University of Batangas’ very own, Mr. Daniel Deleniana, Professor and Table Tennis Coach was
invited to serve as the International Technical Official (ITO) for Table Tennis in the 2018 Asian
Para Games held last October 3-18, 2018 at Jakarta, Indonesia.
The Asian Para Games is the second largest Para Games after the Paralympic. It is an event
where Paralympians demonstrate their ability and inspire us with their unbelievable spirit and
energy. Their determination, courage, and spirit make them The Toughest Athletes, and they
will compete in the Toughest Games.
Among 50 officials from different Asian countries, Mr. Deleniana was one of the 3 Filipinos, and
the only one from CALABARZON. Loud and proud, Mr. Deleniana couldn’t fathom the feeling
he felt having represented University of Batangas, Batangas province and the Philippines as
This rare experience given to him opened opportunities. He received various international
tournament invitations such as invitation to Southeast Asian Games Juniors and Cadet (Table
Tennis Championship) on November in Bali, Indonesia and on the same month will be the
seminar in preparation for SEA Games 2019 which will be hosted by our very own country.
He is in so much gratitude for the overwhelming experience he had, the international exposure
which taught him additional skills and footwork will be of big help in his coaching and is an
inspiration to him and his players of the spirit they have to have, just like the spirit of
determination and passion embodied by the paralympians.
Mr. Deleniana would like to express his gratitude for the usual support of University of Batangas
from the beginning. He will always be grateful and his heart will always be not only his growth,
but for the growth of his team as well. Above all, this experience drew him closer to God and will
forever be grateful for this blessing.