MAY 2023 FIN PROVINCE NEWSLETTER

May 31

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PARENT COUNCIL HOSTED TALK ON THE EFFECTS OF VAPING

May 26, 2023 - Tarlac City, Philippines - In an effort to raise awareness among students about the detrimental effects of vaping, Don Bosco Tarlac's Parents' Council organized a highly informative seminar led by esteemed experts, Parents' Council President Dr. Agnes Macaraeg and Dr. Rommel Hernandez. The event, held yesterday, was a collaborative initiative between the Parents' Council and the Senior High School Student Council.

The Senior High School Student Council expressed their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Macaraeg and Dr. Hernandez for dedicating their time and knowledge to educate the students of Don Bosco Tarlac about the dangers associated with vaping. Their presence and commitment to fostering a safe and healthy educational environment are greatly appreciated.

This timely seminar aligns with Don Bosco Tarlac's preventive system, which places significant emphasis on equipping Bosconians with the knowledge and awareness necessary to make informed decisions. By addressing the harmful effects of vaping, the school seeks to empower students to exercise their rights and responsibilities responsibly.

During the seminar, Dr. Agnes Macaraeg, President of the Parents' Council, emphasized the importance of being well-informed about the consequences of one's actions. She stated, "You have your rights and responsibilities, which of them are you going to exercise?" Dr. Macaraeg's poignant question resonated with the students, urging them to reflect on their choices and consider the impact they have on their well-being.

Dr. Rommel Hernandez, another esteemed expert in the field, shed light on the various health risks associated with vaping. He highlighted the potential adverse effects on the respiratory system, cardiovascular health, and the increased risk of addiction. Dr. Hernandez's comprehensive presentation left a lasting impression on the students, fostering a deeper understanding of the dangers lurking behind the seemingly harmless habit.

The initiative undertaken by the Parents' Council and the collaborative efforts of the Senior High School Student Council demonstrated the shared commitment of the Don Bosco Tarlac community to prioritize the well-being of its students. By organizing such seminars, the school aims to create a supportive environment that enables Bosconians to thrive academically, physically, and emotionally.

Don Bosco Tarlac is renowned for its holistic approach to education, placing equal importance on character development alongside academic excellence. Through events like the seminar on the effects of vaping, the school continually reinforces its commitment to nurturing responsible individuals who are equipped with the knowledge to make informed choices.

As the seminar concluded, students left with a greater awareness of the potential dangers associated with vaping. Armed with this knowledge, they are better equipped to make informed decisions that prioritize their well-being and health. Don Bosco Tarlac's proactive approach in inviting experts to educate students about the effects of vaping is a testament to its unwavering dedication to creating a safe and conducive learning environment.

The Senior High School Student Council, alongside the entire Don Bosco Tarlac community, extends its sincerest appreciation to Dr. Agnes Macaraeg, Dr. Rommel Hernandez, and the Parents' Council for their invaluable contribution to the students' welfare. By imparting crucial knowledge and fostering awareness, they have played a pivotal role in safeguarding the health and well-being of the Bosconians.

Senior High School students attending the talk on the effects of vaping hosted by the Parent Council.

SHS APAA Mrs. Rochelle Custodio, SHS Student Council Adviser Mr. Jolo Espinosa, awards the guest speaker, Dr. Rommel Hernandez, together with Parent Council President Dr. Agnes Macaraeg.

Dr. Rommel Hernandez posted some questions to our Senior high School students.

GR 10 PROM RETURNS WITH A NIGHT OF SPLENDOR

โœจ๐•ฟ๐–๐–Š ๐–Œ๐–‘๐–†๐–’๐–”๐–š๐–—, ๐–™๐–๐–Š ๐–’๐–ž๐–˜๐–™๐–Ž๐––๐–š๐–Š, ๐–†๐–“๐–‰ ๐–™๐–๐–Š ๐–Š๐–‘๐–Š๐–Œ๐–†๐–“๐–ˆ๐–Š~

๐Ÿ“ฃAre you ready for the Rave Party?

๐Ÿ“ฃAre you ready for the Cottilion Dances?

๐Ÿ“ฃAre you ready for a night filled with enjoyment, fun, and glamour?

โœจ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ซ๐๐ข๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ข๐ง๐ฏ๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐š ๐ง๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ! โœจWelcome to the ๐Œ๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐ -๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐›๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐‘๐ž๐ ๐๐š๐ญ๐œ๐ก, ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐š๐ญ๐œ๐ก ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘!โœจ Join us in a night filled with ๐—บ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐ŸŽง, ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿ’ƒ, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ด๐—น๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐Ÿท. Polish your shoes๐Ÿ‘ž, make sure your suits are spotless, and you are at your best selves in, ๐Ÿ•บ๐’๐๐‹๐„๐๐ƒ๐Ž๐‘: ๐€ ๐†๐„๐๐“๐‹๐„๐Œ๐„๐โ€™๐’ ๐๐ˆ๐†๐‡๐“!๐Ÿชฉ๐Ÿ•บ

๐Ÿ•บ๐ŸชฉJoin us this ๐—๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐Ÿฎ, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ at the ๐๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฐ๐š๐ ๐š๐ง ๐ง๐  ๐Š๐š๐ง๐ฅ๐š๐ก๐ข ๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฐ๐š ๐ง๐  ๐“๐š๐ซ๐ฅ๐š๐œ @ ๐Ÿ’:๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐๐Œ . See you there Bosconians!๐Ÿชฉ๐Ÿ•บ

๐Ÿ•บYou best keep an eye out for this historic occasion since it will mark the conclusion of ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฐ๐—ต'๐˜€ ๐—๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—›๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ!๐Ÿซถโœจ

#RedPatch #MovingUpBall #Splendor

THE FORBIDDEN JUAN WINS TEEN CLASH'S BAND BATTLE

May 24, 2023 - Our dear Bosconians from the Senior High School Department, The Forbidden Juan, was hailed as the champion or grand winner in the ABS-CBN iWantTFC original series, Teen Clashโ€™s Clashroom Battle of the Bands.

The said battle was held through different episodes of the said online TV series and was participated by groups from Far Eastern University, National University, and Adamson University.

The winning band is composed of Jacob Fontanilla, Carlos Antonio Parayno, Franz Adrianne Jordan, Ivo Raphael Crisostomo, Michael Juaquine Cuanias, Charlonne Keith Cuchapin, and Trever Czar Mangune.

Weโ€™re proud of you for doing your duties extraordinarily well, dear Bosconians!

Congratulations! ๐ŸŽ‰

The winning band is composed of Jacob Fontanilla, Carlos Antonio Parayno, Franz Adrianne Jordan, Ivo Raphael Crisostomo, Michael Juaquine Cuanias, Charlonne Keith Cuchapin, and Trever Czar Mangune.

Teen Clashโ€™s Clashroom Battle of the Bands was held through different episodes of the said online TV series, participated by groups from Far Eastern University, National University, and Adamson University.

