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The official website of the Philippine South Province presents our Vision-Mission and Goals , in our presences through the Provincial Services extended by the Commissions together with the members of the Salesian Family.

Provincial Council
Provincial Superior -Fr. Godofredo Atienza
Provincial Vicar -Fr. Honesto Geronimo, Jr.
Provincial Economer -Fr. Adriano Satura
Councillors-Fr. Alan Ross Banogon
-Fr. Honesto Geronimo, Jr.
-Fr. Eugenio Maglasang
Provincial Secretary -Fr. Noel Sebetero

ILOILO


Don Bosco Iloilo - Dumangas
Official Name: Don Bosco Boys’ Home and Training Center
Location: P.D. Monfort South, Dumangas, Iloilo
Primary Service: Vocational Training Center-Boys’ Home – Campus Ministry – Youth Center
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Don Bosco Boys’ Home
Don Bosco Boys’ Home and Training Center in Iloilo is situated in a 7 hectare lot in P.D. Monfort South, 4 Kms from Dumangas town and also 4 Kms from Barotac Nuevo town and about 32 Kms from the City of Iloilo.

It aims in helping the young themselves so that they may become good Christians and productive citizens. It is, therefore. A youth center and undertakes every spiritual and corporal works of charity directed to the young especially street children, orphans, poor and abandoned boys between 10-17 years of age. They will be staying in the center and will be enrolled in the nearby schools until our own schools would have been built. In the process of their stay in the center they will be molded with values and will be learning a trade or a skill to prepare them for life. They will not be discriminated and so much identified as such.

Don Bosco Training Center
It is also a manpower development center offering skills training courses (vocational) to poor but determined out of school youth. . It is also home to trainees on Mechanical Technology, Agri-Mechnical Technology and Integrated Farming Technology whose impact in the community has been very significant. Majority of these training graduates become breadwinners of their families or become major contributors to the family income.

Apart from the work within the center, the Salesians also do their apostolate in the neighboring towns and provinces especially in schools.

Salesian Community
Fr. Aguedo Palomo, SDB - Rector
Fr. Allen George Elevado - Training Director
Fr. Abundio Bacatan - Vicar / Economer

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Don Bosco Iloilo
P.D. Monfort South
5006 Dumangas, Iloilo
PHILIPPINES

+ 63 (033) 361-2500 FAX Office

History
Since 1979, the Salesians of Don Bosco have already planned to have a new presence in Iloilo where many students of Don Bosco Victorias came from. Since then, there were continuous efforts to materialize the plan. The plans in the year 1993 did not prosper due to the difficulty of converting the land from agricultural to institutional. This situation did not hinder the Salesians to pursue their plan. It was in 1996 that the late Archbishop Alberto Piamonte of the Diocese of Jaro, being an admirer of St. John Bosco, donated a 7 hectare land in Dumangas. Don Bosco was so thankful and enthusiastic of the offer that they immediately acted upon it. Fr. Jaime M. Carmona, SDB, who was then assigned in Mambucal followed up the program started by Fr. Edgardo Espiritu and the group of Don Bosco Alumni. Hon. Narsico D. Monfort, Congressman 4th District of Iloilo where Dumangas belongs, facilitated the conversion of the land. With the site final and ready, construction of the buildings for the new Don Bosco-Iloilo began. The construction of Phase 1(Boys’ Home Building, General Shop, Tractor Shed and sports facilities like basketball court and football field) started in 1996 and the Boys’ Home Building was finished October, 1997.
Don Bosco-Dumangas formally opened its doors as a home for marginalized boys and a training center for the out-of-school youth in February 1998. Don Bosco’s presence in Dumangas is part of the church’s growing consciousness that the countryside of Iloilo should be developed to help solve the social and economic problems of the province. The Catholic Archdiocese of Jaro, through the late Archbishop Alberto Piamonte, wished to be more relevant in addressing the problem of poverty that he asked the Salesians to put up a Boys’ Home and Training Center.

NEGROS


Don Bosco Mambucal
Official Name: St. John Bosco Parish
Location: Mambucal, Murcia, Negros Occidental
Primary Service:Parish – Retreat House – Social Work
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Parish
The parish of the St. John Bosco has territorial limits of 57 square kilometers of inhabited land and 50 square kilometers of unchartered jungle and rain forest, it has an estimated total of 10,000 Catholic faithful. The parish center is in Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental but it has 7 area chapels scattered in its far-flung quarters. Those chapels are the central meeting place for all church activities and over the years, they have assumed broader functions either that of being the communal meeting place or the classroom for pre-schoolers.
Don Bosco Retreat House
DBRH boasts of facilities conducive for meditation and prayer. It has a large function room, 2 dormitories, a chapel, a reflection garden, a rooftop with a panoramic view of Bacolod City, the sea and the island of Panay, and many others.

Salesian Community
Fr. Rey Garcia – Rector/Parish Priest/Economer
Fr. Bryan Butanas – Parish Vicar
Fr. Samson De Leon - Vicar

DB Granada
Fr. John Cardinal – Boarding House In-Charge. SJI
Fr. Jaime Carmona
Fr. Luis Badilla – Administrator
Bro. John Raymond Montejo – Practical Trainee

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St. John Bosco Parish
P.O. Box 595
6100 Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
PHILIPPINES

+ 63 (034) 710-0802 FAX Retreat House
+ 63 (034) 710-0243 Parish
+ 63 (034) 710-0026 Rector / Convent

History
It was in 1986 when the Salesians of Don Bosco envisioned to put up retreat house in the province of Negros Occidental where they could further enhance their mission of evangelizing the Church in Negros, especially the youth. This task fell on the shoulders of Fr. Franco Uras. And the vision became a reality at the majestic hilltop of Mambucal, Murcia, through the generosity of the Barandiaran family. This oasis of spirituality came to be known as the Don Bosco Retreat House (DBRH). Henceforth, DBRH became a place where people start, revitalize, or even enrich their spiritual lives.

Don Bosco Dumaguete
Official Name: St. Louis School – Don Bosco
Location: Calindagan, Dumaguete City Negros Oriental
Primary Service: Elementary School and High School – Boarding House – Retreat Center – Agri-Vocational Training – Festive Oratory – Day Care
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Elementary and High School
St Louis School-Don Bosco aims at installing the values, attitudes and skills of good citizenship and commits itself to equip the young with attitudes and values of the Gospel and the Catholic faith so that the young may begin to live in such a way as to fulfill life's ultimate purpose - SALVATION OF SOULS. It also distinguishes itself by giving emphasis to Technological Work Education not only because of the demands of a developing country like the Philippines but also of the effectiveness of Technological Work Education for self-discipline and responsibility.
Boarding House
Retreat Center

DIFTP (Diversified and Integrated Farming Training Program)
The Diversified and Integrated Farming Training Program (DIFTP) is a vocational training program for members of poor farming families in Dumaguete and surrounding towns. The program includes theoretical and practical training in more productive agricultural practices and technology. Trainees undergo lecture sessions with hands-on experience in the demonstration farm projects developed by the program.

Upon course completion, qualified graduate trainees are provided with credit assistance for the establishment of their own agri-based income generating projects. All loan repayments in cash or in kind will be given to other qualified trainees.

The project aims to help the target beneficiaries increase their income opportunities and living conditions through productive use of the skills and knowledge obtained from the training.

