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…

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…

Amateur sports now await IATF green light

June Navarro 07/06/2020

After professional sports got the green light to resume trai­ning, amateur sports are now eagerly waiting for the go signal from the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to troop back to…

Joy is a special problem, special opportunity for PH, says Patafa

Inquirer 08/24/2018

JAKARTA — She used to be Philippine athletics’ prodigal daughter, and who better than marathoner Mary Joy Tabal to be the first bet to gun for the country’s first gold in the 18th Asian Games and quench…

‘WHAT’S UP PATAFA?’

Glendale G. Rosal 04/05/2018

PSC commissioner Fernandez criticizes athletics sporting body for dismal showing in Thailand Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) commissioner for the Visayas Ramon “El Presidente” Fernandez criticized the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (Patafa) anew for the failure…

Tabal shares events leading to emotional moment with Patafa chief

Glendale G. Rosal 08/20/2017

MANY may have already seen the trending video posted by sports broadcaster Dyan Castillejo on her social media account of an emotional Mary Joy Tabal hugging Philippine Athletic Track and Field Association (Patafa) chief Philip Ella Juico…

JOY IS BACK

Glendale G. Rosal 06/15/2017

With Tabal agreeing to comply with rules, Patafa reinstates Cebuana Olympian Cebuana Olympian Mary Joy Tabal heaved a sigh of relief after the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (Patafa) reinstated her to the national team set…

Patafa issues conditions for Joy’s reinstatement

Reporter Glendale G. Rosal 06/10/2017

Fernandez: Discrimination of the first degree The Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (Patafa) special reinstatement committee has released on Friday night the list of conditions that embattled Cebuana Olympian Mary Joy Tabal has to meet for…

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