On October 26, 1949, the DLSAA Board approved the ground floor lease of the Africa residence at the corner of Taft Avenue and Dagonoy street for its third clubhouse. It formally opened on December 11 of that year with alumnus Antonio Beltran, Sr. as elected manager. The establishment of a clubhouse was specific as one of the DLSAA's purposes in its original articles—"...to establish, maintain, and conduct a club or clubhouse for the accommodation of its members, for their amusement, social intercourse, and for instructive lectures, and otherwise for the general promotion of the spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical conditions of its members." Ramon del Rosario, Sr., DLSAA president in 1949, made the temporary Dagonoy club house happen pending the completion of negotiations for a permanent site.
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.