FAME and WIMAPHIL forge partnership to promote maritime careers for women

Metro Manila - The Filipino Association for Mariners' Employment, Inc. (FAME) and Women in Maritime Philippines Association (WIMAPHIL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on April 15, 2016, confirming their strategic alliance and tactical partnership to promote the greater integration of women in the seafaring profession.

Officers of the Filipino Association for Mariners' Employment, Inc. (FAME) and Women In Maritime Philippines Association (WIMAPHIL) during the signing of the Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU). Seated (Seated - left to right) FAME VP for External Affairs Ericson Marquez, Women in Maritime Philippines Association (WIMAPHIL) President Carla S. Limcaoco, FAME President Marlon R. Roño and WIMAPHIL Treasurer Merle Jimenez-San Pedro.

Through this partnership, FAME and WIMAPHIL will promote the need for an integrated strategy among stakeholders on the recruitment, training and career development of female maritime professionals. At the same time they will create an awareness in their respective spheres of influence of the need for appropriate facilities and the promotion of their welfare on board.

Both FAME and WIMAPHIL recognize the added value of integrating women into the seafaring sector to contribute to the sustainability of the Philippines’ leadership in the global maritime manpower sector.

Other officers of FAME and WIMAPHIL after the Memorandum of Agreement (MOU) signing. (Back row – left to right) Capt. Victor S. Del Prado (Director), Engr. Sammuel T. Lim (Director), Engr. Elmer A. Pulumbarit (Director), Atty. Rodello B. Ortiz (Board Secretary), Carmen B. Rebusi (Treasurer), Capt. Teodoro B. Quijano (Director), Capt. Emmanuel L. Regio (Director), and Mr. Jose Albar G. Kato (Director)

The agreement was signed at the Manila Yacht Club.