DB TARLAC HONORS MOTHERS

March 15

Don Bosco Tarlac takes this momentous occasion to recognize and celebrate the invaluable contributions of its lay mission partners who are mothers. These exceptional women embody the essence of motherhood by nurturing, guiding, and empowering the young minds entrusted to their care. Their tireless efforts in providing a supportive environment and instilling the values of love, compassion, and education have significantly impacted the lives of numerous students and the wider community.

Throughout the years, these extraordinary mothers have demonstrated unwavering commitment and dedication to the mission of Don Bosco Tarlac. They have willingly sacrificed their time, energy, and personal aspirations to ensure that the youth entrusted to their care receive the best education and guidance possible. Their selflessness and devotion serve as an inspiration for all, reminding us of the profound impact that a mother's love can have on shaping the future.

Don Bosco Tarlac acknowledges the sacrifices made by these remarkable women, who often juggle multiple responsibilities, balancing their roles as mothers, spouses, professionals, and pillars of support in the community. Their resilience, strength, and unwavering faith in the transformative power of education have laid a strong foundation for the success of countless individuals.

As Don Bosco Tarlac celebrates Mother's Day, it pays tribute to its lay mission partners who are mothers, recognizing their immense contributions and the pivotal role they play in shaping lives. These exceptional women exemplify the selfless love, dedication, and strength that are synonymous with motherhood. Their unwavering support and commitment to the mission of Don Bosco Tarlac have made an indelible impact on the lives of countless individuals, leaving a legacy of love, compassion, and education. On this special day, let us express our deepest gratitude and honor to these remarkable mothers who continue to inspire us all.

Fr. Jojo and Fr. Jerry leads the blessing of mothers.

Lay Mission Partners who are mothers were honored and appreciated on Mothers' Day.

FOUNDEVER PARTNERSHIP

May 3

Foundever (Formerly Sitel Philippines) reiterates its commitment to helping us by improving our work immersion program, employee training and development, curriculum development, and technical assistance to DBTI Tarlac.ย 

DBTI Senior High School Staff together with Foundever (formerly Sitel Philippines) representatives renew their commitment and partnership.

APRIL 2023 FIN PROVINCE NEWSLETTER

April 30

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11TH HIPPO INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE OLYMPIAD 2023 PRELIMINARY ROUND

VIVA DON BOSCO TARLAC!ย ย 

Congratulations to all the winners of the recently held 11th Hippo International English Language Olympiad - Preliminary Round last March 22 at Tarlac Living Faith Academy.

This unique Olympiad is organized by Global Hippo Association. The results were released on April 1, 2023.

Little Hippo Category Coached by Mrs. Jemverlin M. Listerio

Merit Award - Liam Jacob M. Zamora of 2-Variara

Bronze Award - Harvey Jabez Santos Balatbat and Anthon Joseph P. Inocencion of 2-Variara

Silver Award - John Carlisle P. BRIONES of 3-Kowalski

Hippo 1 Category Coached by Ms. Kloie Mikaela M. Candelaria

Bronze Award - Duztin Azriel S. Sotto of 5-Arrieta, Xavier Mac Biag Adriano and One Amiel C. Lobo of 5- Cafasso

Hippo 2 Category Coached Ms. Urica P. Yumague

Gold Award/Semi-Final Round Qualifier - Miguel Angel A. Santos of 6-Giordani

Hippo 3 Category Coached by Wilma E. Delos Santos

Bronze Award - Chris Joesef P. Ylarde of 8-Beltrami

Hippo 4 Category โ€“ Grade 9 Coached by Mikaela Ceazarina O. Estrada

Bronze Award - Rodrigo Carlo T. Perez of 9-Chavez

Merit Award - Efren Y. Vicente III of 9-Ziggiotti

Hippo 4 Category โ€“ Grade 10 Coached by Myrna D. Dimas

Silver Award - Jerold Christian V. Ringor of 10-Rua

Bronze Award - William Layne M. Lumba of 10-Albera

ย Your DBTI family is so proud of you!

Photos and graphics by Aries Sim.

DBEC-BED HOLDS COMMS & MARKETING WORKSHOP

14 April 2023 | Baguio City

Here is a special issue of #inFINity, FIN Province newsletter, to share some of the updates of the Communications and Marketing Workshop of the Don Bosco Educational Centers--Basic Education Department (BED).ย 

DON BOSCO TARLAC IS D.O.L.E. COMPLIANT

Don Bosco Tarlac, a leading educational institution in Tarlac City, underwent a Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) inspection audit on April 12, 2023. According to DOLE, the school has been found compliant with general labor standards and occupational safety and health standards.

The DOLE audit is a routine inspection conducted by the government agency to ensure that institutions comply with labor laws and regulations. The inspection includes checking employment contracts, payrolls, working hours, benefits, and other employee-related matters.

Being compliant with labor and employment practices is essential for any institution. Compliance with these laws and regulations ensures that employees are treated fairly and provided with a safe and healthy working environment. Non-compliance can result in fines and penalties for the institution, and it can also tarnish its reputation in the industry.

Don Bosco Tarlac has always placed a high value on its employees and their well-being. The school has been committed to complying with all labor and employment laws and regulations, and the DOLE audit result is a testament to this commitment.

In light of this achievement, the school congratulates its Rector and President, Fr. Jerry T. Santos, its Economer, Fr. Ian O. Rosal, the School Incident Command Group headed by Br. Lito C. Dela Cruz, the Human Resources Office headed by Ederlinda D. Aquino and Francis Sangil, the Property Custodian Robert Bimeda, and the Institutional Affairs Department headed by Therese Angela M. Caldez. Their hard work and dedication have contributed to the school's success in passing the DOLE audit.

Don Bosco Tarlac will continue to uphold its commitment to providing a safe and healthy working environment for its employees while complying with all labor and employment laws and regulations. The school remains steadfast in its mission to provide quality education and training to its students and prepare them for the challenges of the future.

School Incident Commander, Br. Lito C. Dela Cruz, SDB, HR Officer Mrs. Ederlinda "Jhang" D. Aquino, Rector and President, Fr. Jerry T. Santos, SDB, and HR Assistant Mr. Francis I. Sangil poses for a photo with the DOLE Region 3 Inspection Auditor.

BOSCOLYMPICS IS BACK

April 1, 2023 | TARLAC CITY

Forza! to our Salesian educators and Lay Mission Partners as the annual friendly competition makes its way back after two years of hiatus due to the pandemic. This exciting event, held at Don Bosco Technical Institute in Tarlac City on April 1, 2023, brought together educators from across the Philippine North Province (FIN) for a day of fun and friendly competition.

But it's not all about the competition. The main goal of the event is to encourage fitness and healthy living among educators while providing them with an opportunity to bond and make new friends outside the classroom/campus. And with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, it's no wonder everyone had a blast!

Here are the winners of the different events:

Table Tennis

Chess

Darts

Volleyball

Futsal

Basketball

Badminton

We congratulate those who emerged victorious in the competition. Job well done too to the organizers, Don Bosco Athletic Association, and the hosts of the sportsfest, DBTarlac, headed by the Rector, Fr. Jerry T. Santos, SDB, and the Sports Coordinator, Mr. Jim Gamboa and Mr. Vener Medrano. Way to go, dear Salesian Educators!