Daycare Center
Salesian Community
Fr. Daniel Elemia - Rector
Fr. Norman Broderick Segovia – Vicar /Economer
Fr. Rosmon Miguelangelo Valenciano - Spiritual Moderator
Br. Louie Domasian – SAO
Cl. James Aro – Practical Trainee

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St. Louis School – Don Bosco
P.O. Box 86
6200 Dumaguete City. Negros Oriental
PHILIPPINES

+ 63 (0917) 322-8075 Rector
+ 63 (035) 225-0384 FAX School
+ 63 (035) 422-2712 School
+ 63 (035) 225-5036 Convent
+ 63 (035) 225-0372 DIFTP
+ 63 (035) 225-0442 Salesian Retreat Center

Webpage www.slsdonbosco.edu.ph

History
St. Louis School of Dumaguete was founded by the Congregacion Immaculada Corazon de Maria (Congregacion Immaculate Cordis de Marie - CICM) Fathers in 1967. It is located in a 10-hectare lot in Calindagan of the city of Dumaguete. The school commits itself to the christian ideals of the Gospel following the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Despite its distinctive religious orientation, the school accepts young people of different denominations. With its kindergarten, elementary and high school enrollment exceeds to mere than one thousand students for every school year. A change in the school system occurred when the Salesians of Don Bosco took over the administration of the school in 1986. The system aims to create an educative environment to facilitate the integral formation of the young. Guided by the ideals of Saint John Bosco, the school concentrates in developing the following dimensions in the lives of its students: Education and Culture; Evangelization and Catechism; Group Experience and Vocational Orientation.

Don Bosco Victorias
Official Name: Don Bosco Technical Institute
Location: Vicmico, Victorias, Negros Occidental
Primary Service: Elementary School and Technical High School – Boarding House – Training Center – Parish
Official Name: St. Joseph the Worker Parish
Location: Vicmico, Victorias, Negros Occidental
Primary Service: Parish – Festive Youth Center – Social Services
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Elementary and Technical High School with Courses in Computer Technology, Electronics, Mechanics
DBTI offers basic education and in partnership with the Local Government of Victorias City, has been offering free preschool education to less privileged families.

The drawing-power of Don Bosco-Victorias is its technical curriculum with courses in Machine Shop, Electronics and Computer Technology and Practical Electricity. No other schools offer such course to their high school students. These technical courses became the foundation for students who dream to be engineers or who wish to join the country’s vocational workforce where technician skills soon serve as pillars of the country’s dream towards industrialization

Boarding House
To accommodate students coming from the northern and southern part of Negros and from nearby islands and provinces, the school opened a boarding house in 1953. During the period of 1955-1962, Don Bosco-Victorias served as a minor seminary of the Salesians where young candidates to the Salesian life took their preparatory training until a permanent seminary was set up in Bacoor, Pampanga.
Don Bosco Training Center
In 1996. The company found itself on the verge of bankruptcy and was forced in 1998 to sell its assets, spin-off some departments which depend on it (one of which is the DBTI) and resort to series of retrenchment of workers. The ugly effects linger even up to the present. The families whose sole source of living is in VICMICO, find themselves in gruesome financial difficulties, unable to afford college education for their children. As a proactive move, DBTI in 2003 opened the training center to provide young people ages 18-24, an option for a better future through technical training that would lead them to gainful employment.
Parish
The parish St. Joseph the Worker has been entrusted to the Salesians since 1960s.

Salesian Community
Fr. Eugenio Maglasang - Rector
Fr. Reechee Espiritu - Principal
Fr. Donato Ofina – Vicar /Adminstrator
Fr. Rooney Undar – Spiritual Director
Fr. Felix Furlan – Confessor
Fr. Fernando Peralta – (Studies)
Bro. Emmanuel Gacayan – Training Director
Fr. Jose Marie Bacucang – Parish Priest
Cl. Luke Maloloy-on – Practical Trainee
Cl. Duc Minh Nguyen – Practical Trainee

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Don Bosco Technical Institute
St. Joseph the Worker Parish
Vicmico, Victorias
6119 Negros Occidental
PHILIPPINES
+ 63 (034) 399-3259 FAX Rector
+ 63 (034) 399-3630 Rector
+ 63 (034) 399-3631FAX Shop
+ 63 (034) 399-3632 FAX Administration
+ 63 (034) 399-3263 HROD
+ 63 (034) 399-3227 Center for Social Development
+ 63 (034) 398-58-20 FAX Parish

through Vicmico (“109” operator)
2276 Rector
2277 Registrar/Administrator
2278 Shops
2279 Canteen
2363 Principal
2225 Parish

History
Sometime in 1950, at the behest of the late Don Miguel J. Ossorio, Don Claudio R. de Luzuriaga Sr., the general manager of Victorias Milling Co., Inc. visited some technical centers in Asia in search of an organization that could put up a technical school in Victorias to provide vocational technical education for the young men in the sugarland plantations in and around Victorias.

In March 1952, a group of Salesians headed by Rev. Fr. Guido D’ Amore opened the Youth Center where the boys of the community could enjoy themselves in wholesome and worthwhile recreation and at the same time receive religious training. True to its objectives, Don Bosco-Victorias embarked on technical courses: metal work, mechanics, foundry, electricity, carpentry, tailoring, and shoemaking.

Pakistan Presence


DB Quetta
Fr. Julio Palmieri - Rector
Fr. Joel Jurao – Immersion

DB Lahore
Fr. Peter Zago – In- Charge/Economer
Bro. Francis Nhat
Bro. Joseph Luyen

The possibility of a Don Bosco Presence in Pakistan started back in 1991 when the Nuncio Apotolico Mons. Luigi Bressan contacted Fr. Vigano and submitted petition in favor of three diocese:

The Diocese of Hyderabad for an educative presence in particular for the area of Quetta.
In the diocese of Lahore where the Archbishop Msgr. Trinidad Armando in December 1, 1994 wrote to the Rector Major asking for the Salesians in particular to take over the St. Joseph Technical School in Yuhannabad (25 KM from Lahore City), once run by the Brothers of Charity and abandoned in 1994.
In Rawalpindi diocese. Also in 1994 Msgr. Lobo Anthony, Bishop of Rawalpindi made a similar request to the Rector Major to have the salesians in Rawalpindi where he had already planned and started a projected for a big youth center with school and boarding facilities.

In November 1997, Fr. Odorico Luciano visited the three Bishops and in November 1998, he invited Fr. Peter Zago (ending his term as FIS Provincial) to visit the three dioceses and meet the Bishops concerned.

After the visit, a decision was taken by the General Council to start the work in Quetta and possibly at the same time or soon after in Lahore.

In August 1998, During the visit of Fr. Odorico in Cebu, the Provincial Council was informed that the new presence in Pakistan would be under the jurisdiction of the FIS province while financial burden would be shouldered by the Superior Council.

CEBU


DON BOSCO CEBU - Provincial House
Official Name: Provincial Superior of the Salesian Society of St. John Bosco – Philippines South Province (FIS)
Location: Maryville Subd., Tigbao, Talamban, Cebu City

Salesian Community
Fr. Godofredo Atienza-Provincial Superior
Fr. Medelino Borgueta – Rector / Voc Promoter
Fr. Joriz Calsa – Vice Rector / CYM
Fr. Adriano Satura – Provincial Economer
Fr. L. McManus – Confessor
Fr. Cesar Manlosa – Studies
Bro. Ed Villordon – Studies
Rev. Keith Belciña- Archivist
Fr. Cyril Cardinal
Fr. George Militante – (In attesa)

E-Mail
godofredosdb@yahoo.com Provincial Superior
adrianosatura@yahoo.com Provincial Economer
oborres@gmail.com Provincial Secretary
Don Bosco Technology Center
Location: Pleasant Homes Subdivision, Punta Princesa, Cebu City
Primary Services: Elementary and Technical High School – Skills Training Center(STP) for Out of School Youth – Technician’s Center and Technician Teachers’ College – College of Engineering – Youth Center – Juvenile Youth in Prison (outreach) – Don Bosco Balamban
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• Elementary – Technical High School
Don Bosco Technology Center provides basic education in the primary, secondary and tertiary level with technical courses in electro-mechanics, industrial drafting, mechanics and woodworking for high school.

