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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
Philippines / Sports

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

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Investing in sports to keep youth away from harmful vices: Go

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno   Senator Christopher “Bong” Go (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Senator Christopher “Bong” Go, committee on sports chairperson, on Monday said investing in sports will keep the youth away from harmful vices, including illegal drugs. Go made this remark as he expressed his full support to the proposed 2022 budgets of the Philippine … Continue reading

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PSC lauds Tokyo Paralympians

  Philippine Sports Commission Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez (File photo) MANILA – Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez and the PSC Commissioners thanked all of the six Filipino Paralympians, coaches, officials, and support staff after the delegation wrapped up its Tokyo Paralympic Games campaign Sunday. “They were exceptional and dedicated Paralympians caught in a pandemic. … Continue reading