Olympic pole vaulter EJ Obiena has been formally reinstated to the national team, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) disclosed Wednesday, Aug. 17.
The development came after the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) endorsed his re-inclusion along with five other athletes to the government sports agency.
Majority of the PATAFA Board members voted on it during their special board meeting held last Saturday, Aug. 13.
PSC Executive Director Atty. Guillermo Iroy Jr. said the decision takes effect this month and that the changes fall within the existing team quota of athletics.
“We are thankful to the PATAFA leadership for taking this step to solidify the strength of our national athletics team,” said PSC Officer in Charge and Commissioner Bong Coo.