Philippines / Sports

Ramirez vows to resolve PATAFA-Obiena row before term ends

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno  Philippine Sports Commission chairman William “Butch” Ramirez (Screengrab from PSA Forum) MANILA – Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman Butch Ramirez said he is looking to finally settle the score between the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association and pole vault star Ernest John “EJ” Obiena before he bids goodbye to his post. Ramirez … Continue reading

Philippines / Sports

‘Let athletes focus on bringing glory’, Go to sports officials

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go (File photo) MANILA – Senator Christopher “Bong” Go called on sports officials to promote the welfare of national athletes and let them focus on their training, instead of dragging them into issues that should be resolved amicably by sports officials. “Trabaho ninyo na tulungan sila. Iresolba at ibigay mga pangangailangan nila. Pagaanin ang … 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

Sports

Asia’s pole vault king Obiena dropped from PH team

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno  Ernest John “EJ” Obiena (File photo) MANILA – The Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) has taken out Asia’s pole vault king Ernest John “EJ” Obiena from its pool as their ongoing row took yet another major turn. PATAFA announced on Tuesday that it is recommending Obiena’s removal from the national team … Continue reading

Philippines / Sports

Philippine Olympic Committee declares Juico persona non grata

By Jelly Musico  PERSONA NON GRATA. The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) Executive Board tackles the rift between athletics chief, Dr. Philip Ella Juico, and Olympic pole vaulter Ernest John “EJ” Obiena during a meeting at the East Ocean Seafood Restaurant in Pasay City on Tuesday (Dec. 28, 2021). The board approved the recommendation of the … Continue reading