V.Group Manila honoured at FAME celebrationMonday, March 30 - 2015 On 19th March the teams of POMI, NSM and V.Ships were honoured at the Philippines most prestigious maritime evening event, the FAME Appreciation and Recognition Night. V.Group Manila top billed the Filipino Association for Mariners Employment's (FAME) 40th year anniversary celebration and were honoured as a Pioneer and Outstanding Principal by FAME, the biggest manning association in the country, for their continuing support and high level of commitment to Filipino manning. Capt. Sergio Constantini, former Owners Representative; Jamie Stewart, current Owner's Representative in Manila and John Brechin, UK Managing Director received this prestigious awards on behalf of V.Ships. Murray Barclay, V.Ships UK Crew Director and Robert Gorman, Financial Controller were also present during the awards night. V.Group Manila has other notable triumphs as two of its manning agents in Manila namely Pacific Ocean Manning, Inc (POMI) and North Sea Marine Services Corporation (NSM) were given recognition by FAME for their valuable and untiring contribution to the association and the manning industry Engr. Elmer Pulumbarit, General Manager received the awards for Pacific Ocean Manning, Inc. cited for its 34 year of membership in the association. He was accompanied by Leo Aborot, Finance Manager. For NSM, Edwin Francisco, Crew Operations Manager and Marielu Umali, Crew Manager accepted the recognition for its 17 years of membership. The event was attended by hundreds of local and foreign maritime and shipping personalities.