Daily Life :: Sports & Recreation
Popular sports in the Philippines are basketball, boxing, billiards and soccer.|
Sipa (pronounced SEE-pah) is a traditional native sport which predates Spanish rule. The game is related to "sepak takraw" in Malaysia. The game is played with a hollow rattan ball using the head, body and feet but not the hands. Two teams that consists of 1, 2 or 4 players play on a court with a high net in the middle. The goal is to knock the ball down on the opponent team's side. The sport requires speed, agility and extremely good ball control.
Other favourite pastimes of the Filipinos are shopping and going to the movies.