Cheerleading originated in the USA In the 1980s at Princeton University, Thomas Peebles together with other students supported a local American football team with cheers.
In 1898, American colonizers introduced the sport as part of revisions they made to the official Philippine school system.
Although the Americans also attempted to teach baseball, basketball was the sport that took off, and just 15 years later, the Philippines won gold in the 1913 Far Eastern Games.
Baseball was introduced in the Philippines by the Americans. The first baseball game in the Philippines was played in September 1898 weeks after the Battle of Manila, a match between Astor Battery led by George Wetlaufer and a regiment from the American Army.
The biggest reason Pacquiao is considered the best to ever do it is because of his body of work. Pacquiao, in his prime, was the complete package.
The Filipinos needed the motivation to appreciate swimming as a competitive sport. This is due to the fact that their ancestors were sea-faring people owing to the more than 7,100 islands which compose this country. The American military men introduced swimming as a comparative sport in the country.
The Philippines started participating in the Davis Cup (named after the governor-general no less) in 1926, the first country in Southeast Asia to do so.
Filipinos have been playing tennis since 1913, and the sport has gained much attention and advancement ever since.
Ask any boxing fan today who the greatest Filipino boxer is, and more often than not, they will say Manny Pacquiao.