Photos by Aries Sim

MARCH 2023 FIN PROVINCE NEWSLETTER

March 30

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DON BOSCO TARLAC x DOMINO'S PIZZA

PIZZA GREAT DAY, BOSCONIANS! ๐Ÿ•โค๏ธย 

Pizza is best eaten with friends most especially with an exclusive 25% discount from the Worldโ€™ Favorite Pizza, Dominoโ€™s! ๐ŸŽ‰ย 

Tag your friends because this is valid for both students and employees of Don Bosco Tarlac. Let's visit Dominoโ€™s Pizza โ€“ City Center Tarlac!

AVAILABLE via Dine In and Take Out only.

Present your DBTarlac ID to enjoy 25% Discount starting MARCH 28, 2023.ย 

25% Discount is valid on any 10" Regular or 14" Family Finest or Specialty pizza.ย 

Discount is valid for 1 ID per single transaction only and is not valid in conjunction with any other ongoing promo or discounts.ย 

Per DTI permit no. FTEB 149643 series of 2022.


#DominosPizza #DonBoscoTarlac

BIYAHE NI KUYA CARLO

March 12, 2023 | TARLAC CITY

Day 1 of the Visit of the pilgrim image and relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis and the Eucharistic Miracles exhibition at Don Bosco Tarlac.

The visit started with a film viewing on the life of Bl Carlo followed by the rite of the enthronement of the pilgrim image and relic, Holy Mass, and veneration.ย ย 

The event was attended by young people, Bosconians, DBYC members, and families.ย 

Day 2 will be on March 14 (Tuesday)

#bnkctarlac2023 #carloacutisph

Carlo Acutis was an English-born Italian Catholic youth and amateur computer programmer, who is best known for documenting Eucharistic miracles around the world and cataloging them on a website he created before his death from leukemia.

He died on Oct. 12, 2006, and was buried in Assisi, at his request, because of his love for St. Francis of Assisi. His cause for canonization began in 2013. He was designated โ€œVenerableโ€ in 2018, and was designated โ€œBlessedโ€ October 10, 2020.ย 

His heart, which can now be considered a relic, is displayed in a reliquary in the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi. His mother said that his family had wanted to donate his organs when he died, but were unable to do so because of the leukemia.

GRADE 8 HERITAGE TOUR

March 11, 2023 | PAMPANGA

Two sections (Czartoryski and Zatti) from the Grade 8 level got a chance to explore new learning venues as they venture into their heritage tour in the province of Pampanga yesterday, March 11, 2023. This tour helps students to widen their knowledge about Kapampangan culture and history.

Don Bosco Technical Institute would like to thank the following institution for accommodating our Bosconians and making this tour possible:

(Tour was organized by the Araling Panlipunan and MAPEH area of the Junior High School Department)

Click here for the complete documentation of the tour.

#DonBoscoTarlacs #Grade8HeritageTour

Grade 8 students assemble with their respective class advisers in preparation for their heritage tour.

Grade 8 students load their respective buses en route to their heritage tour.

Grade 8 students exploring Clark museum.

Grade 8 students taking a picture in front of the Holy Rosary Parish Church.

Grade 8 students visiting the half-buried Parish Church of San Guillermo.

Grade 8 students with their class adviser at the Center for Kapampangan Studies of Holy Angel University.

Photos from Chardel Khylle Ralar of 9 Ziggiotti

JHS OUTDOOR RECREATION

March 5, 2023 | NUEVA, ECIJA

The Junior High School - Student Council, together with Salesians, Floor Directors, and Lay Mission Partners went to Nueva Ecija for their hiking activity.

It was such a great journey and adventure to see and explore nature at its finest.

JHS leaders, Salesians, and Lay Mission Partners on their hiking activity at Nueva Ecija.

JHS leaders, Salesians, and Lay Mission Partners on their hiking activity at Nueva Ecija.

JHS leaders, Salesians, and Lay Mission Partners on their hiking activity at Nueva Ecija.

JHS leaders, Salesians, and Lay Mission Partners on their hiking activity at Nueva Ecija.

Photos from DBTarlac JHS SC FB page

JHS leaders, Salesians, and Lay Mission Partners on their hiking activity at Nueva Ecija.

JHS leaders, Salesians, and Lay Mission Partners on their hiking activity at Nueva Ecija.

GRADE 7 LOCAL TOUR

March 4, 2023 | TARLAC

โ€œNot all classrooms have four wallsโ€

The Grade 7 Junior High School students accompanied by their advisers and subject teachers had their off-campus activity (Local Tour) around the province of Tarlac. This activity aims for our Bosconians to understand the local culture and history of our province. This activity was organized by the Araling Panlipunan Area.

Don Bosco Technical Institute would like to thank the following for accommodating our Bosconians and making this activity possible:

#Grade7LocalTour

Grade 7 students and their class adviser checking out the goats of JSJ Goat Farm.

Grade 7 students and their class advisers at the Death March marker in Capas.

Grade 7 students and their class adviser climbing their way to the Our Lady of Lourdes grotto in Bamban.

Grade 7 students and their class adviser enjoying the World War II museum in Bamban.

Grade 7 students and their class adviser at the Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Brgy. Central, Tarlac City.

Grade 7 class advisers at the La Sagrada Familia Parish in Brgy. Sulipa, Gerona.

Photos and story from DBTarlac Jemaica Bercarsi

LAMPARA: ILAW SA PANIBAGONG KABATAAN

March 4, 2023 | BACOLOR, PAMPANGA

Ducere Est Servireโ€”To Lead is To Serve

Don Bosco Technical Institute Tarlac was one of the six participating schools in the annual Bosconian Youth Congress (BYC) held last Friday, March 3, 2023, at Don Bosco Academy Bacolor.

With the theme "Lampara: Ilaw sa Panibagong Kabataan", Bosconian Youth Leaders were able to learn more about the importance of the youth's participation in the progressing society at this annual congregation.ย 

The Bosconian Youth Congress (BYC) held last Friday, March 3, 2023, at Don Bosco Academy Bacolor.

DBTarlac Participants of the Bosconian Youth Congress (BYC) held last Friday, March 3, 2023, at Don Bosco Academy Bacolor.

DBTarlac Participants of the Bosconian Youth Congress (BYC) held last Friday, March 3, 2023, at Don Bosco Academy Bacolor.

DBTarlac Participants of the Bosconian Youth Congress (BYC) held last Friday, March 3, 2023, at Don Bosco Academy Bacolor.

Salesians present during the Bosconian Youth Congress (BYC) held last Friday, March 3, 2023, at Don Bosco Academy Bacolor.

DBTarlac Participants of the Bosconian Youth Congress (BYC) held last Friday, March 3, 2023, at Don Bosco Academy Bacolor.

DBTarlac Participants of the Bosconian Youth Congress (BYC) held last Friday, March 3, 2023, at Don Bosco Academy Bacolor.


Photos by SHS Media Team

Salesian Educators present during the Bosconian Youth Congress (BYC) held last Friday, March 3, 2023, at Don Bosco Academy Bacolor.

DBTarlac Participants of the Bosconian Youth Congress (BYC) held last Friday, March 3, 2023, at Don Bosco Academy Bacolor.

