Sunday, April 5, 2015


The Philippine Quality Award is the highest level of national recognition for exemplary organizational performance.

Here are excerpts about the PQA from the PQA website.

One of the main difference of PQA from other award-giving bodies is that the PQA emphasizes on knowledge sharing to inspire other organizations to embark on the Quality journey and to work  for Performance Excellence.  

Starting this year 2015, the Philippine Quality Award is sharing a monthly dose of Best Practice online, and the first feature is from Ciudad Medical Zamboanga (Zamboanga Polymedic Hospital Inc), one of the 2013 PQA Recipients of Recognition for Commitment to Quality Management.

Download full text here:

The PQA Award was conferred by no less than the incumbent President of the Philippines, President Simeon Benigno Aquino III at the Rizal Hall of the Malacanan Palace last March 20, 2014.

The application of Ciudad Medical Zamboanga (Zamboanga Polymedic Hospital, Inc.) for the Philippine Quality Award (PQA) last 2013 was a great challenge in itself, but the Malcolm Baldrige Criteria from which the PQA was based, opened the eyes, minds and hearts of the leaders and workforce of CMZ (ZPHI) and served as a roadmap and guide in their ongoing journey towards PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE!

We do encourage organizations to vie for the Philippine Quality Award and be instrumental in helping the Philippines to grow as a country!!!

Saturday, April 4, 2015


It is Ciudad Medical Zamboanga's tradition to give tokens to our patients for special occasions such as Christmas and Valentine's Day!

Here are photos of our CMZ Valentine's Day!
CMZ's gift to patients
The CMZ Dietary to help us distribute the cakes together with Ateneo De Zamboanga University Nursing and Accounting students for their Philosophy Class where they have a three-day exposure with Seafood House in CMZ.


Ward A

Ward C

Ward E

Ward F

Ward H

Ward G

ICU (Waiting Area)
Emergency Room

At the CMZ BRAlentine Wall

This was a very rewarding day... to see the patients and families so surprised and happy!
The smiles on their faces were a joy to behold!

And so nice to meet these young enthusiastic ADZU students, too, who were also so excited in this new experience to go around the hospital with gifts to bring!

Happy Valentine's Day from Ciudad Medical Zamboanga!!!


It has been a year since the CMZ B.R.A. (Bra to Raise Awareness) Campaign Project was launched and up to this day, April 4, 2015, we have put up 5 main artworks and 3 B.R.A. Art Exhibits.

We would like to thank nationally and internationally known Zamboanga Artist, Rameer Tawasil for bringing up the idea of using art and brassieres as the medium for the CMZ Breast Awareness advocacy... so unique and innovative, indeed! 

Among the main issues during our initial discussions is the acceptance of brassieres  as the medium... 
1) If the bras could trigger negative feedback from conservative women, religious and Muslim groups...
2) If the bras themselves will not be acceptable when displayed in public...
3) If our own government leaders could not accept the B.R.A. Installation artwork as itself!

Definitely, if there were negative feedbacks, the purpose of the advocacy would be defeated.

Somehow, on our own evaluation, we realized that beautifully decorated bras would more likely not draw malicious thoughts but instead would be appreciated as art, of course, with the person of an artist, Rameer Tawasil as our key.

Thus, we had two main art workshops to produce the beautifully embellished bras:
1) from our own CMZ staff last February 7, 2015
Please click this link: First cmz-bra-art-workshop-2014
2) from the partners in the Zamboanga City community last March 12, 2015
Please click these links:
Second cmz-bra-art-workshop-2014-with-zc leaders
Second cmz-bra-art-workshop-part-ii-with participants
3)  from friends in other parts of the Philippines and abroad
4)  from CMZ staff and friends throughout the year: July 2014, September October 2014, December 2014.     
5) from the CMZ Breast Wellness Crusade in Mindpro last October 3, 2014

Installation Art (from Wikipedia) is an artistic genre of three-dimensional works that are often site-specific and designed to transform the perception of a space.
Installation art can be either temporary or permanent. Installation artworks have been constructed in exhibition spaces such as museums and galleries, as well as public and private spaces. The genre incorporates a broad range of everyday and natural materials, which are often chosen for their "evocative" qualities, as well as new media such as video, sound, performance, immersive virtual reality and the internet. Many installations are site-specific in that they are designed to exist only in the space for which they were created, appealing to qualities evident in a three-dimensional immersive medium.

Location: Ciudad Medical Zamboanga (CMZ) Parking Lot
March 21, 2014 to May 13, 2014

May 14, 2014 to February 8, 2015

Location: Lantaka Hotel By the Sea, Zamboanga City
March 21, 2014 to October 31, 2014

Location: Paseo Del Mar, Zamboanga City
October 28, 2014 to January 28, 2015

Location: E-Media Productions, Divisoria, Zamboanga City
February 2, 2015 to present

E-Media Open House
Location: E-Media Productions, Divisoria, Zamboanga City
November 15, 2014 to January 6, 2015

Art No. 5 CMZ BRAlentine (Bra to Raise Awareness) Art Wall and Photobooth
Location: CMZ Parking Lot near Pharmacy
February 10, 2015 to February 28, 2015

Art No. 6 CMZ B.R.A (Bra to Raise Awareness) Art Exhibit 2
Baile De Las Mujeres by the City of Zamboanga 
c/o Gender and Development Committee
for International Women's Month 
Location: Centro Latino Lobby, Zamboanga City
March 9, 2015

Art No. 7 CMZ B.R.A (Bra to Raise Awareness) Art Exhibit 3
for International Women's Month and Third Anniversary of the CMZ Breast Wellness Center
Location: CMZ Lobby, Zamboanga City
March 11, 2015 - April 30, 2015

Art No. 8 Gift from Nora Sanico of Addison, Illinois, a CMZ BRA Campaign supporter, an single donor for the most bras and who painstakingly embellished this giant bra so fabulously and sent it all the way from U.S.A.
The CMZ-BWC brings this giant bra around during our CMZ BRAngay Project activities.
It is amazing how the CMZ B.R.A. Campaign Project has grown and developed to what it is now!

The CMZ Breast Wellness Center hopes that more and more people, especially the women of Zamboanga City would get to know more about Breast Wellness and learn to:

Friday, April 3, 2015


This is the Mother's Day tribute from Social Whirl's Ms. Tita Corteza published at the Daily Zamboanga Times dated May 11, 2014!

I hope it is okay for my friend, Tita that I repost this on my blog!

Happy Mother's Day!!!