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.

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.

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.

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.

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 NPO’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:

  • Vocational training

  • Human and children's rights

  • Emergency relief

  • Street children projects

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:

  1. Campus Journalism Training

  2. CLAPSA Report

  3. Nomination for Outstanding School heads

  4. Christmas Party

  5. Other matters.

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, 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, 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 – 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.

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' encyclical "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).

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.

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

𝙑𝙄𝙑𝘼 𝘼𝙍𝙏𝙀́𝙈𝙄𝘿𝙀 𝙕𝘼𝙏𝙏𝙄!

Only 𝗔 𝗗𝗔𝗬 𝗟𝗘𝗙𝗧! before the canonization of Bl. Artémide 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.

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 𝟮 𝗗𝗔𝗬𝗦 𝗟𝗘𝗙𝗧! before the canonization of Bl. Artémide Zatti!

Still don’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 𝟯 𝗗𝗔𝗬𝗦 𝗟𝗘𝗙𝗧! before the canonization of Bl. Artémide Zatti!

Still don’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 aren’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. Artémide Zatti!

Still don’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. Artémide Zatti!

Still don’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. Artémide Zatti!

Still don’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. Artémide Zatti!

Still don’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. Artémide Zatti!

Still don’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

9 DAYS TO GO BEFORE THE CANONIZATION OF BL. ZATTI

Only 9 DAYS LEFT before the canonization of Bl. Artémides Zatti!

Today, the 30th of September, we commemorate St. John Bosco and we start the day joyfully by celebrating the upcoming canonization of Bl. Artemide Zatti, A Salesian who labored his life in serving the sick and poor!

Want to know more about Zatti?

Then include yourself in our preparations for his day, October 9, 2022! We also invite everyone to join us as we devote our time to praying for the novena leading to Bl. Artemide Zatti’s canonization.

https://zatti.sdb.org.ph

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

#DBYC

#ZATTISANTO

DBTARLAC REPS UNDERGO EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING

BAYANIHAN INSTITUTE - September 17, 2022, selected members of the Don Bosco Tarlac Incident Command Group participated in the Emergency Response Training which was sponsored by TCPEIA and was held at the gymnasium of Bayanihan Institute. Participants of the said training came from the different private schools in Tarlac City with an estimated total of 100 participants. The training was facilitated by Ms. Citadel Corpuz and Mr. Jeffrey Paulo, emergency medical technicians of ECC (Ecumenical Christian College).

The training focused on giving basic life support — first aid, bandaging, and giving Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Nowadays, children tend to explore and play here and there making them prone to abrasions, bruises, or lacerations and it is a must to have a grasp on the necessary know-how of giving immediate care to avoid secondary complications.

Ma'am Raiza doing CPR.

Sir Roy checking for pulse.

DBTI Emergency Response Team.

Sir Erico doing CPR.

Sir Cyril doing CPR.

Story by Raiza Fernandez and photos by Roy Dungo.

DB TARLAC CONDUCTS CRESENDO CAMPUS SHS BUILDING UPDATES

SANTO CRISTO, TARLAC CITY - Don Bosco Tarlac through its Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) assembled General Construction bidders registered with and classified by the Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board (PCAB) for the opening of their bid proposals and pertinent documents facilitated by JASV's Ar. Joel Andrew S. Viray, the Project Manager for the Senior High School Building of Don Bosco Tarlac Cresendo Campus which is expected to open and operate by School Year 2023-2024. In attendance were representatives from L.S.D. Constructions and Supplies, Northern Builders, and R.R. Ricafort Construction and Supplies. Makati Development Corporation (MDC) backed out from the bidding to give way to Tarlaqueño contractors.

Consequently, the Bids and Awards Committee, assisted by JASV, went around Tarlac to inspect the offices and plants of the bidders. They also maximized their visit by interviewing the contractors and their respective teams on how they plan to finish the construction within 10 months. Also discussed were the payment terms and funding of the project.

The bidding process was concluded by the rating of proposals and pertinent documents and the deliberations of the Bids and Awards Committee headed by the Rector -Fr. Jerry T. Santos, SDB, and the members: Fr. Ian O. Rosal, SDB; Fr. Nesty Pidazo, SDB; and Fr. Jerome S. Quinto, SDB.

Mr. Raffy Ricafort of RR Ricafort Constructions received the Notice of Award.

Bidders gathered for the opening of bids.

Bid proposals were opened in front of the BAC and Bidders.

BAC examines the bid documents.

BAC inspects bidders' office.

BAC meets bidders' personnel.

BAC rates the bid proposals.

BAC deliberates the winning bidder.

DBTI-JASV-RR Ricafort

Raffy Ricafort receives the Notice of Award.

Photos by Ryan Gonzales and Christian Balaoing.

DBTARLAC 75TH YEAR LOGO-MAKING CONTEST

📣 𝗛𝗔𝗜𝗟! 𝗠𝗜𝗚𝗛𝗧𝗬 𝗛𝗔𝗡𝗗𝗦 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗠𝗜𝗡𝗗𝗦!

