Obiena bares receiving financial aid from countrymen amid PATAFA row

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MANILA, Philippines — In all the ugliness that has been brought out by the rift between Olympian EJ Obiena and the Philippine Athletics Track And Field Association (PATAFA), there is a sliver of kindness. Obiena, who has stopped receiving funding from PATAFA since August 31 last year, revealed in an interview with Dyan Castillejo that he has been receiving some small amounts from “regular Filipino people” to get by in Italy. “There’s a bunch of people that were sending me a couple of funds and they’re trying to help me out,” Obiena said. “I even got a message of this small amount, [they’re] se…

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