Saints We Are

By: Fr. Randy Figuracion, SDB

When we talk about “saints,” we immediately think of the “canonized ones” – those proclaimed by the Church as blessed because they have lived extraordinary lives beyond that of an average Christian. Here we note that the Church does not make or create saints, but rather recognizes their virtues and present them to the faithful as role models in the practice of the faith.

The first saint I have known is San Antonio of Padua. My mom entrusted me to his care in my childhood. She even added it as my baptismal name. He was known for his persuasive preaching and impressive miracles borne out of his deep faith in God. The saint who inspired me most is St. John Bosco. Having read his life as a boy, his personality captivated me because he was such a talented individual both in nature and in grace. But my favorite saint is John Paul II because he inspired me to be a priest. Most of all, he is the only saint I have seen in my life.

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The original nature of the Salesian School and VTC

The Salesian Vocational Training Centre and the school came into existence in Valdocco to meet specific needs of youth and integrate them within an overall project of education and evangelisation of the young, especially those most in need. Motivated by a desire to ensure their dignity and their future, Don Bosco set up trade workshops, at the same time, helping his youngsters fi nd work and entering into contracts for them with a view to preventing exploitation. The Salesian Brother vocation enriched and enhanced this service.

This is the matrix of the current VTC which is concerned with promoting the human, Christian and professional formation of the young. This proposal responds to the predispositions, abilities and perspectives of many of them who at the end of their basic training, wish to get a job. Vocational training is an effective tool for holistic human development and an effective preventive measure for youth problems, as well as promoting Christian leadership in society and development in the business world.

Ever attentive to the needs of the young, Don Bosco extended his commitment by developing the Salesian school. He sensed that the school was an essential tool for education, a meeting point between culture and faith.

We consider the school as a privileged cultural mediation in education; an institution for the formation of personality which we cannot do without because it conveys a concept of the world, the human person and of history (cf. The Catholic School, no.8). The school environment has developed considerably in the Congregation in response to the needs of the young people themselves, of society and of the Church. It has become a movement of educators firmly established in the school area.

There are also Pre-Vocational Training Centres with a special set- up and varied proposals: career guidance, education and training, updating, upgrading, integration and social and work reintegration, promotion of social-minded enterprise. They contribute to the personal success of each individual and cater to a wide range of target groups: young people in their compulsory schooling stage, young people and adults seeking employment; young people in problematic situations or school drop-outs; migrants or apprentices. These include a highly personalised opportunity to facilitate re-entry into formal schooling or to be initiated into work. In fact, this pre-vocational training includes a series of provisions designed to make individuals aware of the working environment and prepare them to better confront their subsequent entry into the new occupation.

Don Bosco Technical College College-Cebu, Inc.
Pleasant Homes Subdivision, Punta Princesa, Cebu City

Elementary – Technical High School

Don Bosco Technical College-Cebu provides basic education in the primary, secondary and tertiary level with technical courses in electro-mechanics, industrial drafting, mechanics and woodworking for high school.

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

Salesian Community
1. FR. GERONIMO, Honesto Jr. – R/P/Pr Vc
2. Fr. BANOGON, Alan Ross – Vc/Ec/VP for Finance
3. Fr. DUBLOIS, Jerome Mario – SASO/Pr
4. Fr. SEBETERO, Noel – VP for Academics and Training/Col Dean/CYM College
5. Fr. DE LEON, Samson – PA BED/BrH/YC
6. Fr. LOPEZ, John Vernil – VP PA/PA Col & TVET/CYM SYM & YC
7. Fr. McMANUS, Leonard – Conf DBTC and DBFC
8. Cl. SOTTO, Jules – Pt
9. Cl. BANGUIS, Genson – Pt
Balamban
10. Fr. ALBESA, Felino – Ec/BrH Balamban
11. Fr. BUTANAS, Brian – T Balamban

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+63 (032) 273-1127 to 33 Trunkline
+63 (032) 273-2302 College
+63 (032) 414-3433 Administrator
+63 (032) 273-8444 TVET

 

Don Bosco Formation Center
Lawaan III, Talisay City, 6045 Cebu

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 assumes 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.

Salesian Community
Aspirantate
1. Fr. RACELIS, Amelito Narciso – R/CFor/Pr C
2. Fr. ORENDAIN, Fidel Ma. – Vc/PS/SocCom
3. Bro. DOMASIAN, Louie – Ec/Stud (Psych)/FIS Al
4. Fr. VALENCIANO, Rosmon Miguelangelo – PA/YC/Stud (MMEdA)/CYM Voc
5. Bro. HA DUC LUYEN Joseph – stud (English, Urdu)
6. Cl. MALOLOY-ON, Luke – Pt
7. Fr. GEGANTONI, Genaro – Conf
Novitiate
8. Fr. LAZATIN, Philip – ND
9. Fr. AÑANO, Alipio Antonio – So
10. Cl. ANDALES, Jhon Robert – Pt

Novitiate
The novitiate offers the candidate the possibility of beginning the Salesian religious experience where the novice examines 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.

+63 (032) 273-3075 SocCom
+63 (032) 272-7718
+63 (032) 272-4264

 

Liloan National High School – Don Bosco Campus 
Cotcot, Liloan, Cebu, 6000 Cebu City

Primary Services: Technical Training Center
Residential Home and Assistance for Children in Need of Special Protection
Salesian Community
1. Fr. VILBAR, Ronel – R/VDB Cebu
2. Fr. BOLLOZOS, Rhine Marco – Vc/BH/Asst Pr/PV
3. Bro. CRESCENCIO, Silvestre – Ec/T/CYM CILO
4. Bro. GUSTILO, Arsenio III – PA/YC/BH Asst
5. Fr. ABATAYO, Arvin – MH/Missions
6. Fr. BACLAY, Leonides – PP/Conf
7. Bro. BESONIA, Raffy – Pt BH
8. Cl. YSULAN, Julius – Pt BH
9. Bro. MONTEJO, John – Pt MH

+ 63 (032) 424-7002 Boys’ Home/ Administrator
+ 63 (032) 424-7003 Training Center
+ 63 (0920) 9206481 Rector

St. Louis School – Don Bosco
Calindagan, Dumaguete City, 6200 Negros Oriental

• 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. 

Salesian Community
1. Fr. DIANON, Wilbert – R
2. Fr. SEGOVIA, Norman Broderick – Vc/Ec
3. Fr. FERNANDEZ, Ruben – Conf
4. Bro. CELIS, George – PA
5. Cl. PAEZ, John Mark – Pt
6. Cl. ESTOCHE, Andrie – Pt

(035) 255-0384 / 422-2712 School

 

 

 

 

Don Bosco Technical Institute
Vicmico, Victorias, 6119 Negros Occidental

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 pre-school 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.

Salesian Community
1. Fr. SANTOS, Eligio – R/PV/Voc Negros Cluster
2. Fr. OFINA, Donato – Ec/PP/BrH/VDB Negros Cluster
3. Fr. PERALTA, Fernando – PA BED/PV/BrH Asst
4. Fr. UNDAR, Rooney John – Pr/PV/ Stud (MMEdA)/ADMA Negros Cluster
5. Fr. FURLAN, Felix – Conf/PV
6. Fr. CARDINAL, Cyril – T/PV
7. Fr. OROC, Anastacio – Conf/PV/Farm
8. Cl. VELARDE, Antonio – Pt

+ 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