Philippines / Sports

PATAFA endorses EJ Obiena for SEA Games as mediation ends

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno  World-ranked Filipino pole vaulter Ernest John “EJ” Obiena (Photo from EJ’s FB page) MANILA – The Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) and world-ranked pole vaulter Ernest John “EJ” Obiena have finally settled their misunderstandings as Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairperson Butch Ramirez succeeded in reconciling the two parties through the mediation … Continue reading

Philippines / Sports

PSC chief disappointed by mediation postponement

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno  Philippine Sports Commission chairman William “Butch” Ramirez (File photo) MANILA – Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William “Butch” Ramirez rued the latest roadblock to the potential reconciliation between the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) and pole vaulter Ernest John “EJ” Obiena. Speaking for the first time since Obiena begged off from … Continue reading

PSC lays down demands to resolve PATAFA-Obiena row
Philippines / Sports

PSC lays down demands to resolve PATAFA-Obiena row

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno  MANILA – The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has laid down some requests to the camps involved in the tension between the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) and pole vault star Ernest John “EJ” Obiena. In a statement on Wednesday, PSC Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez said the PSC board called on … Continue reading

PSC funds relief operations for Odette survivors
Philippines / Sports

PSC funds relief operations for Odette survivors

PRESS RELEASE   PSC funds relief operations for Odette survivors   The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) will release P2 Million for relief efforts in the Odette-devastated Visayas and Mindanao areas.    PSC Chairman William Ramirez tapped former PSC Executive Director and Commissioner who served during Ramirez’ first term as PSC Chief, Fr. Vicente Uy, who … Continue reading

Sports

PH batch of Olympians in Tokyo ‘strong’: Ramirez

  Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William Ramirez (File photo) TOKYO (PNA)– For Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William Ramirez, three times could be a charm. Ramirez owns the distinction as the only chairperson since the PSC’s establishment in 1990 to be at the helm of the sports agency in three Olympics—his first in Beijing 2008, followed … Continue reading

Sports

PH Olympians can pull out ‘surprises’ in Tokyo: Ramirez

  Philippine Sports Commission chairman William “Butch” Ramirez (Screengrab) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez lauded the hard work of the Filipino athletes as he expressed confidence that the 19-strong Tokyo Olympics qualifiers have what it takes to get a golden finish. “I’m so excited for the result of the … Continue reading

Pres. Duterte opens National Sports Summit 2021
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Pres. Duterte opens National Sports Summit 2021

Pres. Duterte opens National Sports Summit 2021 MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte formally opened the National Sports Summit 2021 during the virtual rites held yesterday, January 27 via zoom. “My warmest greetings to the Philippine Sports Commission as it spearheads the National Sports Summit 2021. This online sports lecture-forum is indeed timely as we turn … Continue reading