As we kick off the year-long celebration of Don Bosco Tarlac’s 75th Year, we are launching a LOGO MAKING CONTEST!

Up for the challenge? Here’s all the things you need to know:

𝐃𝐨𝐧 𝐁𝐨𝐬𝐜𝐨 𝐓𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐚𝐜 𝟕𝟓𝐭𝐡 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐋𝐨𝐠𝐨-𝐌𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭

𝐌𝐞𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐬, 𝐑𝐮𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐑𝐞𝐠𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬

1. The contest is open to all Bosconians (currently enrolled, alumni) and Lay Mission Partners.

2. The contest duration is from September 12 - September 30, 2022.

3. Please keep posted for the official announcement of the winner some time in October 2022.

4. Participants may only SUBMIT ONE (1) ENTRY which can consist of either of the following:

a) 1 main logo (with corresponding versions e.g. colored, white, greyscale)

b) 1 main logo and an alternate logo*

*An alternate logo is a variation created to compliment your main logo. It is usually simplified and/or uses a different layout to make sure one always has options for different logo applications

5. Entries should be in digitized format (at least 600 dpi with a file extension of .jpg)

a) The raw file of the digital artwork should be drawn/ illustrated in A4 size using Adobe Photoshop. Submit the file in the following formats:

1) Flat jpeg format, minimum 300 pixels

2) Original raw file. Filename is your name and artwork title.

Example: juandelacruz_logo.jpeg, juandelacruz_logo.tiff.

b) A brief description or rationale (not more than 200 words) explaining the components of the logo should also be included in the entry.

c) The logo should not carry the name of the artist.

6. The design of the logo should be in accordance with the 75th-year Celebration of Don Bosco Tarlac.

7. All entries must be sent to gextarlac@donbosco.edu.ph, on or before September 30, 2022, 11:59 PM, together with the contestant’s basic information (name/grade and section or batch/address/contact number).

Please use this format in the email subject:

Last name, First name - Logo Making Entry

E.g. Exallievi, Giovani - Logo Making Entry

8. By entering the competition, the participants declare that the logo submitted is their original work, has not been submitted to any other competition, and does not infringe on any third party’s existing copyrights. Any complaints that may arise due to similarities, likeness or comparison of the design would be the accountability of the participant as he/she would be responsible to prove its authenticity.

9. The logo-making competition shall be judged according to the following criteria:

¬ Concept/Relevance - 40%

¬ Originality - 30%

¬ Creativity and Impact - 30%

10. The winning entry will be chosen by an esteemed panel of judges composed of representatives from the Salesians of Don Bosco Tarlac, the alumni, other members of the Salesian family, and subject matter experts. The decision of the judges is final.

11. One winner shall be chosen and shall receive a certificate and a cash prize.

12. All submissions as entry for the contest shall be considered as property of Don Bosco Tarlac.

13. Don Bosco Tarlac reserves the right to give suggestions for the improvement of the final version/s of the logo for use in the official communications and correspondence of Don Bosco Tarlac’s 75th year founding anniversary. The winning entrant must be able to accommodate such.

14. Don Bosco Tarlac shall have exclusive rights for perpetual use to the winning logo design; publish it on its website, and in other media materials.

DBTARLAC PRIMER FOR SY 2022-2023 - A.R.I.S.E.

SANTO CRISTO, TARLAC CITY - In the past 75 years, Don Bosco Tarlac has thrived through many challenges, the biggest and most recent of which happened in the last two and a half years, the COVID-19 pandemic. Darkness makes sparks shine brighter. During this time of uncertainty, Don Bosco Tarlac received its PAASCU Level II Re-accreditation for Grades 1-10, renewed its PCNC NGO Certification, powered-up half of the campus using solar energy in partnership with WeGen, broke the ground for Don Bosco Cresendo Campus in Luisita, and has opened up new possibilities and opportunities for learning resources and delivery through the use and development of our very own Education Management System and partnership with Learning Management Systems, Genyo & Quipper. Standing on the shoulders of those who have founded Don Bosco Tarlac and carrying the light we have kindled with the sparks of the recent past years, and holding fast to our commitment to health and safety, we face the future with greater hope and confidence, Don Bosco will ARISE.

Don Bosco ARISE! The first step Don Bosco Tarlac is taking for the next possible is ARISE: Academic Remediation, Intervention, Support & Empowerment of Salesian Educators. This is aligned with DepEd’s three-year thrust for learning continuity and recovery from SY 2022-2023 to SY 2024-2025. This encapsulates the very vision and mission of Don Bosco Tarlac and the very heart of Salesian Education.

If you wish to watch the presentation, here is the link. If you have queries, you may send them through this form.

