Linggo, Pebrero 26, 2017



Since we're both part of the Bloggers group of the Philippine Tourism Board of the Chief Operation Officer Mr. Cesar Montano (Center) and Krissy Mago in yellow and black) Headed by Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo.. then let's work hand in hand to promote Philippine Tourism Board to uplift our country in the tourism world.. With Lifestyle and Travel Bloggers Ver GarciaNatalie TugadeLhourdes MercaderoCherry BellsGus CabredoTin Gonzaga and David Ricardo Valencia Ferro..
An attached agency of the Department of Tourism, the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB),is an ISO certified agency exists to market and promote the Philippines domestically and internationally as a         world-class tourism and MICE destination, in strategic partnership with private and public stakeholders to deliver a unique high-value experience for visitors, significantly contributing to increased arrivals, receipts and investments to the country. As published in their website.

Multi-awarded actor Cesar Montano meet and greet with Lifestyle and Travel Bloggers as new Tourism Promotions Board COO. (Video courtesy of David Ricardo Valencia Ferro)

You Tube Video About Coron, Palawan in the Beautiful Philippines frequently visited by tourists.. Videograph By Travel Gretl..

It's Midnight Change.. Philippine Tourism Board COO Actor Cesar Montano Sings Spiritual Song..  Let's Pray and Campaign for A Drug Free Philippines..How Great is our God.. Held recently at the prayer vigil in support with President Rodrigo Duterte campaigns against illegal drug, povertyand corruption.(You Tube Video Courtesy of Ver Garcia)

New COO Philippine Tourism Board Cesar Montano sings Spiritual Song for unity and healing.
How Great is our God..

Statistics release by the Dept. of Tourism (DOT) which launch the "Philippine Tourism is good for ASEAN tourism. Now campaigning  for Visit Philippines calendar of events promoting  the historical and cultural treasures, rich biodiversity, world heritage sites and different design in commercial shopping complex. The twinning or the twin city packages was presented to 350 tour operators with the objective of creating "ASEAN HUB" in the country, thus creating an easy travel plan in the light of ASEAN tourism integration. The tourism sector now is a $ 4.8 billion dollar industry, the question is are we prepared for the ASEAN tourism integration? With its P 265 billion national tourism blueprint, a country stands to gain in terms of labor and employment generation. 

With Krissy Mago and Friends at the Quirino Grandstand in Rizal Park.

Foreign visitors arrival in 2013 has been estimated at 4,681,307 compared to the 2012 statistics with 4,272,811 visitors an increased of  9.56 percent higher than the previous visits last year. Topping the lists of foreign visitors are the Koreans with 1,165, 789 visitors. While American visitors came in second with a volume of 674,564 visitors as of 2013. . Purpose of visits according to the  A/D Cards and shipping manifests data is for the holiday reasons which yielded an average of 59.58 percent. Business came in as a second reason  (9.86 percent). Other data recorded not specified reasons is represented at  26.13 percent much higher than the business purpose.

The Philippine Tourism Department is gearing up for 10 million foreign visitors and about 35.5 million domestic tourists arrival by the  year 2016. As of the latest counting the country registered 2,433,438 international visitors in the First half  of 2014, this represents a growth rate of 2.22 percent compared to last year (2013) volume of 2,380,593 foreign visitors arrivals in the first half of 2013. (VerGarciaBlogs)

Sabado, Pebrero 11, 2017


By: Ver M. Garcia and Teddy Cho

HMR-service auction and valuation company paraded their first live public auto auctioning this year 2017 in Sucat, Paranaque City. HMR the leading Auction house for cars and autmobiles has helped many corporate and individuals maximize the return on their redundant and non-performing assets. The company is committed to addressing their customers, satisfaction with a tailor-fitting services, the following Auction provides comprehensive auction, valuation, and logistics services. As the Philippines largest full -service auction with over Twenty years of experience. HMR  Auction is  a Trusted name in Auto, Asset and Agro-Industrial equipments. Many corporations have maximized the return on non-performing assets through auctions. HMR Auctions is the name you can count on. 

