Monday, November 10, 2014


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Thanks to E-Media Productions Channel 37/ Channel 54 and FM 105.9 as well as U-stream for such an extensive exposure for the Ciudad Medical Zamboanga Breast Wellness Fair 2014 held at the Paseo Del Mar in Zamboanga City last October 28, 2014 at 4 p.m. onwards.

The CMZ Breast Wellness Fair is held in time for October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as the Culmination of the month-long Eleventh Anniversary Celebration of Ciudad Medical Zamboanga.
The Emcees for this affair (and incidentally, one of the proponents) is Mr. Hannibal Angus, one of our nursing staff together with Dr. Filipinas Rojo, Event Chairman.

Thanks so much to Hanz who untiringly went around the booths for conversations with the partners manning the booths even before 4 p.m.

There were 11 booths manned by the CMZ Breast Wellness Center and partners namely: 
    1.    Selfie Booth of CMZ
    2.    Breast Screening Booth of CMZ BWC
    3.    Health Food Booth by the CMZ Dietary
    4.    Sophie Paris Zamboanga Recruitment Booth with prizes to provide livelihood for women through recruitment with special gifts for those who availed. Thanks to Ms. Carissa Alvarez and Sophie Cares Team for all the gift packs.
    5.    Mindanao Breast Cancer Support and Empowerment Group headed by Maám Myra Lladones.
    6.    Zamboanga Runners Club headed by Dr. Marissa Lim and inviting the participants to a Mini-Obstacle Course and with the invitation for the upcoming 21K Heroes Run.
    7.   Mary Kay Beauty Booth for image development as well as with prizes and gift packs through Ms. Charlotte Mendoza and her dynamic Mary Kay Team.
    8.   DSWD PWD women Livelihood Program products showcasing beautiful bags with different designs through Dr. Gracia Gacrama
    9.   Department of Health IX sharing about Mers-Cov and Ebola through RD IX Dr. Nimfa Torrizo and Drs. Agnes Mabolo and Venus Fortuna. 
  10.   City Health Office sharing about Breast Cancer Awareness through Dr. Rodel Agbulos, Dr. Juliet Ruste and Dr. Kibtiya Uddin.
  11.  "No Smoking" Campaign Booth led by Councilor Myra Paz Valderosa Abubakar

The Flash Mob opened the Main Program and one of the main highlights as this was participated in by more than a hundred CMZ workforce including doctors, nurses, technologists, pharmacists, administrative, finance and maintenance staff and with their kids! The CMZ Workforce really has competence through great talent and unity to come up with such amazing Flash Mob!

Thanks to Kenneth Ivan Saclolo and Sherniaa Absari, our own CMZ nurses who conceptualized the whole Flash Mob and had to teach all of us! And also to Ellen Jalon who took time to teach the doctors, med reps and the kids in a special session!

Special mention are our participating doctors, Dr. Josephine Gemarino, Dr. Adele Espaldon, Dr. Jenivic Romo, Dr. Kristine Bantala and our partners in the Pharma industry especially, Angie and friends!

Thanks NSO, Unit Heads and HR for somehow adjusting the schedules of the dancers, and still keeping the workflow and patient complement. 

Another highlight is the Unveiling of the B.R.A. Vinta by Hon. Myra Abubakar and CMZ Execom (Chairman Edwin To, Pres. Joven Monsanto, CEO Jhihann Natividad, FO Charm Dalguntas, MD Filipinas Rojo, AO Ruby Ruzon and HRM Juvee Calica). 

The B.R.A. Vinta is made up of 186 colored and black bras! Thanks to Cristina Bolo, who coordinated for the making of this B.R.A.  together with Linen and of course, the Maintenance group, who incidentally, together with the AO Ruby Puzon and Radiology Department continue to freshen up the original Ciudad B.R.E.A.S.T. Installation Art in Paseo, which was made up of about 1600 bras!

We also displayed the giant embellished BRA all the way from Illinois, U.S.A. made by our CMZ BRA Campaign Project supporter, Ms. Nora Javonitalla Sanico which was another centerpiece for the Selfies! After the affair, this is on display at the CMZ Breast Wellness Center.

CMZ also presented to the public our very own CMZ beauty queens, the Miss NSO (Nursing Service Office) 2014, Ms. Kenjilyn Uchida and her court, Ms. Krista Ayara Cabaron, Ms. Krizzell Wee, Ms. Tessa Beth Gica and Ms Jade Silorio, and the Breast Wellness Ambassadress, Ms. Shanaine Gayle Magracia. They shared facts and their advocacy words for Breast Wellness and Breast Cancer Awareness. Their presence indeed added glitz to the Fair through their beauty, grace, intelligence, wisdom and advocacy. 

CMZ talents enlivened the affair with the beautiful voice of Ms. Dorothy and the dynamic dance numbers from Ms. NSO Miss Talent, Tessa Beth Gica and from the Operating Room Team!

Awarding Ceremonies for the CMZ B.R.A. Campaign Project Online Presence Contests also took place. (to be posted separately)

Raffle of Three Digital Mammography Examinations, Four certificates for Dinner at Tony's Restaurant and Mary Kay Products added fun to the Fair! Plus the raffle prizes at the Mary Kay and Sophie booths. (winners to be posted separately)

Thanks to all those who joined the Fair and visited the Breast Wellness Fair booths participated in by CMZ BWC partners. We thank the many teachers who shared the afternoon with us!

Thanks to the City Mayor, Maria Isabelle Climaco and City Administrator, Mr. Antonio Orendain for allowing us to use Paseo Del Mar for our Advocacy and to Mr. Joselito Wee and Mr. Darren Salian, who are in-charge of Paseo Del Mar. 

Thanks to all our Media Partners especially Dante and Tita Corteza, Mila Arieta, Boy Nap Directo and Nonong Santiago for Zamboanga Times and Zamboanga Today and of course, E-Media, RMN, GBPI TV 11 and GMA! 

Ciudad Medical Zamboanga hopes that as we celebrate our Eleventh Anniversary, CMZ would be instrumental in further elevating the image of Zamboanga City in an optimistic and positive light through the Healthcare Industry as we BUILD BACK BETTER ZAMBOANGA! 


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