• Technician’s Center – Technical Teachers’ College
Don Bosco Technology Center in Cebu opened a College with a ladderized program for Technician Teachers: from one-year Certificate to Three-year Technician to the Fourth Year in Bachelors Degree in Technical Education (BSTE). It equips the graduate with "hands on" experience in the chosen technical specialization prior to his/her formation in the field of education. The standard education subjects are specially adapted to match the needs and competencies of a world-class Technical-Vocational Instructor for young and adult learners. The five-month company exposure at the near end of the course enhances the graduating student's technician skills while serving as a possibility for a sure job after graduation.

• Skills Training Program for Out of School Youth
The Skills Training Program (STP) is a one-year short courses in trade / industrial skills with moral/spiritual, Christian values and attitudes formation especially for the out-of-youth and financially disadvantaged but capable youth allowing the needy young man to find immediate employment and long enough to give him sufficient knowledge and skills needed for his job

• College of Engineering
Courses in Engineering are offered: Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (BSECE), Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIE) Major in Furniture Manufacturing and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME-MDM) Major in Machine Design and Manufacturing.

The National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers, Inc. (NARTE) has approved the ECE curriculum of Don Bosco Technology Center where graduates will automatically become a licensed Junior Engineers recognized in the United States and in the E.U.

A new feature in the program for BSIE is the specialized skill in furniture manufacturing that includes the skill to construct wood and mixed media home and office furniture for local and international market. Hence, while forming students who can play leading roles in the design, improvement and installation of integrated systems for people, materials, information, equipment and energy, the same students also possess a focused technician skill in furniture.

The Program for Mechanical Engineering is an intensive training in metal fabrication and machining skills that exposes students to electrical and electronics laboratory "hands-on". This makes the student into a multi-skilled or a mechatronic technician even prior to his/her being a management subjects included in the program equip the graduate with basic tools for industrial production leadership.
• Operation Second Chance Training Center (Juvenile Youth in Prison)
Don Bosco Technology Center through its College Department operates a Technical Shop at the Operation Second Chance Center, Kalunasan, Cebu City. This is in cooperation with the Cebu City Task Force for Street Children and the Bureau of Jail Management of the Philippines. The program offers technical skills in Wood, Electrical and Machine Technologies.

• Don Bosco Training Center-Balamban
In the late 1990s, internal migration occurred when Balamban was developed into an industrial zone with catamaran manufacturing, ship building, ship repair, recycling, among its industries. With the offshoot of the industrial movement in the area, there was a great need for a training center where future workers could learn skills and eventually find employment within. Thus, upon the invitation of the town mayor and the local business community, the Don Bosco Training Center was set-up in 1997 with a course offering on Industrial Welding. A year later, the Youth Center was also established, attracting the youngsters in the locality.

The Don Bosco Youth and Training Center is located in Prenza 2.5 kilometers away from the town proper.

• Don Bosco Youth Center (DBYC)
Every Sunday afternoon, liturgical services are made available to the people within the neighborhood. The festive oratory characterized by games, cultural activities and catechism follow the 2:00pm mass at the Don Bosco chapel headed by the Spiritual Moderator of the Basic Education Department with the assistance of the brothers in practical training and the youth leaders of the area.

Salesian Community
Fr. Honesto Geronimo Jr. - Rector
Fr. Alan Ross Banogon – Economer
Fr. Noel Sebetero – Vicar/ Dean/ Principal
Fr. John Vernil Lopez, -Spiritual Moderator (BED)
Fr. Anthony Wilbert Dianon - College, tvet,
Cl. Erwin Cabilan – Practical Trainee
Cl. Huan – Practical Trainee
Fr. Felino Albesa – Training Director - Balamban
Br. George Vincent Celis – Economer -Balamban

Don Bosco Training Center Balamban
Prenza, Balamban, Cebu

History
In 1949, CEBU BOY’S TOWN INC., was founded to become a home for the orphans and wayward tots that loitered about the city streets. After some years of operation, it realized that only people totally dedicated to the youth could make the plan work. Doña Maria Aboitiz proposed to the late Archbishop of Cebu, Julio Cardinal Rosales, for Don Bosco to take charge of CEBU BOY’S TOWN. With approval from the General Superior of the Salesian Congregation in Italy, the Salesians of Don Bosco started their work with a temporary site near the Cathedral on March 19, 1954 and transferred to the present location at Punta Princesa (Labangon). The Salesians soon realized the need for the boys to have a more complete understanding and preparations for life that led to the idea of a school in the center itself. Classes were soon conducted in the center and by June 13, 1960, Boy’s Town as it was commonly called, received government recognition under official name of Don Bosco Technical High school, with a ‘techno-academic’ curriculum from grade four to fourth year high school. Over the years the Don Bosco Technical High School expanded with the construction of new classrooms and buildings that housed the existing technical trades with the help of the boys and the students themselves. The completion of the new shop buildings greatly enhanced the technical training received by the students who at that time reached to a population of about 700 from grade four to fourth year.

As time passed the percentage of the orphan enrollees began to dwindle while the number of middle class students rose. To remain faithful to the original nature of Boy’s Town the school opened the Manpower Skills Training Center (MSTC). The students accepted to this training were young men, ages 18-25, were out-of –school due to financial reasons. Most of the students were high school graduates from the Municipal and Barangay High Schools of Metro Cebu and Cebu province with courses in mechanical, electrical, woodworking and machine technology.

In April 19, 1995, Don Bosco Boys’ Town received the approval from the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS) to become Don Bosco Technology Center offering a college degree in Bachelor of Science in Technician Education specialized in molding competent technicians, technical instructors and company supervisors. A few years later, they opened their doors for grade one until grade three

Don Bosco Formation Center
Location: Lawaan, Talisay City, Cebu
Primary Service: College Seminary – Pre-Novitiate – Novitiate – Chaplaincy – Provincial Services
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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.

Novitiate
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

Chaplaincy
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 – Vice Rector / Social Communications
Fr. Fidel Orendain - Principal
Bro. Silvestre Crescencio - Economer
Fr. Al Añano - PA
Fr. Ronel Vilbar - Novice Master
Fr. Marco Bollozos- Socius
Cl. Jojo Torres – Practical Trainee
Cl. James Antopina – Practical Trainee
Br. John Pham hong Phuoc – Practical Trainee

Grateful to the Heart of Christ Novices:
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Don Bosco Formation Center Seminary
Lawaan, Talisay City
6045 Cebu
PHILIPPINES

Sacred Heart Novitiate
Lawaan, Talisay City
6045 Cebu
PHILIPPINES

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

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roneldovilbar@yahoo.com Director of Novices
sdbvocfis@yahoo.com Vocation Director
kapatidmoko@yahoo.com Rector

History
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.

