What are the Most Popular Sports in Philippines?

Sport in Philippines

In the list below we reveal the most popular sports in the Philippines.

The Most Popular Team Sports in Philippines:

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Baseball
  • Softball

The Most Popular Individual Sports in Philippines:

  • Boxing
  • Billiards
  • Chess
  • Ten-pin Bowling
  • Badminton

Perhaps unsurprisingly the sports that have the strongest following are also those that are most accessible to the general public. For example you can find basketball courts and billiard tables on street corners everywhere. And yes the billiard tables are often outside, albeit under cover.

Some other sports that are very popular include:

  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • Golf
  • Martial Arts
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

In July 2009, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo signed a Republic Act declaring Modern Arnis to be the Philippine National Sport and National Martial Art.

One thought on “What are the Most Popular Sports in Philippines?

  • May 30, 2014 at 7:41 am
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    yay thankyou for this information not many sites talk about sport in the phillipines

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