Past Pupils of Don Bosco Technical Institute of Tarlac trooped to DBTI gymnasium on Saturday, January 12, to celebrate their Grand Alumni Homecoming hosted by the class of69 and the class of ’94.
PROUD TO BE A BOSCONIAN We, the Don Bosco Tarlac Class of ‘94 and Class of ‘69, your silver and golden jubilarians, respectively, extend our heartfelt gratitude to all who have contributed to Johnny Walks the Talk’s success. Beginning with our suppliers:- Gavagives for setting up the school’s and alumni association’s first online pre-registration and payment platform- Salesiana publishing for the maiden release of the classic and functional Bosconnect 2019 Planner.- Omar Sison for successfully setting up the first official live feed of a homecoming event- Gutenberg Printpack Solution for the innovative wrist tags with attached perforated food stubs for better crowd control- Booze Washers for supplying the first ever custom built ‘Golden Lounge’ with refreshments - Mr. Melan Valentin for the full production service and roasted calves- San Miguel Corporation and Diageo Philippines, the distributor of Johnny Walker, for the spirits- SMART Communications for the promotional materials- Chug Cadiogan Cinemas for cinematographic teasers and for the event’s same day edit- Paseo de Hilario of Richie David for the catering service. You have served over and beyond your professional duty. To all our advertisers - political, corporate and alumni sponsors, our more than 10,000 strong alumni and their families will keep your names to mind. Special thanks is extended to the City Government of Tarlac, Barangay Sto. Cristo and KABALIKAT for proactively deploying security, traffic and emergency personnel to serve the event.
Fr. Jerry Santos Sdb, Rector of Don Bosco Tarlac, thank you for giving us the confidence to innovate. Architect Joel Viray, president of Don Bosco Tarlac’s Past Pupils’ Association and his board of officers for being our big brothers who knew exactly when to let us be and when to lend us a helping hand. Ryan Gonzales, alumni relations officer, for doing much of the legwork with a smile. We thank Ms. Kimmy Lapina and Don Bosco’s faculty, admin, security and maintenance staff for the logistics. Bosconian spouses, Ann Masongsong, Lei Alerre and Ria Clemente, for being such strong forces behind the event! The Ruby Class of ‘79, thank you for your amazing performance and donation. You inspire our batch to stay solid and groovy far beyond our 25th. More importantly, what gives us much joy is seeing how we, Bosconians, have worked together with great love for St. John Bosco and our Alma Mater. Even our brothers who weren’t able to join us have made us feel their sense of solidarity ever so strongly. Thank you for your online presence and for your words of encouragement.
Our departed brothers had the best view in the house, clicking their glasses, cheering us on with pride. Brothers, you will always be remembered.
We thank our former teachers for finding time to celebrate with us. As a wise man once said, “A good teacher is like a candle. It consumes itself to give light to others.” That’s how we feel about you our dear mentors. We shall endeavor to march forward, always forward as your warriors of light.
This has inspired the Class of ‘94 to establish the Bosconian: Boss Ka Nyan, Inc. (BBKN) in 2016. BBKN is a duly SEC registered non-stock, non-profit corporation which institutionalizes the batch’s socio-civic activities. Inducted as a member of Tarlac City’s Local Development Council, Class of ‘94 is committed to create social impact ahead and beyond the homecoming event.
We thank the Victor and Bernarda D. Pascual Family for its immense generosity and for entrusting the Class of ‘94 to be a partner in contructing a two story Don Bosco Youth Center building for the benefit of poor and out of school youth of Tarlac. The Class of ‘94 has developed a manual of operations and curriculum guide to ensure better organizational management and more effective youth formation initiatives. Indeed, as Bosconian brothers and sisters, with God’s grace, we are capable of achieving things greater than what we imagine, only if we set our hearts in what we do.
There were so many instances in Johnny Walks the Talk when we, Bosconians of Tarlac, have demonstrated greatness up on the stage and behind the curtains. There were just too many for us to enumerate. Today, and years henceforth, we shall remember ‘Johnny Walks the Talk’ with much pride and affection. Let us share our story as Bosconians to our children and to our loved ones. Let live the legacy of the Bosconian! Mabuhay ang Don Bosco Tarlac!