PANEL2_LUISTROBr. Armin A. Luistro, FSC

Secretary, Department of Education

Br. Armin is the current Secretary of the Department of Education.

Born in Lipa City, Batangas, he finished his elementary and high school education at De La Salle Lipa, and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Letters at De La Salle University, Manila. In this same university, he earned his Master’s Degree in Religious Education and Values Education. His Doctor of Educational Management degree was completed at the University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City. He was conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters (honoris causa) by La Salle University in Philadelphia, USA. A true-green La Salle boy, he has now pledged to see to the education concerns of every Filipino child of every school color and affiliation.

Br. Armin served various other non-La Salle institutions as Board trustee, chairperson, or director, such as the Catholic Education Association of the Philippines (CEAP), the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), and the SIDHAY Foundation for street children. He has given countless speeches on education, university development, stewardship, responding to national crises, and networking, among others.