Don Bosco Boys’ Home Don Bosco Liloan
Official Name: Don Bosco Boys’ Home and Training Center
Location: Cotcot, Liloan, Cebu
Primary Services: Technical Training Center – Residential Home and Assistance for Children in Need of Special Protection
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Don Bosco Boys’ Home and Training Center provides shelter – a home away from home to about 125 boys in elementary, in high school, and in manpower skills training/vocational course and sends them to school. The elementary boys attend classes at Tiltilon Elementary School, a half-kilometer walk; the high school boys are transported by the Boys’ Home bus to the University of Cebu- Compostela; while those enrolling in the vocational course do it in the Don Bosco Training Center, just within the compound of DBBH. Through its training center, offers them vocational skills to work and earn their bread. Shelter, school, and skills are not all. DBBH has yet something more to offer these youngsters: Salesian spirituality that encompasses the daily life duties, joy and optimism, friendship with Jesus and Mary, communion with the Church, and responsible service. DBBH envisions the Boys’ Home graduates as able to support themselves and their families; able to remain faithful to his Christian duties and able to show gratitude by supporting Boys’ Home in whatever way they can.

Don Bosco Training Center DB Liloan Training Center was established in 1999, the training center offers a 12-months training program in mechanical and welding technology. Recently, woodworking technology was added to its program. The students/trainees are guided through six (6) months intensive training and six (6) months of on-the-job training in various companies, equipping graduates not only of the competitive skills for future long-term employment, but more importantly, the Salesian values that were painstakingly instilled in every graduate.

Courses Offered

Mechanical Technology (with Welding Competency)
Welding Technology (with Machine Shop Competency)
Wood and Furniture Technology (with Welding Competency)

Salesian Community
Fr. Ronald Guiao – Rector/ Training Director/Pr-hs
Fr. Arvin Duran Abatayo – Spiritual Moderator, Magone
Fr. Lamberto Paradiang Jr. - Parish Priest /Economer/ Vicar
Cl. Arsenio Gustilo, III – Pr (Boys Home)
Br. Reynante Sabellita - Practical Trainee
Br. Bonifacio Lobaton Jr - Practical Trainee

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Don Bosco Boys’ Home and Training Center
P.O. Box 474,
6000 Cebu City
PHILIPPINES
+ 63 (032) 424-7002 Boys’ Home/ Administrator
+ 63 (032) 424-7003 Training Center
+ 63 (0920) 9206481 Rector
E-Mail padsjp@yahoo.com Rector

History
Approximately 5,000 street children roam the streets and urban barangays (communities) in the City of Cebu alone. These children proliferate as a result of widespread poverty in the rural areas, forcing families to converge in the city seeking for survival. A number of these children come from street families, where any sidewalk or vacant lot become home, sheltered from the elements with boxes and given privacy by the tattered pieces of cloth that serve as walls. To help augment the almost non-existent family income, the children engage in scavenging, begging, watch-your-car services and other odd jobs. Others become victims of syndicated crimes like snatching and prostitution.

It is for these stark and painful realities that Don Bosco Boys’ Home is established. Instead of leaving these children on the streets and making them easy preys to the ills of society, Don Bosco Boys’ Home (DBBH) gives them the opportunity to help themselves in life through education and training, formation, and psycho-social interventions. The compelling force behind this endeavor is the attainment of Don Bosco’s goal of education and integral human development for the marginalized youth. With this goal comes the realization of helping these youngsters find immediate gainful employment and in the process, helping them become responsible and productive citizens of the country.

Don Bosco Lourdes
Official Name: Archdiocesan Shrine Of Our Lady Of Lourdes
Location: Punta Princesa, Cebu City
Primary Service: Parish – Oratory and Youth Center – Kindergarten – Training Center – School Services – Social Services
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Parish
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish was officially and canonically established on January 27, 1957.

Daily Oratory and Youth Center

Mama Margaret Training Center
The Mama Margaret Training Center aims at reaching out to needy out-of-school youths and gives them the opportunity to learn a trade, to help them find an honest way of learning a livelihood and at the same time evangelize these youths in the process of learning a trade. Courses offered include skills for Dressmaking, Tailoring, High-Speed Sewing together with the catechism and other formative experiences.

Scholarship Program
The parish scholarship program sends many children to elementary, high school and college education through a conglomeration of sponsors that provided assistance to over 522 children whose parents cannot afford to send them to school – either because they do not have a permanent income or, the family is far too large for every child to be sent to school. Aside from the benefits related to school needs, students are nurtured to develop their skills and personalities through the formation and seminars and cultural programs offered. Hand in hand with the child development, the enhancement of the family life and the strengthening of the community organization through the basic ecclesial community is also promoted.

Feeding Program
The Feeding Program is a parish-community based service program which aims to uplift the nutritional status of poor and malnourished children. Daily lunchtime meals are served at the Feeding Center to the children beneficiaries as well as to their mothers. Aside from the feeding sessions, seminars on catechism, home healthcare, family life and child development are also integrated into the program.
The Center also offers formation for mothers on proper hygiene, herbal making and natural family planning. It also ventures into self-sufficiency programs such as catering services for weddings and special occasions.

Medical and Dental Clinic / PT/OT Center
The medical and dental clinic was to render service to these people, with the holdings of general consultation for all age groups such as morbidity cases, prenatal and post natal cases, natural family and referral of cases for the poor and marginalized families in the parish.

With the collaborative project with the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (SSHJM) a PT/OT Center was established to serve the poor and indigent families in the localities of Labangon, Basak, Pardo and some depressed areas of Cebu City. It aims to provide theraphy services for children with special needs, especially those with physical disabilities patients. Multi-Purpose Cooperative
The Multi-Purpose Cooperative is part of the parish Service Committee that takes care of the temporal, material and socio-economic needs of the parishioners. It is intentionally multi-purpose so that it can legally engage in any businesses that may help uplift the economic condition of its members. Because of its juridical identity, legal privileges and tax free benefits, all businesses of the parish are ought to be taken cared of by the cooperative.

Salesian Community Fr. Jerome Mario Dublois Rector, Parish Priest
Fr. Regino Godinez Youth Center In-charge
Fr. Anastacio Oroc Parish Vicar /Vc
Fr. Leonides Baclay Parish Vicar
Fr. Adriano Satura Economer

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Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes
P.O. Box 394,
6000 Cebu City
PHILIPPINES
+ 63 (032) 261-6951 FAX Rector
+ 63 (032) 261-6935 Convent
+ 63 (032) 261-5393 Trunkline
Webpage www.lourdes50.info
E-Mail
lourdb@mozcom.com.ph

History
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish was officially and canonically established on January 27, 1957 with Father Clifford, SDB as the first parish priest in time for the Centenary Celebration of the apparition in Lourdes the following year.

Together with outstanding leaders and civic-spirited people Fr. Clifford and Fr. Jose Bosch bound themselves to build a church on a 4,009 square meter lot donated by the late Pablo and Angela Atillo which was officially donated to the Archdiocese of Cebu on March 2, 1956 and was formally accepted on June 3, 1956. In the same year, a small wooden convent was built by the late Eliseo Cornejo. In 1962, a draft of the architectural design of the proposed church was conceived by Engr. Plutarco Diaz, a faculty member of Cebu Institute of Technology.

With Father Jose Bosch-SDB as the new parish priest the development of the parish was brought to newer heights. He acquired the lot where the present church is now located and rolled a huge rock from Buhisan River for the laying of the cornerstone of the new proposed church. An 18 meter-high concrete parabolic shell of the church was erected in 1970 of which the church boasts an overall length of sixty meters and transepts of 22.3 meters. It took over 16 years to finish the present church of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.

