Pursuant to DM-OUPS-2024-01-01704, Don Bosco Tarlac welcomed DepEd Tarlac City Division Officials for the conduct of their ocular inspection of all private schools on the reasonable supervision and regulation. The delegation was headed by TCSDO legal officer, Atty. Michael Joseph A. Prellejera, who is also an alumnus from the class of 2009.

Other members of the delegation include Mrs. Sunshine C. Castro, Mr. Rene B. Miclat, Mrs. Lutgarda M. Vitug, Mr. Roz M. Perez, and Mr. Isagani H. Lopez. Ma'am Lut and Sir Roz are current parents of Bosconians. Sir Rene was a former Don Bosco Youth Center member and a former parent of Bosconians. Ma'am Lut and Sir Gani were former Lay Mission Partners of Don Bosco and the latter was also a former parent of Bosconians and an alumnus from the class of 1983.


DON BOSCO TARLAC – The Office of the Institutional Affairs Research and Development, through the Institutional Research Officer, Mr. Karl Josh M. Guillermo, successfully conducted the 2023-2028 Development of the Institution’s Research Agenda and the Write shop and Capacity Building of Classroom-based Research and Critiquing of Research Manuscripts, last February 24, 2024, at De Sales Auditorium, Don Bosco Technical Institute Tarlac, Inc.

The event was in partnership with the Tarlac State University College of Education Extension Program headed by Dr. Jasper Jay N. Mendoza, and was graced by faculty members from Preschool to Grade 12, Assistant Principals for Academic Affairs, Deputy Principal for Academic Affairs, Fr. Daniel R. Gonzales, SDB, and the Economer, Fr. Ian O. Rosal, SDB.

For the Development of the Research Agenda, Mr. Guillermo presented the objectives and importance of the research agenda, and how it will help the school in crafting its research culture for sustainability. Subsequently, the speaker during the seminar, which was the Dean of the College of Education, Dr. Mendoza discussed various dilemmas and school gaps that the school can revisit, and from these gaps, they can now formulate their research interest that can be primarily helpful in their classroom teaching.


Don Bosco Tarlac Research Office initiated an inception meeting with the University of the Philippines Manila School of Health Science – Tarlac Campus to discuss the plans for future research collaboration and partnership, last February 12, 2024, UP SHS Extension Campus, San Isidro, Tarlac City.

The inception meeting for research collaboration holds paramount significance for the educational research of the institution as it serves as the foundational step in developing research initiatives.

The meeting was directed by the UP SHS Executives, headed by the acting director, Asst. Prof. Mary Cris Tablante-Rombaoa, and Don Bosco Tarlac’s Research Officer, Mr. Karl Josh M. Guillermo, together with the Institutional Affairs Office, headed by Dr. Therese Angela M. Caldez, External Affairs Officer, Mr. Ryan Benedict D. Gonzales, and CommDev Officer, Ms. Ivy Joy T. Gabriel. 

The collaboration with UPM SHS Tarlac Campus can establish the framework and initial plans for the joint research endeavor shaping the trajectory and outcomes of the combined effort. The expertise of both institutions can be used in providing progressive research results that can be used for extension programs and adopted communities.   


The Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly-Operated Kiosks (STARBOOKS) were finally installed in Don Bosco Tarlac by the institution’s research office in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology Tarlac, last January 30, 2024, at Fr. Balocco Gymnasium.

The launching of STARBOOKS was graced by the Provincial Director, Karen Y. Dañez, together with Don Bosco’s Rector and Principal, Fr. Edwin L. Ulanday, SDB, and the Institution’s Research Officer, Mr. Karl Josh M. Guillermo by signing the memorandum of agreement where all Bosconians and Lay Mission Partners witnessed the ceremonial event.

The STARBOOKS is a project initiated by the DOST. It is a digital library system that aims to provide a wide resource for science and technology. Thus, it also contributes to promoting S&T education in the institution's educational system.


From a wide array of students with special skills in Mathematics, four Bosconians were recognized by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) 

Science Education Institute for their international contribution in their field conferring the Youth Excellence in Science (YES) Award, last January 30, 2024, at Fr. Balocco Gymnasium.