DB TARLAC CONDUCTS PRE-BIDDING CONFERENCE FOR CRESENDO CAMPUS SHS BUILDING

SANTO CRISTO, TARLAC CITY - Don Bosco Tarlac through its Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) assembled General Construction bidders registered with and classified by the Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board (PCAB) for a pre-bidding conference facilitated by JASV's Ar. Joel Andrew S. Viray, the Project Managers for the Senior High School Building of Don Bosco Tarlac's Cresendo Campus which is expected to open and operate by School Year 2023-2024. Representatives and consultants from De Dios-Consunji Architects (DCA), the building designers, answered queries and clarifications from the bidders who were present. In attendance were representatives from L.S.D. Constructions and Supplies, Makati Development Corporation (MDC), Northern Builders, and R.R. Ricafort Construction and Supplies.

The name of the contract is "Construction of 3-Storey Senior High School (SHS) Building" located Ayala, Cresendo, Tarlac City. The work involves the construction of a new senior high school building located along Creekside Road. It includes Twenty (20) classrooms, school laboratories, and offices. budget is set at Php. 200,350,000.00 and minimum PCAB license category/classification/size range is Medium A for Buildings. Contract duration is set at Three Hundred Twenty (320) days.


General Construction bidders gave their queries and clarifications regarding the detailed design.

Photos by Ryan Gonzales.

Project Managers represented by JASV together with the building designers and consultants from De Dios-Consunji Architects.

Project Managers represented by JASV together with the General Construction bidders who were present: LSD Construction and Supplies; Makati Development Corporation; Northern Builders; & RR Ricafort Construction and Supplies.

NEW SALESIAN PRIEST FROM TARLAC

NATIONAL SHRINE OF MARY HELP OF CHRISTIANS, Parañaque City - Congratulations, Fr. Jose Isidro Santiago Torres, SDB on your Ordination to the Priesthood on August 15, 2022, Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

He was ordained together with Fr. Jarmy Reignier Atienza Roxas, SDB at the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians in Parañaque by His Excellency Archbishop Socrates Villegas, DD of Lingayen-Dagupan.

Fr. Jojo graduated high school in Don Bosco Tarlac in 2006 and is currently assigned here as the Assistant Principal for Pastoral Affairs.

We accompany our newly-ordained priests with our prayers of praise and thanksgiving to our generous and merciful God.

Photos by Fr. Jerome Quinto, SDB and Aries Sim.

DB TARLAC CELEBRATES SOLEMNITY OF MARY'S ASSUMPTION INTO HEAVEN

SANTO CRISTO, TARLAC CITY - Lay Mission Partners celebrated the Solemnity if Mary's Assumption into Heaven with a celebration of the Holy Eucharist officiated by Fr. Ian O. Rosal, SDB. A simple salu-salo followed after.

The doctrine of the Assumption of Mary is recent: 1950. But the belief among the faithful that Mary was assumed body and soul into heaven at the time of her death dates to the early Church. Mary is also the summation of all Christians—what happened to her, will happen to us. Thus, she is the testimony of our own resurrection at the end of time.

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Lay Mission Partners celebrating the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary.

First reading by Ms. Krissa Marie Medina.

Second reading by Ms. Jess Rhoda Tayag.

Fr. Ian reads the Holy Gospel.

Photos by Ryan Gonzales.

Fr. Jerry giving communion.

Bosconian Altar servers - called to serve, ready to serve!

ASC TARLAC ATTENDS SALESIANITY FORMATION

DON BOSCO TECHNICAL INSTITUTE, Makati City - Representatives of the Association of Salesian Cooperators (ASC) attended the Salesian Family Formation with the theme of. "A Spoonful of Honey: A Taste of SALESian Spirituality" facilitated by Rev. Fr. Joel N. Camaya, SDB, the Rector of Don Bosco College - Canlubang. The event commenced with a celebration of the Holy Eucharist followed by the Formation Talk and culminated with a district fellowship. Tarlac joins Nueva Ecija and Pampanga to form the North District.

ASC Tarlac delegates with Fr. Jerry Santos, SDB, Fr. Joebeth Vivo, SDB, and Fr. John Manalo, SDB. Fr. John was Don Bosco Tarlac's previous Economer while Fr. Joebeth used to be the Principal years back.

Mrs. May Dizon shares her thoughts during the district fellowship. She currently leads the ASC Tarlac as its President.

Fr. Joji Inocentes, SDB shares his thoughts during the district fellowship. He was assigned as a Brother Assistant in Tarlac during his practical training days.

The Salesian Family Formation commenced with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist concelebrated by various Salesian Priests from the Philippine North Province (FIN).

ASC North District is comprised of Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, and Tarlac.

Photos by Dazzle Panlilio.

The Salesian Family Formation culminated with district fellowship.

Fr. Bobby MAC Roxas, SDB is the Salesian Delegate for the Salesian Family. He was the Rector of DB Tarlac from 1995-2001.

Fr. Joel N. Camaya, SDB delivers the Formation Talk. He is currently the Rector of Don Bosco College - Canlubang. He is a graduate from the class of 1989.

