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 bronze, Duplantis pockets gold in Wanda Diamond League in Lausanne

Glendale G. Rosal 08/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After bagging a silver medal in Germany earlier this week, Filipino pole vault star Ernest John “EJ” Obiena added another medal, this time, a bronze during the Wanda Diamond League in Lausanne, Switzerland…

Pole vault star Obiena is now officially part of Team Philippines

Glendale G. Rosal 08/17/2022

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Filipino pole vault star Ernest John “EJ” Obiena has been officially reinstated to the national track and field team. Obiena’s reinstatement came through an endorsement from the Philippine Athletic Track and Field…

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…

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…

Obiena is Team PH’s flagbearer in SEAG opening ceremony

Glendale G. Rosal 04/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Pole vault star Ernest John “EJ” Obiena will spearhead the Philippine delegation in the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) in Hanoi, Vietnam in May as the official flagbearer for the opening ceremony at…

PSC wraps up mediation with meet officially ending Obiena-Patafa row

Glendale G. Rosal 04/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The mediation finalization facilitated by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) was successfully held this afternoon, April 4, 2022 to formally end the bitter feud between pole vault star Ernest John Obiena and 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 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 flexes winning form, tops Poland pole vault event

Glendale G. Rosal 02/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Ernest John “EJ” Obiena scored his biggest win of the year after dominating the Orlen Cup Lodz men’s pole vault event on Friday, February 11, (February 12, Saturday, Manila Time) in Poland.  The…

Obiena finishes 4th in tough Berlin meet

Glendale G. Rosal 02/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Filipino pole vault star Ernest John “EJ” Obiena on Saturday shrugged off injuries and controversies back home by finishing fourth in the ISTAF Indoor Berlin in Berlin, Germany. Obiena, the 26-year old pole…

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