The YES Award is to recognize young men and women of science whose quest for excellence knows no bounds. The students who are awarded are; Julleana Marie Soriano, Jesse Alexander A. Mancao, Allan Matthew V. Verbo, and Royce Cendrick Y. Wong. These young mathematicians were accompanied by the Rector – Principal, Fr. Edwin L. Ulanday, SDB, Deputy Principal for Academic Affairs, Fr. Daniel R. Gonzales, SDB, and the Institution Research Officer, Mr. Karl Josh M. Guillermo.


Don Bosco Tarlac newsletter of the Rector goes to partner agencies and institutions, on January 12, 2023, headed by the Editor-in-Chief and Institutional Research Officer, Mr. Karl Josh M. Guillermo and the Institutional Affairs Officer, Dr. Therese Angela M. Caldez, RGC.

Forza, is the official newsletter with a quarterly release from the Rector’s office, where it is part of the communication platform of the institution, which caters the events and updates inside Don Bosco Tarlac.

The editorial team of this newsletter are all enthusiastic to present to the whole community, marking a huge milestone in showcasing outstanding work and contribution of all Bosconians and Lay Mission Partner. Thus, partnered agencies were also amused by how Don Bosco showed exemplary vision, mission, and goals.

The following are the partner agencies and organizations who received the kick-off copy of the Volume 1 Issue 1 of Forza; The Provincial Government of Tarlac, City Government of Tarlac, DepEd Tarlac City Schools Division Office, Diocese of Tarlac, TCPEIA Board of Council, TESDA Tarlac, DOST PSTO Tarlac, Tarlac State University, Ayala Land Cresendo Estate, and Sangguniang Panglungsod. 

Stay tuned for a quarterly dose of updates inside or outside Don Bosco Tarlac. Forza really aims to become a go-to source for the informed perspective  and diverse community.


As part of Don Bosco’s 76th Founding Anniversary, the Office of Institutional Affairs Research and Development will be having (3) three activities on January 30, 2024, in relevance of promoting the institution’s research culture.

Activities are as follows:

The research initiative through science and technology will be a big step to attain the desirable innovation in the education system. Thus, the research and development of Don Bosco provides opportunities that will ensure application of innovation within its reach. 

#DonBoscoTarlac #ResearchandDevelopment #OneDOST4U


Congratulations to the winners of the recently concluded TCPEIA Schools Press-Conference - Individual Category held last January 12-13, 2024.

Column Writing - Elementary

Column Writing - Secondary

Editorial Cartooning - Elementary

Editorial Cartooning - Secondary

Editorial Writing - Elementary

Editorial Writing - Secondary

Science Writing - Elementary

Science Writing - Secondary

Sports Writing - Elementary

Sports Writing - Secondary

Copyreading and Headline Writing - Secondary

Feature Writing - Secondary

News Writing - Elementary

Photojournalism - Elementary


Tarlac City, December 6, 2023 - In a celebration of excellence and dedication during the Tarlac City Schools Division Education Week 2023, the spotlight fell upon Don Bosco Tarlac's official student publication, "The Bosconian" as it was recognized for its outstanding achievements in various school paper competitions.

The Bosconian made waves in the previous school year by securing 2nd Place in the Division Outstanding School Paper (Secondary English) category and clinching the coveted title of Overall Best School Paper (Secondary English) in Region III.

Mr. Royce Jayson R. Ligsay, Mr. Roie Rovan D. Sanchez, and Mrs. Georgiena Ann F. David, the advisers of the school's publication who guided and nurtured the journalistic talents of the young Bosconians, were among the awardees of the said event.

"It was indeed an unexpected win. Our goal is just to advocate for truth through writing; it is an added bonus that we have been hailed as the best school paper across Central Luzon. Thanks to the brilliant minds and tenacity of the young journalists." Mr. Ligsay said as he expressed his gratitude.

As "The Bosconian" basks in the glow of its well-deserved recognition, the advisers and student journalists are gearing up for the challenges ahead. Mr. Ligsay shared their ambitious plans for the upcoming year, stating, "This year, we are working and aiming for a back-to-back victory. There might be a bit of pressure, but it is a kind of pressure that will help us bring out our exceptional prowess in writing."

The acknowledgment of "The Bosconian" advisers is a testament to Don Bosco Tarlac's commitment to fostering a culture of excellence and empowering the next generation of writers and communicators, reflecting the school's dedication to nurturing talent and promoting excellence in student journalism.

