12 January 2016- the newly elected Officers and Board of Directors of the Filipino Association for Mariners’ Employment, Inc. (FAME) has been formally inducted into office by the Honorable Secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz.
 
Moving away from the traditional grand introduction, the ceremony was simply held at the DOLE Conference Room, DOLE Building, Intramuros Manila. It was witnessed by the Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).
 
The new Officers and Board of Directors will serve a two-year term commencing January 1, 2016 and ending in 2017. The Board is responsible for conducting business affairs, establishing short and long-term goals, monitoring general operations, and approving the organizational outcomes and allocation of resources.
 
The election of the new Board was held on 25 November 2015 at the New World Manila Bay Hotel during the FAME Annual General Membership Meeting and Election of Board of Directors for 2015-2017 and the Officers were elected by the Board of Directors during its Organizational Meeting held on 02 December 2015 at Manila Yacht Club, Roxas Blvd., Manila.
 
The slate of FAME Board Members for 2016 to 2017 is listed below:
 
President                            :               MR. MARLON R. ROÑO 
                                                              Magsaysay Maritime Corp.
 
VP-Internal Affairs           :               MR. MICHAEL J. ESTANIEL
                                                              Trans-Global Maritime Agency Inc.
 
VP-External Affairs         :                MR. ERICSON M. MARQUEZ    
                                                               Virjen Shipping Corp.
 
Board Secretary              :                ATTY. RODELLO B. ORTIZ
                                                              Stolt-Nielsen Philippines Inc.
 
Treasurer                          :                MS. CARMEN B. REBUSI                              
                                                              IMS Philippines Maritime Corp.
 
Directors                           :               MR. JOSE ALBAR G. KATO
                                                              Albar Shipping & Trading Corporation                                 
 
                                                             MS. JOSEPHINE J. FRANCISCO
                                                              NYK-FIL Ship Management Inc.
 
                                                             ENGR. SAMMUEL T. LIM         
                                                             Great Southern Maritime Services Corporation
 
                                                              CAPT. EMMANUEL L. REGIO
                                                              Island Overseas Transport Corporation
 
                                                             CAPT. RONALDO SJ. ENRILE
                                                             Philippine Transmarine Carriers Inc.
 
                                                             CAPT. TEODORO B. QUIJANO
                                                             Barko International Inc.
 
                                                            CAPT. GAUDENCIO C. MORALES       
                                                            Astra Marine International Inc.
 
                                                            CAPT. REYNALDO D. CASAREO           
                                                            Cargo Safeway Inc.
 
                                                            ENGR. ELMER A. PULUMBARIT         
                                                            Pacific Ocean Manning Inc.
 
                                                            CAPT. VICTOR S. DEL PRADO
                                                            Klaveness Maritime Agency Inc.