Obiena recharges his batteries in Tagaytay after his 6-gold medal harvest in Europe

Glendale G. Rosal 09/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The World No. 3 pole vaulter Ernest John “EJ” Obiena is seen enjoying the start of his short vacation in Tagaytay City.  Obiena, who recently wrapped up his highly successful 2022 season, was…

Obiena bags gold in Germany

Dale Rosal 08/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Filipino pole vault star Ernest John “EJ” Obiena bagged the gold medal in the 26th Internationales Stabhochsprung-Meeting in Jockgrim, Germany on August 23, 2022 (August 24, 2022, Manila Time).  Obiena, the world’s No. 3 pole…

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…

Obiena is first Asian pole vaulter to win medal in Worlds

Dale Rosal 07/25/2022

Filipino pole vault star Ernest John “EJ” Obiena chalked up another historic feat by becoming the first Asian to win a medal in the World Athletics Championships at the at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, United States…

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…

Cebu’s Ando among PH athletes granted Olympic Solidarity scholarships by IOC

03/25/2022

Cebuana weightlifter Elreen Ando is among seven athletes of the Philippines who were granted Olympic Solidarity Scholarships (OSS) by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The 23-year Ando, who finished 7th in women’s weightlifting competition in the Tokyo…

Emotional Obiena on missing Serbia meet: ‘Today the country I love loses’

Glendale G. Rosal 03/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Today the country I love loses.”  Embattled pole vault star Ernest John “EJ” Obiena said this as he expressed his sadness after missing the Belgrade World Indoor Championships (WIC) 2022 in Belgrade, Serbia…

POC includes pole vault star Obiena in Team PH list for SEA Games

Glendale G. Rosal 03/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) as expected listed embattled Filipino pole vault star, Ernest John “EJ” Obiena, on Team Philippines for the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam in May. POC President,…

POC on exclusion of Obiena from SEA Games team: One gold medal lost

Dale Rosal 03/08/2022

Cebu City, Philippines—The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) says the absence of Ernest John “EJ” Obiena from the list of athletes the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (Patafa) intends to send to the 31st Southeast Asian Games…

Obiena on declining mediation: ‘It’s a recipe for failure’

Dale Rosal 01/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Embattled pole vault star Ernest John “EJ” Obiena explained the reason why he declined the mediation process put up by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC). In a lengthy Facebook post on Monday, January 24, 2022,…

Olympian Marcial shows his support to embattled pole vault star, EJ Obiena

Glendale G. Rosal 01/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Olympic bronze medalist in boxing, Eumir Marcial, expressed his support to embattled pole vault star, Ernest John “EJ” Obiena, a few days after the latter was dropped from the national team.  In a heartwarming…

PSC intervenes anew in Obiena-Patafa issue, sets demands

Dale Rosal 01/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez and the PSC Board set demands on both pole vaulter Ernest John “EJ” Obiena and the Philippine Athletics and Track and Field Association (Patafa). In a statement…

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