The 3rd general membership meeting of FAME for the year 2007 was held last 30 August 2007 at Pacific Lounge, 21st floor of the Pan Pacific Manila. It well attended by one hundred four (104) people including guests from the invited government agencies and Smart Communications, Inc. 

DOLE Undersecretary Luzviminda Padilla was one of the speakers who updated the members about the developments and initiatives initiated by the DOLE. One of the significant things that she mentioned was the DOLE’s project on the development of distance-learning program for the Filipino seafarers to upgrade their skills while onboard. She also announced that DOLE likewise hopes to materialize another project by end of 2007, which is a research program on the forecast of the supplies and demand for Filipino seafarers. 

Another guest speaker who attended the meeting was DFA Executive Director Crescente Relacion, Office of the Undersecretary For Migrant Workers’ Affairs of Department of the Foreign Affairs (DFA). In his speech, he encouraged and challenged the members of FAME to come-up with programs that would assist the seafarers in the reintegration into the society upon retirement. He enjoined FAME to do its part in what is called the corporate responsibility, to share the fruits of labor, to attain a responsible and progressive community. 

On the other hand, FAME continues to increase, as certificates of membership were awarded to the newly accepted members of the association, namely: Cman Maritime, Inc., Crew and Ship Management International, Inc., and Vega Manila Crewmanagement, Inc. 

Amongst other significant things that were discussed were updates on the Philippine Manning Conventions 2007, results of the maritime school assessments, POEA on-line recruitment, and developments in OWWA.