Hidilyn Diaz advises embattled EJ Obiena: Stay the course

'Thank you for guiding me and letting me know what is out there and what I should be wary of,' EJ Obiena tells his 'mentor' and fellow Olympian Hidilyn Diaz

Filipino Athletes, Ej Obiena

1/17/2022 3:00:00 AM

‘HUWAG KANG SUMUKO’ Weightlifting champion Hidilyn Diaz asked embattled pole vaulter EJ Obiena to stay the course as he teeters on the brink of being expelled from the national team by the PATAFA. READ:

'Thank you for guiding me and letting me know what is out there and what I should be wary of,' EJ Obiena tells his 'mentor' and fellow Olympian Hidilyn Diaz

when the administration named her in its ouster matrix, a chart of people supposedly plotting to unseat President Rodrigo Duterte.Like Obiena who is training in Italy, Diaz has first-hand experience how difficult it is to live in foreign land when she and her team got stranded in Malaysia amid the pandemic for over a year before the Olympics.

“Alam ko medyo mahirap. Mahirap ang pinagdadaanan mo ngayon. Alam ko ‘yung hirap na mag-liquidate. Alam ko rin ‘yung nandiyan ka sa Italy na mag-isa, malayo sa pamilya,” Diaz said.(I know it’s quite hard right now, especially with what you’re going through. I know how hard it is to liquidate. I also know how hard it is that you’re alone in Italy, away from your family.)

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HELLO ELMA.MUROS-POSADAS? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA... THE OLD GRAND MAMA OF LONG JUMP... DON'T GIVE YOUR ONE SIDED COMMENT... HELLO ELMA MUROS-POSADAS AND JUICO THE PERSONA NON GRATA OF POC. HAHAHA Dapat sports associations should act more as a parent than a boss. If nahihirapan si EJ mag liquidate, then help him than pressure him. Siyempre gusto ng athlete manalo. Bakit pa sila magpapakahirap kung di naman sila mananalo? Kaya sila demanding.

DOCUMENTS: How a Philippine sports system failed EJ ObienaEXCLUSIVE. Rappler obtains documents that disclose pole vaulter EJ Obiena's correspondence with PATAFA. Bulok pala talaga PATAFA. Processing lang ng payments di magawa ng maayos. Baka may ibang manok ang PATAFA kaya unti-unting inaalis si Obiena. Ganun naman noon pa kay Bea Lucero, etc.

[Newspoint] Celebrity justice(1st UPDATE) Doubtless Obiena is important in his own right, but, by the nature of the issue in which he has been found in the wrong, that’s beside the point Please review your articles. In one of your articles, PATAFA is not truthful. In this article, Obiena is not truthful. Which is which?

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feared for her life when the administration named her in its ouster matrix, a chart of people supposedly plotting to unseat President Rodrigo Duterte. Like Obiena who is training in Italy, Diaz has first-hand experience how difficult it is to live in foreign land when she and her team got stranded in Malaysia amid the pandemic for over a year before the Olympics. “ Alam ko medyo mahirap. Mahirap ang pinagdadaanan mo ngayon. Alam ko ‘yung hirap na mag-liquidate. Alam ko rin ‘yung nandiyan ka sa Italy na mag-isa, malayo sa pamilya, ” Diaz said. (I know it’s quite hard right now, especially with what you’re going through. I know how hard it is to liquidate. I also know how hard it is that you’re alone in Italy, away from your family.) “ Huwag kang sumuko. Kahit ano mang binabato sa ‘yong mga sinasabi diyan, huwag kang sumuko. Kayang-kaya mo ‘yan. Ang dami mong pinagdaanan na eh so gusto ko lang sabihin na kayang-kaya mo yan and see you sa Paris 2024. ” (Don’t ever give up. No matter what they throw at you, don’t give up. I know you can survive all of that. You’ve been through a lot so I just want to say that you can do it and see you in Paris 2024.) Must Read The fightback of the Filipino athlete and the resistance of the old dogs Obiena said he has been in constant communication with Diaz, asking her for advice on the ins and outs of Philippine sports. “She has been a different kind of mentor. She literally walked this path. Thank you for guiding me and letting me know what is out there and what I should be wary of,” Obiena said. “Just having her support, really thankful.” Obiena, the Asian record holder, will return to action in the Init Indoor Meeting in Karlsruhe, Germany on January 28. – Rappler.com @dioquinodelfin Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.