Amazing CMZ Belen Making Contest 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 00:00

Isn’t it amazing? Amazing! This current popular movie adlib aptly fits the Christmas Belen displays presented by the different departments of Ciudad Medical Zamboanga last December 2013. It was the hospital annual Christmas decoration contest, and this time, Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus Christ was the theme.

The 22 entries were very impressive and inspiring. Based materials used were only “dayami” (common grass) and recycled materials. Hospital materials like syringes, vials, IV bottles, gauze, etc.. were not allowed.  Christmas lights and music were added effects.

It took three hours and was a challenge for the three judges (international artist Rammeer Tawasil, Zamboanga Today Mila@Large Mila Arieta, and myself) to select the top three winners. I gave several ties of high scores to almost all of them and just hoped the other two judge scores will break it. My balikabayan nurse sister, Christl, who went with me enjoyed the whole trip and was enthralled with the contest. I can say CMZ has creative and ingenious people.

I am sure the hospital patients and their visitors felt the Christmas spirit of hope, love and care depicted by the CMZ belens. And I really hope that the love and care imbibed by God durng December will be continued by the CMZ administration and staff, doctors and nurses all the time.

Thanks to CMZ CEO Atty. Jhinann Hairun-Natividad and CMZ Hospital Director Dr. Filipinas Rojo for being very accommodating.  Photo credits to Dr. Rojo.  

The winners were (1st place) – CMZ Operating Room ; (2nd place) – CMZ Ward Echo Room ; and (3rd place) CMZ Central Supply Room - . The runner ups were CMZ Hemodialysis Unit and CMZ Intensive Care Unit.


By Dante Corteza

Did you know that arts bring out the best in us? Creativity leads to innovations and make us think out of the box.

"He said, 'If you listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His eyes, if you pay attention to His commands and keep all of His decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you.' "   Exodus 15:26