Report by: Mrs. Georgiena Ann F. David

Photos by: Mr. Royce Jayson R. Ligsa


The board of directors and officers of the Don Bosco Tarlac Past Pupils Association met last November 15, 2023 for their monthly meeting. The said meeting was held at the newly furnished Salesian Family room located at the 2nd floor of the DBYC building. Aside from the minutes of last months meeting and financial updates, topics discussed were the ongoing and upcoming activties: DBYCup Semi-Finals; Sunday Mass Sponsorship; Golf for Don Bosco 12 in partnership with the class of 1999 on December 15, 2023; Alumni Board Christmas Party on December 16, 2023; Group Insurance; Alumni Homecoming, Alumni Awards, and Election of 2025 Board on January 13, 2023, School Calendar; Cresendo Project and Batch Pledges.


The representatives of the Don Bosco Tarlac Past Pupils Association met with the representatives of the class of 1999 to discuss a joint fundraiser dubbed Swing for Don Bosco: Teeing Off to Transform Lives (Golf for Don Bosco 12) which will be held on December 15, 2023 at the Luisita Golf and Country Club For players, kindly register here while interested sponsors may approach DBTPPA President Mico David or DB Tarlac Alumni Coordinator Ryan Gonzales for more details. The said meeting was held at the newly furnished Salesian Family room located at the 2nd floor of the DBYC building.


BOTOLAN, ZAMBALES – Don Bosco Tarlac’s Research and Development participated in the 2023 Regional Science, Technology, Innovation Week (RSTIW) which was steered by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region 3, on October 20, 2023, in People’s Plaza, Botolan, Zambales.

The RSTIW was a 3-day event and a success in bringing the brightest ideas through S&T and its forefront in driving innovation and pushing boundaries, fostering brilliant collaboration for the welfare of the community. The event was also administered by various S&T forums. A fertile ground discussion tackled pressing issues and complex applications from experts that can entice innovation for future change.

Bosconians’ from Grade 7, Grade 10, and Grade 12 have shown amazement at experiencing different science-related activities at the science centrum. Subsequently, they have also expressed interest in various exhibits under the categories of technology innovation, food and crops, health, engineering, and local products of the region.

The Regional Director of DOST Region 3, Dir. Julius Caesar V. Sicat expressed strong support for developing the research initiatives for the institution. The Institutional Research Officer, Mr. Karl Josh M. Guillermo, took the chance to discuss the institution’s research initiative program that will cater to the needs of research for the faculty and the learners. He said that together with Tarlac State University, which is a strong partner in pushing for Science and Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) education in Tarlac, Director Sicat added, “Ang DOST [Region 3] will support science and technology programs… of course, we have a very strong partnership with the Provincial Government, especially to the very supportive Gov. Susan Yap and Congressman Christian Yap—tuloy-tuloy po ang ating partnership, makakaasa kayo na ang DOST ay patuloy na susuporta sa buong lalawigan ng Tarlac”.

This experience may have contributed to the process of developing a research culture in the institution. This event is not just a gathering of experts, exhibitors, or students; this is a dynamic crucible of innovation for the future.


The Officers and Board of Directors of the Don Bosco Tarlac Past Pupils Association came together for our October meeting and annual outing at the picturesque Villa Apolonia, San Juan, La Union from October 20-22, 2023. 🏝️🍃

This unforgettable weekend was filled with brainstorming sessions, networking, and a whole lot of fun under the sun. 🌞 We discussed plans to support our beloved alma mater and reminisced about our shared Don Bosco memories. 📚🤝

Cheers to the bonds that keep us connected and the beautiful friendships that started at Don Bosco Tarlac! 🎉 Here's to many more gatherings and shared experiences in the future. 💙 #DonBoscoTarlac #AlumniEngagement #MakingMemories

Stay tuned for more updates and get ready to join us next time! 💫📆


The office of Institutional Affairs Office Research and Development, headed by Mr. Karl Josh M. Guillermo, Don Bosco Institutional Research Officer, sets up a courtesy meeting with Tarlac Provincial Science and Technology Director, Dir. Karen Y. Danez, at the Provincial Science and Technology Office, Tarlac State University Main, San Vicente, Tarlac City, on October 10, 2023.

Holding up various activities for research and development was administered by the Tarlac Provincial Science and Technology Office for Don Bosco Tarlac. The courtesy meeting was an eye-opener in promoting a diverse culture in research and generating and modernizing technology, uplifting discern programs in science and technology.

