Sharing the dreams of the Salesian Family
Iloilo, the Philippines, 11 January 2018 -- The Don Bosco Alumni (DBTI Victorias) of Panay are grateful to Fr. Godofredo Atienza, FIS Provincial and the members of the FIS Provincial Council for their visit (January 11) and for their valuable inputs toward the realization of our dream for an expanded Salesian presence and service to the young in Iloilo and Panay.
We are now a step forward; we begin working even as we continuously discern God’s will in keeping Don Bosco’s legacy alive.
The old dream of the Don Bosco Past Pupils in this part of the Philippines goad back to the 1990s, when the Archidiocese of Jaro, through Archbishop Alberto J. Piamonte, dontated a piece of land at Barangay P.D. Monfort, Dumangas, Ilo Ilo to the Salesians. Since 1998 there was growing rural Salesian work (Vocation Training Center, Don Bosco Boys Home, Public Chapel, Youth Center and large farm-land), now with 4 SDB, Rector Fr. Aguedo B. Palomo (former missionary in Timor Leste, ITM).
Since last December 9, 2017 there was launched our concerted effort towards establishing a Primary and Secondary Education program there. And another meeting of discernment happened just yesterday with the presence of the whole SDB Provincial Council of FIS (Philippines South).
The Don Bosco Past Pupils of DBTI Victorias are determined to make this dream a reality. Pray for this intention!