Don Bosco Technical College

Mandaluyong City

Don Bosco Technical College opened as a school on June 2, 1953 with 47 first year high school students.  Owing to its innovative dual academic and technical curricula which later served as the model of the Philippines’ K-12 program, and because of the festive and familial environment it continues to foster, DBTC’s enrollees grew in number and resulted in expansions.  From humble beginnings, DBTC has evolved into a complex institution that now serves around 2,000 students enrolled in the following programs: Kindergarten, Grade School, Junior High School, Senior High School, College, Technical and Vocational Education and Training, and most recently in the Aviation Training Organization which offers Aircraft Maintenance Technology.


Vision Mission

We are an ASEAN-recognized and learner-centered institute of technological and technical education.

Following the Salesian charism, we form an Educative-Pastoral Community of lifelong learners and agents of social change. Faithful to Catholic teachings, we champion holistic personal growth and integral ecology. Mindful of our Filipino heritage, we promote active participation and collaboration of all to uphold social justice and equity.

We work for total human development, by providing an academically vigorous and innovative environment that forms the young to be qualified and competent workers, entrepreneurs and professionals who embody the ideals of justice with charity, prosperity with integrity, and technology with a soul.

A slice of history


Don Bosco Technical College stands on historic and hallowed grounds.

The 18th century Spanish building (1716) at the heart of the campus is a testimony to events that led to the 1896 uprising of the country’s patriots, the Katipuneros, against the Spanish colonizers. The building later became the Asilo de Mandaloya, an orphanage where the saintly Mother Consuelo Barcelo y Pages stayed for 16 years (1883-1899). She co-founded the Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation. Her cause for canonization has been introduced. Early in the 20th century, the building became the San Carlos Seminary, home for the formation of the local clergy. One of them was Rufino Cardinal Santos, the first Filipino Prince of the Church.

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Don Bosco-Mandaluyong opened as a school on 2 June 1953 with 47 first year high school students. More and more students heard of this different school, with an innovative dual academic and technical curriculum. By its first graduation ceremonies in 1957, the enrollment for the elementary and high school levels increased tremendously, representing a cross section and a happy blend of the poor and the affluent.

From its crude beginnings, the Salesian work in Mandaluyong immediately gained efficiency and prominence. By January 1954, feast of the Epiphany, Fr. Mario Acquistapace, SDB (Provincial Superior), declared then Don Bosco Technical Institute – Mandaluyong as “the motherhouse of the Salesian works in the Philippines.”

below are some of the memories we’ve had over the years…


The School Motto - “Ascende Superius”

Beginning school year 2008-2009, Don Bosco Technical College adopted the motto “Ascende Superius” (Come up to a higher place). The new motto serves as a moving force towards becoming a center of excellence in the technical fields. The quest towards this vision begins now and history will record the engagements we all would embark and commit ourselves from here onward.

“Ascende Superius,” indeed, is the driving force behind this serious effort at growth and development. Digital disruption and the millennial mindset of postmodernity, along with the rapid growth and expansion in the ASEAN region, are triggers that beckon all members of the DBTC Educative-Pastoral Community to go on seeking for the higher, the nobler, the greater and the better in every way – the fuel that drives the spirit of Ascende Superius!


Brand Guidelines and Resources

As we strive to be at the forefront of technological innovation, Don Bosco Mandaluyong is committed to projecting a unified and coherent brand across all its mediums and platforms. Therefore, we have come up with a universal resource for our brand assets. We have also come up with a set of brand guidelines which can be found below.

Whenever making publications or having the need to use a logo, only use the updated 2018 Brand Resources. This includes the logos of DBTC, the alumni association, Don Bosco Communications, the Salesians of Don Bosco, Don Bosco Educational Centers, and Aircraft Maintenance. Present are also stock images and illustrations that can be used as reference for brand coherence.


One Bosco and Don Bosco Educational Centers - Philippines (DBEC PH)


In early 2017, following the FIN Province’s Technology Development Planning and envisioning process, a comprehensive Strategic Planning was set in motion. This was deemed necessary to synergize the advocacy of a unified Don Bosco Educational Centers – Philippines (DBEC) involving 12 Don Bosco settings, with the dream of a One College System with Don Bosco College – Canlubang. This bore fruit in a renewed, revised and re-appropriated VISION-MISSION, the identification of the institution’s core values, and the listing down of the institution’s strategic directions, goals, objectives and interventions for the period 2017-2023.

The DBEC is now the authorized brand and standard-bearer of all Don Bosco schools and training centers in the Philippines. Although the regular members, for the meantime, are all those found in the Northern Province based in Manila, all others are generally considered putative members and all, without exception, share in the branding and visibility as legitimate Salesian owned schools. Regular members share in the duties, responsibilities and privileges as full-fledged members and they share in the Association’s Positioning in addition to branding and visibility.