Now, through the collaboration with Tarlac Provincial Science and Technology, it will start defining the importance of research and development and developing a holistic research culture within its reach. With this kind of research-related activity, we are able to establish a research center in the city that focuses on various classroom-based research, action research, investigatory research, and technical research.

FROM L-R: Tarlac Provincial Science & Technology Officer-in-Charge Dinah T. Cañero, DBTI Research Officer Karl Josh M. Guillermo, and  Tarlac Provincial Science & Technology Director Karen Y. Dañez


As part of the United Nations Month celebration at Don Bosco Technical Institute Tarlac, the Araling Panlipunan Area of the Junior High School Department, in collaboration with the Student Council, organized a Search for the School's Ambassador for Peace on October 17, 2023, in the School's Auditorium. 

 The primary objectives of this meaningful event were to: 

✨ Cultivate tolerance, understanding, and unity. 

🎓 Facilitate engagement among students from diverse backgrounds.

 📢 Encourage all participants to become voices for peace in both our school and the broader world. 

As we move forward, let's unite in our commitment to advance the mission of the United Nations by promoting peace, justice, and freedom for all. Together, we can make our world a better place. 🌍✌️ 

#UNMonth #AmbassadorForPeace #DonBoscoTarlac

Official Photographer: Chardel Kylle Ralar.


Meet the Official Candidates for the UN Search for Schools Ambassador for Peace! 🌍

These exceptional students are ready to: ✨ Promote tolerance, understanding, and unity. 🎓 Engage with peers from diverse backgrounds. 📢 Be voices for peace in their schools and beyond.

Join us for the competition on October 17 at 4:00 PM at the School's Auditorium. And don't miss the announcement of the winners at the General Assembly on October 19, 2023.

👍 Like and share to support our candidates on their journey to peace! 🌟 #AmbassadorForPeace #UNSearchForPeace #SchoolsForPeace #DonBoscoTarlac


As part of the United Nations Month Celebration, the Junior High School Department - Araling Panlipunan Area organized a Food Fest Competition that aims to celebrate diversity and unity through the art of cooking by highlighting appetizers from different cultures around the world.

This competition provides a platform for participants to showcase their culinary skills, promote cultural exchange, and foster international understanding. The announcement of winners will be on Thursday, October 19, 2023 during the Culminating Program of the United Nations. 

#EqualityJusticeandFreedomForAll #TasteOfUnity #UnitedNationsCelebration #UNDonBoscoTarlac


Last September 28, 2023, the Araling Panlipunan Area of the Junior High School Department initiated the launching of the month-long celebration of the United Nations under the theme "Equality, Justice, and Freedom for All." 

This activity aims to promote and raise awareness about the fundamental principles of equality, justice, and freedom for all, which are the core values of the United Nations. Additionally, it offers an educational platform to instill these ideals in students and cultivate a global perspective.

Together, Let us be one with the United Nations as bearer of peace and security to make our world a better place!

#UNCelebration #EqualityJusticeFreedomForAll #UnitedNations


Mental health is not a luxury; it's a fundamental part of our well-being.💙

The Guidance and Testing Office is spearheading an awareness that emphasizes the importance of mental well-being for the students as well as for LaMPs. We understand that your mental health is not just an afterthought; it's an important part of growth, happiness, and success. We're here to remind you that seeking help is a sign of strength. 

At DBTI, it's not just a hashtag; it's a commitment to each one's mental health journey.

Let's prioritize it, talk about it, and support one another because the strength of a society lies in the mental health of its individuals.🗣️  

For more details on our Mental Health Awareness activities, please refer to the photos.



DON BOSCO, MAKATI, October 3, 2023 - Marketing and communications representatives from various Don Bosco Educational Centers in the Philippine North Province gathered for a dynamic workshop aimed at enhancing their advertising and promotional efforts. The event, held at the prestigious St. John Bosco Hall of Don Bosco Technical Institute - Makati on September 29, 2023, brought together a professional and expert in the field to help marketing officers explore innovative strategies for showcasing their respective schools.

The Don Bosco Educational Centers in the Philippine North Province have a rich history of providing quality education and shaping the future of countless students. However, in an increasingly competitive educational landscape, effective marketing and communications have become essential to attract students and maintain their reputation for excellence.

The workshop began with a presentation of the Marketing Plans of each Don Bosco school in Luzon. One of the highlights of the event was the sharing of best practices featuring marketing and communication heads from several Don Bosco Educational Centers. They shared success stories, challenges they've faced, and innovative solutions they've implemented in their schools.

