Description and symbolism:
The rose represents 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 represents his patron saint, St. John the Apostle, as well as his home of Davao City.
The crest signifies the bearer is a knight of the Militia of the Immaculata, founded by St. Maximilian Kolbe.
The color blue symbolizes heaven for the armiger, as well as truth and loyalty, while the red recalls the martyrdom of St. John the Apostle. Gold refers to generosity and elevation of the mind.
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.
Information and image submitted by the Armiger.