Don Bosco Technical Institute, Makati

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Don Bosco Makati
Don Bosco Technical Institute of Makati City
Motto Meliora Eligo (I choose the better things)
Established 1954
Type Private, Salesian, Catholic
Affiliations MILO Best Pasarelle, SBP, PRADA, MSSA, CEAP, PAYA, CBCP
Rector Fr. Alexander Garces, SDB
Principal Ms. Violeta F. Roxas HS
Ms. Ofelia Dantes GS
Founder Saint John Bosco - Father and Teacher of Youth
Faculty approx. 400
Students approx. 5,000
Grades Kindergarten
Grade 1-6
High School Grade 7,8,9 & IV

Don Chino Roces Ave.(Formerly known as Pasong Tamo), Brgy. San Lorenzo, Philippines,
Makati City, Philippines

14°33′1.34″N 121°0′50.69″E / 14.5503722°N 121.0140806°E / 14.5503722; 121.0140806Coordinates: 14°33′1.34″N 121°0′50.69″E / 14.5503722°N 121.0140806°E / 14.5503722; 121.0140806
Accreditation PAASCU, TESDA
Campus Urban, 40,000 m²
Colors Black, Gold, and Gray             
Nickname Bosconians
Varsity Team Don Bosco Wolves
Hymn "Hail Don Bosco, Alma Mater Dear" (Alma Mater Song)
Vice rector Fr. Renato de Guzman, SDB

Don Bosco Technical Institute (DBTI),[1] or simply "Don Bosco Makati" is a private Catholic educational institution owned and operated by the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB). Its campus is located at Chino Roces Avenue Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines. In January 1954 Fr. Charles Braga, SDB was the Provincial and at this time, the cornerstone of Don Bosco Makati was laid down. at the same year, construction of the first building was completed which housed the chapel, the convent, a youth center, and the auditorium.

Some Salesian priests namely Fr. Quaranta, Fr. Jua,. Fr. Righetti, Fr. Patrick Ryan, and Brother Nicolino Tambascia started to work at the Youth Center. In January 1955 Religious clubs, youth groups and catechism classes were formed. In June of the same year the Grade School edifice was built. Enrollees for Grades V, VI and for first year in the secondary level were accepted. In 1956 the first thirty six (36) Grade VI pupils were the first graduates from Don Bosco Makati.



The full circle made of laurel and gear represents the dual academic and technical curriculum offered by the school. The star, the anchor and the heart represent respectively the three theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity. The shining star also symbolizes Mary, the star of the sea and the Help of Christians. The flaming heart stands for the most Sacred Heart of Jesus to whom Don Bosco was so devout. Below the anchor is the Sea that symbolizes the fullness of life. The pine trees represent the literal meaning of the founder's name BOSCO which means woods. The high mountains stand for perfection and the Educative Pastoral Community (EPC) should strive to attain. These are expressed in the school's motto MELIORA ELIGO which means "I choose the better things".[2]

Programs Offered[edit]

Grade School Department[edit]

The Grade School Department advocates Information Literacy as its approach to the basic curriculum required by the Department of Education. The Grade School emerged to have the Best Educational Management Information System (EMIS)[3] in the Division of Pasay City Schools. Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) was integrated in Drafting of the Technical curriculum through the assistance of the Advance Technology Solutions (ATS) Technologies Inc., of Singapore. Equipment and facilities for the Electronic Data Processing (EDP) were installed for the networking of all records in the Accounting, Registrar, Testing and Personnel Offices.

Levels of Studies:

  • Grades 1-6
  • Kindergarten


Ms. Ofelia A. Dantes

Assistant Principals

  • Mrs. Josefina L. Isaac - Student Affairs
  • Mrs. Rosanna Salles - Academic Affairs
  • Fr. Renato De Guzman, SDB - Pastoral Affairs

High School Department[edit]

The Don Bosco Technical Institute-High School is a Catholic secondary school for boys. The department's facilities features up-to-date facilities in the field of Academic, Technical, Spiritual and Athletics.