FEBRUARY 2023 FIN PROVINCE NEWSLETTER

February 28

Keep yourselves abreast with the latest news with the FIN Province Newsletter, the second issue for the year 2023 features Don Bosco Tarlac.

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DBTI JOINS CITY DIVISION SCHOOLS' PRESS-CONFERENCE

Congratulations to the winners of the recently concluded Tarlac City Division Schools Press Conference held last February 17-18, 2023 with the theme: "DIIN: Intensifying the Role of Campus Journalism in Literacy Recovery and Community Empowerment"


Online Publishing (English)- 2nd Place


Online Publishing (Filipino)- 4th Place


Collaborative Desktop Publishing- (English)- 4th Place


Radio Broadcasting (English)- 2nd Place


Radio Broadcasting (Filipino)- 2nd Place and Best Infomercial


TV Production (English)- 2nd Place


TV Newscasting (Filipino)- 3rd Place


News Writing (English)


News Writing (Filipino)


Column Writing (Filipino)ย 


Editorial Writing (English)ย 


Copyreading (English)ย 


Copyreading (Filipino)ย 


Science Writing (Filipino)


Photojournalism (English)


Photojournalism (Filipino)


Sports Writing (English)


COACHES:

- Mrs. Georgiena Ann F. David

- Ms. Lovely A. Cruz

- Ms. Mariko Campos

- Mr. Mike Angelo B. Casapao

- Mr. Jose Carlo Angelo L. Espinosa

- Mr. Royce Jayson R. Ligsay

- Mr. John Paul Aries R. Sim

Elementary Winners.

Graphics by Aries Sim.

High School Winners.

DBTI JOINS TCPEIA SCHOOLS' PRESS-CONFERENCE

Congratulations to the winners of the recently concluded TCPEIA Schools Press-Conference held last February 9-10, 2023.

Science Writing (Filipino)


Science Writing (English)


Feature Writing (Filipino)


Feature Writing (English)


Photojournalism (Filipino)


Photojournalism (English)


2nd Place โ€“ Radio Broadcasting (Filipino)

BEST ANCHOR: Nina Francesca P. Gutierrez

BEST INFOMERCIAL: DON BOSCO TARLAC


COACHES:


COLUMN WRITING (English)


COLUMN WRITING (Filipino)


SPORTS WRITING (English)


SPORTS WRITING (Filipino)


COPYREADING & HEADLINE WRITING (English)


COPYREADING & HEADLINE WRITING (Filipino)


NEWS WRITING (Filipino)


NEWS WRITING (English)


EDITORIAL CARTOONING (English)


EDITORIAL CARTOONING (Filipino)


EDITORIAL WRITING (Filipino)


EDITORIAL WRITING (English)


COACHES:


Day 1 Winners.

Graphics by Aries Sim.

Day 2 Winners.

NEW KEY ASSIGNMENTS OF SDBS ANNOUNCED

Today, 7 February, Memorial of Bl. Pius IX, our Provincial Superior Fr. Gerardo Martin, SDB, announced the new key assignments of our Salesians of Don Bosco in the Philippines--North Province (FIN).ย 

PROVINCIAL POSTS

NEW RECTORS

We ask the members of the Salesian Family and the friends of Don Bosco to pray for these Salesians of Don Bosco.

DB ALUMNI FIRST NATIONWIDE RAFFLE

January 31 | SANTO CRISTO, TARLAC CITY

Don Bosco Technical Institute participated in the First Nationwide Raffle organized by Don Bosco Alumn in Philippine National Federation for the benefit of the Don Bosco Centers devastated by typhoons last 2022. DB Tarlac was able to sell a total of 1,521 raffle tickets.ย 

Don Bosco Centers who benefitted are as follows:

Among the raffle winners, 3 are from Don Bosco Tarlac:

Angel B. Lamorena of 11-Ferrari claims her Mountain Bike from (L-R) DBAPNF President Pipo Soliman, DBTarlac Rector, Fr. Jerry Santos, and DBTPPA President Mico David.

Photos by Ryan Gonzales.

Mar Elvin M. Villafuerte of 3-Kowalski claims his Mountain Bike from (L-R) DBAPNF President Pipo Soliman, DBTarlac Rector, Fr. Jerry Santos, and DBTPPA President Mico David.

Marie Fiona S. Velasquez of 12-Sacchi claims her Motorcyle from (L-R) DBAPNF President Pipo Soliman, DBTarlac Rector, Fr. Jerry Santos, and DBTPPA President Mico David.

Raffle Beneficiaries

Image by Leo B. Ballesteros Jr.

DBTARLAC DONATES OLD BOOKS

January 31 | SANTO CRISTO, TARLAC CITY

Don Bosco Technical Institute Library, after weeding old books by the librarian, Mrs. Glenda D. Del Socura, donates the said books to the book-drive of the 302nd Ready Reserve Infantry Battalion's outreach program and school library-building through the coordination of Sgt. Renz Dominic D. Gonzales (RES) PA and the leadership of their director, Col. Reynaldo R. Malapad (CAV) GSC PA.

The Librarian, Ma'am Glenda Del Socura, supervises the donation of books to the 302nd Ready Reserve Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army.

Photos by Ryan Gonzales.

Fr. Jerry Santos and Ma'am Glenda Del Socura together with the officers of the 302nd Ready Reserve Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army.

Fr. Jerry Santos and Ma'am Glenda Del Socura together with the members of the 302nd Ready Reserve Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army.

DB TARLAC LONGEVITY AWARDEES FOR 2023

SANTO CRISTO, TARLAC CITY - Don Bosco Tarlac awards this year's longevity to the following Lay Mission Partners:

We thank them for their invaluable service to Don Bosco and its mission to the youth of Tarlac. We pray that they may strive forward and continue to render their services and produce more honest Christians and upright citizens.

Graphics by John Magtoto.

JANUARY 2023 FIN PROVINCE NEWSLETTER

January 31

Keep yourselves abreast with the latest news with the FIN Province Newsletter, the very first issue for the year 2023.

Click here to view.

HOPE 3 CULMINATING: "PISTA SA BUSKO"

January 21 | Tarlac

The first-ever โ€œPista sa Buskoโ€ was a success! Through the effort and creativity of Grade 12 students, with the support of their respective class advisers, the culminating activity of the Health Optimizing Physical Education (HOPE) 3 class has been a ray of colors leaving the Bosconians a feast to remember. This culminating activity is organized by the HOPE 3 subject teacher Mr. Christian Jimenez and the documentation is through the Media Team and Essentrix Production.

More pictures here.

Highlight videos here.

Full videos of performances here.

Performers showcase the festival assigned to their class.

Photos from Essentrix Productions.

Organizers and judges, from left to right: Mr. Christian Jimenez; Mr. Pen Llamido; Mrs. Rochelle Custodio; and, Mr. Albert Dizon.

Winners of the HOPE 3 culminating activity for their mandatory group photo.

