2 May 2018, Oslo – Rachel de Leon Ramos, Filipino member of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITFF), paid a courtesy call on Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia, on 27 April 2018, at the Philippine Embassy in Oslo. Ms. Ramos was joined by Mr. Øivind Eriksen of the Norwegian Table Tennis Association.
Ms. Ramos is the only Filipino to be internationally recognized as a course coordinator, and referee, and umpire for table tennis world competitions. In 2017, she was invited by the Norwegian Table Tennis Association to serve as judge for the Stiga Norges Cup, held in Bodø, Norway. In previous years, she has both been referee and umpire for the ITTF Team World Cup, and table tennis competitions during the South East Asian Games, and Olympic Games.
During her courtesy call on Ambassador Batoon-Garcia, Ms. Ramos said that she hopes there will be more interest in table tennis, a sport in which Filipinos could also excel. END
Ambassador Batoon-Garcia (center) with Ms. Rachel Ramos (left), and Mr. Eriksen (right)