As a united Philippine response to the global maritime challenges and demands particularly the requirements of Shipowners for more qualified marine officers and seafarers, the manning industry associations namely Filipino Association for Mariners’ Employment Inc., (FAME) together with Philippine Association of Manning Agencies & Ship Managers, Inc. (PAMAS), International Maritime Association of the Philippines (INTERMAP), Philippine Marine Travel Agents Association (PMTAA), Philippine Association of Maritime Institutions (PAMI), Philippine Association of Maritime Training Centers Inc. (PAMTCI) and Maritime Law Association of the Philippines (MARLAW) for the very first time entered into an agreement to conduct a joint industry golf tournament with the main objective to foster goodwill and solidarity among maritime industry players in a day of fun and friendly competition as well as raise funds for its various projects for the benefit of the industry and its stakeholders. 

The joint activity dubbed as Joint FAME, PAMAS & INTERMAP Golf Invitational Tournament in Cooperation with PMTAA, PAMI, PAMTCI & MARLAW with the theme Together We Swing” was held last Friday, 02 March 2007 at Greg Norman Course, Eagle Ridge Golf & Country Club located at Brgy. Javelera, Gen. Trias Cavite. 

Portion of funds generated by the activity will be shared also to the Red Cross as part of the Social Responsibility of the organizations. 

The activity is fully supported by different entities from the airlines, travel agencies, seafarers’ unions, maritime association, maritime schools, manning agencies, medical clinics, banks, hotels and other suppliers as their continuous support to the maritime organizations in promoting the welfare of the Filipino seafarers comprising 30% of the world fleet and contributing over 7.5 Billion $ priming Philippine economy. 

This event is only one of the results of the teamwork on-going now among the maritime industry stakeholders in working together to face the challenges confronting the industry as well as in preserving the Philippines position as the domain crewing nationality.