The workshop featured, Mrs. Rica Alfonso Dalmacion,  a distinguished speaker and industry expert who shared insights into modern marketing and communications strategies. Topics included digital marketing, social media engagement, content creation, and branding techniques tailored to educational institutions.

Ryan Gonzales the External Affairs Officer of Don Bosco Technical Institute - Tarlac, shared, "In this digital age, it's crucial for us to harness the power of social media and online advertising. By sharing our success stories and creating engaging content, we can showcase our institution's unique strengths and values."

Participants also engaged in practical workshops and sessions, where they had the opportunity to apply the knowledge and techniques learned during the presentations. These hands-on activities encouraged creativity and collaboration among the attendees.

The workshop concluded with a commitment from all participants to implement the newly acquired strategies and knowledge in their respective institutions. They also expressed their eagerness to continue collaborating and sharing ideas to promote the Don Bosco educational legacy effectively.

The collaborative effort demonstrated at this workshop highlights the Don Bosco Educational Centers' commitment to staying at the forefront of education by effectively reaching out to students and parents. As they adapt to the evolving educational landscape, their shared goal remains clear: to provide a well-rounded education deeply rooted in Don Bosco's teachings.

With these new marketing and communications strategies in place, the Don Bosco Educational Centers in the Philippine North Province are poised to continue their legacy of excellence and ensure that the values and teachings of Don Bosco reach a wider audience in the years to come.


DON BOSCO, TARLAC—The Office of Institutional Affairs—Research and Development executed a series of research orientation and capacity-building activities entitled ‘Research 101: Know Research and its Fundamentals’ to all academic teaching and non-teaching lay mission partners’, last September 25 and 29, 2023, at Fr. Charles Braga Audio Visual Room, DBTI Tarlac, Sto. Cristo, Tarlac City.

The activity was administered by the Institutional Research Officer, Mr. Karl Josh M. Guillermo. He highlighted various plans and programs for the institution that cater to enhanced lay mission partners’ and students’ interest in research. Moreover, different techniques and notions were presented throughout the capacity-building part.

It was attended by the Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs from GS, JHS, SHS, and graced a support from the Rector-Principal, Fr. Edwin L. Ulanday, SDB, and Rev. Daniel Gonzales, SDB, the Deputy Principal for Academic Affairs. Truly, Don Bosco Tarlac is setting their goals towards new opportunities that aid in improving and administering the quality of education through research and development.


14 September 2023

Feast of Exaltation of the Cross

BLESSING of DON BOSCO TARLAC and Installation of Crucifixes inside the classrooms, offices and laboratories. 

“O God, our loving Father, we gather here on this Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross to seek Your blessing upon Don Bosco Tarlac, its grounds, classrooms, and offices. As we contemplate the cross of Your Son, Jesus Christ, we remember the sacrifice He made for our salvation. May His love and selflessness be our guide in all that we do within these walls.”


It's time to amplify our voices against bullying!

The Guidance and Testing Office is spearheading a campaign for awareness and a secure, inclusive environment for everyone. With a resolute stance against bullying in our community, this month-long effort empowers students and teachers with the knowledge to prevent and address such behavior.

Join us throughout September for activities fostering empathy, respect, and kindness. Let's nurture an atmosphere where everyone feels valued and supported, working together to create a safer, more compassionate space.

Check the attached materials for more details.


TARLAC CITY, TARLAC -  Don Bosco Technical-Tarlac held its annual orientation for new Bosconians' Parents yesterday, August 26, 2023, at the Senior High School de Sales Auditorium. New Bosconians' Parents from Preschool, Grade School, Junior High, and Senior High School had an opportunity to listen to Don Bosco Tarlac's educational system's pillars, history, and background.

They had the chance to meet the school's administration. 

Fr. Ian O. Rosal SDB, the school's Economer, welcomed all our parents and told the parents that "Mary, Help of Christians, brings in every Bosconian and Parent who enters our school." He reiterated that the business of the school is to save souls.

Fr. Edwin L. Ulanday, Rector and Principal, focused on Don Bosco, the Salesians of Don Bosco and other congregations founded by SJB, the history of DB Tarlac, its mission, Don Bosco Tarlac as a Home, School, Playground, and Church, Saints, and EPC. He also introduced the current Salesians of the school.