Don Bosco Pasil
Official Name: Don Bosco Training Center and Youth Center
Sto. Niño Parish of Don Bosco
Location: L. Flores Street, Pasil, Cebu City
Primary Service:Parish – Training Center –Youth Center – Social Services
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History

Parish
In 1977, the Santo Niño Parish of the community was entrusted to the administration of the Salesians by His Eminence, the late Cardinal Rosales.

Youth Center
Youth signifies hope and promise for the future. But this hope and promise cannot be realized if the youth of today are not properly trained and educated to meet life’s challenges and difficulties. Idleness with poverty as a result of being an out-of-school has forced the young people of Pasil to engage in drug addiction and in crimes. Social Services
Through Don Bosco Youth Center, Don Bosco Pasil provides social services to the children, the youth and the families in the area through the following: Nutrition Program, Scholarship Program, Medical and Dental Assistance, Free Clinic Program, Loan Assistance Program and the Daily Oratory. Don Bosco Pasil serves over 1,500 individuals through these social services and nearly 500 families.

Vocational Training Center
Concerned with this alarming and growing problem, Don Bosco Fathers and Brothers organized and established in 1969 the Manpower Training Center to specifically provide skills training program to poor but deserving out-of–school of the area and arm them with skills they needed to uplift their conditions in life and better still, to keep them off the streets from its evils and ploys.

In keeping with chronological development sweeping the country and the industry’s demand for highly competent workers, Don Bosco- Pasil has organized its training program to specialization of Machine Shop, Automotive, Welding, Woodworking, and Dressmaking. This is also an answer to the demand of Cebu’s Economic Boom.

Courses Offered
Wood and Furniture Technology
Automotive Technology
Mechanical Technology
Dress Making Technology

Salesian Community
Fr. Adrian Mendoza- Rector/ Parish Priest
Fr. Orlando Borres – Vicar/Economer/Training Director
Fr. Gene Llenos – Youth Center In-Charge
Cl. Joseph Son – Practical Trainee

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Don Bosco Youth Center
L. Flores St., Pasil
Cebu City

P.O. Box 591
6000 Cebu City
PHILIPPINES

+ 63 (032) 261-00-10 Youth Center
+ 63 (032) 261-00-62 Parish
+ 63 (032) 262-05-33 FAX

E-Mail pasildb@cebu.pw.net.ph

History
Don Bosco-Pasil is situated in one of Cebu’s most depressed areas. It serves 5.000 children and young people in its youth and training centers and serves thousands more of the local families in its social services – medical clinic, feeding center, scholarship program. It traces its roots in 1967 when the Aboitizes, the Salesians and the SVD Fathers joined hands and embarked on a project, called Cebu Boys’ Center, designed to alleviate the sad plight of Cebu’s wayward youths to curb the burgeoning juvenile delinquency problem of the city.

Following the devastating typhoon hit Cebu City with Pasil district suffering the most damage, Fr. Luis Ricciarelli offered his services by facilitating contributions from various social agencies of the city. The Salesians started their apostolate in the area slowly building the Don Bosco Youth and Training Center. The Center was built to reach out and provide guidance to out-of-school youths who would otherwise be victims of various kinds of social evils when left unattended to.

During these last few years changes favorable to the creation of a more dignified community have taken place. Among the factors that contribute to the community’s social upliftment one can mention the growing sense of pride among the residents as well as the valuable contribution of the various government agencies and private civic groups. Together with these bodies Don Bosco- Pasil offers a strong, continuing program of total human development of the community.

SAMAR


Don Bosco Borongan
Official Name: Don Bosco Training Center and Youth Center
Location: Taboc, Borongan, Eastern Samar
Primary Service: Youth Center and Youth Campus Ministry – Training Center – Chapel Chaplaincy
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Brief History
Youth Center and Youth Campus Ministry
Don Bosco-Borongan maintains a youth center and administers the Youth Campus Ministry to 59 sections of the Eastern Samar National Comprehensive High School and 15 sections of the Bato Elementary School with the assistance of 20 volunteer catechists It also holds regular leadership and formation trainings to various youth groups in the school and the locality such the religious education program for the town’s elementary schools and high school; Youth Encounters and Leadership Training Programs for school-based and community-based youth groups.

Training Center
Don Bosco Training Center offers a one-year Mechanical Technology Course (with Associate in Welding), Basic Machine Operation and Plumbing, Small engine Technology and Agro-Mechanical Course to out-of-school youths, from 15 to 24 years, with the aim of providing them skills for gainful employment. Don Bosco Training Center-Borongan was awarded by TESDA as the Best Training Center in the area whose beneficiaries are high school drop-outs with the possibility of a high school equivalency designed for out of school youth. Currently, the Training Center receives scholarships from TESDA (PESFA funds) for eight of its trainees.
Courses Offered
Welding Technology (state-of-the-art)
Agri-Mechanical Technology
Automotive (Small Engine)

Salesian Community
Fr. Julius Sanchez – Rector
Fr. Ramon Pacada – Spiritual Moderator / Vicar
Bro. Alex Abelgas - Training Director
Cl. Arnel Mengote – Practical Trainee

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Don Bosco Youth Center
P.O. Box 2, Borongan
6800 Eastern Samar
PHILIPPINES
+ 63 (055) 560-9850 Training Center
E-Mail dbtcatian@yahoo.com

History
Don Bosco Borongan is situated in one of the poorest provinces of the Philippines, the island of Eastern Samar. The Salesians established its presence in the area upon the invitation of the Bishop of Borongan, Msgr. Leonardo Y. Medroso, to help the youth of his diocese with ministry and vocational education. In 1993, the Salesians started its work in a 2-hectare land formally established as the Don Bosco Youth & Training Center. The 2-hectare property houses facilities for training and youth activities: two classrooms, two shops, a tool room, offices, comfort rooms, a multi-purpose hall, a football field and basketball grounds.

DAVAO


Don Bosco Mati
Official Name: Don Bosco Training Center
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish of Don Bosco
Location: Dahican, Mati, Davao Oriental
Primary Service: Parish – Training Center – Youth Center – Social Services
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History

Parish
Don Bosco-Mati is both a parish and a training center. The parish was established in 1998 upon the mandate of the local Ordinary. The parish named in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus has 35 small chapels located in mountain barangays and seaside communities, with 2800 families in its fold. Half of these chapels can be reached only by motorcycle due to a very poor road network while the rest is accessible only by foot because the road is yet to be developed. Majority of these chapels have no electricity and no communication facilities. Yet, despite the very spartan lifestyle, the Basic Ecclesial Communities (BECs), a movement within the Church whereby the Catholic faith is propagated and shared among groups of families, usually neighbors, in view of integral evangelization, is very much alive and well-organized. Although economically hard-pressed, the faith is strong among its members composed mostly of farmers, ordinary laborers and fisherfolks.

Training Center
The training center was operationalized in 1995 offering training courses in Mechanical and Automotive Technologies. The center is effective in its program because it is able to qualify the graduates to address the skills requirements of the small industries in Mati and the big ones in Davao City. However, the distance of Mati from Davao City is a critical factor in the job placement of the trainees. With this, Don Bosco addressed the situation by providing training programs that are not only relevant to local needs but can likewise generate gainful local employment. Hence, in 2003, the Center opened the Agri-Mechanical Technology and Integrated Farming Technology courses.

