Friday, April 4, 2014

CMZ B.R.A.rt (Bra to Raise Awareness) Art EXHIBIT 2014

 Last March 21, 2014 was a special day for the CMZ B.R.A. (Bra to Raise Awareness) Campaign Project as it launched two highlight activities:

* At 11 a.m., the CMZ B.R.A. (Bra to Raise Awareness) Art Exhibit was launched. 

*  At 5 p.m., the Ciudad De Zamboanga B.R.E.A.S.T. (Bra to Raise Early Awareness for Screening and Treatment) Installation Art was unveiled!
Ciudad De Zamboanga B.R.E.A.S.T. (Bra to Raise Early Awareness for Screening and Treatment) Installation Art

For the Launching of the CMZ B.R.A. (Bra to Raise Awareness) Art Exhibit, the very suppportive City Councilor Myra Paz Valderrosa Abubakar (who has been very active with the B.R.A. project from the beginning) and DOTIX Director, Ms. Mary June Bugante did the honors of cutting the ceremonial ribbon! 

The BRA Art is created by CMZ staff and children (Christine 11 y.o.) ; partners in the community such as the Mindanao Breast Cancer Support and Empowerment Association, Sangguniang Panglungsod, Department of Health Region IX Office, Zamboanga City Health Office, PhilHealth, Western Mindanao Command, Nuevo Zamboanga Colleges Inc., Sophie Paris - Zamboanga, PNB, Metrobank, Ateneo De Zamboanga University, WMSU and more; as well as friends from Manila especially Skin Rejuve and JCMI c/o Prescy Yulo; from Cebu City Budget Office c/o Elsie Lim and from Bulacan, Dr. Joy Santos-De Leon. 
Looking for my bra! Hope you find your bra and identify them... then share this exhibit with your friends!

Also note we have Elene Kho, 14 y.o. young lady from Brunei (Singapore-Brunei blood) who also shared her bras. Thanks to her mom, Molly! They are from Brunei (not Filipinos) who mailed the bras to support us. 

Here are the beautifully embellished B.R.A. Art for Advocacy now on display at Lantaka Hotel and eventually, in other places in Zamboanga City!

With Love from Elene Koh, 14 y.o. from BRUNEI
Thanks to all who contributed and most of all to Rameer Tawasil, Sulu-born International artist who conceptualized this project together with Dr. F. Rojo and Dante Corteza!
L-R: Rameer Tawasil, DOT IX RD Mary June Bugante, F. Rojo, Hon. Myra Paz Abubakar, Dante Corteza, Dr. Jonathan Reyes  

seated: DOT IX RD Mary June Bugante and Hon. Myra Paz Abubakarstanding L-R: CMZ AO Ruby Ruzon, CMZ HRD Juvee Calica, Dante Corteza, Rameer Tawasil, Tita Corteza, CMZ MD Filipinas Rojo, RG Antonet Go and CMZ CEO Jhihann Hairun-Natividad

With Zamboanga Ecozone Head, Cris Arnuco, DOT IX RD Mary June Bugante, artist Rameer Tawasil, Dante and Tita Corteza, Camera Club Head Sixto Kwan with CMZ Execom and Managers
Thanks to the press who came over from Zamboanga Times, Zamboanga Today and RMN / GMA.

the Press with RG Antonet Go, Nonong Santiago, Dante Corteza and Sixto Kwan, Camera Club PResident

Please come and visit us at Lantaka Hotel. At a future time, this will be moved to Tony's at Paseo Del Mar and other parts of Zamboanga City.

Thank you so much to Monsi Dela  Cruz and to Alan Dela Cruz for allowing us to display our CMZ B.R.A.rt Advocacy Exhibit at Lantaka Hotel by the Sea and to the Lantaka Staff who were so helpful in putting up the exhibit!

If your bra is not here, do not despair! it is incorporated in the Ciudad De Zamboanga B.R.E.A.S.T. Installation Art!
Come and look for you decorated bra in this giant bra!
Come visit the Ciudad De Zamboanga B.R.E.A.S.T. (Bra to Raise Early Awareness for Screening and Treatment) Installation Art at Ciudad Medical Zamboanga!


  1. I can't help but be amazed and laugh with the photos. The bra with fingers are funny. haha :)

  2. wow! ang galing naman, so creative. ang ganda at ang galing ng pagkakagawa nung giant bra. :)

  3. I love the Bra displays i hope we can somehow bring this display to Manila too

  4. Wow, every installation art looks great! I especially love the giant bra. Galing! Congratulations!

  5. WOW! you guys did a good job decorating each bra. SUPERB.

  6. I hope you can bring BRA all over the Philippines. This will be an educational and fun exhibit for the spectators of the unique and creatively decorated bras.