GRAND ALUMNI HOMECOMING IS BACK

January 14 | Sto Cristo, Tarlac

After a 2-year hiatus, the live onsite celebration of the Grand Alumni Homecoming is back. With 669 past pupils attending the event hosted by the Golden Jubilarians - the class of 1973 and the Silver Jubilarians - the class of 1998 headed by their President Jomz Gomez and their Homecoming Chairman Christiane Juico. The past pupils were treated by performances from Pyro Mania, Rouge, and Blue Ketchup and emcees Jelly Joyce and Nica. The event was highlighted by the oath-taking of the new sets of officers and board members still led by President Mico David, the awarding of the Alumni Awards and President's awards, awarding of the winners of the Don Bosco Youth Cup regular season, and the turnover to the next host batch. The calss of 1998 also pledged to donate Php. 500 Thousand for the commissioning of a new Don Bosco Statue in the upcoming Cresendo campus.ย 

More details here.

Highlight video here.

Full videos of live recording here , here, and here.

Every celebration of the Grand Alumni Homecoming begins with the celebration of Holy Eucharist - homecoming to Jesus.

Photos courtesy of Ryan Gonzales.

The Golden Jubilarians - class of 1973, during the blessing of their batch project, the statue of our national hero Jose Rizal which they originally donated 25 years ago.

New set of DBTPPA officers and board members take their solemn oath to serve the past pupils from 2023-2024.

VOTERS EDUCATION FOR BOSCONIANS

January 9 | Tarlac

The Office of the Election Officer (OEO)-Tarlac City conducted a Voter Education lecture at Don Bosco Technical Institute earlier this morning together with the Education and Information Department (EID), for the upcoming 2023 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE 2023).


More pictures here and here.

Mr. Noel Lugay, an alumnus, shares the importance of registering to be able to practice one's right to suffrage.

Photos by Ryan Gonzales.

Senior High School students lend their ears as they gear up for the upcoming Barangay elections.

Qualified but unregistered students who are residents of Tarlac City were also given a chance to register for the upcoming Barangay elections.

DB CRESENDO SHS BUILDING CONTRACT INKED

December 23 | Tarlac

The contract for the proposed 3-story Senior High School Building between Don Bosco Tarlac and the general contractor, RR Ricafort was finally signed. After extensive review by the respective legal teams of Don Bosco Tarlac (Feliciano Law) and RR Ricafort (Atienza Law Firm), the signing of the contract was pushed through by its respective representatives: Fr. Jerry T. Santos, SDB (Rector); Fr. Ian O. Rosal (Economer) - both representing Don Bosco Tarlac; and, Raffy Ricafort representing RR Ricafort Constructions. Witnessing the signing were the Project Managers from JASV, Mr. Rap Ricafort (Raffy is an alumnus from the class of 1987 while his son Rap belongs to the class of 2020), and Mr. Ryan Gonzales, the Project Development Officer of DB Tarlac - Cresendo Campus.

Contract-signing between Don Bosco Tarlac and RR Ricafort Constructions - the winning bidder and general contractor for the proposed 3-story SHS Building at DB Tarlac Cresedo Campus.

Photos by Ryan Gonzales.

From Left to Right: Fr. Jerry T. Santos, SDB, Rector of DB Tarlac; Raffy Ricafort, Owner of RR Ricafort Constructions; and, Fr. Ian O. Rosal, SDB, Economer of DB Tarlac.

Atty. Andrew Atienza of Atienza Law Firm, an alumnus from the class of 2004, notarizes the contract.

LAMPS GO FOR RETREAT

December 17-19 | Baguio City

Lay Mission Partners undergo retreat in the new normal. From December 17-19, school teachers, staff, and employees went to St. Scholastica Retreat House in Baguio after two years of missing this formative activity due to the pandemic.

The LaMPs were divided into two groups. One group was facilitated by Doc Roberto Guevara while the other group was under Fr. Armand Robleza, SDB.

Photos by Ryan Gonzales.

LaMPs mandatory photo right after the Holy Mass at the St. Scholastica Retreat House Chapel.

The last time the LaMPs had their retreat here was wayback 2019.

LOVE AND SHARE OUTREACH PROGRAM

December 16 | Tarlac

Don Bosco Tarlac celebrated Christmas Season in the most meaningful way through this Love and Share Outreach Program. As we know that the season of giving is around the corner, we are grateful to you for extending your warm support and valuable service which you have provided to us throughout this year.

In the spirit of giving, we humbly asked for donations for our gift-giving to help the underprivileged and poor people in the community and we have been humbled by your overwhelming support.

A significant percentage of these donations will go to the DBTI-adopted community (Blk. 9, San Roque, Tarlac City, and Sitio Tala, San Jose, Tarlac), and the remaining will be distributed to the farmers in Pao Moriones, San Jose, Tarlac who struggle to produce a fair harvest due to the poor state of the land they cultivated.

Donations were offered during the Holy Mass.

Photos by Ryan Gonzales.

This was how Bosconians celebrated their Christmas party - in the spirit of giving.

With the generous support of each family, we will be able to help many less fortunate people in the community.

HAPPY SACERDOTAL ANNIVERSARY FR. JERRY & FR. IAN

December 8 | Tarlac City

Called and Chosen, Blessed and Broken!

Today we accompany Fr. Jerry T. Santos, SDB and Fr. Ian O. Rosal, SDB as they celebrate their 17th Sacerdotal Anniversary. As they celebrate this anniversary it is a time when we look back and thank the Lord for His goodness and it is our sincere prayer that He will continue using Fr. Jerry and Fr. Ian according to His purpose. God bless Father Jerry and Father Ian!

#AriseShineOut #SacerdotalAnniversary #SalesiansofDonBosco #DBTarlac

HAPPY SACERDOTAL ANNIVERSARY FR. NESTY

December 7 | Tarlac City

Called and Chosen, Blessed and Broken!

Today we accompany Fr Nesty Pidazo, SDB as he celebrates his 26th Sacerdotal Anniversary. As he celebrates this anniversary it is a time when we look back and thank the Lord for His goodness and it is our sincere prayer that He will continue using Fr. Nesty according to His purpose. God bless Father Nesty!

#AriseShineOut #SacerdotalAnniversary #SalesiansofDonBosco #DBTarlac

SHS LAMPS ONBOARDED ON THE CRESENDO PROJECT

December 2 | San Miguel, Tarlac

Don Bosco Tarlac Lay Mission Partners spends the whole day planning and preparing for the transition of the Senior High School area to the new campus in Cresendo, Brgy. Central, Tarlac City. Fr. Jerry T. Santos SDB, Rector, shares the school vision regarding the Don Bosco Cresendo Campus. Mr. Ryan D. Gonzales, DB Cresendo Project Development Officer, shared Ayala Land Inc.'s over-all plan for Ayala Land Cresendo. Ar. Joel Viray of JASV Builders, Project Manager, gave an outline of the timetable for the construction and the over-all look of the campus. Mrs. Lani Tindongan, Institutional Secretary, shared the plans prepared by the former leadership of the SHS area. Sir Ryan and Ma'am Lani also took turns in sharing the best practices they have observed in the different schools benchmarked by the school. Mrs. Tami Caldez, Mr. Limuel Teodor, and Mrs. Suzanette Elardo took turns energizing the group with their fun-filled ice-breakers and activities. Also in attendance were the technical team of JASV, former SHS APAA Ms. Ara Diane Marcelo, non-teaching staff and office personnel with concerns in the SHS, and the Engineering team of Mr. Dennis Vidad representing the class of 1999. The class of 1999 pledged to shoulder the expenses for the Media Room which is one of the key highlight of the SHS Building.