Courses Offered:
Mechanical Technology
Automotive Technology
Integrated Farming Technology
Agri-Mechanical Technology
Other Services
1. Spiritual Formation - A monthly recollection is rendered to the trainees toward spiritual maturity.
2. On-the-Job Training - All trainees undergo Industry exposure prior to graduation.
3. Personal Development Assistance - DBTC guarantees a caring and accommodating teaching and guidance staff to make the training enjoyable and productive for the trainees.
4. Entrepreneurial Training - A training on small enterprise is rendered to trainees for additional knowledge and skills as they venture towards gainful employment status.

Salesian Community
Fr. Jude Albarando – Rector/ Parish Priest/Economer
Bro. Lamberto Tena - Alumni in-charge
Fr. Rex Carbilledo – Vicar / Training Director
Fr. Ariel Arias – Parochial Vicar /Spiritual Moderator
Br. Leo Polotan – Practical Trainee

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Don Bosco Training Center
P.O. Box 6, Mati
8200 Davao Oriental
PHILIPPINES

Sacred Heart Parish
Dahican, Mati
8200 Davao Oriental

+ 63 (087) 388-4280 FAX Convent – Mati
+ 63 (087) 388-4540 Parish – Mati

History
The Don Bosco presence in Davao is located in Dahican, Mati, Davao Oriental, Philippines, 160 kilometers away or 3 ½-hour travel by bus from Davao City. It sits in the third of the Davao Provinces and is the poorest of the three (Davao City, Davao del Sur, Daval Oriental).

In October 5, 1992, the Salesians of Don Bosco constructed a Training Center in Dahican, Mati, Davao Oriental. People have nurtured high hopes in Don Bosco’s presence as a great push for the development of Mati and the surrounding towns of Davao Oriental.

Don Bosco Center - Maa
Official Name: Boys’ Town
Location: Cotcot, Maa Road, Davao City
Primary Services: Residential Home and Assistance for Children in Need of Special Protection
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DON BOSCO CENTER
Boys’ Town, Ma-a Road
P.O. Box 81510
8000 Davao City
+ 63 (082) 244-0496 Don Bosco Center

Salesian Community
Fr. Eligio Santos - Rector
Fr. Marcelino Benabaye – Parish Priest / Vicar
Fr. Ruben Fernandez – Buda
Fr. Felix Rotor – Assistant Parish Priest
Fr. Franco Uras – Buda
Br. Antony Hopida – Ex. D. Boys T
Cl. Edsel Echavez – Practical Trainee

PARISHES
Don Bosco Lourdes
Official Name: Archdiocesan Shrine Of Our Lady Of Lourdes
Location: Punta Princesa, Cebu City
Primary Service: Parish – Oratory and Youth Center – Kindergarten – Training Center – School Services – Social Services
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History

Parish
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish was officially and canonically established on January 27, 1957.

Daily Oratory and Youth Center

Mama Margaret Training Center
The Mama Margaret Training Center aims at reaching out to needy out-of-school youths and gives them the opportunity to learn a trade, to help them find an honest way of learning a livelihood and at the same time evangelize these youths in the process of learning a trade. Courses offered include skills for Dressmaking, Tailoring, High-Speed Sewing together with the catechism and other formative experiences.

Scholarship Program
The parish scholarship program sends many children to elementary, high school and college education through a conglomeration of sponsors that provided assistance to over 522 children whose parents cannot afford to send them to school – either because they do not have a permanent income or, the family is far too large for every child to be sent to school. Aside from the benefits related to school needs, students are nurtured to develop their skills and personalities through the formation and seminars and cultural programs offered. Hand in hand with the child development, the enhancement of the family life and the strengthening of the community organization through the basic ecclesial community is also promoted.

Feeding Program
The Feeding Program is a parish-community based service program which aims to uplift the nutritional status of poor and malnourished children. Daily lunchtime meals are served at the Feeding Center to the children beneficiaries as well as to their mothers. Aside from the feeding sessions, seminars on catechism, home healthcare, family life and child development are also integrated into the program. The Center also offers formation for mothers on proper hygiene, herbal making and natural family planning. It also ventures into self-sufficiency programs such as catering services for weddings and special occasions.

Medical and Dental Clinic / PT/OT Center
The medical and dental clinic was to render service to these people, with the holdings of general consultation for all age groups such as morbidity cases, prenatal and post natal cases, natural family and referral of cases for the poor and marginalized families in the parish.

With the collaborative project with the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (SSHJM) a PT/OT Center was established to serve the poor and indigent families in the localities of Labangon, Basak, Pardo and some depressed areas of Cebu City. It aims to provide theraphy services for children with special needs, especially those with physical disabilities patients.
Multi-Purpose Cooperative
The Multi-Purpose Cooperative is part of the parish Service Committee that takes care of the temporal, material and socio-economic needs of the parishioners. It is intentionally multi-purpose so that it can legally engage in any businesses that may help uplift the economic condition of its members. Because of its juridical identity, legal privileges and tax free benefits, all businesses of the parish are ought to be taken cared of by the cooperative.

Salesian Community
Fr. Jerome Mario Dublois Rector, Parish Priest
Fr. Regino Godinez Youth Center In-charge
Fr. Anastacio Oroc Parish Vicar /Vc
Fr. Leonides Baclay Parish Vicar
Fr. Adriano Satura Economer

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Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes
P.O. Box 394,
6000 Cebu City
PHILIPPINES
+ 63 (032) 261-6951 FAX Rector
+ 63 (032) 261-6935 Convent
+ 63 (032) 261-5393 Trunkline
Webpage www.lourdes50.info
E-Mail
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History
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish was officially and canonically established on January 27, 1957 with Father Clifford, SDB as the first parish priest in time for the Centenary Celebration of the apparition in Lourdes the following year.

Together with outstanding leaders and civic-spirited people Fr. Clifford and Fr. Jose Bosch bound themselves to build a church on a 4,009 square meter lot donated by the late Pablo and Angela Atillo which was officially donated to the Archdiocese of Cebu on March 2, 1956 and was formally accepted on June 3, 1956. In the same year, a small wooden convent was built by the late Eliseo Cornejo. In 1962, a draft of the architectural design of the proposed church was conceived by Engr. Plutarco Diaz, a faculty member of Cebu Institute of Technology.

With Father Jose Bosch-SDB as the new parish priest the development of the parish was brought to newer heights. He acquired the lot where the present church is now located and rolled a huge rock from Buhisan River for the laying of the cornerstone of the new proposed church. An 18 meter-high concrete parabolic shell of the church was erected in 1970 of which the church boasts an overall length of sixty meters and transepts of 22.3 meters. It took over 16 years to finish the present church of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.

Don Bosco Mambucal
Official Name: St. John Bosco Parish
Location: Mambucal, Murcia, Negros Occidental
Primary Service:Parish – Retreat House – Social Work
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Parish
The parish of the St. John Bosco has territorial limits of 57 square kilometers of inhabited land and 50 square kilometers of unchartered jungle and rain forest, it has an estimated total of 10,000 Catholic faithful. The parish center is in Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental but it has 7 area chapels scattered in its far-flung quarters. Those chapels are the central meeting place for all church activities and over the years, they have assumed broader functions either that of being the communal meeting place or the classroom for pre-schoolers.
Don Bosco Retreat House
DBRH boasts of facilities conducive for meditation and prayer. It has a large function room, 2 dormitories, a chapel, a reflection garden, a rooftop with a panoramic view of Bacolod City, the sea and the island of Panay, and many others.

