Pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena (7th from left, top row) receives from Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri the Senate resolution congratulating and commending him for his international achievements at the session hall on Monday (Sept. 19, 2022). The 26-year-old’s season was highlighted by a gold medal at the Diamond League in Belgium while he ended his competition year with another win at the Gala Dei Castelli in Switzerland, both in September. (MNS photo)