Philippines - "Don Bosco Press, Inc.": 40 years of communicative passion for young people

12 March 2019

(ANS - Makati City) – For the past 40 years the DB Press has been growing, despite the many challenges. In 1979, the Salesian Province of St. John Bosco in the Northern Philippines (FIN) salvaged the printing equipment of the Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati and founded a company - the "Don Bosco Press, Inc." (DBPI ) - to serve the printing needs of its own educational and evangelizing apostolate. In this way the Salesians did nothing but follow up on the indications expressed by Don Bosco himself: "How many souls were saved by good books, how many preserved from horror, how many encouraged in good!" (Letter on the spread of good books, 19 March 1885).

by Carmelo Martinez, SDB

Located in Makati City, on the second floor of the Provincial House, DBPI has evolved over time, through internal growth and acquisitions from outside, from a small “courtyard” printer to the well-known and established publishing house that it is today.

Currently, Don Bosco Press is divided into three main sectors: the core business consisting of the publishing house proper called "SalesianaBooks"; its Printing Services; and the Printing School at the Vocational Training Center.

SALESIANABOOKS - DBPI publishes textbooks for basic education needs through the "SalesianaBooks" brand. Firmly convinced that Quality Education also passes through quality textbooks, Salesiana Books ensures that all its products are morally upright, up-to-date and enhanced by the most effective pedagogical, teaching and learning tools.

PRINTING SERVICES - By putting into practice its own guiding philosophy, "Excellence within Reach!", DBPI is committed to providing customers with customized and personalized assistance to meet their printing needs.

SCHOOL OF PRINTING – It represents the company's contribution to the development of the Philippine printing and publishing industries. The school is the only training institute for the printing and publishing industries that offers its students hands-on experience, a factor that allows them to be among the most sought-after skilled workers at graduation.

Counting workers and employees of the central office and those of the peripheral centers in Baguio, Visayas and Mindanao, the "Don Bosco Press, Inc" is today a large family of about 200 people. For the company's 40th anniversary, yesterday, March 11, about 60 lay collaborators in the mission were able to hear the Salesian "good morning", during which the guiding values ​​of the company were remembered, including its care for the environment.

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ANS - “Agenzia iNfo Salesiana” is a on-line almost daily publication, the communication agency of the Salesian Congregation enrolled in the Press Register of the Tibunal of Rome as n 153/2007.

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