Rev. Daniel Gonzales SDB, the Deputy Principal for Academic Affairs and Spiritual Moderator of the Grade School, focused on the school's Brand of Education and its quality education, exemplified by being a PAASCU Level II and now a CEAP, its Dual curriculum, and more on the learners and Salesian educators.

Fr. Benhur Borja SDB, the Spiritual Moderator of the Junior High School, shared the Bosconian's identity, the 5 Bosco Monthly themes, and activities to implement the themes of (1) Belongingness to Jesus, (2) Optimism and Joy, (3) Service with Responsibility, (4) Communion with the Church, and (5) Ordinary Life/Spirituality.

Mr. Gil A. Siongco II, the Deputy Principal for Student Affairs, introduced the members of the Student Affairs Team, its Task of overseeing and supervising the following areas: (1) Student Discipline, (2) Student Activities, (3) Youth Groups, and (4) Sports Program. He also reminded the parents regarding the DBTI Traffic Scheme, the DBTI uniform, and the importance of the Diary.

With the supervision of the SC Advisers and the APSA, the Student Council helped in the registration and facilitated the program as emcees. Many thanks, too, through the assistance of Sir John Michael Magtoto, Sir Robert, and Kuya Jayson.

Story by Jemaica Bercarsi; Photos by Selwyn John Mondrick C Brual.


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SAN FERNANDO CITY, PAMPANGA - The 41st Don Bosco Alumni Philippine National Convention, hosted at the Laus Group Event Center in San Fernando City, Pampanga, witnessed a record-breaking turnout of delegates from Don Bosco Tarlac, which emerged as the chapter with the largest representation with 52 delegates. The momentous event, organized by the Don Bosco Alumni Philippine National Federation and hosted by the Don Bosco Pampanga Chapter - Past Pupils from Bacolor and Mabalacat led by Ronaldo John G. Gaerlan from DBA class of 1994, took place last July 29, 2023.

Don Bosco Tarlac's exceptional showing at the convention demonstrated their unwavering commitment to the Don Bosco Alumni community and highlighted their dedication to upholding the Bosconian Spirit. As the theme of the 41st convention aptly suggested, the event was centered around "The Bosconian Spirit: Beyond Resilience, Sustaining Relevance," aiming to reinforce the enduring principles of resilience and relevance that Don Bosco institutions have been known for over the years.

The event brought together a myriad of accomplished keynote speakers, including esteemed personalities from various fields, who are all proud alumni of Don Bosco educational institutions. Notable speakers included Pampanga Governor Hon. Dennis “Delta” G. Pineda, a member of the DBA class of 1992; San Fernando City Vice Mayor Hon. BJ S. Lagman, an alumnus from the DBA class of 1997; DILG Secretary Hon. Benjamin “Benhur” De Castro Abalos Jr., who graduated from DBTC in 1979; Philippine North Province Past-Pupils Salesian Delegate Fr. Ike Veloso, SDB, and Philippine Air Force Colonel Augusto N. Padua, who belongs to the DBTC class of 1989.

The presence of these distinguished speakers added a sense of pride and motivation to the convention, inspiring attendees to continue their pursuit of excellence and contribute positively to society in their respective fields.

Throughout the convention, representatives from different local chapters rendered their annual reports, showcasing the progress and accomplishments of their respective alumni groups. Don Bosco Tarlac, in particular, stood out with the largest number of delegates and showcased their dedication to maintaining a strong presence within the Don Bosco Alumni Philippine National Federation.

In the midst of the convention's activities, the election of officers took place, and DBAPNF President Peter Paul “Pipo” F. Soliman was re-elected for his second term as President. This unopposed re-election is a testament to the trust and confidence placed in him by the Don Bosco Alumni community, recognizing his efforts in promoting the spirit of camaraderie and support within the organization.

The 41st Don Bosco Alumni Philippine National Convention concluded with a renewed sense of unity and camaraderie among all the attendees. The event served as a reminder of the enduring values instilled by Don Bosco institutions and the powerful impact these institutions have in shaping the lives of their students and alumni.

As the convention came to a close, participants left with a reinvigorated commitment to embody the Bosconian Spirit in their lives, reaching out to others with resilience and sustaining relevance, just as their alma mater, Don Bosco, has been doing for generations.


