02 September 2012 – The IMAX Parking Area of SM Mall of Asia Complex was all set for the “Go Marino, Go! Healthy Body, Healthy Mind”, the 6th Fun Run event of the Filipino Association for Mariners’ Employment, Inc. (FAME).

The event was well attended by the Officers and Board of Directors of FAME headed by the President, Mr. Jose Albar G. Kato, the Vice-President for Internal Affairs, Teodoro B. Quijano, Board Treasurer Capt. Emmanuel L. Regio, Director Capt. Reynaldo D. Casareo, Directors Mr. Marlon R. Roño and Engr. Sammuel T. Lim, who were the Chairman and Co-Chairman of the Special Projects & Events Committee respectively. Other members of the Committee actively participated also to mention Ms. Nancy Ebron who delivered the invocation. The event was made more special with the presence of the Ambassador of Panama, H.E. Roberto Carlos Vallarino Moreno, Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary who also joined the Fun Run.

More than a thousand runners from their respective categories – 10K, 5K, and 3K, wearing their orange jerseys, came together for the cause of friendship, fun and building stronger ties amongst industry stakeholders in a happy and health driven event. For this year, the number of participants raised was 3,734 despite the threat of rains.

The race started at exactly 6:00 am. It was filled with intensity and action, and of course FUN!

Some tried their luck again to bag the biggest award and be held as Champion at the biggest sports event of the year. It was a tight fight for the winners.

For the 10K Male Category: Charles Maguling of the NYK-Fil Ship Management, Inc. was this year’s Champion, followed very closely by Ronnie Faluyan, Jr. also from the same company as Runner-up. Three (3) runners from the Cargo Safeway, Inc. took their spots: Charlie Mansilla came 3rd, Tam-tam Lopez was 4th, and Arwin Nagera was in 5th place.

For the 10K Female Category: Marichu Rojas of Cargo Safeway, Inc. bagged the Champion award. Leonore Quijano of Barko International came close for the 2nd place. For the 3rd spot is Ma. Theresa Bernadette Bollosa of NYK-Fil Ship Management, Inc. Anna Cristina Nisperos of SSM Maritime Services was in 4th spot and Joan Beltran of Phoenix Maritime finished as 5th placer.

For the 5K Male Category: Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific’s Anthony Norriz Ramis and Ismael Ylagan secured the top 2 spots for the 1st and 2nd place respectively. Sherwin Bautista of Southfield Agencies arrived 3rd. Emmanuel Ylagan and Harold Kevin Estoesta, both from the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific, had their spots for the 4th and 5th place respectively.

For the 5K Female Category: The ladies of the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific also lead the race for this category. Elizabeth Sulpot took a cut ahead over Jamie Lee Dolendo to grab the Champion award. Dolendo finished close at 2nd. Ellen Solosob of SMART, Inc. marked the 3rd spot while Jannicke Steen of Grieg Philippines, Inc. was at 4th, followed by Lyra Valeriano of Seacrest Maritime Management for the 5th place.

For the 3K Male Category: Hilario Ramoran of Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific was declared Champion. Three (3) runners from Magsaysay Institute of Shipping made it to the awards list: Bernie Rivera was at 2nd, Arnel Tongol was at 3rd, and Mark John Dela Cruz came 4th. Yap Che-Esan of NYK-Fil Ship Management, inc. finished with 5th place.

For the 3K Female Category: Shiela May Diaz of Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific topped the race as she finished as 1st place. Ma. Luz Boyon of Skanfil Maritime Services, Inc. came 2nd and Roxanne Chua of Philippine Transworld Shipping came 3rd. The 4th spot went to Neuye Cagaoan of Phoenix Maritime Corp. The 5th place was held to Desiree Malanta of Multinational Maritime Inc.

Our congratulations to the above winners!

The event ended very successful and FAME once again would like to acknowledge and thank all the sponsors and all the people who contributed to make the 6th FAME Fun Run a huge success.

Major Sponsors:
  • SM Mall of Asia
  • Smart Communications Inc.
  • Wilhemsen-Smith Bell Manning, Inc.
  • Maersk-Line
Minor Sponsors:
  • Associated Marine Officers and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP)
  • Magsaysay MOL Marine Inc.
  • Philippine Japan Manning Consultative Council Inc.
  • Odfjell Philippines Inc.
Patron Sponsors:
  • Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP)
  • Jo Tankers Phils. Inc.
  • Cargo Safeway Inc.
  • Phil. Standard Shipmanagement Inc.
  • Trans-Global Maritime Agency Inc.
  • Asia Bulk Transport Phils., Inc.
  • Bank of Makati
  • Singa Ship Mgt., Phils., Inc.
  • New Simulator Inc.
  • Magsaysay Multi-Purpose Cooperative
  • Western Shipping Inc.
  • Multinational Maritime Inc
  • MMSPHIL Maritime Services Inc
  • All Japan Seamen’s Union
  • Philippine Association of Manning Agencies and Ship Managers Inc. (PAMAS)
  • Far East Maritime Foundation
  • Philippine Seafarers’ Union (PSU)
  • Pandiman Philippines Inc.
  • Bright Maritime Corporation
Special Sponsors:
  • Filipino Shipowners’ Association (FSA)
  • COMPASS Training Center
Ambulance and First Aid Team Sponsors:
  • Maritime Clinic and Doctors Association of the Phils (MARCDOC)
  • Physicians Diagnostic Services Inc.

It was another fun morning to reunite with our friends and partners from the industry. As we always say, we don’t run alone but we run together. We run with our goals on our backs. We run for unity. We are gathered because we care for our industry and it’s always fun to run if we share the same intentions.

We’ll see you again on the 7th FAME Fun Run!