Old Curriculum

The curriculum is as prescribed by the Department of Education (DepEd)—Mathematics, Science, English, Filipino, Social Studies, Christian Living, Physical Education, and Music. With this, the student is offered a dual curriculum, with academic plus technical.

  • 1st and 2nd Year - General Technology (Electronics-Electrical Technology, Automotive-Mechanical Technology, Computer Technology and Drafting Arts)
  • 3rd and 4th Year - One Specialization based on the results of the given exam, quarterly grade and student's choice. (the 6 specializations are listed below)

During the first two years in high school, a Bosconian is exposed to a general technical education covering measurements, hand tools and light power tools applied to light metal work and simple electrical circuits together with a more advanced information technology (computer subject) curriculum. For the last two years, there is a choice of one of these technical specializations:

  • Electronics Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Industrial Drafting Technology
  • Electrical Technology
  • Computer/Information Technology
  • Mechanical Technology

However, with the new K-12 curriculum, the technical subjects will be rotated spirally which will replace the previous curriculum with specialization. Each technical subject will still be taken by the student until grade 10 because of the new curriculum rather than just having his chosen technical subject. In the Senior High School, the STEM Track (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) will no longer offer dual curriculum which will eliminate the technical subjects while the Technical-Vocational Track will still offer technical subjects but will be under the TVET.

Principal Ms. Violeta F. Roxas

Assistant Principals

  • Mrs. Wilma G. Gamo - Academic Affairs
  • Mr. Darwin B. Buensuceso - Student Affairs
  • Mr. Hernando L. Los Baños -Technical affairs
  • Fr. Glenn Joseph P. Protacio - Pastoral Affairs

Manpower Skills Training Center[edit]

It is a Home and School for the poor and out-of-school youth where they learn various technical skills of their choice as a means to gain decent employment. The center is managed and run by the Partners of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB).

The Course can be learned in one year. The first ten months of training are spent in the Center to build the trainees' theoretical foundation (30%) and their hands-on training experience (70%).

On the eleventh month, all trainees are assigned for a 5-month On-the-job Training (OJT) in selected companies to advance their technical skills and firm up their attitude as a means of preparing them for the exciting world of work. This orientation scheme initiates the graduates to an industrial setting that demands hard work, qualilty performance and proper work values.

Courses Offered

  • Automobile Mechanic
  • General Electrician
  • Fitter Machinist
  • Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Mechanic
  • Industrial Electronics

Multiple Intelligence Center[edit]

In 1999 Fr. Caesar Dizon, SDB, former rector of Don Bosco Technical Institute-Makati City, spearheaded a special project and organized a working team to conceptualize the development of a new learning center called MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE CENTER. This center is patterned from the theory of Dr. Howard Gardner who believed that every man has his own kind of intelligence and potential as a person.

The MIC was conceived to make students,teachers and personnel to be in touch with technological change. This change reflects a major challenge present in today's society-that is, the use of modern technology in all aspects of humanity. The MIC became a learning center equipped with the state-of-the-art technology and incorporating modern theories and principles.

On August 15, 2000, after its blessing by the Rector, the new MIC became functional with the appointment of Ms.Ofelia Dantes as its first MIC Head.

The Institute's Alma Mater Hymn

Notable alumni[edit]

Magone Dome

Notable Clubs[edit]

Boscorale, DBTI-Makati's choir group

Boscorale, the school's representative choral group, is one of the known all-male High School choirs in the Philippines. The Boscorale was said to be the school's pride when it comes to chorale singing due to its various achievements from winning in various prestige chorale competitions in the metro. To date, the young male choir have already achieved 16 notable prizes: 6 championships, 9 runners-up and a minor award.[13][14][15][16] The Boscorale is currently holding the "back-to-back" championship titles in the Annual Ayala Interschool Christmas Caroling Competition and the Musica FEUropa - High School Category Competition.

Enlightened and moved by the spirit of St. John Bosco, the Boscorale aims to be in melody and harmony with the Lord Almighty, for they believe that "a school without music is like a body without a soul." -St. John Bosco

DBXTreme, the school's dance group. Joined Skechers Street Dance Battle 8.


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