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.
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
Fr. Dindo Vitug, SDB facilitates the SWOT Analysis
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.
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.
DB TARLAC COMMUNITY FOR SY 2022-23 INTRODUCED
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.
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:
25 years of service (since March 1997) - Mr. Nestor P. Custodio;
25 years of service (since June 1997) - Mrs. Glenda I. Marcelo;
20 years of service (since May 2002) - Mr. Apollo Mario C. Campollo;
15 years of service (since May 2007) - Mr. Ryan Benedict D. Gonzales;
10 years of service (since January 2012) - Mrs. Sheryl Joan J. Versosa; and,
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
TARLAC HOSTS PAST PUPILS' NATIONAL CONVENTION
GOLF FOR DON BOSCO TEES 11TH SLATE
DON BOSCO CRESENDO STARTS
Watch the full event coverage here. Video by Chug Cadiogan.
AYALA LAND INC. CRESENDO RISES
DON BOSCO YOUTH CENTER BUILDING IS BORN
DON BOSCO MANAOAG BEGINS
MANAOAG, PANGASINAN - A new Don Bosco Technical Vocational Education and Training Center (TVET) is born!