PATAFA, PSC want to reinstate EJ Obiena in national team

Glendale G. Rosal 08/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philipines— Despite the accolades of Filipino pole vault star, Ernest John “EJ” Obiena in the international scene, he is not part of the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA). The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC)…

EJ Obiena to donate reward from bronze medal win to ailing Lydia De Vega

Lance Agcaoili - @inquirerdotnet 07/29/2022

MANILA, Philippines — EJ Obiena has pledged to donate his incentives from the Philippine Sports Commission to the ailing Lydia De Vega. Obiena, who will receive Php 250,000 from the PSC after setting a new Asian record…

EJ Obiena rises above adversity to turn tumultuous 2022 into his best year yet

Mark Giongco - Reporter 07/28/2022

  MANILA, Philippines—No other Filipino athlete has had a year quite like Filipino pole vault star EJ Obiena. Obiena embedded his name in the record books by delivering the Philippines’ first-ever medal at the World Athletics Championships,…

Pole vault star Obiena is 1st Asian to qualify for World Athletics finals

Glendale G. Rosal 07/23/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Filipino pole vault star Ernest John “EJ” Obiena etched another historic feat after becoming the first Asian to qualify in the pole vault finals of the World Athletics Championships at the Hayward Field…

Fernandez says PH goal of 3rd place finish in 31st SEAG achievable

Glendale G. Rosal 05/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) commissioner and Team Philippines chef de mission Ramon “El Presidente” Fernandez is optimistic that the Philippines could finish third overall in the ongoing 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) in…

SEA Games: EJ Obiena wins pole vault gold, sets new record

Marc Anthony Reyes - Reporter / @marcreyesINQ 05/14/2022

HANOI — Ernest John Obiena didn’t deny everyone of a chance to glimpse his world class talent, winning the 31st Southeast Asian men’s pole vault gold in record fashion on Saturday. Amid the hazy sky in the…

EJ Obiena gets ‘closure’ after getting cleared by COA on liquidation issue

Lance Agcaoili 04/16/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino star pole vaulter EJ Obiena has received clearance from the Commission on Audit (COA) to settle his liquidation issue with the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (Patafa). Obiena posted a copy of…

POC board lifts persona non grata tag on Juico

Dale Rosal 04/04/2022

Cebu City, Philippines–The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) Executive Board on Monday, April 4, 2022, trashed a resolution that declared Philip Ella Juico persona non grata and another suspending the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA). “The…

Obiena, PATAFA agree to settle differences

Glendale G. Rosal 03/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The seething word war between pole vault star Ernest John Obiena and the Philippine Athletics and Track and Field Association (PATAFA) could end anytime soon after both parties agreed to settle their differences…

POC defers Patafa suspension

Dale Rosal 03/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) deferred the suspension of the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (Patafa) in the “spirit of sportsmanship” on Wednesday, March 30, 2022.  However, POC did not spare the Philippine Tennis Association…

POC Executive Board suspends PATAFA, Philta

Glendale G. Rosal 03/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) Executive Board, on Thursday, March 17, has suspended the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) and the Philippine Tennis Association (Philta) for various reasons. The POC Executive…

EJ Obiena resets PH indoor record, wins silver in France

June Navarro - Reporter / @junavINQ 03/06/2022

Ernest John Obiena cleared a season-best 5.91 meters for a silver-medal feat that reset his own indoor national record in the Perche Elite Tour on Sunday in Rouen, France. The world’s No. 5 pole vaulter wound up…

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