such a difficulty in connecting with these people. The college has preserved the Filipino ideals as far as learning, growth and development is concerned despite its widespread campaign on putting together a mixed group of individuals with such potential dynamism.