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PRESIDENT MARCOS THANKS FILIPINO ATHLETES FOR THEIR HARDWORK AS EJ PAYS COURTESY CALL

PRESS RELEASE PBBM THANKS FILIPINO ATHLETES FOR THEIR HARDWORK AS EJ PAYS COURTESY CALL Top pole-vaulter, Ernest John Obiena visited Malacanang Palace today and presented the 2022 World Athletics Championships Pole Vault Bronze medal he won last July to President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. in a courtesy call today.  Accompanying Obiena were Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) … Continue reading

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Mutual respect important between PSC, NSAs

By Jean Malanum  Philippine Sports Commission Chairman Jose Emmanuel “Noli” Eala MANILA – Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman Jose Emmanuel Eala on Thursday emphasized the importance of mutual respect to ensure the harmonious relationship between the government sports agency and the national sports associations (NSAs). Eala said the PSC recognizes the autonomy of the NSAs but … Continue reading

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New PSC chair optimistic on partnering with POC

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno  Newly-installed Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman Noli Eala (left) receives PSC flag from former chairman William “Butch” Ramirez during the turnover ceremony at the PSC office inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila on Monday (Sept. 5, 2022). (Photo by Ivan Saldajeno) MANILA – Newly-installed Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairperson Noli Eala on … Continue reading

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Ex-PBA Commissioner is new PSC chair

By Azer Parrocha  New PSC chairman Jose Emmanuel “Noli” Eala  MANILA – Former Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner Jose Emmanuel “Noli” Eala has been named chair of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), Malacañang announced Tuesday. “We confirm the appointment of Mr. Noli Eala as chairman of the Philippine Sports Commission,” Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles said in … Continue reading

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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

Philippine Sports Commission’s statement on EJ Obiena’s backing out from mediation proceedings
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Philippine Sports Commission’s statement on EJ Obiena’s backing out from mediation proceedings

STATEMENT     The Philippine Sports Commission has received communication from Mr. EJ Obiena, sent through his lawyer via email, that Mr. Obiena “will no longer participate in the mediation proceedings.”   As mediation requires for the voluntary agreement of both parties for the process to proceed, we inform you that mediation is temporarily on … Continue reading

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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

PSC lays down demands to resolve PATAFA-Obiena row
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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
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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