Salesian Community
Fr. Rey Garcia – Rector/Parish Priest/Economer
Fr. Bryan Butanas – Parish Vicar
Fr. Samson De Leon - Vicar

DB Granada
Fr. John Cardinal – Boarding House In-Charge. SJI
Fr. Jaime Carmona
Fr. Luis Badilla – Administrator
Bro. John Raymond Montejo – Practical Trainee

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St. John Bosco Parish
P.O. Box 595
6100 Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
PHILIPPINES

+ 63 (034) 710-0802 FAX Retreat House
+ 63 (034) 710-0243 Parish
+ 63 (034) 710-0026 Rector / Convent

History
It was in 1986 when the Salesians of Don Bosco envisioned to put up retreat house in the province of Negros Occidental where they could further enhance their mission of evangelizing the Church in Negros, especially the youth. This task fell on the shoulders of Fr. Franco Uras. And the vision became a reality at the majestic hilltop of Mambucal, Murcia, through the generosity of the Barandiaran family. This oasis of spirituality came to be known as the Don Bosco Retreat House (DBRH). Henceforth, DBRH became a place where people start, revitalize, or even enrich their spiritual lives.

Don Bosco Mati
Official Name: Don Bosco Training Center
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish of Don Bosco
Location: Dahican, Mati, Davao Oriental
Primary Service: Parish – Training Center – Youth Center – Social Services
Salesian Community
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History

Parish
Don Bosco-Mati is both a parish and a training center. The parish was established in 1998 upon the mandate of the local Ordinary. The parish named in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus has 35 small chapels located in mountain barangays and seaside communities, with 2800 families in its fold. Half of these chapels can be reached only by motorcycle due to a very poor road network while the rest is accessible only by foot because the road is yet to be developed. Majority of these chapels have no electricity and no communication facilities. Yet, despite the very spartan lifestyle, the Basic Ecclesial Communities (BECs), a movement within the Church whereby the Catholic faith is propagated and shared among groups of families, usually neighbors, in view of integral evangelization, is very much alive and well-organized. Although economically hard-pressed, the faith is strong among its members composed mostly of farmers, ordinary laborers and fisherfolks.

Training Center
The training center was operationalized in 1995 offering training courses in Mechanical and Automotive Technologies. The center is effective in its program because it is able to qualify the graduates to address the skills requirements of the small industries in Mati and the big ones in Davao City. However, the distance of Mati from Davao City is a critical factor in the job placement of the trainees. With this, Don Bosco addressed the situation by providing training programs that are not only relevant to local needs but can likewise generate gainful local employment. Hence, in 2003, the Center opened the Agri-Mechanical Technology and Integrated Farming Technology courses.

Courses Offered:
Mechanical Technology
Automotive Technology
Integrated Farming Technology
Agri-Mechanical Technology
Other Services
1. Spiritual Formation - A monthly recollection is rendered to the trainees toward spiritual maturity.
2. On-the-Job Training - All trainees undergo Industry exposure prior to graduation.
3. Personal Development Assistance - DBTC guarantees a caring and accommodating teaching and guidance staff to make the training enjoyable and productive for the trainees.
4. Entrepreneurial Training - A training on small enterprise is rendered to trainees for additional knowledge and skills as they venture towards gainful employment status

Salesian Community
Fr. Jude Albarando – Rector/ Parish Priest/Economer
Bro. Lamberto Tena - Alumni in-charge
Fr. Rex Carbilledo – Vicar / Training Director
Fr. Ariel Arias – Parochial Vicar /Spiritual Moderator
Br. Leo Polotan – Practical Trainee

Directory
Don Bosco Training Center
P.O. Box 6, Mati
8200 Davao Oriental
PHILIPPINES

Sacred Heart Parish
Dahican, Mati
8200 Davao Oriental

+ 63 (087) 388-4280 FAX Convent – Mati
+ 63 (087) 388-4540 Parish – Mati

History
The Don Bosco presence in Davao is located in Dahican, Mati, Davao Oriental, Philippines, 160 kilometers away or 3 ½-hour travel by bus from Davao City.
It sits in the third of the Davao Provinces and is the poorest of the three (Davao City, Davao del Sur, Daval Oriental).

In October 5, 1992, the Salesians of Don Bosco constructed a Training Center in Dahican, Mati, Davao Oriental. People have nurtured high hopes in Don Bosco’s presence as a great push for the development of Mati and the surrounding towns of Davao Oriental.

Don Bosco Victorias
Official Name: Don Bosco Technical Institute
Location: Vicmico, Victorias, Negros Occidental
Primary Service: Elementary School and Technical High School – Boarding House – Training Center – Parish
Official Name: St. Joseph the Worker Parish
Location: Vicmico, Victorias, Negros Occidental
Primary Service: Parish – Festive Youth Center – Social Services
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Elementary and Technical High School with Courses in Computer Technology, Electronics, Mechanics
DBTI offers basic education and in partnership with the Local Government of Victorias City, has been offering free preschool education to less privileged families.

The drawing-power of Don Bosco-Victorias is its technical curriculum with courses in Machine Shop, Electronics and Computer Technology and Practical Electricity. No other schools offer such course to their high school students. These technical courses became the foundation for students who dream to be engineers or who wish to join the country’s vocational workforce where technician skills soon serve as pillars of the country’s dream towards industrialization

Boarding House
To accommodate students coming from the northern and southern part of Negros and from nearby islands and provinces, the school opened a boarding house in 1953. During the period of 1955-1962, Don Bosco-Victorias served as a minor seminary of the Salesians where young candidates to the Salesian life took their preparatory training until a permanent seminary was set up in Bacoor, Pampanga.
Don Bosco Training Center
In 1996. The company found itself on the verge of bankruptcy and was forced in 1998 to sell its assets, spin-off some departments which depend on it (one of which is the DBTI) and resort to series of retrenchment of workers. The ugly effects linger even up to the present. The families whose sole source of living is in VICMICO, find themselves in gruesome financial difficulties, unable to afford college education for their children. As a proactive move, DBTI in 2003 opened the training center to provide young people ages 18-24, an option for a better future through technical training that would lead them to gainful employment.
Parish
The parish St. Joseph the Worker has been entrusted to the Salesians since 1960s.

Salesian Community
Fr. Eugenio Maglasang - Rector
Fr. Reechee Espiritu - Principal
Fr. Donato Ofina – Vicar /Adminstrator
Fr. Rooney Undar – Spiritual Director
Fr. Felix Furlan – Confessor
Fr. Fernando Peralta – (Studies)
Bro. Emmanuel Gacayan – Training Director
Fr. Jose Marie Bacucang – Parish Priest
Cl. Luke Maloloy-on – Practical Trainee
Cl. Duc Minh Nguyen – Practical Trainee

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Don Bosco Technical Institute
St. Joseph the Worker Parish
Vicmico, Victorias
6119 Negros Occidental
PHILIPPINES
+ 63 (034) 399-3259 FAX Rector
+ 63 (034) 399-3630 Rector
+ 63 (034) 399-3631FAX Shop
+ 63 (034) 399-3632 FAX Administration
+ 63 (034) 399-3263 HROD
+ 63 (034) 399-3227 Center for Social Development
+ 63 (034) 398-58-20 FAX Parish

through Vicmico (“109” operator)
2276 Rector
2277 Registrar/Administrator
2278 Shops
2279 Canteen
2363 Principal
2225 Parish

History
Sometime in 1950, at the behest of the late Don Miguel J. Ossorio, Don Claudio R. de Luzuriaga Sr., the general manager of Victorias Milling Co., Inc. visited some technical centers in Asia in search of an organization that could put up a technical school in Victorias to provide vocational technical education for the young men in the sugarland plantations in and around Victorias.

