Investigative committee didn’t decide overnight to oust Obiena, says Patafa official

Dale Rosal 01/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—An official of the Philippine Athletic and Track and Field Association (Patafa) said it took them 50 days to finish the entire investigation on Ernest John “EJ” Obiena before they recommended to drop the pole…

Obiena: ‘I do not jump for PATAFA.  I jump for my beloved nation’

Dale Rosal 01/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Embattled international pole vaulter Ernest John “EJ” Obiena remained steadfast and unfazed following the decision of the Philippine Athletics and Track and Field Association (Patafa) to drop him from the national team and sue him…

POC calls Patafa move on Obiena a ‘vengeful act’

Dale Rosal 01/04/2022

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) already expected the Philippine Athletics and Track and Field Association (Patafa) to drop embattled pole vaulter Ernest John “EJ” Obiena from its ranks and sue him as a ‘vengeful…

POC puts premium on welfare of Obiena

Dale Rosal 01/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) put a premium on the welfare of newly ranked No. 6 pole vaulter in the world, Ernest John “EJ” Obiena, who has been in a rift with the Philippine Athletics…

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