PSC: No response yet from Obiena, Patafa

Dale Rosal 11/29/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has not received any response from the embattled Olympian pole vaulter EJ Obiena and the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (Patafa) following their transmittal of the Mediation Submission…

POC to conduct probe on Obiena-Patafa rift

Dale Rosal 11/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) will have a separate probe that commences next week after embattled Olympian pole vaulter EJ Obiena sought help from the organization with regards to his rift with the Philippine Athletics…

PSC sends Mediation Submission Agreement to Obiena and Patafa

Glendale G. Rosal 11/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines– The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has intervened in the rift between Olympian pole vaulter EJ Obiena and the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) through a Mediation Submission Agreement. According to the PSC…

PSC intervenes, starts dialogues with Patafa, Obiena

Dale Rosal 11/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) said it already started a series of separate dialogues between bemedalled pole vaulter EJ Obiena and the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA). In a statement released on Wednesday,…

A day of reckoning

June Navarro, Musong Castillo 11/24/2021

The financial brouhaha involving Olympian EJ Obiena and his national federation, the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (Patafa), has taken a really ugly turn no one saw coming. And a source from the athletic body privy…

Cleared of wrongdoing by coach Petrov, pole vault ace Obiena files complaint vs Patafa

June Navarro 11/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine pole vault star Ernest John Obiena on Sunday dismissed as a mere personal attack the monetary issues hurled against him after the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (Patafa) ordered him to return…

Patafa orders Obiena to return financial assistance

Inquirer Sports Staff 11/21/2021

The Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (Patafa) has ordered pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena to return 85,000 euros (over P4.8 million pesos) in financial assistance after claiming that the Tokyo Olympian “falsified the liquidations submitted” to…

EJ Obiena rises to world No. 6 in pole vault ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Bong Lozada - Reporter 07/08/2021

MANILA, Philippines—EJ Obiena moved to sixth place in the pole vault rankings of the World Athletics just a few weeks before the start of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The country’s top pole vaulter jumped from 10th following…

EJ Obiena wins second gold in Germany

Mark Giongco - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ 02/08/2021

MANILA, Philippines — EJ Obiena was at it again with another pole vault gold in Germany on Sunday night. The Tokyo Olympian delivered a second consecutive golden performance after clearing 5.68 meters in the PSD Bank Indoor…

EJ Obiena wins gold in Berlin tilt, breaks own pole vault record

Bong Lozada - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ 02/06/2021

MANILA, Philippines—EJ Obiena scratched off two achievements in one tiff after he topped the pole vault event of the Internationales Stadionfest Indoor athletics meet at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin Friday. The Philippine representative to the Tokyo Olympics…

PSC seeks private sector help for PH Olympians after pandemic depletes funds

June Navarro 07/17/2020

The government is hoping private corporations can pull the country’s sporting program out of a financial hole created by the coronavirus pandemic. Commissioner Ramon Fernandez of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) is looking to the private sector…

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