SHS Lay Mission Partners visit the site of the Don Bosco Senior High School Building.

Photos by Ryan Gonzales.

Fr. Jerry, the Rector, leads the onboarding of SHS Lay Mission Partners to the DB Cresendo project

SHS Lay Mission Partners contribute different ideas for the Don Bosco Senior High School Building.

DBTARLAC HOSTS FIN SALESIANS' PROVINCE DAY

November 30 | Tarlac City

Don Bosco Tarlac welcomes Salesians from the Luzon Archipelago as they gather for their annual Province Day. This year's gathering was held in Tarlac since Don Bosco Technical Institute is celebrating its 75th founding anniversary. Heavy breakfast courtesy of the Salesian Cooperators welcomed the Salesians coming from different communities: San Jose, Mabalacat, Tondo, Mandaluyong, Savio Parish, Makati, Provincial House, San Ildefonso Parish, Tuloy sa Don Bosco, Santa Rosa, Batulao, Canlubang, Calauan, Legaspi, Naga, etc. The celebration began with the Holy Mass followed by a festive program awarding those who are celebrating anniversaries in their Salesian life. Sumptuous lunch was highlighted by a Lechon Baka and street foods like isaw, kwek-kwek, and dirty ice-cream. Funfilled exhibition games culminated the momentous day.

DBTARLAC WELCOMES PRENOVITIATE COMMUNITY

November 29 | Tarlac City

Don Bosco Tarlac welcomes the Prenovitiate Community of the Carreno House of Formation all the way from Canlubang, Calamba City, Laguna headed by their Rector, Fr. Jake Lopez, SDB. The Salesian Aspirants and Prenovices are here for the interment of the father of their companion, MJ Magsino. They will be staying overnight since tomorrow is also the Province Day of the Salesian Society of Saint John Bosco Philippine North Province (FIN). This is a day when various Salesians from the Luzon Archipelagoย  gather for their annual Province Day. This year's gathering will be held in Tarlac since Don Bosco Technical Institute is celebrating its 75th founding anniversary.

DBTARLAC WELCOMES NEW LAMPS

November 24 | Tarlac City

At last, the roster of lay mission partners for SY 2022-2023 is complete. We welcome our LaMPs sent to us by Mama Mary.

DB MONDO VISITS DB MANAOAG, DB TARLAC , DB CRESENDO

November 23 | Manaoag and Tarlac

Mr. Steffen Marziniak of Don Bosco Mondo visited the Salesian community of Don Bosco Tarlac on 23 November accompanied by the Provincial Project Officer of Philippine North Province (FIN), Ms. Rona Aurea Palma. He was able to see the local projects and upcoming ones in dire need of foreign funding that will benefit the mission of Don Bosco in Tarlac. He visited the upcoming farm community in Manaoag, the current solar-renewable energy of the main campus in Tarlac, and the upcoming campus and developments in Cresendo.

Steffen checks out the site of the upcoming Don Bosco Cresendo.

Photos by Ryan Gonzales.

Steffen getting excited about the start of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Tarlac come 2025.

From left to right (back): Ms. Rona Aurea Palma (FIN Provincial Project Office), Mr. Steffen Marziniak (Don Bosco Mondo), Mr. Ryan Gonzales (DB Cresendo Project Development Coordinator), and Br. Lito Dela Cruz, SDB.

GRADE 11 CAREER DAY

November 23 | Fr. William Balocco Gymnasium, Tarlac City

The Guidance and Testing Office, through the Guidance and Counseling Program, envision itself as a helpful instrument in helping each Bosconians realize their full potential as a person in touch with God and with Christ, the Master, and Model of St. John Bosco. As a result, they would become young servant-leaders who are empowered to live, love, learn and leave a legacy as they reach out in fellowship and service to their family, school, and community.

In this light, Grade 11 students had their career day with the theme of "Learn from the Experts: How to Create a Successful Career" and listened to the career talks of the following guests: ABM - Mr. Pio Arugay, a businessman belonging to the class of 1991; HUMSS - Atty. Jose Marie "PJ" Baluyot, a litigation lawyer belonging to the class of 2003; and, STEM - Dr. Angela Marie Angeles-Gonzales, an OB-GYN. Guest speakers shared the following: the factors they considered in pursuing the profession/career that they have right now; the characteristics and values they think one must possess to become successful both in academic and career-wise; and, the best preparation they did in building a successful career.

Mr. Pio Arugay shares his journey towards sales and business.

Photos courtesy of Ryan Gonzales.

Atty. PJ Baluyot shares what he does as a litigation lawyer.

Dr. Angie shares the necessary intelligences required on her journey as an Obstetrician and Gynecologists - IQ, EQ, SQ, and AQ.

DB MONDO PROJECT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

November 21 | Don Bosco FIN Provincial House, Makati City

Don Bosco Mondo is a non-profit organization (NPO) committed to supporting disadvantaged youth worldwide. As their advocate, the NPO mobilizes personnel, spiritual, and financial resources, and it also aims at spreading and increasing the enthusiasm for their joint efforts. Don Bosco Mondo sees school education and vocational training as the key to empowering young people to live independent lives free from poverty. In close partnership with the Salesians of Don Bosco and the Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco, assistance is provided to more than 15 million children and adolescents beyond all limits.ย 

Don Bosco Mondo provides targeted support for the projects of the Salesian Family, the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) and the Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco (FMA) in Africa, Latin America and Asia. In 2020, Don Bosco Mondo funded 214 projects in 45 countries totaling 14,25 million euros.

Education and vocational training are the main focus of the NPOโ€™s work. Through skill training and holistic personality development, marginalized children and adolescents are empowered to become self-confident citizens who know their rights and are able to claim them. Through these efforts, Don Bosco Mondo is strengthening civil society in the project countries. The association promotes capacity development and fosters the creation of sustainable self-help structures as well as a strong financial foundation.

Funding priority is given to the following project areas:

The local Salesian communities are responsible for planning and coordinating the projects. They apply for project-related funding to Don Bosco Mondo via the respective Project Development Office (PDO). It applies for funds from private supporting organizations, foundations, donors or the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). In order to receive funding, a project must meet certain formal and content-related requirements, the adherence to which is controlled by the responsible project officer. The project officers also advise on and develop projects together with the communities.

Mr. Steffen Marziniak of Don Bosco Mondo conducted a workshop on project management and discussed the project details of the BMZ funding agency that will hear the proposal coming from Don Bosco Calauan, Don Bosco Legaspi, and Don Bosco Manaoag. Technical directors and Economers from the said Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Centers were present.

