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…

PATAFA, PSC want to reinstate EJ Obiena in national team

Glendale G. Rosal 08/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philipines— Despite the accolades of Filipino pole vault star, Ernest John “EJ” Obiena in the international scene, he is not part of the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA). The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC)…

EJ Obiena gets ‘closure’ after getting cleared by COA on liquidation issue

Lance Agcaoili 04/16/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino star pole vaulter EJ Obiena has received clearance from the Commission on Audit (COA) to settle his liquidation issue with the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (Patafa). Obiena posted a copy of…

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…

POC board lifts persona non grata tag on Juico

Dale Rosal 04/04/2022

Cebu City, Philippines–The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) Executive Board on Monday, April 4, 2022, trashed a resolution that declared Philip Ella Juico persona non grata and another suspending the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA). “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 defers Patafa suspension

Dale Rosal 03/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) deferred the suspension of the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (Patafa) in the “spirit of sportsmanship” on Wednesday, March 30, 2022.  However, POC did not spare the Philippine Tennis Association…

POC Executive Board suspends PATAFA, Philta

Glendale G. Rosal 03/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) Executive Board, on Thursday, March 17, has suspended the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) and the Philippine Tennis Association (Philta) for various reasons. The POC Executive…

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 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…

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