Thursday, March 13, 2014


After the overwhelming support for the CMZ B.R.A. A.R.T. workshop with Sulu-born International Artist, Rameer Tawasil, this was the message I posted in my Facebook shoutout:
THANK YOU TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE CMZ B.R.A. A.R.T. WORKSHOP at the CMZ Conference Room! We really had a wonderful time with you and so amazed at the beautifully decorated and crafted bras you created today! Thanks to Mayor Beng, Councilor Myra Paz and Councilor Pin-Pin for gracing the event. Thanks to the Breast Cancer survivors group (MBCSEA), Sangguniang Panglungsod, Nuevo Zamboanga/ Lantaka Hotel group, DOH IX, City Health Office, PhilHealth, ADZU, UZ, Brent, Westmincom, PNB, Metrobank, Ciudad Medical Confidants and the CMZ staff and nurse trainees. Thanks to Mila Arieta and Dante Corteza for being with us, as well as the Camera Club and the Zamboanga Bloggers representative.

We realize that this isn't exactly a good time for schools as it was the Final Exam season as well as the several Pre-Graduation activities. Also, the activity was in the middle of the week for those in the office or in business. But, we still felt the excitement that they want to be part of the project!

There were almost 200 bras decorated after the whole day activity, aside from about 220 bras already done right after the first CMZ B.R.A. A.R.T. workshop with CMZ staff. And more bras still being decorated at this time.

Again, these are what the acronyms stand for:
CMZ: Ciudad Medical Zamboanga (Zamboanga Polymedic Hospital Inc.)
B.R.A.: Bra to Raise Awareness
A.R.T.: Act Right Together

Here are the participants and their beautiful bras!
Hon. Mayor Maria Isabelle "Beng" Climaco-Salazar
Councilor Myra Paz Abubakar and Councilor Josephine Pareja for Sangguniang Panglungsod

Breast Cancer survivors group (MBCSEA)
Breast Cancer survivors group with CMZ Confidant and Mila Arieta

Nuevo Zamboanga/ Lantaka Hotel group

City Health Office (Oficina De Salud)
Zamboanga City Oficina De Salud (City Health Office)
led by Dr. Kibtiya Uddin

PhilHealth RIX

ADZU (College of Nursing)

Universidad de Zamboanga 
(Radiology Department)

Brent Hospital and Colleges

Camp Navarro General Hospital (Westmincom)

Philippine National Bank and PNB Insurance

Metrobank and AXA

Ciudad Medical Confidants 
DOH, MBCSEG (Breast Cancer Survivor group) and CMZ Confidants

CMZ staff

CMZ nurse trainees

Camera Club of Zamboanga

Zamboanga Bloggers 

We are indeed Acting Right Together using the A.R.T. medium to prosper our advocacy to :

We look forward to CMZ B.R.A. Campaign Project Highlights on March 21, 2014:
** LAUNCHING of the BRA ART Project Exhibit at 11 a.m.  at Lantaka Hotel 
** UNVEILING of the Ciudad De Zamboanga B.R.E.A.S.T. (Bra to Raise Early Awareness for Screening and Treatment) Public Installation Art at 4 p.m. at Ciudad Medical Zamboanga!


  1. I salute all of you for this project. I am sure that this campaign will be able to help a lot of people. God bless your good heart. :-)

  2. this is a very nice awareness campaign and will help a lot.

  3. Congratulations to a very successful campaign! Keep it up Doki!

  4. A very creative way of increasing awareness on breast caner! Congratulations!

  5. This is a great campaign! Women do tend to neglect themselves but tend to be OC over their family members. By the way, doc, you look blooming!

    1. That's true, Marie! The family always comes first for women and find out later, they have not taken care of themselves! ... And, thanks a lot!

  6. Doc, almost 500 bras, ang dami nun! Once again, amazing campaign. Sana ma-feature kayo ni Marc Logan sa TV Patrol. :)

    1. We gathered about 8800 old and used bras bras in the one month period and still counting! There are about 500 decorated bras already! We wish we will be featured by Marc Logan but maybe someone knows how we can inform him about this?

  7. Doc, the campaign is amazing, love the Bra's with design. It is fun activities with good cause. Love it.. Congrats:)