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…

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…

EJ Obiena’s mother ‘lent’ P600,000 to Patafa for son’s training allowance

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 02/07/2022

MANILA, Philippines — At one point, the mother of pole vaulter EJ Obiena had to initially shoulder P600,000 for her son’s training allowance after knowing of the Olympian’s living conditions then. “Nag-abono po ako ng P600,000 para…

PSC discontinues mediation process between pole vaulter Obiena and Patafa

Glendale G. Rosal 12/27/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) officially discontinued its mediation process between embattled pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena and the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (Patafa). This was a response to Obiena’s Facebook…

Boxer Marcial to be PH flagbearer in Tokyo Olympics

Glendale G. Rosal 07/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Embattled boxer Eumir Felix Marcial will be replacing pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena as the Philippines’ male flagbearer in the opening ceremonies of the Tokyo Olympics on July 23 at the Tokyo National…

PH pole vaulter EJ Obiena qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

09/04/2019

  Pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena cleared 5.81 meters in a tournament in Chiara, Italy late Tuesday to earn a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. READ: Ernest Obiena plucks another pole vault gold medal in Italy The…

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