The Filipino Association for Mariners’ Employment, Inc. (FAME) has successfully organized its 6th FAME Inter-Manning Badminton Tournament last 06 August 2011 at the PowerSmash Badminton Court, Pasong Tamo, Makati City.

Mr. Marlon R. Roño, Chairman of the FAME Special Projects and Events Committee and Mr. Simon Heo, member of the said Committee welcomed the players and spectators to the tournament together with Ms. Christalle Henares of Intelligent Skin Care, Inc. and Mr. Jake Robillo of Smart Communications, Inc., the two (2) major sponsors of the tournament.

It was a great turnout with a total of 312 badminton players who participated from different manning agencies and other related organizations in the maritime industry in a day of exciting matches, good skills, speed and power. There was a lot of energy and enthusiasm both on and off the courts with participants sweating it out on the courts and the audience cheering them on. The competition in the matches was immense and the matches took longer as the players/teams progressed further. Finally, the following emerged as Winners in this year’s FAME badminton tournament:

MEN’S DOUBLES EVENT: LEVEL A CHAMPION- Mr. Andrew Manahan and Mr. Miguel Plaza, Jr. of Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc., RUNNER-UP- Mr. Rafael Santiago and Mr. Mark Gallardo of C.F. Sharp Crew Management, Inc., LEVEL B CHAMPION- Mr. Ruel Lagsit and Mr. Radley De Mateo of NYK-Fil Ship Management, Inc., RUNNER-UP- Mr. Romy Bagay and Mr. Erwin Reodique of Belo Essentials, LEVEL C CHAMPION- Mr. Julius Babadilla and Mr. Luis Miguel Liwanagan of Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP), RUNNER-UP- Mr. Jun Calica and Mr. Jay Cruz of Smart Communications, Inc., LEVEL D CHAMPION -Mr. John Dela Rosa and Mr. Alberto De Leon, Jr. of Baliwag Navigation, Inc., RUNNER-UP - Mr. Erdy Aganus and Mr. Ariel Pesano of Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP), LEVEL E CHAMPION- Mr. Val Aguilar and Mr. Jhols Caballes of Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc., RUNNER-UP- Mr. Richard Natiola and Mr. Nestor Reynoso of Southfield Agencies, Inc., LEVEL F CHAMPION - Mr. Felix Oca and Mr. Hannibal Navara of Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP), RUNNER-UP- Mr. Hans Matthew Vicente and Mr. Ronald Vicente of BSM Crew Service Centre Philippines, Inc., LEVEL G CHAMPION - Mr. Jerwin Rebamba and Mr. Christian Tolentino of Southfield Agencies, Inc. RUNNER-UP- Mr. Elias Parreño and Mr. Hardy Jimenez of Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc., LEVEL H CHAMPION- Mr. Julius Abellar and Mr. Obet Cabunlas of Centennial Transmarine, Inc., RUNNER-UP- Mr. Ray Serra and Mr. Rowee Ponce of OSM Maritime Services, Inc.

LADIES DOUBLES EVENT: LEVEL A CHAMPION - Ms. Maribeth Alampay and Ms. Rizza Valerio of Baliwag Navigation, Inc., LEVEL B CHAMPION - Ms. Anabelle Surio and Ms. Janice Sanchez of OSM Maritime Services, Inc., RUNNER-UP- Ms. Redgie Teoxon and Ms. Nancy Bondad of OSM Maritime Services, Inc., LEVEL C CHAMPION- Ms. Beth Buenamente and Ms. Doris Decillo of Baliwag Navigation, Inc., RUNNER-UP- Ms. Ginalyn Valencia and Ms. Chona Bautista of C.F. Sharp Crew Management, Inc., LEVEL D CHAMPION - Ms. Marivic Acasio and Ms. Regie Chua of Southfield Agencies, Inc., RUNNER-UP- Ms. Lorraine Sarmiento and Ms. Rowena Dominguez of Stolt-Nielsen Philippines, Inc., LEVEL E CHAMPION - Ms. Teresita Capuyan and Ms. Luz Andres of Baliwag Navigation, Inc., RUNNER-UP - Ms. Adelle Lindy Ibones and Ms. Jeanette Arbas of NYK-Fil Ship Management, Inc., LEVEL F CHAMPION- Ms. Lenny Quindoza and Ms. Mary Beth Ardeno of Southfield Agencies, Inc., RUNNER-UP - Ms. Karen Mira and Ms. Chona Cabrigas of Southfield Agencies, Inc.

