As veteran player, Gallego has been competing in tournaments outside his homeland, mainly in Japan. The Philippine public started to know him very well when he competed in the Motolite International Tournament (won by Francisco Bustamante) and the Rising Stars Tournament (won by Edgar Acaba).
Among the Philippine players, Gallego is capable of speaking Japanese. Thus, he is occasionally being used as a translator when in Japan.
Rodolfo Luat, 50, won the $15,000 (P727,500) top prize of the Bacolod leg, of the First Senate President Manny Villar Cup, on November 16, 2008. At the Garden Royal Function Hall of Goldenfields Commercial Complex. Luat downed Ramil Gallego, 13-10 (who earned $5,000 or P242,500).