Top 10 Sports in the Philippines

The Top Ten
1 Basketball Basketball is a sport played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court. The objective is to shoot a ball through a hoop 18 inches in diameter and 10 feet high mounted to a backboard at each end.

I am very sure that basketball is the best sport in the Philippines. Nobody in the Philippines doesn't know this sport. All of the kids, adults, and senior citizens love it too!

Basketball should be the greatest sport of all time. Oh! Even football players here play basketball too! Indeed, it is the greatest sport in the Philippines.

Basketball is my sport because it gives me joy, and it is "not too safe," but it is safer than soccer, American football, or boxing for kids like me.

It rocks! We have enough knowledge about this sport, so everyone can relate to it.

2 Football

I was born and raised in the USA, but I am a pure Filipino. I excelled in basketball through athleticism, hard work, and passion, but then you realize that height is way too important. Our DNA is not built for success in basketball! We know this already, but there are too many dreamers. The ceiling is too short. It is genetically rigged for European ancestry, Blacks, and tall Asian countries like China. It's a tough pill to swallow, but it will always be true. There are tall Filipinos, obviously, but this is not the norm, and only time will tell.

In football/soccer, size doesn't matter nearly as much. It really is much, much more than physical attributes. Passion, understanding, and skill clearly outweigh physicality. We know this because of successful players in the world like Lionel Messi. It is the beautiful game. I would love to see Filipinos grow in the sport, domestically and internationally!

3 Badminton Badminton is a racquet sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net. Although it may be played with larger teams, the most common forms of the game are "singles" and "doubles".

Fun! The Philippines doesn't have enough open spaces for football/soccer. They need to start playing indoors like badminton, volleyball, or basketball. They can even play futsal!

I love to play badminton with my brother. It helps me concentrate more after playing it.

Badminton is my daughter's favorite sport. It is good for moving your body.

4 Sepak Takraw

Exciting sport using feet, very unique and fun to watch!

5 Boxing Boxing is a martial art and combat sport in which two people wearing protective gloves throw punches at each other for a predetermined set of time in a boxing ring..

Boxing should be number one, especially since they put out a ton of big stars. Every kid dreams of being the next Manny Pacquiao. They're very good at boxing.

Plus, boxing is the best sport on this list. By far.

It is an exciting sport and entertainment! To the Filipino fans, few Filipinos may have played it since it is a dangerous sport, but it has produced strong Filipino international champions. These include Pancho Villa, Flash Elorde, Gerry PeƱalosa, Manny Pacquiao, Nonito Donaire, and others.

I love the way they punch, right!

6 Baseball Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each who take turns batting and fielding.

We became a powerhouse team in the last decades, and this sport was famous before basketball came along.

We must try this awesome sport. Baseball is very fun. We should also try other sports.

7 Billiards
8 Volleyball Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules.

I never knew volleyball was fun until I actually played it. Let's just say that I got hooked on volleyball after playing it once.

Fast-paced. Thrilling. The Ateneo Lady Eagles made this sport explode in the casual sports enthusiasts' consciousness.

It's one of the top sports in the Philippines. Every Ateneo vs. La Salle match fills up the venue. Why number seven? It should be number two.

9 Bowling
10 Taekwondo

If someone is fighting you, you can defend yourself. You will not get bullied or hurt.

My sport is taekwondo. We learn discipline and self-defense!

The Contenders
11 Kick Boxing
12 Arnis
13 Tennis Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent or between two teams of two players each.
14 Cricket Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch with a wicket, a set of three wooden stumps sited at each end.

Cricket is the best game ever, so if you think it's bad, get out of here!

15 Competitive Eating
16 Golf Golf is a club and ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes from a range of 80 to 600 yards on a course in as few strokes as possible.
17 Cycling

There are probably more bikers than badminton players.

18 Track and Field
19 Swimming Swimming is an individual or team sport and activity. Competitive swimming is one of the most popular Olympic sports, with events in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly.
20 Rugby
21 Table Tennis Ping-pong, or table tennis, is a sport where players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table.
22 Soccer Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players each. It is played with a spherical ball. The objective is to score the ball in the other teams goal.
23 Hockey
24 Figure Skating Figure skating is a sport in which individuals, duos, or groups perform on figure skates on ice. It was the first winter sport included in the Olympics, in 1908. The four Olympic disciplines are men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dance.
25 Kickball
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