🏆 Exciting News! 🎉 Don Bosco Tarlac has emerged victorious in the Productivity Olympics for Business Excellence and has been honored by the esteemed Central Luzon Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB). 🏅

We are incredibly proud to announce that our institution has achieved this prestigious recognition for the 3rd straight year, showcasing our commitment to excellence and innovation. This remarkable achievement highlights the hard work and dedication of our entire team at Don Bosco Tarlac.

This accolade serves as a testament to our continuous pursuit of productivity and business excellence, enabling us to stand out among other esteemed educational institutions in the region. Our admin, faculty, and staff have consistently demonstrated exceptional skills, creativity, and efficiency, making us a true force to be reckoned with.

We extend our deepest gratitude to the Central Luzon RTWPB for recognizing our efforts and granting us this esteemed award. 

Let's celebrate this momentous achievement together! 🎉 Join us in using the following hashtags to spread the word and share our excitement:

#DonBoscoTarlac #ProductivityOlympics #BusinessExcellence #ProudAchievement #CentralLuzonRTWPB #DedicationandInnovation #TeamWork #CelebratingSuccess

Thank you once again to everyone who contributed to this outstanding accomplishment, especially the HR staff. We look forward to continuing our journey of excellence and making a positive impact on the future leaders of our society! 💪

Central Luzon Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) awards Don Bosco Tarlac represented by the HR Staff - Mrs. Erlinda Aquino and Mr. Francis Ion Sangil.


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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.


✨𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝖌𝖑𝖆𝖒𝖔𝖚𝖗, 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖒𝖞𝖘𝖙𝖎𝖖𝖚𝖊, 𝖆𝖓𝖉 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖊𝖑𝖊𝖌𝖆𝖓𝖈𝖊~

📣Are you ready for the Rave Party?

📣Are you ready for the Cottilion Dances?

📣Are you ready for a night filled with enjoyment, fun, and glamour?

✨𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐚 𝐧𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬! ✨Welcome to the 𝐌𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠-𝐮𝐩 𝐛𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐑𝐞𝐝 𝐏𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡, 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑!✨ Join us in a night filled with 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 🎧, 𝗱𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 💃, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗴𝗹𝗮𝗺𝗼𝘂𝗿🍷. Polish your shoes👞, make sure your suits are spotless, and you are at your best selves in, 🕺𝐒𝐏𝐋𝐄𝐍𝐃𝐎𝐑: 𝐀 𝐆𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐋𝐄𝐌𝐄𝐍’𝐒 𝐍𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐓!🪩🕺

🕺🪩Join us this 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗲 𝟮, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯 at the 𝐁𝐮𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐧 𝐧𝐠 𝐊𝐚𝐧𝐥𝐚𝐡𝐢 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐢𝐰𝐚 𝐧𝐠 𝐓𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐚𝐜 @ 𝟒:𝟎𝟎𝐏𝐌 . See you there Bosconians!🪩🕺

🕺You best keep an eye out for this historic occasion since it will mark the conclusion of 𝗥𝗲𝗱 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵'𝘀 𝗝𝘂𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗿 𝗛𝗶𝗴𝗵 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹 𝗮𝗱𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲!🫶✨

#RedPatch #MovingUpBall #Splendor


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 Clash’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.

We’re proud of you for doing your duties extraordinarily well, dear Bosconians!

Congratulations! 🎉

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 Clash’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.


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.


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. 

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


April 30

Keep yourselves abreast with the latest news with the FIN Province Newsletter.

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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 – 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 – 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

 Your DBTI family is so proud of you!

Photos and graphics by Aries Sim.


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). 


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.


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







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 30

Keep yourselves abreast with the latest news with the FIN Province Newsletter.

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Pizza is best eaten with friends most especially with an exclusive 25% discount from the World’ Favorite Pizza, Domino’s! 🎉 

Tag your friends because this is valid for both students and employees of Don Bosco Tarlac. Let's visit Domino’s Pizza – City Center Tarlac!

AVAILABLE via Dine In and Take Out only.

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

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

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

Per DTI permit no. FTEB 149643 series of 2022.

#DominosPizza #DonBoscoTarlac


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.  

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

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 “Venerable” in 2018, and was designated “Blessed” October 10, 2020. 

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.


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


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.


March 4, 2023 | TARLAC

“Not all classrooms have four walls”

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:


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


March 4, 2023 | BACOLOR, PAMPANGA

Ducere Est Servire—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. 

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 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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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