Tailor-fit Services of HMR  Auction:
      a.)   Asset Disposal Solution: Valuation and Assessment
      b.)   Removal, recovery, and logistics services
      c.)   Sale by bidding or auction
      d.)   Comprehensive documentation and reports
      e.)   Consignment
       f.)    OTHER SERVICES (resale, reuse and recycle)

Cars on auction and  displayed at the parking lot of SM City Sucat, Paranaque.

The public auction included something for everyone’s needs with over 250 vehicles from premium brand models, ranging from compacts, sedans, SUV’s through to people movers and pick-ups. Viewing days are open  to the public, where all vehicles can be thoroughly inspected and tested, to ensure that you’re confident with your choice on the auction day.

In Photo: From L to R. All smile were Mark Manzanilla, Marketing Manager, Beauty Queen Mafae Belasco of  Mafae Management, Sharlene Carman-Powell, HMR Marketing Head and Lifestyle and Travel Blogger Ver M. Garcia posed  for a blog interview regarding HMR Car Auction. (Original Photo by. Teddy Cho)

The one day event was attended by over 250 registered bidders both public, dealers and bloggers as well, a good number of them were searching for good quality and a good bargain. The most relevant and exciting portion was the live public bidding wherein every vehicle  is driven through the auction lane so that participating bidders can see, feel and hear the car in motion while they bid for it.

The bidding was spearheaded by HMR’s prestigious, qualified auctioneers, GARETH DOMB and SAMUEL POWELL; and graced by the presence of celebrity   guest  auctioneer for the  day, Mr. JAMES DEAKIN  of CNN Philippines, the “ Service Road”.

Next month is an exciting event for HMR  Auction comes March 4, 2017 with over 200 motorcycles, cars and trucks and on  March 18, 2017 will be the next auto auction  with 250 cars for SALE!

How HMR Auto Auctions Bidded in Public

For inquiries call the following Numbers  (02)548-6962 ; 0917-5483603 or simply log on to 

Photo Galleries:

With  the  success  of  HMR  Auto  Auctions,  CEO Mr. Samuel Powel quips that HMR Auto Auctions is excited with the favorable response to our newly opened facility and how quickly the  procedures  of  live  bidding  has  been  accepted  by the public bidders. Filipinos have passion for their cars which is infectious and we are pleased to provide an effective market place to promote and fuel this nationwide, avers Powell.. (VergarciaBlogs)

Biyernes, Enero 20, 2017


An Invitation to Comfort
Creating a Happy, Serene, and Healthy Home

A happy home..

By: Evelyn T. Du

Include all 5 senses while making a home, doing so provides safe haven for your evolving body and soul.

Your home is your oasis. Through your efforts, your house or apartment can become both a private sanctuary and a welcoming, serene, and healthy place to live in and visit.

An organized and comfortable home can have a calming effect on you, your family, and guests, as well as be your personal escape from the rest of the world.

Creating this nurturing space isn’t difficult. Even a household that includes young children or multiple animals can be a serene and peaceful place.

In just a few minutes, you can make a number of changes that can turn your home into a safe and comfortable haven that you can be proud to share with your loved ones and friends.

One way to fill your house or apartment with calming energy is to imbue it with a peaceful ambiance that nurtures all five senses.

Soft lighting and soothing colors like blue, purple, and green can make a space feel warm and inviting, while pleasant and calming aromas such as lavender and vanilla can positively affect moods.

Peaceful sounds, such as running water in a fountain or gentle chimes can uplift and clear the space, while clearing clutter and making the most of open space can ease internal turmoil and dispel negative feelings.

The physical objects in your home as well as your home itself can retain the energy of previous owners and the object’s creator.

You can give your household’s energy a lift by visualizing white light surrounding our home, symbolically sweeping out residual energy, or smudging your home with cleansing sage.

The changes you make to your home can be as unique as you are and may involve utilization of space, lighting, new furniture, decorating, feng shui, or ritual. But what you do is not as important as being clear in your intention to set up your household as a soothing and refreshing place to be.
Make your home a place of comfort, and you will feel nurtured and cared for whenever you are there.
 — with Jaimee DuVer Garcia and Jaime Delos Santos Francisco.