DBTPPA ANNOUNCES 3RD SHOOTFEST

November

Don Bosco Tarlac Past Pupils Association (DBTPPA) in partnership with the Fraternal Order of Eacles CLR XX invites you to the 3rd Alumni Shootfest - Philippine Shooters and Match Officers Confederation (PSMOC) Level 1 Sanctioned Match with 7 Stages and a minimum of 170 ROunds for Handgun, Practical Rimfire Rifle (PRR)and Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC). This fundraising event will benefit the projects of the DBTPPPA and the Don Bosco Youth Center (DBYC) scholarship fund. The competition will be held at the Tarlac Shooters Club Firing Range, Sitio Molave, San Isidro, Tarlac City on November 26-27, 2022. This event is made possible through the sponsorship of Tarlac 1st Congressional District Representative Jaime Cojuangco. For queries, you may reach out to DBTPPA President Mico David at 0917 855 8898.

TCPEIA MEETS AT DBTARLAC

November 16

The Tarlac City Private Educational Institutions Association (TCPEIA) held its Executive Meeting at the Don Bosco Tarlac Auditorium last Wednesday, November 16, 2022 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM. The agenda were as follows:ย 

Mr. Isgani Lopez, DepEd Tarlac City Division Office's In-Charge for Private Schools, was also present to answer queries.

TCPEIA President Mrs. Vicky Samson opens the meeting with DepEd's In-Charge of Private Schools Mr. Isagani Lopez.

Photos courtesy of Fr. Jerome Quinto, SDB.

TCPEIA Board, Officers, Principals, and school representatives for the photo-ops.

Mrs. Vicky Samson continues to lead the private schools of Tarlac City as the TCPEIA President .

DBTPPA RECEIVES DONATION FROM CITY MAYOR

November 14

Mayor Cristy Angeles hands over her donation of Php. 100,000.00 for the annual fundraiser of the Don Bosco Tarlac Past Pupils Association, the DBTPPA Shootfest. Proceeds of this fundraising activity will be for the projects of the association and the Don Bosco Youth Center (DBYC) Scholarship Program. Mayor Cristy also affirms her pledge of Php. 60,000.00 which would shoulder the school fees of two DBYC scholars this school year 2022-2023. DBTPPA Officers received the donation on behalf of the association.

From Left to Righ: former DBTPPA Public Relations Officer Jay-Jay Salvador (Class of 1996); DBTPPA President Eng'r. Mico David (Class of 1992); Mayor Cristy Angeles; DBTPPA Treasurer Paumee David (Class of 1993); and, DBTI Alumni Coordinator Ryan Gonzales (Class of 2003).

Photo by Jay-Jay Salvador.

SDB GENERAL ECONOMER VISITS DBTARLAC

November 14

The General Economer of the Salesian Congregation, Salesian Brother Jean Paul Muller, visited the Salesian community of Don Bosco Tarlac on 14 November accompanied by the Provincial Economer of Philippine North Province (FIN), Fr. Edwin Ulanday, SDB and Dr. Janco Jochimsen of Germany. He was able to see the local Salesian work in detail, examined all the areas of the mission, offered suggestions for improvement, and saw the new developments that will benefit the mission of Don Bosco in Tarlac. He also praised the Salesians for their service and urged them to continue their work for the youth of Tarlac.

Br. Muller meets with SDBs of Tarlac.

Br. Muller, and Dr. Janco with some words with Senior High School Students of Don Bosco Tarlac.

From left to right (back): Br. Lito Dela Cruz, SDB, Br. Jean Paul Muller,ย  SDB, Dr. Janco Jochimsen, and Fr. Jerry Santos, SDB. Front: Fr. Ian Rosal, SDB.

Fr. Ian and Sir Ryan shows the site development plan of Don Bosco Cresendo to Br. Muller and Dr. Janco.

Photos by Br. Lito Dela Cruz, SDB.

Fr. Elu, Br. Muller, and Dr. Janco were toured around the site of Don Bosco Cresendo.

From left to right: Fr. Edwin Ulanday, SDB, Br. Lito Dela Cruz, SDB, Br. Jean Paul Muller,ย  SDB, Dr. Janco (back), and Fr. Ian Rosal, SDB (front).

DBTARLAC UNDERGOES REACCREDITATION

November 12 | PAASCU Re-Accreditation

Don Bosco Tarlac continues its quest for excellence in rendering quality education to Bosconians by undergoing (Philippine Accrediting Association for Schools, Colleges, and Universities) PAASCU online reaccreditation. Members of the Council of Work headed by the Rector, Fr. Jerrry T. Santos, SDB, welcomed our accreditor and PAASCU representative. Our Level 2 status was retained thanks to the leadership of the following: Dr. Therese M. Caldez, Institutional Affairs Officer; Fr. Nestor S. Pidazzo, SDB, Principal; Fr. April Jerome S. Quinto, SDB, Deputy Principal; Mr. Carlos R. Doria, Interim Assistant to the Principal on Curriculum and Instruction; Mrs. Glenda I. Marcelo, Junior High School Assistant Principal for Student Affairs; and, Ms. Aurea S. Perez, Elementary Assistant Principal for Student Affairs.

SALESIAN MISSIONS DAY

November 11 | The First Salesian Missionary Expedition

Fr. Michael Rua, Don Bosco's first successor, reminds us: "When Don Bosco sent his first sons to America he had himself photographed in the act of handing Fr John Cagliero, who headed the expedition, the book of the Constitutions as though to say: 'I would like to go with you myself, but since I cannot do so these Constitutions will take my place. Keep them as you would a precious treasure!" (Foreword of the Salesian Constitutions)

The 11th of November is a powerful reminder about the missionary dimension of the Salesian Congregation. This missionary zeal โ€“ synthesized in the DA MIHI ANIMAS - was the animating force which undergirded all his initiatives: It is in this light, that immediately after the approval of the Constitutions (1874), on 11 November 1875, Don Bosco sent the first missionary expedition.ย 

In a special manner, we pray for missionaries all over the world. May God sustain them as they bring the word of God to everyone they encounter in their journey.

DBTARLAC IS WEGENIZED

October 28 | WeGen Turnover Ceremonies

Fr. Ian received the Legacy Certificate from WeGen Laudato Si', Inc. honoring the commendable efforts of Don Bosco Tarlac in strengthening its collective response to promote the use of clean and sustainable solar energy in the Philippines, and in the spirit of Pope Francis' encyclicalย  "Laudato Si': On Care for our Common Home." As of press time, we are proud to announce that the institution runs on clean, safe, and renewable energy from the sun as harnessed by sola photovoltaic systems provided by WeGen Philippines. The Senior High School building was installed with a 99.56 kWp (262 PV panels).ย 

With the 262 solar panels installed, the system will generate 3,466,209 kWh of electricity in the next 25 years with an average of 324,838 kWh output per year. The electricity output of the system has the potential to offset 52-54% of the facility's electricity consumption which would have otherwise sourced from the distribution utility at volatile historically increasing rates.

The system will prevent the production of 291 metric tons of sulfur dioxide which is the leading cause of acid rain, and 11.75 metric tons of nitrous oxide which is the main cause of smog. The oxygen that the system will help preserve will be equivalent to the oxygen production of 30,450 hectares of forest.

