High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! De La Salle University (Tagalog: Pamantasang De La Salle) (DLSU) is a private La Sallian university in Malate, Manila, Philippines. It was founded in 1911 by De La Salle Brothers as the De La Salle College in Paco, Manila with Blimond Pierre serving as its first director. DLSU traces its founding to Manila Archbishop Jeremiah James Harty. He believed that the establishment of a La Salle school in Manila was instrumental in preempting the spread of Protestantism in the Philippines through the arrival of the Thomasites. His request would later be endorsed in 1907 by Pope Pius X. An envoy of La Sallian Brothers arrived in 1910.