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.

Sec. Jesse Robredo remembered on the 3rd anniversary of his death

President Benigno Aquino III joined the family, friends, and supporters of the late Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo in commemorating the third anniversary of his death yesterday at the Eternal Gardens in Naga City.

Robredo’s widow, Camarines Sur third district representative Leni Robredo, and three daughters welcomed the president who was accompanied by some members of his Cabinet, namely Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, Presidential Management Staff chief Julia Abad, Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya, Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman, Education Secretary Armin Luistro, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, and Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda.

Local officials also graced the event, including Naga City mayor John Bongat, vice mayor Nelson Legacion, members of the City Council, and barangay officials.

Naga City also celebrated the third Jesse Robredo Day, a holiday in honor of the city’s beloved son and former mayor, whose simplicity , effective leadership, and integrity continue to inspire Nagueños and many Filipinos today.

Robredo died in a plane crash on August 18, 2012.

Eternalites hold teambuilding activities in Bicolandia


As part of the continuing program of the Human Resources and Management Division of Eternal Gardens, the Eternalites in Bicolandia had their teambuilding activities last August 15, 2015 at the park grounds of Eternal Gardens in Naga City.

The sales managers, agents, and park officers and staff gathered at the park very early that Saturday morning to participate in the teambuilding, which had the theme, “Be Cool & Work as a Whole!”

Facilitated by the special committee from the Head Office, which was headed by MIS manager Geoffrey Coberos, the teambuilding started off with a tent-decorating competition wherein the six teams, namely Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, and Violet, designed their respective tents according to how they interpreted the theme.

After decorating their tents, the six teams showed off their team spirit by performing their cheers. This was followed by a Zumba dance session, which was a warm up in preparation for the series of physical activities in the next part of the teambuilding.

But before proceeding to the main event, which was the race, the participants shared a sumptuous boodle fight-style breakfast that was served on banana leaves.

And then it was time for the race. Each of the teams was given their first set of instructions, which would lead to the different group activities that tested the cooperation and endurance of the participants.

After the tiring but definitely fun-filled physical challenges, the participants gathered at the training room for the “Work Attitude, Values Enhancement, and Teambuilding Seminar/Workshop,” facilitated by Marielle Cabangon, Recruitment and Training Manager of Eternal Gardens. This was followed by a spiritual talk by vice president for Sales and Marketing Jose Antonio V. Rivera.

At the end of the teambuilding activities and workshops, the scores of the teams from the different categories were tallied and the Green Team emerged as overall champion.

It has truly been an enriching and learning experience for the Nagueño Eternalites who enjoyed the teambuilding activities and are already looking forward to the next one.