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)