President’s Hall, Malacañan Palace
October 14, 2022

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. received Filipino ace pole vaulter Ernest John ‘EJ’ Obiena in a courtesy call at the President’s Hall in Malacañan Palace.

The Chief Executive extended his warmest gratitude to Mr. Obiena for the achievement and honor that he has given to the nation from his recent victories, saying that the administration will support him and every athlete who continue to bring pride to the Filipino people.

The Pinoy athlete — who holds the third spot in the men’s pole vault world ranking after a historic medal finish at the World Athletics Championships last July — returned to the Philippines in September for a break before resuming his training and preparations for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.

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