Fr. Ian receives the Legacy Certificate from WeGen Laudato Si', Inc.

Photos by Aries Sim.

WeGen representatives together Don Bosco Tarlac staff with some photo-ops to mark this momentous day.

Don Bosco Tarlac is WeGenized with more than 50% of its power consumption coming from renewable energy.

DBTARLAC CELEBRATES THE CANONIZATION OF ST. ARTEMIDE ZATTI

October 9 | Canonization of St. Artemide Zatti

Different members of the Salesian Family of Don Bosco Tarlac gathered to celebrate the canonization of St. Artemide Zatti - Salesian Brother. At 9:30 AM, the Eucharistic Celebration was celebrated in the Mary Help of Christians Chapel and at 11:00 AM, the program and festivities ensue. The Rector, Fr. Jerry T. Santos, SDB, was the main celebrant while Fr. Ian O. Rosal and Fr. Jojo S. Torres concelebrated alongside Fr. Jerry. The ensuing program was animated by the hosting skills of GEX members, Ariel Escoto Jr. and Nicole Lulu. Different presentations were showcased to honor the newly canonized Saint Brother Artemide Zatti.

Fr. Jerry gives the homily.

Salesian Family members attend the Mass.

Salesian Family members attend the Mass.

Fr. Ian leads the prayer to start the program.

Photos by Ryan Gonzales.

Young ones and young once dance in joy.

Ma'am Gay collects raffle stubs.

DBTARLAC CELEBRATES THE MEMORIAL OF OUR LADY OF ROSARY

October 7 | Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary

Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord, your grace into our hearts, that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ you Son was made known by the message of an Angel, may, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, by his Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of his Resurrection. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The First Friday Mass to commemorate the Sacred Heart of Jesus was celebrated at 12:15 in the afternoon while the Lay Mission Parterns gathered for the praying of the rosary at 3:40 in the afternoon.

1 DAY TO GO BEFORE THE CANONIZATION OF BL. ZATTI

๐™‘๐™„๐™‘๐˜ผ ๐˜ผ๐™๐™๐™€ฬ๐™ˆ๐™„๐˜ฟ๐™€ ๐™•๐˜ผ๐™๐™๐™„!ย 

Only ๐—” ๐——๐—”๐—ฌ ๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—™๐—ง! before the canonization of Bl. Artรฉmide Zatti!

For the last time let us get to know him through these pieces of information. We hope you joined us in praying and doing the virtue challenge throughout the 9 day novena.ย 

https://zatti.sdb.org.ph

https://zatti.org/en/inicio-english/

#DBYC

#ZATTISANTO

2 DAYS TO GO BEFORE THE CANONIZATION OF BL. ZATTI

Hey there, Bosconians!

Only ๐Ÿฎ ๐——๐—”๐—ฌ๐—ฆ ๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—™๐—ง! before the canonization of Bl. Artรฉmide Zatti!

Still donโ€™t know who Zatti is?

Get to know him a little more through these pieces of information. We hope you joined us in praying and doing the virtue challenge yesterday. Let us continue doing so until October 9, 2022, Sunday!

https://zatti.sdb.org.ph

https://zatti.org/en/inicio-english/

#DBYC

#ZATTISANTO

3 DAYS TO GO BEFORE THE CANONIZATION OF BL. ZATTI

Hey there, Bosconians!

Only ๐Ÿฏ ๐——๐—”๐—ฌ๐—ฆ ๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—™๐—ง! before the canonization of Bl. Artรฉmide Zatti!

Still donโ€™t know who Zatti is?

Get to know him a little more through these pieces of information. We hope you joined us in praying and doing the virtue challenge yesterday. Let us continue doing so until October 9, 2022, Sunday!

https://zatti.sdb.org.ph

https://zatti.org/en/inicio-english/

#DBYC

#ZATTISANTO

HAPPY WORLD TEACHERS DAY

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our dear teachers for their dedication and hard work as they educate the minds and hearts of our Bosconians. As we celebrate world teachers day, we remember to pray for our Salesian Educators:

Dear God,

Grant our teachers an abundance of Your wisdom. Prepare their hearts to welcome and love our loved ones, and may we make sure to show them love and respect in return. Give them grace as they help students who arenโ€™t thriving, courage to say what needs to be said, tools and knowledge on how and when to speak love, and strength when they feel weak. When they feel unseen, remind them that no moment goes unnoticed. They are shaping the future in one million small - yet incredibly important - ways every day. We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the gift of learning they share with our children. Bless them, Lord, and may they see even just a glimpse of how their faithfulness will forever impact generations to come.

Amen.

4 DAYS TO GO BEFORE THE CANONIZATION OF BL. ZATTI

Hey there, Bosconians!

Only 4 DAYS LEFT before the canonization of Bl. Artรฉmide Zatti!

Still donโ€™t know who Zatti is?

Get to know him a little more through these pieces of information. We hope you joined us in praying and doing the virtue challenge yesterday. Let us continue doing so until October 9, 2022, Sunday!

https://zatti.sdb.org.ph

https://zatti.org/en/inicio-english/

#DBYC

#ZATTISANTO

5 DAYS TO GO BEFORE THE CANONIZATION OF BL. ZATTI

Hey there, Bosconians!

Only 5 DAYS LEFT before the canonization of Bl. Artรฉmide Zatti!

Still donโ€™t know who Zatti is?

Get to know him a little more through these pieces of information. We hope you joined us in praying and doing the virtue challenge yesterday. Let us continue doing so until October 9, 2022, Sunday!

https://zatti.sdb.org.ph

https://zatti.org/en/inicio-english/

#DBYC

#ZATTISANTO

6 DAYS TO GO BEFORE THE CANONIZATION OF BL. ZATTI

Hey there, Bosconians!

Only 6 DAYS LEFT before the canonization of Bl. Artรฉmide Zatti!

Still donโ€™t know who Zatti is?

Get to know him a little more through these pieces of information. We hope you joined us in praying and doing the virtue challenge yesterday. Let us continue doing so until October 9, 2022, Sunday!

https://zatti.sdb.org.ph

https://zatti.org/en/inicio-english/

#DBYC

#ZATTISANTO

7 DAYS TO GO BEFORE THE CANONIZATION OF BL. ZATTI

Hey there, Bosconians!

Only 7 DAYS LEFT before the canonization of Bl. Artรฉmide Zatti!

Still donโ€™t know who Zatti is?

Get to know him a little more through these pieces of information. We hope you joined us in praying and doing the virtue challenge yesterday. Let us continue doing so until October 9, 2022, Sunday!

https://zatti.sdb.org.ph

https://zatti.org/en/inicio-english/

#DBYC

#ZATTISANTO

8 DAYS TO GO BEFORE THE CANONIZATION OF BL. ZATTI

Hey there, Bosconians!

Only 8 DAYS LEFT before the canonization of Bl. Artรฉmide Zatti!

Still donโ€™t know who Zatti is?

Get to know him a little more through these pieces of information. We hope you joined us in praying and doing the virtue challenge yesterday. Let us continue doing so until October 9, 2022, Sunday!

https://zatti.sdb.org.ph

https://zatti.org/en/inicio-english/

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