Sabado, Enero 7, 2017


The Miracle and Love of  Black Nazarene.. Procession Unveils 2017
By: Teddy Cho ID No. 11211 and Ver Garcia ID No. 11197

Media Coverage and Members of the Fiesta Committees 2017 discussed about the orderly conduct of  the procession to ensure success of the Traslacion 2017. Original photo by: Teddy Cho

On January 9th,  the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene held  its annual feast commemorating the transfer of the BLACK NAZARENE image from Bagumbayan (Old Intramuros) to Quiapo Church Known as "TRASLACION". 

This annual Feast draw huge crowd expected at 18 million devotees nationwide prompting Quiapo church to team up with the government. and various NGO's to ensure the safety, Peaceful and Meaningful Observance of the feast for the majority of the faithful and devotees.

The Planning began in July 2016 with the activation of Parish Fiesta Committee.The members comprised of head lay servants from various ministries and organizations led by Msgr. Hernando "Ding" Coronel, Rector and Parish Priest. Sub-committees were formed to focus on key result areas such as safety and security, medical team, food, pahalik, barangay visitations, environment, programs, media, liturgy and the processional activities.

Coordination was made with the various government  agencies such as the City of Manila with the Mayor, former President Joseph Ejercito Estrada, as Hermano Mayor and who headed the city's response and sponsored various facilities and services; the Metro Manila Development  Authority through MMDA chairman Thomas Orbos.

District Director PS/SUPT. Napoleon Coronel answers queries from the Media besides him on left is PC/SUPT. Oscar David Albayalde.

The NDRRMC, through Usec. Ricardo Jalad, the NCRPO through Regional Director PC/Supt. Oscar David Albayalde (NCRPO-MPD) and District Director PS/Supt. Joel Napoleon Coronel; the Bureau of Fire Protection, through Manila Fire Marshal Supt. Antonio Razal,Jr.;  the Phil.Coast Guard through Commodore Rolando Legaspi; the Department of Public Works and Highways through Director Melvin Castro; the Department of Health through Director Ariel Valencia. Several NGO's have volunteered the services of Doctors, Nurses, Nursing aides in manning medical stations and emergency rescue units.

Media Relations Unit of Quiapo Basilica Church were all smiles at the conclusion of the Traslacion Black Nazarene media coverage.

Coordination was also done with the National Parks Development Committee, through Director Juliet Villegas, for the event hosting  of the Quirino Grandstand. The Quiapo Barangay Chairmen and officers were contacted for assistance in manning medical stations, emergency units, as well as communications and food.

The annual observance of Traslacion for 2017 is a 10-day activity filled celebration from December 31 and will culminate on January 9th. A Commemoration of the Arrival of the image of the BLACK NAZARENE  from Bagumbayan (Old Intramuros ) to Quiapo Church enshrined as St. John the Baptist Parish in 1767.

His Eminence Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, D.D. and Pope Francis I with the crucifix of Jesus Christ.

The famous church known for the Miraculous black image of the genuflecting  Christ with the Cross on His shoulder,  gained popular devotion throughout the archipelago. The church received the Papal blessing of POPE John Paul II as the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene  in 1987. (VerGarciaBlogs)

Lunes, Disyembre 5, 2016


By: Ver Garcia & Teddy Cho
Custom Thread CEO & President Mr. Eric Sy with the leading band
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Performers of Route 196 at the Blue Ridge  performed and the crowd love it at the Custom Thread event BBQ Jam Sessions after which a contract signing followed, and the bands and musician signed contract with Custom Thread CEO Eric Sy to connote mutual partnership and logistical support from Custom Thread. Among the performers were: GMZinc Culture, Brisom with Bryan as the lead singer, Ben & Ben perfomed the Lakambini as inspired by the life  of Gregoria De Jesus wife of Gat Andres Bonifacio and Oemons with Trian as the lead singer.

Custom Thread Bonifacio Day BBQ Jam Session.

Photo galleries:

Student trainees from different Schools and Universities.

Lifestyle Blogger Ver Garcia with Lyndsay Picardal.

The youngest member of the Band

A quality t-shirts and sportswear on display.

Wine and Dine to unwind and some songs to remember by.

Lifestyle Blogger Ver Garcia enjoyed the beauty of the Christmas Tree.

The Golden Retriever as their Mascot.

Custom Thread staff. guests and participants at the Bonifacio Day BBQ Jam Event.