Don Bosco Technical Institute, Makati

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Don Bosco Technical Institute of Makati City
Don Bosco Makati

Don Chino Roces Ave., Brgy. San Lorenzo, Philippines
Makati City, Metro Manila

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
Type Private, Salesian, Catholic
Motto Meliora Eligo (Choose the better things)
Established 1954
Founder Saint John Bosco - Father and Teacher of Youth
Category School
Rector Fr. Favie Faldas, SDB
Principal Mr. Darwin B. Buensuceso HS
Mrs. Maria Dolores Fabio Bayocboc ELEM
Faculty approx. 400
Grades Grade School Kindergarten-Grade 6
Junior High School Grades 7-10
Senior High School Grades 11-12

male(kinder to grade 10)

male and female (Grade 11 & 12)
Enrollment approx. 5,000
Campus Urban, 40,000 m²
Color(s) Black, Gold, and Gray             
Nickname Bosconians
Accreditation PAASCU, TESDA
Newspaper The Bosconian Journal (HS)
Affiliations MILO Best Pasarelle, SBP, PRADA, MSSA, CEAP, PAYA, CBCP
Varsity Team Don Bosco Wolves
Hymn "Hail Don Bosco, Alma Mater Dear" (Alma Mater Song)
Vice rector Fr. Jose Dindo Vitug, 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, the cornerstone of Don Bosco Makati was laid down, during the term of Fr. Charles Braga, SDB, as Provincial. 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 " choose the better things".[2]

Programs Offered[edit]

Elementary Department[edit]

The Elementary Department advocates Information Literacy as its approach to the basic curriculum required by the Department of Education. The Elementary Department 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


Mrs. Maria Dolores F. Bayocboc

Assistant Principals

  • Mrs. Rosanna E. Salles - Student Affairs
  • Mrs. Annabelle Buensuceso - Academic Affairs
  • Fr. Manuel Nicolas,SDB - Pastoral Affairs


  • Student Activity coordinator-Mrs. Josefina L. Isaac
  • research associate-Mrs. Cecile Sumanqui

Junior High School Department[edit]

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


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

  • Grades 7 and 8 - General Technology (Electronics-Electrical Technology, Automotive-Mechanical Technology, Computer Technology and Industrial Drafting Technology)
  • Grades 9 and 10 - 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 Technology
  • Mechanical Technology

Principal Mr. Darwin B. Buensuceso

Assistant Principals

  • Miss Ma. Luisa Z. Brutas - Academic Affairs
  • Mr. Ramero Calopez- Student Affairs
  • Mr. Roger C. Dominguez -Technical affairs
  • Fr. Donnie Duchin Duya,SDB- Pastoral Moderator

Senior High School[edit]


  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

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

Library and Learning Resource 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

Office[12] Xarex Velasquez Philippine National Futsal Team: Player: 2007-2011, Coach: 2012-2015.

Notable Clubs[edit]

Boscorale, DBTI-Makati's choir group

Boscorale[permanent dead link], 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.


  1. ^ "Don Bosco Technical Institute - Servant-leadership and excellence through technology with a soul". Retrieved 2010-02-27. 
  2. ^ "Don Bosco Technical Institute - Servant-leadership and excellence through technology with a soul". Archived from the original on 2009-08-28. Retrieved 2010-02-27. 
  3. ^ "Don Bosco Technical Institute - Servant-leadership and excellence through technology with a soul". Archived from the original on 2009-07-28. Retrieved 2010-02-27. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-05-11. Retrieved 2010-01-12. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2010-01-12. 
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  7. ^ "Famous Bosconian Alumni you know". 2004-01-21. Retrieved 2010-02-27. 
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  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-03-15. Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  10. ^ Alumni List RRV-Bosconian List Ph 31-38
  11. ^ Mark Meily
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  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-03-20. Retrieved 2011-04-24. 
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