UB recognizes Deleniana’s commendable engagements as International Umpire

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Mr. Deleniana, the university’s Table Tennis Coach, is the only International Umpire from Batangas who is sent by International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) to different countries to officiate table tennis tournaments. After officiating in Southeast Asian Games Junior in Naga City last July 2018, Mr. Deleniana also had several tournaments managed, serving as International Technical Official (ITO) in different countries such as Indonesia, Thailand and Taiwan

In the held SEA GAMES 2019, it was an honor for him to be invited by the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC), the main team behind the successful operations of the 30th SEA Games, to serve as the National Technical Official, particularly as Umpire. During the SEA Games, Mr. Deleniana officiated Men’s Doubles Finals between Singapore and Vietnam. With him also during the SEA Games was Mrs. Berlinda Perez, the Head of the Physical Education Department, who served as Athletes Services Coordinator for Table Tennis. The games happened last November 30 to December 11, 2019 at Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center.

Asked what is next on his commendable journey in the sport of Table Tennis, Deleniana shared that he is set to be the Competition Manager on the upcoming ASEAN Para Games, a biannual sports event participated by differently-abled players all over Southeast Asia. The ASEAN Para Games is set to happen on March 2020, which will also be held in the Philippines. University of Batangas is very much proud of Deleniana’s eagerness to continuously improve and update his knowledge and competencies according to the most recent trends of the sport.

Photo Credits: Philippine Table Tennis Federation Inc.

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