Tuesday, October 29, 2013

CREATIVE ART: CMZ'S ROLE IN SOCIAL HEALING: JUDGES AND WINNERS @ OCTOBER 2013

We chose a very timely theme for our Creative Art Contest: CMZ's ROLE in SOCIAL HEALING.

As we recover from the effects of the societal and humanitarian crisis, the Zamboanga City Crisis 2013, our next goal is SOCIAL HEALING.

These artworks express this message of LOVE, PEACE, HOPE, UNITY in CMZ with the COMMUNITY as Zamboanga City TRANSCENDS and RISES to recovery!




For this contest, the message is as important as the visual impact.


We chose a diverse set of judges to gain a holistic choice...experts in the field of Art and in the advocacy for peace and healing.


Judges at work...The judges really had a difficult time in deciding the winners since they had to balance the value of creative visual art and the message of social healing!


And the WINNERS are:

GRAND PRIZE WINNER
BOARD OF DIRECTORS' CHOICE
WARD ECHO: JUAN CMZ (JOIN US ACT NOW CMZ)
Winning Artist and Team: Ward Echo with CMZ Execom

Winning Team: Ward Echo with CMZ Execom







JUROR'S CHOICES
NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT: REVERENCIA
 
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ADMINISTRATION/HUMAN RESOURCE DEPARTMENT:
VINDECĂ
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EMERGENCY ROOM: AMOR Y SERVICIO PARA NA MGA ZAMBOANGUEÑOS

Aren't you amazed by all the outputs?

We are very proud of all those who participated in the Creative Art Competition as well as all who supported the endeavor!

And since we also have a Facebook Like Contest, we are very happy for the intensive efforts of the teams to share our MESSAGES OF SOCIAL HEALING to all their families and friends!

Here are the top three for the online contest:
CONGRATULATIONS WARD ECHO !!!

Some might be wondering what the rationale is for the online contest: CLICK LIKE on FACEBOOKWith the marvelous Visual Art outputs the CMZ participants produced, CMZ proudly wants to share these with our families, friends and community in particular, and to the "internet universe" in general. 

And most of all, we also want to share the messages of SOCIAL HEALING through love, peace, hope and unity as expressed by our very talented workforce.

This Creative Arts endeavor is indeed a great venue for personal healing and stress debriefing in itself for the participants... social healing and social responsibility for CMZ... and for everyone else, we hope it  is a call and an inspiration for us to JOIN US ACT NOW (as Team Echo calls it) and contribute to the RISE OF ZAMBOANGA CITY in our own little way.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

CREATIVE ART CONTEST: CMZ'S ROLE IN SOCIAL HEALING @ OCTOBER 2013

Ciudad Medical Zamboanga is celebrating its Tenth Year with the Theme: PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE @ 10 AND ONWARDS.

A month before the tenth anniversary, a most unexpected event occurred in Zamboanga City, with the MNLF Stand-Off lasting for almost a month resulting in the Zamboanga Crisis City 2013 followed by another week or so for flooding in most of Zamboanga City.

During this time, Ciudad Medical Zamboanga stood tall amidst the adversity with Leaders, Doctors, Workforce and Partners holding hand in hand to continue to provide healthcare service to the community! 

After the Crisis, the whole workforce underwent Stress Debriefing to begin the healing process and for our Tenth Anniversary this October 18, an ART contest with the Theme: CMZ's ROLE in SOCIAL HEALING was launched! Although, we looked for Visual Impact and Excellence, this has to be balanced with the message of CMZ and Social Healing, with love, peace, hope, unity and transcending.

Here are the ARTWORKS!!!
1. From Accounting:

2. From  Administration/Human Resource Department


3. From Central Supply and Dietary

4. From Emergency Room

5. From Intensive Care Unit
6. From Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
7. Ward Echo
8. Ward GroupHug

9. Ward H

From the CREATIVE ART we see, what is your choice?

Saturday, October 26, 2013

POST ZAMBOANGA CONFLICT R.T.LIM BOULEVARD @ OCTOBER 2013

It is October 12, 2013, Fiesta Pilar Day!
I wanted to see the vintas ply the R.T. Lim Boulevard (Cawa-Cawa Boulevard)*** this weekend as I read in FB (must have been from DOT IX RD, Ma'am Mary June Bugante's post!).
But, the weather was dark and wet again today, after a few days of sun. I doubted if I will see the vintas, but we passed the boulevard anyway.
There are still many tents in the parts of the stretch and more are seen in the mid island of the road.
In fact, there were bancas seen also in the mid island.
boats in the mid-island of the Cawa-Cawa Boulevard
The Badjao evacuees are those who prefer to stay by the sea rather than in the evacuation center. So this place is actually by choice.
the tents are now more uniform
they wash their clothes by the roadside
by the seaside are the shelter boxes donated by the Rotary Club North... and quite enterprising to have a little store, too! 
This is the Sangguniang Panglungsod building which is the coordination center for relief goods donated to the City and for distribution to the evacuees.
Close by is the Joaquin Enriquez Jr. Stadium, which is the largest evacuation center in the City.
I am just wondering why, there are again tents by the Stadium fence. 
Still a sad sight, and we really hope rehabilitation efforts will be able to take off... and pray that we no longer have any unusual disasters falling on Zamboanga City! 

I saw our dear Mayor Beng and the Urban Planning group with Jojo Sicat in Manila and I hope that their representations and planning will really be successful and timely.

The rains, however, reminded us of taking care of the environment and better planning on drainage, etc. We have found out that many of the drainage systems and even creeks are already covered and obstructed by houses and fences, thus, the surprise flooding (actually shocking!!!) which a large part of the populace experienced!

I didn't go to the boulevard the next day. But, my friend, Juvee did and here is what she captured!
I really love the colors and the beauty of the Zamboanga vinta sails!!!

Here are some of my older blog posts on the Zamboanga vintas and the vinta regatta. (Please click!) http://inpinaysfootsteps.blogspot.com/2011/10/vinta-regatta-2011-zamboanga-hermosa.html http://inpinaysfootsteps.blogspot.com/2011/09/zamboanga-vintas-circa-2005.html http://inpinaysfootsteps.blogspot.com/2012/10/fiesta-pilar-regatta-2012-beng-on-vinta.html http://inpinaysfootsteps.blogspot.com/2012/10/fiesta-pilar-2012-regatta-de-zamboanga.html

The challenge for Zamboanga City to regain its glory is humongous, but, it is reassuring enough that the spirit that "Zamboanga City is rising again" is already embedded in many people's hearts and minds! Levanta Zamboanga!!!