Sunday, May 24, 2015

Medical Mission with CMZ BRAngay 12: Barangay PATALON

Patalon is a rural coastal barangay located about 31 kilometers from Zamboanga City proper on the west coast, with about 7029 population in a 1400 hectare area.

According to our Breast Screeners, some of the women (and of course, the others who came) had to "cross mountains" to reach the Barangay Hall. Some of their places were only accessible by foot and even the "habal-habal" (extended motorcycles) might fall off the road! Thanks for coming!

Patalon Barangay Hall, venue of the Medical Mission
Thanks so much Edsel Cariz Tiu and the Philippine Pharmacist Association (Zamboanga City) for this Medical Mission, Operation Tuli and Breast Wellness activity at Patalon, Zamboanga City this May 24, 2015!
Ciudad Medical Zamboanga Pharmacy staff led by Ms. Edsel Tiu
with supportive friends from the pharmaceutical industry 

Thanks to our CMZ BREAST Team who participated in this 12th BRAngay activity at Patalon: Ma'am Leizel De Sosa with daughter Leigh Anne with Breast Screeners, Ma'am Watchel Basilio, Ma'am Lilibeth Magrelos and Ma'am Mona Atilano.

Registration with Ma'am Leizel and Leigh Anne

Breast Awareness Focused Group Discussion with Patalon women

Ms. Edsel Tiu, CMZ Pharmacist and one of the Medical Mission leads shares this message:
"A Project of Zamboanga City Pharmacists Association with the
Ciudad Medical Zamboanga Breast Wellness Center
Thank you to all who supported this activity...
Thank you Dr. Alzamzam Abubakar, Dr. Dulce Dagalea 
and Dr. Joji Macrohon-Sese.
Thank you Brother Jace Pellovelo, Sir Grandcris 
and nurse trainees"
with CMZ nurses, GrandCris and Sir Jace

Dr. Joji Sese for the circumcision
Thanks Dr. Al Zam Zam
Thanks Dr. Dulce

Thank you, Zamboanga City Pharmacist Association for including the CMZ Breast Wellness Center for the CMZ BRAngay Project in your noble initiatives especially here in Barangay Patalon.

Saturday, May 16, 2015


The Office of the City Agriculturist and the Gender & Development (through City Human Resource Management Office) of Zamboanga City sponsored this Rural Improvement Club Congress and invited the Ciudad Medical Zamboanga Breast Wellness Center for a Breast Cancer Awareness lecture by Dr. Filipinas Rojo, Breast Self-Examination demonstration by Ms. Watchel Basilio and Ms. Charlene Francisco and the Clinical Breast Examination by the CMZ BRAngay BREAST Team.

This was held at the Orchid Ballroom of the Garden Orchid Hotel last May 14, 2015.

This is a very interesting gathering since there were representatives from closer barangays as well as far-flung rural barangays from Tictapul, Tigbalabag, Dita, Lubigan, Mangusu, Buenavista among others. The representatives are farmers and farmers' wives since this Rural Improvement Club caters to the families of farmers.

Here are representatives from Kawit, Maasin and Sta. Maria.

There were representatives from San Roque, Cabaluay, Mampang, Boalan and Baliwasan. 

The Rural Improvement Clubs from Lamisahan, Tigbalabag, Cabaluay, Mampang, Boalan and Baliwasan.

Here are representatives from Dita, Lubigan, Buenavista and Bunguiao.
Here are representatives from Lumayang, Putik, Divsoria and Upper Calarian.

We encouraged them to share our advocacy with their other community members.

And these are the Coordinators:

Thanks so much to City Agriculturist, Diosdado Palacat and Ma'am Lorna Bautista (Office of the City Agriculturist) and Ms. Charmaine Faustino for GAD.

Here are photos of the  May 14, 2015 morning activity with the CMZ Breast Wellness Center:

Thanks to the Gender And Development of the City of Zamboanga, especially, Hon. Myra Paz Valderosa Abubakar for including us in your activities.

Thank you also to CMZ BRAngay's media partner Boy Nap Directo for this feature article in his column, "Oh, No It's Boy!" at the Daily Zamboanga Times dated May 19, 2015 about this activity!


MEMPCO SAN JOSE BRANCH invited the Ciudad Medical Zamboanga Breast Wellness Center BRAngay Team to join in one of the very comprehensive Medical and Dental Missions they offered as a gift to their constituents.

THE CMZ Breast Wellness Center offered the Breast Cancer Awareness lecture and Breast Screening to their beneficiaries.
Because of the large number of beneficiaries as well as multiple services rendered, all healthcare givers just found their places.
Registration Area for Breast Screening 

Breast Screening area with Ma'am Leizel, CMZ BREAST Team

Breast Screening area with CMZ BREAST Team

Teaching Breast Self Exam with Ma'am Watchel, CMZ BREAST Team

Finally, the CMZ BREAST Team got the time to relax!

At a separate forum, MEMPCO leaders visited Ciudad Medical Zamboanga to share with us their Plaque of Appreciation for our services rendered.
CMZ MRI Nurse Ms. Watchel Basilio, MEMPCO Ms. Mischelle Basilio, CMZ MD Dr. Filipinas Rojo, MEMPCO San Jose Ms. Concecion N. Funclara and CMZ Breast Wellness Nurse Ms. Charlene Francisco 

CMZ gladly served the MEMPCO members this April 25, 2015 and more than willing to continue to share our Breast Wellness services for their future activities.