Pole vault star EJ Obiena will continue to get support from Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), its chairman William Ramirez said.

/ 20 September 2021

PSC will support Obiena in various international competitions culminating in the 2024 Tokyo Olympics.

“Yes, we will continue to support him,” Ramirez said.

Obiena, 25, said he is now negotiating with the PSC and the Philippine Athletic Track and Field Association (PATAFA) over the funds he asked for after his team’s sponsorship ended last month.

Obiena’s team consists of a coach, a couple of trainers, and a psychologist.

“My funding was only until August, I kind of shouldered some of the expenses. I already called the PSC and my federation and sent my proposals. They have been working on it,” he said.

Obiena reaffirmed his promise to represent the country not only in the Paris Games in 2024 but also at the Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi and the Hangzhou Asian Games the following year.