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PBA PARTY-LIST LAUDS OBIENA-PATAFA ROW RESOLUTION

The Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party-list lauded the settlement of the dispute between star pole vaulter EJ Obiena and the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA). “We are relieved that this issue has been amicably resolved and finally put to rest. We hope that this dark chapter of PATAFA has been closed and […]

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PBA PARTY LIST CALLS FOR NEW PATAFA OFFICIALS

The Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party-list on Thursday called for a vote of no-confidence of the entire Philippine Athletics and Track and Field Association (PATAFA) board in wake of the association’s suspension by the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC). “It’s quite obvious that the officials of the PATAFA are no longer working to serve the […]

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OBIENA’S ABSENCE IN WORLD INDOORS LAMENTED

The Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party-list on Sunday expressed its frustration over star pole vaulter EJ Obiena’s failure to participate in the World Athletics Indoor Championships due to his non-endorsement by the Philippine Athletics and Track and Field Association (PATAFA). “Tama si EJ. Mas masakit yung alam mong hindi pa nagsisimula ang laban, talo […]

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PBA PARTY-LIST: LET EJ OBIENA DEFEND TITLE IN SEAG

With the Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam looming, the Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party-list on Wednesday urged the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) to reinstate pole vaulter EJ Obiena to the national training pool for the athlete to be able to defend his title in the regional meet. “It would be a […]

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EJ OBIENA LAUDED FOR ORLEN CUP 2022 WIN IN POLAND

The Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) PBA Party-list lauded pole vault star EJ Obiena as he dominated the Orlen Cup in Poland on Saturday, marking his first victory of the year. Obiena cleared a season-best 5.81 meters on his first try to win the tournament after previously coming off an eighth-place finish at the Beijer […]

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PRIORITIZE WELFARE OF ATHLETES – GO

Senator Bong Go, chair of the Senate Committee on Sports, presided over the joint Senate Committee hearing recently regarding the rift between pole vaulter and Olympian Ernest John “EJ” Obiena and the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association. Leading the public hearing of the Senate Sports Committee, joint with the Finance Committee, Go emphasized the […]

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PBA PARTY-LIST TO PATAFA: HELP EJ WITH LIQUIDATION

Instead of expelling EJ Obiena, the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) should extend him the necessary assistance for him to finish and submit his liquidation report at the soonest possible time, the Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta said Friday. “Instead of kicking him out of the national team, bakit hindi nila bigyan ng accountant […]

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PBA PARTY-LIST SLAMS PATAFA FOR DROPPING OBIENA

The Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party-list on Tuesday slammed the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) over the organization’s decision to drop Olympic pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena from its national training pool. “This is not how we treat our athletes, especially those who show great potential! The other sports organizations should learn […]

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PBA PARTY-LIST: REINSTATE OBIENA’S TRANING FUNDS

The Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party-list urged the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) to reinstate the training funds allocated for Olympic pole vaulter Earnest John Obiena while allegations over the athlete’s supposedly “falsified liquidations submitted” to the federation is investigated. PBA Party-list spokesperson Atty. Migs Nograles made the call after Obiena admitted […]

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PBA PARTY-LIST THANKS EJ OBIENA FOR LOYALTY TO PH

The Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Party-list praised pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena for saying he had ‘no desire’ to play under another flag despite the recent controversy involving him and the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA). “We can breathe a sigh of relief with EJ’s assurance that he plans to keep playing […]