DB TARLAC GRANTED SCHOOL SAFETY COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE

SANTO CRISTO, TARLAC CITY - On behalf of the Educative Pastoral Community (EPC) of Don Bosco Tarlac, Deputy Principal Fr. Jerome S. Quinto, SDB, Institutional Affairs Officer Dr. Therese Angela M. Caldez, and External Affairs Officer Mr. Ryan D. Gonzales receives the School Safety Assessment Tool Compliance Certificate from DepEd Tarlac City Division Superintendent Dr. Maria Carmen P. Cuenco, CESO V.

Fr. Jerome receives the SSAT compliance certificate from Dr. Cuenco.


Photos by Fr. Jerome Quinto, SDB and Ryan Gonzales.

School Safety and Assessment Tool Compliance Certificate

Fr. Jerome together with representatives of compliant private schools.

Fr. Jerome, Ma'am Tami, and Sir Ryan represents DB Tarlac.


DON BOSCO TARLAC CONDUCTS INSTITUTIONAL STRATEGIC PLANNING

SANTO CRISTO, TARLAC CITY - Representatives of Don Bosco Technical Institute's Educative Pastoral Community (EPC) and Salesian Family gathered at the school Auditorium and adjacent classrooms for a 5-day planning session to deepen their understanding of the school’s vision vis-a-vis DBTI’s plan for the future; to understand the concepts of Strategic Planning and its relevance in DBTI; and, to invoke stakeholders in the reflection and drawing up of an Integrated Salesian Educative Plan (Strategic Plan).

Dreams for Don Bosco Tarlac in the next 3-5 years

Photos by Ryan Gonzales.

Fr. Dindo Vitug, SDB facilitates the SWOT Analysis

Breakout Sessions

DBTPPA SUPPORTS DANCE CAMP-CONCERT

SANTO CRISTO, TARLAC CITY - Don Bosco Tarlac Past Pupils Association, led by President Mico David and Treasurer Paumee David, extends its support to the SALTATRIX Summer Dance Camp which will have its free concert on July 31, 2022 - 2:00 - 4:00 PM at CityWalk, Tarlac City.

DPTPPA Treasurer Paumee David (class of 1993) hands over the donation to SALTATRIX Animator and Coach, Mr. Prince King Cases. The Dance Camp will have their free concert on July 31, 2022 - 2:00 - 4:00 PM at CityWalk, Tarlac City.

Photos by Ryan Gonzales.

DPTPPA President Mico David (class of 1992) shares some light moments with the SALTATRIX Dance group headed by their Animator and Coach, Mr. Prince King Cases. The Dance Camp will have their free concert on July 31, 2022 - 2:00 - 4:00 PM at CityWalk, Tarlac City.

DB TARLAC BRACES FOR EARTHQUAKE

SANTO CRISTO, TARLAC CITY - Don Bosco Tarlac personnel and guests, after feeling the ground shaking, ducked, covered, and held their ground before evacuating their areas and proceeding to the football field. When everyone is accounted for by the respective supervisors and the buildings were declared clear from danger by the security personnel, Lay Mission Partners went about their usual day - in-service training for the academic team and enrollment duties for the non-teaching staff. There were no reported casualties or damages.


We pray for those vastly affected by the earthquake. May we always be ready and prepared for such.


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DB TARLAC COMMUNITY FOR SY 2022-23 INTRODUCED


Get to know the Salesian Community of Don Bosco Tarlac for SY 2022-2023. From left to right: Br. Joselito Dela Cruz, Fr. Nestor Pidazo, Fr. April Jerome Quinto, Fr. Jerry Santos, Rev. Jose Isidro Torres, Fr. Ian Rosal, and Cl. Jerick Magsino. Click here to know more.

DB TARLAC UNVEILS COMMEMORATIVE MARKER

SANTO CRISTO, TARLAC CITY - Don Bosco Tarlac unveils historical marker to celebrate the institution's 75th founding anniversary. The whole Educative Pastoral Community celebrated with a Holy Mass followed by the unveiling of the historical marker. Fr. Jerome Quinto, SDB read the text as Isaac "Jun" Kliatchko, from the class of 1976, shares their experience during their time as Bosconians. Snacks were served followed by the retrieval of the Time Capsule planted when the present gymnasium was being erected. Coins during the 70s were found together with medals of St. John Bosco, Bl. Michael Rua, and Mary Help of Christians. The program was culminated by the introduction of new Salesians, Faculty, and Non-Teaching Staff.


Attached herewith is the message delivered by Mr. Isaac "Jun" Kliatchko from the class of 1976:


The Unveiling of the 75th Anniversary Marker and Retrieval of the Time Capsule

July 25, 2022


My big thanks to Fr. Jerry, our Fr. Rector, for this opportunity to give a talk on my experiences as a Bosconian student.

My name is Jun Kliatchko, of Batch 76. Presently I am the batch secretary. I was also the secretary of the DBTPPA from 2018-2020.

