Social Conscience

By: Fr. Randy Figuracion, SDB

I used to be naughty as I was growing up. I would tease my young siblings especially my sister to the point of making her angry; many times to the point of tears. She even ran after me with a table fork! I had the liberty to do this because my parents were away. At home, we only had our helper who was also a distant relative to manage the house. But I was beyond her control. At any hint of trouble, I was the culprit.

When dad arrived, my sister would immediately report all my trouble making at home. At first, my dad would call me and advise me to be more kind and respectful. But after several warnings and futile efforts to correct me, he was forced to execute disciplinary measures. I remember my dad spanking me several times. I resented him for that. On hindsight, I realize what my dad did was right. He had the duty to correct me. I believe, I am a better person today because of those “spankings.” Today I understand better that he did what he should do because he truly cared for me.

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Making A Difference


SALVO Formations Relaunch

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September 10, 2017/ Don Bosco Formation Center. Guided by Pope Francis call to reach out especially to all the existential peripheries, the FIS Commission on Missions continues to animate and form its lay partners and volunteers into this… Read More »

My bABBAd Experience

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By Postulant Paul Paiara   My name is Paul Paiara. I come from Papua New Guinea. Last April 19 to 29, 2017 I joined the immersion program or bABBAd in Madridejos, Bantayan Island, Cebu. It was a very… Read More »

FIS Team for HIV Prevention-II

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South Africa, Cape Town. August 31, 2017 Second Stop: The Philippine-FIS team flew from Johannesburg to Cape Town. This time their objective was to observe and learn from a Salesian NGO. They were warmly welcomed by Fr. Eddie… Read More »

FIS Team for HIV Prevention-I

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South Africa, Gauteng. August 26, 2017 First Stop: Love Matters A team of five people from the Philippine-FIS travelled all the way to South Africa to immerse themselves in various Salesian programs on HIV prevention for youth. Their… Read More »

FIS SALVO Visits Don Bosco Phnom Penh

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21 August 2017/ Phonm Penh, Cambodia – A meeting was held in Don Bosco Technical School (DBTS)-Phonm Penh, Cambodia to finalize the first volunteer service program of FIS in Cambodia through its Salesian Lay Volunteer Organization (SALVO). Present in… Read More »

Animation Visit

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FIS — August 21, 2017/ Don Bosco Formation Center, Lawaan Talisay City – Cebu About 50 Confreres and novices from the FIS province gathered for a conference of Fr. Vaclav Klement. He began by sharing his simple objective… Read More »

Glimpse of Glory

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Once, I officiated a couple’s marriage. The bride was very beautiful; the groom, however, was not up to my standard. I though the girl was a bit short changed by the marriage deal. During the picture-taking, I congratulated… Read More »

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