Pelota, as it was played in the Philippines (Philippine Racketball), was a game initiated and promoted by Mr. Rafael "Piling" Toda † (DLSAA President 1972-1973) in the 1960s. The first Pelota court in the country was in the backyard of the Toda residence in Calle Carriedo in San Juan. DLSAA Pelota tournaments were held there during the early days. At one time, when Club Filipino had the strongest Pelota team in the country, the then PAAF recognized the group known as PEFA (Pelota Filipina Association) with Piling as President.
A vintage photo of the Club Filipino early pelota group. Seated front, L-R: Piling Toda, Jaime Gutierrez, Pedrito Gonzalvez; Back, L-R: Ting Ayllon, Dondo Lim, Squillantini, Freddie Kaufffmann, Chiquiting Ortiz, Kurt Bachmann
Arturo Acosta (DLSC HS 1962, LiaCom 1968), Alumnews Oct 1971
There are people, who when they pass away, do not want to be mourned after, but who we celebrate for the life they had the chance to live. One of them is Br. Benedict Lidinsky FSC, who, 30 years ago, came to De La Salle. He was the last of the Christian Brothers from the St.
We are aware of the phrase "One La Salle." It has been used in many speeches, materials and it is a uniting battle cry for all the Lasallian institutions in the country, leading to the formation of De La Salle - Philippines.
Words by Lorenzo Ma. E. Velasco, DLSU AB HIM 2012.
For every name, there lies a meaning. The name "Kada-de-Kada" is the Tagalized version of the Spanish Cada decada which translates to "every decade." Kada-de-Kada the project started in February 2012 when my mother, Sunny E. Velasco, met with Rodrigo Lim Wong Jr.