12 May 2016 - The Filipino Association for Mariners’ Employment, Inc. (FAME) went back to the home of Philippine Golf Open Championships, the Wack Wack Golf & Country Club, West Course, located in Mandaluyong City for the 12th installment of its annual golf tournament.

A total of 103 players arrived early all gripped with hope and focused for their awaited sport leisure.

Mr. Marlon R. Roño – President, FAME/Chairman, Special Projects & Events Committee, Mr. Jonathan C. Diokno – Senior Vice President and Head, Remittance Origination, Banco De Oro (BDO) - Over-All Sponsor, Mr. Simon Heo – Member, FAME Special Projects & Events Committee and Capt. Emmanuel L. Regio, Director & Immediate Past President of FAME led the Ceremonial Tee Off. A Gunshot at 0800 hours officially declared the start of the tournament.

It was an intense competition under the pressure of the burning sun but that was the least concern of the hopeful participants. Everyone has their eye on winning the championship, and of course sinking down a hole-in-one which is unfortunately still elusive for 12 years now. But more than the winning and the awards, the occasion was celebrated with camaraderie and sportsmanship.

Results of the tournament are as follows:
 
LOW GROSS                 :            Atty. Melchor Dizon
                                                    C.S.C Manila, Inc.
 
LOW NET                       :           Mr. Jae-Sin Sim
                                                   Solpia Marine & Ship Management, Inc.
CLASS A
CHAMPION                    :          Capt. Banny B. Briones
                                                   Multinational Maritime, Inc.
                                                                     
1st RUNNER- UP            :          Mr. Simon WS Heo
                                                  Eagle Star Crew Management Corporation
                                                           
2nd RUNNER- UP           :          Commo. Norie B. Casalme
                                                  Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc.
                                                           
CLASS B
CHAMPION                     :          Mr. Hangjoo Nam
                                                  Parola Maritime Agency Corporation
 
1st RUNNER- UP             :         Mr. Ernesto M. Galang 
                                                  Pos-Fil Ship Management Corp.
 
2nd RUNNER- UP           :           Mr. Donato P. Marfil
                                                   Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc.
                     
CLASS C
CHAMPION                     :           Mr. Alex Z. Ricohermoso
                                                    Klaveness Maritime Agency, Inc.
 
1st RUNNER- UP            :           Capt. Don Tungala
                                                   OSM Maritime Services, Inc.
 
2nd RUNNER- UP           :           Mr. Osamu Miyashita
                                                   Magsaysay Maritime Corporation
 
CLASS D
CHAMPION                     :           Capt. Yasuteru Shigeta
                                                    Philippine-Japan Manning Consultative Council, Inc. (PJMCC)
                                                  
1st RUNNER- UP            :           Atty. Erwin F. Pobre
                                                   C.S.C Manila, Inc.
                                                            
2nd RUNNER- UP           :           Mr. Joselito D. Regio
                                                   Eastgate Maritime Corporation
 
SPONSORS & GUESTS DIVISION
 
CHAMPION                     :           Mr. Jonathan C. Diokno
                                                    BDO Unibank, Inc.  
 
1st RUNNER- UP            :           Mr. Rafael T. Ocampo
                                                    AVOcampo/ATR Kimeng Insurance Broker/CocoLife  
 
2nd RUNNER- UP           :            Mr. Martin L. Marty
                                                     BDO Unibank, Inc.
 
WOMEN’S DIVISION
 
CHAMPION                     :           Ms. Carmen B. Rebusi
                                                    IMS Philippines Maritime Corp. 
 
1st RUNNER- UP            :           Ms. Connie Mamaril
                                                    Regent Travel Corporation/PMTAA
 
2nd RUNNER- UP           :          Ms. Lenore M.V. M. Quijano
                                                   Barko International, Inc.
 
SENIOR’S DIVISION (65 years old & up)
 
CHAMPION                    :           Adm. Domingo T. Estera
                                                    Cargo Safeway, Inc.  
 
1st RUNNER- UP           :            Capt. Reynaldo D. Casareo
                                                    Cargo Safeway, Inc.  
 
2nd RUNNER- UP          :            Capt. Gaudencio C. Morales
                                                    Integrated Seafarers of the Philippines (ISP)
 
FUN HOLE WINNERS
 
Longest Drive                  :        Mr. Rafael T. Ocampo
                                                    AVOcampo/ATR Kimeng Insurance Broker/CocoLife 
 
Nearest to the Pin          :         Mr. Simon WS Heo
                                                    Eagle Star Crew Management Corporation
              
Most Accurate Drive     :          Mr. Jae-Sin Sim                                                       
                                                    Solpia Marine & Ship management, Inc.                        
                                                   
Most Promising Player :           Ms. Evadne Bautista
                                                     Great Seas Mariners Training & Assessment Center, Inc.
 
 
FAME RYDER CUP
 
CHAMPION                  :            Philippine Team
                                               
                                                   Atty. Melchor Dizon
                                                   C.S.C Manila, Inc.
              
                                                   Mr. Jonathan C. Diokno
                                                   BDO Unibank, Inc.
 
                                                   Capt. Banny B. Briones
                                                   Multinational Maritime, Inc.
 
