Dr. Lino B. Baldevarona, Fashion and Apparel Technology Department head, was invited by the Philippine Sports Commission, Inc. as one of the International Technical Officials in the 5th Asian Beach Games 2016 at Da Nang, Vietnam on September 23- October 3, 2016 .
Dr. Baldevarona was requested to be a referee/jury in the Pencak Silat event which was included in the martial arts category. He is the only Class II Referee/Jury in the country and was one of the two Philippine jurors who officiated the event. The other one was Mr. Christopher E. Yabut. Dr. Baldevarona also served as the mentor to new international referees who went with him in the competition.
The 5th Asian Beach Games featured around 3,500 athletes from 45 Asian nations that competed in 14 sports.