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…

Gwen wants House to probe Patafa for excluding Tabal

Glendale G. Rosal 06/08/2017

And the war goes to Congress. Deputy speaker Gwendolyn Garcia of Cebu’s 3rd district wants the House of Representatives to investigate the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (Patafa) for its “arbitrary and discrimatory” exclusion of Cebuana…

Garcia submits to Congress resolution to investigate Tabal-Patafa issue

Glendale G. Rosal 06/08/2017

Deputy Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia officially submitted House Resolution No. 1073 to the House of Representatives that will look into Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association’s (Patafa) exclusion of Cebuana Olympian Mary Joy Tabal from the national team…

JUICO: TABAL QUIT

Brian J. Ochoa, Francis T.J. Ochoa 06/07/2017

  Patafa chief says Cebuana Olympian wasn’t axed, but marathoner denies she resigned Philippine Amateur Track and Field Association (Patafa) president Philip Juico clarified Wednesday that Mary Joy Tabal was not cut from the national team. “She…

Rep Garcia to ask Congress to look into Patafa-Tabal issue

Glendale G. Rosal 06/06/2017

Representative Gwen Garcia of Cebu’s third district is expected to file a resolution in Congress to start an investigation on the exclusion of Cebuana Olympian Mary Joy Tabal from the list of athletes for the upcoming Southeast…

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