 
1st RUNNER- UP         :            International Team
 
                                                   Mr. Simon WS Heo
                                                   Eagle Star Crew Management Corporation
 
                                                   Mr. Jae-Sin Sim
                                                   Solpia Marine & Ship Management, Inc.
 
                                                   Mr. Gustav Modin
                                                   TSM Shipping (Phils.), Inc.
 
 
2nd RUNNER- UP         :           Japanese Team
                                                  
                                                   Capt. Tsutomu Harada                                                       
                                                   Grace Marine & Shipping Corp.                         
 
                                                   Capt. Tetsuya Suzuki
                                                   IMS Philippines Maritime Corp.
 
                                                   Mr. Kazumasa Okazaki
                                                   NYK-Fil Ship Management, Inc.
 
2 on 2 Putts                 :            Capt. Rohit Banta
                                                   Anglo-Eastern Crew Management Phils., Inc.
                                                               
                                                   Mr. Victor Bernardo
                                                   C.F. Sharp Crew Management, Inc.
 
                                                   Capt. Gaudencio C. Morales
                                                   Integrated Seafarers of the Philippines (ISP)
 
                                                   Capt. Axel D. Casareo
                                                   Cargo Safeway, Inc.
 
                                                   Capt. Banny B. Briones
                                                   Multinational Maritime, Inc.  
 
                                                   Capt. Constantino L. Arcellana, Jr.
                                                   Norden Shipping
 
                                                   Mr. Arthur Chung
                                                   BDO Unibank, Inc.
 
                                                   C/E Rolando C. Adorable
                                                   Solstad Offshore Crewing Services Phils., Inc.
 
                                                   Capt. Jones T. Tulod
                                                   TSM Shipping (Phils.), Inc.
              
                                                   Mr. Generoso Mamaril
                                                   Equal Marine International
 
                                                   Atty. Melchor Dizon
                                                   C.S.C Manila, Inc.
 
                                                   Mr. Ador A. Abrogena
                                                   BDO Unibank, Inc.
 
                                                   Capt. Dever C. Besana
                                                   Cordial Shipping, Inc.
 
                                                   Capt. Teodoro B. Quijano
                                                   Barko International, Inc.
 
                                                   Mr. Beda L. Melgar
                                                   Mariners and Allied Transport Employees Union (MATEU)
 
                                                   Mr. Jae-Sin Sim
                                                   Solpia Marine & Ship Management, Inc.
 
                                                   Mr. Reuben C. Romero
                                                   Southfield Agencies, Inc.
 
                                                   Mr. Simon WS Heo
                                                   Eagle Star Crew Management Corporation
 
                                                   Capt. Jimmy R. Boado
                                                   Grace Marine & Shipping Corp.
 
HALL OF FAMErs        :            Mr. Masahiro Kondo
                                                   All Japan Seamen's Union Manila Welfare Office (Phils.) Corp. (AJSU)
 
                                                   Mr. Jonathan C. Diokno
                                                   BDO Unibank, Inc.
 
                                                   Mr. Nestor S. Sumagaysay
                                                   C.S.C Manila, Inc.
 
                                                   Capt. Gaudencio C. Morales
                                                   Integrated Seafarers of the Philippines (ISP)
 
                                                   Mr. Elmer E. Agbanglo
                                                   MMSPhil Maritime Services, Inc.
 
                                                   Mr. Miguel L. Rivera
                                                   Oste Crewing Philippines, Inc.
 
                                                   Mr. Michael M. Rogado
                                                   Torm Shipping Phils., Inc.
 
                                                   Mr. Manuel V. David
                                                   Western Shipping Southeast Asia, Inc.
 
Another exciting part of the event was the raffling of prizes. These are the major winners:
 
RAFFLE PRIZES                                   
           
Samsung Smart TV           -           Capt. Reynaldo D. Casareo
                                                         Cargo Safeway, Inc.
 
Golf Bags                           -          Mr. Victor Bernardo
(Nike/Taylormade)                          C.F. Sharp Crew Management, Inc.
 
                                                         Mr. Renato J. Manago
                                                         Intermodal Shipping, Inc.
 
Gift Certificates                -           Mr. Ericson M. Marquez
Courtesy of                                     Virjen Shipping Corporation
Baguio Country Club         
                                                        Mr. Joselito D. Regio
                                                        Eastgate Maritime Corporation
 
                                                        Mr. Ronald Palma
                                                        Pacific Ocean Manning, Inc.
 
                                                        Mr. Gustav Modin
                                                        TSM Shipping (Phils.), Inc.
 
Mountain Bike                  -          Mr. Claus Poulsen
Courtesy of                                    OSM Maritime Services, Inc.
Sagrada Corazon Medical
& Allied Services
Center, Inc.
 
Other consolation prizes were also given away!

FAME acknowledges the kindness and continuing support of its loyal sponsorsand all the avid golfers for the massive success of this year’s FAME annual golf tournament.
 
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all our partners/sponsors for making the 12th FAME Invitational Golf Tournament a massive success.
 
We look forward having you all gathered again for the 13th FAME Invitational Golf Tournament in 2017!