Description and symbolism:
The rose symbolizes the armiger’s devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe, who is associated with a miracle of the roses. The bear is a canting reference to his family name, Garcia, which traces to a Basque word for the animal. The eagle symbolizes his patron saint, St. John the Apostle, as well as his home of Davao City. The four colors are taken from the flag of the Philippines and reflect his heritage.
The crest signifies the bearer is a knight of the Militia of the Immaculata, founded by St. Maximilian Kolbe.
Blazon: Shield: Quarterly Gules and Azure, in the first and fourth quarters a rose Or, in the second a bear statant erect Argent, in the third an eagle displayed Argent, overall a cross Or.
Crest: A dexter arm embowed vambraced Or grasping a sword Argent hilted Or.
Motto: Dominus Fortitudo (“The Lord is [my] Strength”)
Assumed/granting authority: Assumed, July 12, 2021. Registered, Philippine Armorial, July 17, 2021.
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