I am somewhat a historian of our school. I am a writer. I have worked as a teacher of this school in the 80s, also as an instructor of my college alma mater Angeles University Foundation, and as section editor in two national dailies, Philippine Star and Manila Bulletin. I was also a government information officer. Presently I am a legislative staff of City Councilor Vladimir S. Rodriguez at the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) and the SP Website content writer.

Noong bandang Agosto, 2016, ako po ay kinausap ng ating school, sa tulong ng ating Don Bosco Tarlac Past Pupils Association, Inc. o DBTPPA, na bumuo ng isang Coffee-Table Book, na maglalaman ng mga kwento tungkol sa mga Notable Alumni, School History, at Milestones, kaugnay ng selebrasyon ika-70 taon ng Don Bosco Technical Institute - Tarlac.

(Ngayon ay 75 years na tayo).

I was a student for eight years, four years in elementary from 1967-1972, and four years in high school, from 1972-1976. Mas swerte ako dahil, for a few more years nag-stay pa ako sa school (1982-1986), as one of its faculty members.

About the gym, I was then a third year high school student when the ceremonies for the ground-laying of the gymnasium time capsule was held… And recently, it had just been retrieved.

My dear students and our Don Bosco Tarlac Community, as you were told, this Chapel, the MHC Chapel, used to be the school gym.

As a gym, it was the best facility of its kind in Central Luzon at that time. In other words, ang gym na ito noon was top of the line. There was a whole court, and three mini-whole courts. We were used to having three mini-whole court games simultaneously.

Outside there were four other whole courts.

We played basketball and other games early in the morning before classes, at noon break, and in the afternoon, after classes till 5:30 pm.

Sa tanghali, after our lunch, sprint na kami sa old gym (dito) kasi unahan sa middle mini whole court. May mga grupo grupo na noon na sila na ang mga team mates sa mga games.

Sa umaga ganoon din. Kung gusto mong maglaro, at mauna sa mga courts, pasok kang maaga.

There were only a few vehicles entering the school grounds at that time so practically every square meter of the school you’d see boys playing basketball. That’s on top of football and softball at the football field, and table tennis along the three main corridors. There were no less than six Ping Pong tables, two for every corridor. Tatlo ang pinaka-corridor, lahat yun okupado (after classes), minsan whole day, pati recess.

Madalas pa, si Fr. George Schwarz (German Salesian priest… marami siyang naipagawang school buildings dito, iyang mga first floors), magtatawag siya para manood kami ng sine. Projector lang noon and wide screen. Once a month, mag-aaya yan mag swimming. Twice a year, hiking. We were all active and moving at that time… students, teachers, Salesians.

Ang confession noon, kay Fr. Rector, whoever, Fr. George or Fr. Balocco, face-to-face kayo, nakapila kami, you will recite your sins.

Students gather and line-up for the morning prayer, and the morning talk, the weekly mass, before entering their classrooms. Classes were held from 8am to12 noon, and from 1 to 3 pm. Daily extra-curricular time was not less than 3 hours.

That was somewhat the school routine back then, even until the 80s when I was a teacher. As a teacher I also played basketball and Ping Pong with our students.

Our school is special because aside from the regular classrooms, we have the gym and the chapel. The gym is not just a place where we play, nor is the chapel just a place where we pray, but these two – the Gym and the Chapel -- are places where the seeds of being a Bosconian are planted in our hearts and in our minds.

The gym is an important part of the school. More than just a place for sports, it is also the place where the school holds other important activities, for bigger gatherings, especially to gather everyone for the mass, from elementary to high school, and now, from Kinder, to Senior High.

Many of our best times at school happened in the gym.

Our gym was built during the time of Fr. William Balocco, an Italian Salesian, who had spent years in a concentration camp in India. Ang dami niyang kwento tungkol sa hirap na dinanas niya, ngunit ang dami rin nyang aral na iniwan sa amin.

Noong panahon ni Fr. Balocco, nagkaroon ng fund–raising para maipatayo ang gym natin ngayon.

Kakaiba ang naging fund-raising namin noon. Kung ngayon mayroong mga Golf for Don Bosco at mga Raffle, noon malaking bahagi ng fund-raising ay mula sa mga daily collections. Meron ding mga benefactors.

Every day a part of our baon, we gave to the collection for the gym. Ang collection row by row. Ang row na may pinaka-mababang collection, sila ang cleaners. Ibig sabihin, hindi muna makakapag-laro, maglilinis muna.

Ang lagi naming dasal, sana yung mga mas malalaki ang baon ang maging ka-row namin. Dahil kung yung row nyo laging lowest sa collection, laging cleaners. Minsan the whole week cleaner kayo pag “sinwerte.”

Dagdag pa rito, kapag na late ka mag-submit sa drafting, may P5-penalty.

Hindi biro ang naging sakripisyo namin.

Pero naitayo ang gym, ang Fr. William Balocco Gym. At sa totoo lang, bawat school facility na nakikita natin ngayon dito, naitayo, naipagawa, dahil mayroon mga nagsakripisyo. Mga students, teachers, Salesians, alumni, at ang community.

