Eternal Chapels celebrates inauguration in Naga City

The Eternal Chapels Mortuary and Chapel Services at Eternal Gardens in Barangay Balatas, Naga City had its Blessing and Inauguration last Saturday, February 16, 2019.

Naga City mayor John G. Bongat headed the local government officials who graced the event. They were welcomed by Eternal Chapels executives, led by chairman and chief executive officer D. Edgard A. Cabangon.

The celebration began with a thanksgiving mass concelebrated by Most. Rev. Rolando J. Tria Tirona, O.C.D, D.D., Archbishop of Caceres, and Fr. Eric Bobis, followed by the blessing of the hearses, four viewing chapels, the mortuary facility, and the chapel office.

Mayor Bongat, in his special message, thanked the Cabangon Family and the Eternal Group for choosing Naga City as the site of their investments in the Bicol Region. “I am very happy, on behalf of the city government, for the investments that keep on pouring from the Cabangon family, and the Eternal Group of Companies. From the very name itself, ‘Eternal,’ your investments here will definitely be eternally beneficial to the city, the people of Naga, and to the entire Bicol region,” he said.

For his part, Cabangon thanked Archbishop Tirona for officiating the thanksgiving mass, and blessing the Eternal Chapels, and the special guests, especially Mayor Bongat, for gracing the event. “Nagpapasalamat kami at wala kayong sawa sa pagdalo sa mga okasyon ng Eternal Group,” he said. Addressing Mayor Bongat and the other local officials present, Cabangon said, “the least we could do is to provide quality products and services for your constituents, upang masuklian namin ang inyong pagtanggap sa aming grupo. Kaya muli, maraming salamat.”

Cabangon also took the opportunity to thank the Eternal sales team for their unwavering support. “Gusto ko rin pasalamatan ang ating sales agents for eternally supporting our group. Maraming salamat sa inyo,” he finished.

Designed by Architect Lerma E. Balolong, Eternal Chapel Naga is the second full service mortuary and chapel of the company to open, following Eternal Chapels Cagayan de Oro, which started operations in 2017.

Also present at the Blessing and Inauguration of Eternal Chapels Naga were its officials, namely D. Antoinette C. Cabangon – Jacinto, treasurer; Jaime B. Bangalan, vice president for Mortuary & Chapel Operations; Marvin C. Timbol, vice president for Finance; Jose Antonio V. Rivera, vice president for Marketing, and Richard B. Bringas, branch manager.

Eternal Chapels is a sister company of Eternal Gardens in the ALC Group of companies founded by the late Ambassador Antonio L. Cabangon Chua.

Jesse Robredo remembered on 5th death anniversary

Vice President Maria Leonor G. Robredo, together with daughters Jillian and Tricia, led family, friends and supporters of former Interior Secretary and Naga City Mayor Jesse M. Robredo in commemorating his fifth death anniversary on Friday, August 18. A Thanksgiving Mass was celebrated at Eternal Gardens Naga, where the crypt of Secretary Robredo can be found.

Among the government officials present during the Mass were Sens. Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel and Bam Aquino, and Naga City Mayor John Bongat. The Museo ni Jesse Robredo, a museum featuring the life and achievements of the beloved son of Naga, was also inaugurated on that day. It is located at the Naga Civic Center on J. Miranda Avenue corner Taal Avenue, Naga City. Secretary Robredo perished in a plane crash on August 18, 2012.