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Don Bosco Lawaan



Official Name: Don Bosco Missionary Seminary

Location: Lawaan, Talisay City, Cebu
Primary Service: College Seminary – Pre-Novitiate – Novitiate – Chaplaincy – Provincial Services

Salesian Community









Don Bosco Formation Center

The Don Bosco Formation Center is a community for the human maturing of the young person, his intellectual preparation and the deepening of his search for his calling. It is a time of dialogue between God, whose initiative calls him and leads him forward, and his own freedom as he gradually as¬sumes responsibility for his own formation where the candidate gradually gets to know the Society, and the Society in turn can evaluate his suitability for Salesian life.






The novitiate offers the candidate the possibility of beginning the Salesian religious experience where the novice ex¬amines carefully the motives for his choice, makes certain of his suitability for the Salesian calling, and prepares himself to give his all to God for the service of the young in the spirit of Don Bosco

Within the local community itself, the seminary chapel is always open to the people of Lawaan with the regular Sunday masses. The devotion to Mary Help of Christians has been propagated within the locality. A youth center has also been setup on weekends for young people

Provincial Services Offices

Don Bosco Social Communication
+ 63 (032) 273-3095

Don Bosco Center for Lay Adults and Youth (DB-CLAY)
+ 63 (032) 272-1981

Don Bosco Retreat House - Lawaan
+ 63 (032) 273-6308
+ 63 (032) 491-6219
+ 63 (032) 491-6221 FAX


Salesian Community
Fr. Mel Racelis - Rector
Fr. Randy Figuracion - Social Communications
Fr. Fidel Orendain - Principal
Bro. George Celis - Economer
Fr. Gino Godinez
Fr. Ronel Vilbar - Novice Master
Fr. Bong Borgueta - Socius/Vocation Promoter
Cl. Keith Amodia 
Cl. Vince Sabal 





Grateful to the Heart of Christ Novices:




Don Bosco Formation Center Seminary
Lawaan, Talisay City
6045 Cebu

Sacred Heart Novitiate
Lawaan, Talisay City
6045 Cebu

+ 63 (032) 272-7716 Novitiate
+ 63 (032) 272-7717 Convent
+ 63 (032) 272-7718 DBFC Seminary / Vocation Animator
+ 63 (032) 272-4264 FAX Administrator


E-Mail Director of Novices Vocation Director Rector


The seminary was acquired in 1976 from the Sacred Heart Missionaries for growing number of seminarians that was opened to serve the provinces of Southern Philippines. The seminary in Don Bosco Boys Town started in 1974 with 26 boys that rapidly increase to handle 46 major and minor seminarians. With the opening of Don Bosco Missionary Seminary, the seminary branched out into two seminaries: one for candidates to the priesthood - the DBMS in Lawaan - and the other for the Salesian brothers - the SBS or Salesian Brothers Seminary in Don Bosco Boys' Town.

Presently, Don Bosco Lawaan is home for College Seminarians, the Postulants and Novices.