The Our Lady of Lourdes College is a privately owned and managed educational institution. As originally conceived by Mr. and Mrs. Alfredo Demetillo it continues to be service oriented in fulfilling its mission to serve the growing population of Valenzuela City and the neighboring communities. The short but distinguished history underscores the determination of the College to be socially relevant in providing the increasing number of underserved clienteles a holistic education they deserve.
The greatest creations, begin from small seed
The small seeds of education that was planted two decades
ago has sprouted to become a learning institution with far reaching influence.
Armed with sheer courage but with an unfailing faith in the divine providence of the FATHER and in Our Lady of Lourdes Mr. and Mrs. Alfredo Demetillo formally opened the College department in 1994. Like the basic education department, the College also had a humble beginning. There were no dignitaries invited, no ribbon-cutting rites and no ground breaking ceremonies to bury a time capsule.
Twenty nine (29) pioneering students enrolled during thefirst semester of June 1994. Even when the first year subjects were offered in common, the most number in a class was nine (9). Classes were conducted in the Grade School classrooms Where the size of the armchairs made the college students looked like overgrown children.
With the establishment of the Admission and Aid Office supported by an aggressive recruitment campaign, led by the Vice President for Planning and Development – Mr. Enrico Demetillo the enrollment steadily grew.
Buoyed, by the
growing population, Mr. and Mrs. Alfredo Demetillo decided to construct the
administration building along the Gen. T. de Leon St. This major construction houses several classrooms,
an auditorium, a spacious library, a complete laboratory, an HE room, a
college office and several administrative offices that includes the
president’s office, principal’s offices and a registrar-accounting
Various student services units that serve the needs of the students were systematized. They include the Medical and Dental Clinic, Guidance Services, Library, Science Laboratory, HELE Practice House, Workshop, Bus Service and Canteen. The school is accessible to all types of transportation.
The growth of OLLC is accelerative in both the human and material resources providing the academic community with an environment conducive to learning. The short but colorful and dynamic history of the Our Lady of Lourdes College signifies a commitment to a continuing development in the pursuit of quality education that its clientele deserve.
We, OUR LADY OF LOURDES COLLEGE community envision a challenging future With ample and rich opportunities where diverse human and technological competencies, skills, and values equip us to become globally competitive.
We fervently stand for
To accomplish what we say we hope to achieve, we will be persevering in our commitment to transform OLLCians who are:
Well integrated Individuals:
OLLC believes that:
» Life is a gift that must be nourished, valued and lives in gratitude. Man is a rational being who is the master of his/her destiny. Every individual is unique, with potentials that endow him/her the capacity to learn, reason and understand. “Learning to learn” is a lifelong responsibility. (Nature of the learner)
» Man’s dignity is expressed through responsible freedom for which he/she is necessarily accountable. As a member of domestic and international communities he/she is obliged to promote quality of life of others through sharing and services. (Man’s dignity – Freedom with responsibility)
» TRUTH empowers educational institution, it promotes the transformation of righteous civic-minded citizen with a deep sense of nationalism aware that the achievement of the socio-cultural, political, economic development goals, need his/her active participation and creative productive contribution. (school as an educational institution)
» The preservation of the earth’s ecological balance should be strongly supported. Earth’s limited resources must be equitable distributed.
» As an elementary-secondary-tertiary institution (elementary prepares him/her for secondary education, as secondary school continue to enhance what was learned and prepare him/her for college;) OLLC is bound to help her/him grow to become a mature individual ready to face the challenges of life in the community where he/she finds himself/herself. (Academic preparation as preparation for life)
» OLLC is non-profit, service oriented institution, owned and managed by its founder – Mr. & Mrs. Alfredo Demetillo. It is their vision to commit themselves towards helping others by sharing the gifts and blessings they have abundantly recieved from the loving Father of the OLLC family.