In March 1952, a group of Salesians headed by Rev. Fr. Guido D’ Amore opened the Youth Center where the boys of the community could enjoy themselves in wholesome and worthwhile recreation and at the same time receive religious training. True to its objectives, Don Bosco-Victorias embarked on technical courses: metal work, mechanics, foundry, electricity, carpentry, tailoring, and shoemaking.

Don Bosco Pasil
Official Name: Don Bosco Training Center and Youth Center
Sto. Niño Parish of Don Bosco
Location: L. Flores Street, Pasil, Cebu City
Primary Service:Parish – Training Center –Youth Center – Social Services
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History

Parish
In 1977, the Santo Niño Parish of the community was entrusted to the administration of the Salesians by His Eminence, the late Cardinal Rosales.

Youth Center
Youth signifies hope and promise for the future. But this hope and promise cannot be realized if the youth of today are not properly trained and educated to meet life’s challenges and difficulties. Idleness with poverty as a result of being an out-of-school has forced the young people of Pasil to engage in drug addiction and in crimes.
Social Services
Through Don Bosco Youth Center, Don Bosco Pasil provides social services to the children, the youth and the families in the area through the following: Nutrition Program, Scholarship Program, Medical and Dental Assistance, Free Clinic Program, Loan Assistance Program and the Daily Oratory. Don Bosco Pasil serves over 1,500 individuals through these social services and nearly 500 families.

Vocational Training Center
Concerned with this alarming and growing problem, Don Bosco Fathers and Brothers organized and established in 1969 the Manpower Training Center to specifically provide skills training program to poor but deserving out-of–school of the area and arm them with skills they needed to uplift their conditions in life and better still, to keep them off the streets from its evils and ploys.

In keeping with chronological development sweeping the country and the industry’s demand for highly competent workers, Don Bosco- Pasil has organized its training program to specialization of Machine Shop, Automotive, Welding, Woodworking, and Dressmaking. This is also an answer to the demand of Cebu’s Economic Boom.

Courses Offered
Wood and Furniture Technology
Automotive Technology
Mechanical Technology
Dress Making Technology

Salesian Community
Fr. Adrian Mendoza- Rector/ Parish Priest
Fr. Orlando Borres – Vicar/Economer/Training Director
Fr. Gene Llenos – Youth Center In-Charge
Cl. Joseph Son – Practical Trainee

Directory
Don Bosco Youth Center
L. Flores St., Pasil
Cebu City

P.O. Box 591
6000 Cebu City
PHILIPPINES

+ 63 (032) 261-00-10 Youth Center
+ 63 (032) 261-00-62 Parish
+ 63 (032) 262-05-33 FAX

E-Mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

History
Don Bosco-Pasil is situated in one of Cebu’s most depressed areas. It serves 5.000 children and young people in its youth and training centers and serves thousands more of the local families in its social services – medical clinic, feeding center, scholarship program. It traces its roots in 1967 when the Aboitizes, the Salesians and the SVD Fathers joined hands and embarked on a project, called Cebu Boys’ Center, designed to alleviate the sad plight of Cebu’s wayward youths to curb the burgeoning juvenile delinquency problem of the city.

Following the devastating typhoon hit Cebu City with Pasil district suffering the most damage, Fr. Luis Ricciarelli offered his services by facilitating contributions from various social agencies of the city. The Salesians started their apostolate in the area slowly building the Don Bosco Youth and Training Center. The Center was built to reach out and provide guidance to out-of-school youths who would otherwise be victims of various kinds of social evils when left unattended to.

During these last few years changes favorable to the creation of a more dignified community have taken place. Among the factors that contribute to the community’s social upliftment one can mention the growing sense of pride among the residents as well as the valuable contribution of the various government agencies and private civic groups. Together with these bodies Don Bosco- Pasil offers a strong, continuing program of total human development of the community.

Don Bosco Boys’ Home
Don Bosco Liloan
Official Name: Don Bosco Boys’ Home and Training Center
Location: Cotcot, Liloan, Cebu
Primary Services: Technical Training Center – Residential Home and Assistance for Children in Need of Special Protection
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Don Bosco Boys’ Home and Training Center provides shelter – a home away from home to about 125 boys in elementary, in high school, and in manpower skills training/vocational course and sends them to school. The elementary boys attend classes at Tiltilon Elementary School, a half-kilometer walk; the high school boys are transported by the Boys’ Home bus to the University of Cebu- Compostela; while those enrolling in the vocational course do it in the Don Bosco Training Center, just within the compound of DBBH. Through its training center, offers them vocational skills to work and earn their bread. Shelter, school, and skills are not all. DBBH has yet something more to offer these youngsters: Salesian spirituality that encompasses the daily life duties, joy and optimism, friendship with Jesus and Mary, communion with the Church, and responsible service. DBBH envisions the Boys’ Home graduates as able to support themselves and their families; able to remain faithful to his Christian duties and able to show gratitude by supporting Boys’ Home in whatever way they can.

Don Bosco Training Center
DB Liloan Training Center was established in 1999, the training center offers a 12-months training program in mechanical and welding technology. Recently, woodworking technology was added to its program. The students/trainees are guided through six (6) months intensive training and six (6) months of on-the-job training in various companies, equipping graduates not only of the competitive skills for future long-term employment, but more importantly, the Salesian values that were painstakingly instilled in every graduate.

Courses Offered

Mechanical Technology (with Welding Competency)
Welding Technology (with Machine Shop Competency)
Wood and Furniture Technology (with Welding Competency)

Salesian Community
Fr. Ronald Guiao – Rector/ Training Director/Pr-hs
Fr. Arvin Duran Abatayo – Spiritual Moderator, Magone
Fr. Lamberto Paradiang Jr. - Parish Priest /Economer/ Vicar
Cl. Arsenio Gustilo, III – Pr (Boys Home)
Br. Reynante Sabellita - Practical Trainee
Br. Bonifacio Lobaton Jr - Practical Trainee

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Don Bosco Boys’ Home and Training Center
P.O. Box 474,
6000 Cebu City
PHILIPPINES
+ 63 (032) 424-7002 Boys’ Home/ Administrator
+ 63 (032) 424-7003 Training Center
+ 63 (0920) 9206481 Rector
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History
Approximately 5,000 street children roam the streets and urban barangays (communities) in the City of Cebu alone. These children proliferate as a result of widespread poverty in the rural areas, forcing families to converge in the city seeking for survival. A number of these children come from street families, where any sidewalk or vacant lot become home, sheltered from the elements with boxes and given privacy by the tattered pieces of cloth that serve as walls. To help augment the almost non-existent family income, the children engage in scavenging, begging, watch-your-car services and other odd jobs. Others become victims of syndicated crimes like snatching and prostitution.

It is for these stark and painful realities that Don Bosco Boys’ Home is established. Instead of leaving these children on the streets and making them easy preys to the ills of society, Don Bosco Boys’ Home (DBBH) gives them the opportunity to help themselves in life through education and training, formation, and psycho-social interventions.
The compelling force behind this endeavor is the attainment of Don Bosco’s goal of education and integral human development for the marginalized youth. With this goal comes the realization of helping these youngsters find immediate gainful employment and in the process, helping them become responsible and productive citizens of the country.