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Ultras Filipinas is an organized sports fan group based in the Philippines. The ultras are known for their support for the Philippines national football team.
The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both part of Metro Manila. Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Vietnam to the west, Palau to the east, and Malaysia and Indonesia to the south.
Ultras are a type of football fans renowned for fanatical support. The term originated in Italy but is used worldwide to describe predominantly organized fans of association football teams.
The Philippines national football team is the national football team of the Philippines and represents the country in international football. The team is controlled by the Philippine Football Federation (PFF), the governing body of football in the Philippines. Philippines' home grounds are Panaad Stadium in Bacolod, Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue, Bulacan, and the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila.
The Ultras Filipinas was formed in 2011 in Panaad.[ citation needed ] The group was a result of a decision of fans of Philippine Air Force F.C. and Ultras Kaya of Kaya F.C. to form a support group for the national teams of the Philippines, not necessarily just for the football team. Actually, the first outing of Ultras Filipinas was not for the national football team but for the national rugby union team.
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The Philippines national rugby union team, nicknamed the "Volcanoes", represents the Philippines in international rugby union. The Philippines have been playing in the Asia Rugby Championship since 2006 when the team was first created. In 2012 they won the Division I championship and were promoted to the top 5 for the 2013 tournament where they earned 4th place and again in the 2014 tournament. The Philippines have yet to make their debut at the Rugby World Cup.
The group became known for their support of the Philippines national football team. The group decided to support the Philippines national basketball team at the 2017 SEABA Championship where the aim was to bring the "Ultras mentality" which they describe as an aggressive kind of support to the Philippine basketball fan culture.
The Philippines men's national basketball team is managed by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas.
The 12th Southeast Asia Basketball Association Championship was the qualifying tournament for the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup. It also served as a regional championship involving Southeast Asian basketball teams. It was held from 12 to 18 May 2017 in the Philippines.
Most of their chants were inspired from football chants used in Europe and South America but some are originally conceptualized by the group. As an effort to make their chants have a more pronounced Filipino characteristic, the Ultras Filipinas often infuses Original Pilipino Music into the tunes and lyrics of their chants.
Ultras Filipinas recruits members usually online through social media.
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The following is a list of notable events and developments that are related to Philippine sports in 2017.
The Philippines men's national basketball team, led by head coach Chot Reyes qualified for the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup and the first round of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Asian qualifiers by earning the sole Southeast Asia berth at the 2017 SEABA Championship. In the first round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup qualifiers the Philippines was grouped with Australia, Japan and Chinese Taipei. They won over Japan in Tokyo and secured a win over Chinese Taipei at home in Quezon City. They will play against the two teams one more time as well as Australia twice in 2018.