Kami, sa Batch 76 ang huling batch na nag-hold ng graduation sa dating gym na ito. Simula sa graduation ng Batch 77, sa new gym na ginaganap kadalasan mga graduation.

Masaya ako, kami, dahil naging bahagi kami sa pagsulong ng ating school.

Na realize ko rin ngayon, ang mga naging sakripisyo namin noon, ay nagbunga rin ng maganda, sa nakikita ko ngayon sa inyo.

My dear students and DB community, as an alumnus, ilang beses din ako pinatawag ng school.

Una noong pinagawa sa akin ang Coffee-Table Book ng ating school, pinatawag ako ng alumni officers noon at ni Fr. Jay David. At gumanap na rin ako bilang secretary ng alumni association.

Then pinatawag ulit ako, ni Fr. Jerry naman, noong pinatulungan sa akin mga TSU student researchers para ma-pinpoint, saan ba talaga along F. Tanedo St. ang Oriente Hotel, ang naging site ng unang Don Bosco school sa Tarlac at sa Pilipinas. Successful naman kami sa assignment na binigay sa amin ni Fr. Jerry dahil nakausap namin mismo ang mga anak ng naging administrator noon ng dating Oriente Hotel. And we were able to confirm the site where St. John Bosco Academy was first established. Nagsimula noon ang school with 80 students sa ilalim ng unang rector na si Fr. James J. Wilson.

Ngayon naman, sa ikatlong pagkakataon, si Fr. Jerry ulit, pina-contact ako kay Mr. Ryan Gonzales. Inanyayahan ako ni Fr. Rector para humarap sa inyo, at magbahagi ng aking mga karanasan at pananaw bilang Bosconian student. Isang karangalan talaga.

Ako naman ay nagpapasalamat at naging bahagi ako ng makasaysayang araw na ito… Sana may napulot kayong aral sa pagharap ko ngayon sa inyo.

Thank you and good morning to all.

Educative Pastoral Community of Don Bosco Tarlac celebrates the school's 75th founding anniversary with a Holy Mass.

Photos by Ryan Gonzales.

Salesians of Don Bosco Tarlac together with the Don Bosco Tarlac Past Pupils Association Officers and Directors unveil the historical marker commemorating the school's 75th founding anniversary.

DEPED LAUNCHES SY 2022-2023 CALENDAR

DepEd launches calendar featuring key dates for SY 2022-2023 which commences this August 22, 2022 and culminates on July 7, 2023.

The said calendar for SY 2022-2023 is composed of 203 school days.

For more details regarding DepEd's school calendar, read DepEd Order No. 34, s. 2022: https://bit.ly/DO34S2022

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DB TARLAC LONGEVITY AWARDEES FOR 2022

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

  1. 25 years of service (since March 1997) - Mr. Nestor P. Custodio;

  2. 25 years of service (since June 1997) - Mrs. Glenda I. Marcelo;

  3. 20 years of service (since May 2002) - Mr. Apollo Mario C. Campollo;

  4. 15 years of service (since May 2007) - Mr. Ryan Benedict D. Gonzales;

  5. 10 years of service (since January 2012) - Mrs. Sheryl Joan J. Versosa; and,

  6. 10 years of service (since October 2012) - Mr. John Micahel B. Magtoto.

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.

DON BOSCO HOSTS TCPEIA SEMINAR


DON BOSCO TARLAC IS READY FOR LIMITED F2F

Last June 29, 2022, DepEd Tarlac City Division visited and inspected the school's readiness to implement Progressive Expansion of the Face-to-Face Classes for SY 2022-2023.


We thank the validating team composed of Mr. Robert E. Osongco, EdD and Mr. Joben B. Perez for their valuable presence and insights in inspecting and validating the school's documents and physical set-up.


Don Bosco Tarlac is once again geared up to provide a holistic Catholic education that forms the young to be good Christians and upright citizens.


Ducere est Servire! To Lead is to Serve!

Photos by Ryan Gonzales.

Watch the simulation video of Don Bosco Tarlac's version of the face-to-face learning modality. Video by Ryan Gonzales, Paul Andrew Lopez, and Br. Dandrew Matias.

FIN CELEBRATES PROVINCIAL CHAPTER

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TARLAC HOSTS PAST PUPILS' NATIONAL CONVENTION

Last March 28, 2022, nearly a hundred past pupil delegates from different Don Bosco schools and training centers gathered in Tarlac for the Don Bosco Alumni Philippine National Federation's (DBAPNF) 40th National Convention with a theme of "Bosconians Building Bridges."


Upon the welcome remarks of Don Bosco Tarlac Past Pupils Association President Eng'r. Michael J. David (DB Tarlac '92), and after the formal opening of DBAPNF President Pipo F. Soliman (DB Tarlac '85), the following speakers shared their own experiences of triumphs and success: Dr. Madison N. Dominguez (DB Mabalacat '09); Lt. Gen. Connor Anthony D. Canlas Sr. PAF. (DB Makati '84); Eng'r. Rynor G. Jamandre (DB Victorias '93); Fr. Joel N. Camaya, SDB (DB Tarlac '89); and, Mr. Robert P. Galang (DB Makati '83).


