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…

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…

Miller to carry PH flag in Winter Olympics opening

Glendale G. Rosal 02/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines– For the second straight Winter Olympics, Filipino-American skier Asa Miller will carry the country’s flag in the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, tomorrow, Friday, February 4, 2022. The 21-year old Miller…

Once again, POC declares Juico persona non grata

Glendale G. Rosal 01/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) has once again declared Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) President Philip Ella Juico persona non grata on Wednesday. During POC’s General Assembly held at the Grandmaster…

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…

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,…

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