MIXED DOUBLES EVENT: LEVEL A CHAMPION - Mr. Patrick Perez and Ms. Anne Cerrera of Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc., RUNNER-UP - Mr. Elvis Salindo and Ms. Siony Bacani of BW Shipping Philippines, Inc., LEVEL B CHAMPION - Mr. Karlhanz Radam and Ms. Rhia Radam of OSG Ship Management Manila, Inc., RUNNER-UP - Mr. Alexander Querol and Ms. Imelda Salvador of Magsaysay Maritime Corporation, LEVEL C CHAMPION- Mr. Roger Vicente and Ms. Zonie Vicente of NYK-Fil Ship Management, Inc., RUNNER-UP - Mr. Jhon Anthony Esmale and Ms. Louie Retuerma of BW Shipping Philippines, Inc., LEVEL D CHAMPION - Mr. Allan Ayento and Ms. Andrea Villanueva of Magsaysay Maritime Corporation, RUNNER-UP - Mr. Roderick Panugaling and Ms. Alice Mangalindan of Virjen Shipping Corporation, LEVEL E CHAMPION - Mr. Jameson Rabino and Ms. Ann Monsanto of Virjen Shipping Corporation, RUNNER-UP - Mr. Ferdinand Espino and Ms. Minda Dela Cruz of Pacific Ocean Manning, Inc., LEVEL F CHAMPION - Mr. Dexter Bernal and Ms. Sheena Cruz of Magsaysay Maritime Corporation, RUNNER-UP - Mr. Randy Raquiza and Ms. Analiza Alba of OSM Maritime Services, Inc., LEVEL G CHAMPION - Mr. Rodolfo Arroyo and Ms. Juliet Bensal of OSG Ship Management Manila, Inc., RUNNER-UP - Mr. Angelo Carandang and Ms. Anelyn Dilag of OSG Ship Management Manila, Inc.

This year’s tournament was made more special as FAME awarded “Hall of FAMErs” to fourteen (14) companies that have been participating consistently to the annual tournament for six (6) consecutive years since it was launched in 2005 and they were: BSM Crew Service Centre Phils., Inc., BW Shipping Philippines, Inc., Centennial Transmarine, Inc., C.F. Sharp Crew Management, Inc., Dolphin Ship Management, Inc., Fair Shipping Corp., Magsaysay Maritime Corp., Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP), NYK-Fil Ship Management, Inc., OSM Maritime Services, Inc., Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc., Southfield Agencies, Inc., Stolt-Nielsen Philippines, Inc. and Virjen Shipping Corporation.

The outcome of this year FAME badminton tournament is beyond satisfaction and this will not be possible without the support and cooperation our ever generous sponsors which are: Major Sponsors: Smart Communications, Inc. and Belo Men; Minor Sponsors: Cargo Safeway, Inc., Philippine Maritime Travel Agents Association (PMTAA), Odfjell Philippines, Inc. and Philippine-Japan Manning Consultative Council, Inc. (PJMCC); Patron Sponsors: Western Shipping Southeast, Inc., Magsaysay Cooperatives (MAGCOOP), Multinational Maritime, Inc., All Japan Seamen’s Union-Manila (AJSU), Philippine Standard Shipmanagement, Inc., Peoplelink, Inc. and Maritime academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP); Special Sponsors: Stolt-Nielsen Philippines, Inc., Compass Training Center, Inc. and Timex.

FAME extends its sincerest appreciation to all those who have contributed to make this tournament special, the organizing committee, the sponsors, more importantly all the participants for the unwavering support that made this tournament a success. See you again on the 7th FAME Inter-Manning Badminton Tournament!