The said event was spearheaded by Convention Chairman Ryan D. Gonzales (DB Tarlac '03) in close collaboration with the officers and directors of both DBAPNF and DBTPPA with the assistance of DBAPNF National Secretariat Juvy Montalbo and Asia-Oceania GEX Councilor Niel Evangelista (DB Mabalacat '09). This is the first time Bosconians met on a national scale since the pandemic halted everything for more than two years. The last convention, 39th, was held in Cebu last 2019. The next convention will be in Dumaguete hosted by our brothers from St. Louis - Don Bosco School.

Watch the highlight of the event here.

Photos by Jonas Rivera.

GOLF FOR DON BOSCO TEES 11TH SLATE

LUISTA, TARLAC - For the past ten years, the Don Bosco Tarlac Past Pupils Association and Don Bosco Technical Institute together with various companies and organizations, have been organizing a golf tournament dubbed, “Golf for Don Bosco.”


Through this fundraising activity, the local Alumni chapter is able to maintain its scholars, fund projects for the benefit of our teachers and staff, and sponsor some of the physical improvements of the school facilities.


Held at the Hacienda Luisita Golf and Country Club for the 11th time last March 27, Friday, it kicked off with the tee time at 6:30 AM and culminated with the awarding at two in the afternoon and six in the evening for non-Bosconians and Bosconians respectively. A whole day of Bosconian golf, raffle prizes, and souvenir items welcomed the participants for this year’s Golf for Don Bosco.


Arch. Joel Andrew S. Viray organized the activity as the tournament Director in close coordination with the Don Bosco Alumni Philippine National Federation President Pipo Soliman, Don Bosco Tarlac Past Pupils Association President Eng'r Michael David, and Don Bosco Tarlac Class of 1998 Representative Eng'r Joel Ryan D. Garcia.

Watch the highlight of the event here.

DON BOSCO CRESENDO STARTS

TARLAC CITY, TARLAC - A new educational hub situated in a conducive environment, Don Bosco Cresendo is positioned to become a breeding ground for future public servants and community leaders that will contribute to the rise of Central Luzon.!


The feast of Mary Help of Christians, May 24, 2022, marks the beginning of a new chapter of Don Bosco Tarlac. 75 years ago, the school humbly began in a rented Oriente Hotel in F. Tañedo St. 75 years later, it is given a new site on the city's newest downtown in Ayala Land Inc.'s Cresendo.


In attendance were the representatives of the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes; the Barangay Local Government Unit representatives from Barangay Central, Tarlac. The Local Government Unit led by honorable Mayor Cristy Angeles; representatives from Ayala Land Inc. headed by Ms. Jennylle S. Tupaz - Senior Estate Development Head; the Salesian Family of Don Bosco Tarlac - JHS and SHS student council officers, Parent Council officers headed by their president Mrs. Ria Clemente, Lay Mission Partners headed by the SHS Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs Mrs. Rochelle Custodio, ADMA led by their president Mrs. Louella Ilagan, Salesian Cooperators headed by their presidents - Mrs. May Dizon and Mrs. Dazlle Panlilio, Past Pupils of Don Bosco headed by the President, Eng'r. Michael David, and the Salesians of Don Bosco led by the Rector, Fr. Jerry T. Santos.


The senior high school building is targeted to begin its construction in August 2022 in preparation for its opening in August 2023. Other developments down the pipeline are the following: Don Bosco Chapel; football field and oval, and Technical and Vocational Education and Training Center.

Watch the full event coverage here. Video by Chug Cadiogan.

Watch the highlight of the event here. Video by Chug Cadiogan.

AYALA LAND INC. CRESENDO RISES

AyalaLand Inc.’s Cresendo breaks ground in Tarlac.


Envisioned to provide Tarlaqueños an enriched quality of living while creating a welcoming, familiar haven, and paying homage to the rich, layered history of Tarlac - a new downtown break grounds in Tarlac. Cresendo, AyalaLand Inc.’s 29th community, is a modern local community that contributes to the growth and opportunity in Tarlac bringing together a full and balanced way of life by putting in place life’s four E-ssentials:


1. Enterprise and employment open doors for businesses to grow; ring about diverse work opportunities for young graduates, skilled workers, and professionals.

2. Education enhances individual skills and talents, empowering the next generation.

3. Environment that nurtures a sustainable way of life, respecting nature and culture.

4. Enrichment towards a balance and fulfilling family life that fosters a strong, community spirit.


November 6, 2019 marks the start of a new community in Tarlac. Mr. John Estacio, the General Manager of Cresendo gave the opening remarks followed by a message from the Tarlac City Mayor, Hon. Cristy Angeles welcomed the development with arms wide open. Groundbreaking rites commenced with the blessing of Fr. Ian Rosal, SDB, Don Bosco Tarlac’s Economer which was followed by the setting of the time capsule.


Out of the 290 hectares of land area, AyalaLand Inc. plans to develop 247 hectares which is distributed to 172 hectares of Residential Zones, 30 hectares of Urban Core, 32 hectares of Industrial Zones, and 13 hectares of Flex Lots. 6 hectares of the mixed-used land was donated to Don Bosco Foundation for the annex of Don Bosco Technical Institute - Tarlac which will cater to Senior High School Students and underprivileged youth through the Technical Vocational Education and Training Center.


Also in attendance were the Alumni of the Don Bosco Tarlac who are eager to support the rise of Don Bosco Tarlac - Cresendo Campus.

Photos by Ryan Gonzales.

Watch Cresendo's AVP here.

DON BOSCO YOUTH CENTER BUILDING IS BORN

TARLAC CITY, TARLAC - A new Don Bosco Youth Center (DBYC) is born in time for the Year of the Youth!


2019 marks the Year of the Youth in the Philippine Catholic Church’s preparation for its 5,000th year anniversary this 2021. Since the time of Don Bosco, particular focus is given to the marginalized youth. Don Bosco Tarlac stays true to its mission by furthermore enhancing the Don Bosco Youth Center (DBYC) program with hardware consisting of the physical building which will be an oasis of learning for the youth scholars. Moreover, software in the form of educational programs and an operations manual will be prepared and programmed by dedicated and talented professionals from this institution. These will help cultivate and harness the giftedness in each and every one of these young people. If consistency is the key, we stay consistent with St. John Bosco’s method of mentoring talented students to lead small groups to success.


In attendance were the Diocese of Tarlac headed by his eminence Bishop Enrique Macaraeg; the Local Government Unit led by honorable Mayor Cristy Angeles; representatives from the Victor and Bernarda D. Pascual Family, the DBYC’s benefactors; the class of 1994 - silver jubilarians of the upcoming Grand Alumni Homecoming and lead facilitators of the aforementioned DBYC program - headed by their president, Prof. Abelardo Apollo “Archie” David Jr.; the Salesian Family of Don Bosco Tarlac - DBYC volunteers and scholars, Parents, Lay Mission Partners, ADMA, Salesian Cooperators, Past Pupils of Don Bosco headed by the President, Arch. Joel Andrew S. Viray, and the Salesians of Don Bosco led by the Rector, Fr. Jerry T. Santos.


Upon completion of the building, the said youth center is set to offer summer programs and after-school activities for the young people of Tarlac prioritizing the marginalized. The said center will run under the guidance of the Don Bosco Youth Center Director, Br. Nicolas G. Aguila, SDB.

Photo by Ryan Gonzales.

Watch highlights of the event here. Video by Chug Cadiogan.

Photos by Ryan Gonzales.

DON BOSCO MANAOAG BEGINS

MANAOAG, PANGASINAN - A new Don Bosco Technical Vocational Education and Training Center (TVET) is born!


The image of Mary Help of Christians set foot in the Philippines four decades prior to the Salesians through the gift of then Apostolic Delegate Archbishop Guglielmo Piani to Bishop Cesar Maria Guerrero, the first bishop of Lingayen. Nearly a century later, the first Don Bosco setting in the province of Pangasinan ia envisioned to become a reality. It all started with a simple dream of Atty. Consuelo Salazar Perez to have a school so the young people of Pangasinan would be able to lift themselves from poverty. She envisioned Filipinos going abroad holding Technical Visas. She chanced upon a Salesian, Fr. Dennis Paez, SDB, who preached their retreat who forwarded her request to the Provincial Council. The latter submitted the proposal to the Rector Major for approval. And thus, on the 11th day of July, the groundbreaking ceremony of Don Bosco Pagasinan took place on a 2-hectare land situated at Brgy. Pantal, Manaoag, Pangasinan - a 4-minute drive from the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaog.


In attendance were representatives from the Catholic Church - Salesians of Don Bosco Philippine North Province, Dominicans, Archdiocese of Lingayed and Dagupan.


The private sectors were represented by Jollibee Group Foundation while the Local Government Unit were spearheaded by Former Speaker Jose “Joe” de Venecia Jr., Jose “Joey” and Karen De Venecia III, Cong. Christopher “Toff” De Venecia, Manaoag Mayor Kim Amador and his Council, Brgy. Pantal Chariman Norma Tabonda and her council, representatives of Cong. Bataoil, and representatives of Gov. Amado “Pogi” Espino III.


Upon completion of the 1st phase of construction, the said training center is set to offer TVET courses in Automotive-Mechanic, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, and Motorcycle/Small Engine Servicing. The said center will run under the guidance of Don Bosco Technical Institute - Tarlac, headed by the Rector, Fr. Jerry Santos, SDB.

Photo by Ryan Gonzales.

Photos by Ryan Gonzales.

Watch highlights of the event here. Video by Jay Arvin Limos.