Philippine Football History

The first official football game match held in Manila 15th of October 1907. And the Philippines - the first football federation in Asia. Sandow football team won the beautiful silver cup donated by then Governor-General Hon. William H. Taft.   They enjoyed some success in its early years between 1913 and 1934 in the Far Eastern Games. 1913 inaugural champion (gold medal) (first Asian Regional Champion) as hosted the games in Manila. Then they got 7 silvers and 2 bronzes in the next 9 editions. First international appearance 1 February 1913. Philippines 0 - 1 China. Biggest run Japan 2 - 15 Philippines (10 May 1917) (*Alcantara played here) in Tokyo, Japan. While the biggest setback was Japan 15 - 0 Philippines (27 September1967) in capital of Japan.

We sent the first Asian born player to Europe / first Asian nation to send in Europe to such famous team F C Barcelona Club (Spain) and known to be the best Filipino football player of all time. The Filipino export named Paulino Alcantara [aka El Rompe Redes (The Net Breaker)] F C Barcelona club record holder of 357 goals in 357 matches, sounds like Muslim Magnum 357 one of the action movie of famous Philippine Movie King Fernando Poe Jr Alcantara won 17 titles with F C Barcelona (Spain), 2 titles with Bohemian Sporting Club (Philippines) and got silver medal for Philippines in 1917 Far Eastern Games in Tokyo, Japan.

(Photos of El Rompe Redes [the Net Breaker] courtesy of Philstar.com) 

The PH XI 4th Place finished in President Aquino Cup. Versus Guandong, China 2 - 0, Russia 5 - 0, and their lone goal against South China AA clubside from Hong Kong 5 - 1 Philippines. 1993 Philippine International Cup the host finished 4th place. Best games of the 1970s, 1971 Merdaka Cup 4 - 4 vs Singapore and at least lone goal vs. Indonesia, India, Hong Kong and Thailand. 1972 Jakarta Anniversary Tournament best play vs South Korea 1 - 1 draw. 1972 Merdaka Cup best play vs Sri Lanka 1 - 4 Philippines, 2 - 2 vs Khmer Republic and 1 - 1 vs Burma. 1977 SEAGames, Brunei 1 - 4 Philippines and 1 - 1 vs Indonesia. In 1980s, 1981 Jakarta Anniversary Tournament best game PHL Booters 2 - 1 Malaysia B. Biggest loss to Universidad de Guadalajara of Mexico 0 - 12. 1985 Bangkok SEAGames PHL Women Team brought home a bronze medal behind Thailand - gold and Singapore - silver. 1990's, 1991 Manila SEAGames best plays PHI Tri-Stars 1 - 0 Malaysia, 2 - 2 vs Vietnam. Semis PHI Tri-Stars 2 - 6 Thailand. Battle for 3rd, Singapore 2 - 0 PHI Tri-Stars -4th Place. Best game in Asian Games in 1958 they beat host Japan 0 - 1 Philippines to enter the best finish quarter-finalist but dropped to Indonesia 3 - 1 Philippines. 2004 Tiger Cup best play Philippine Tri-Stars 2 - 1 Timor Leste.

Philippine Azkals Era 2010 Long Teng Cup success in Taiwan. Philippine Azkals vs HongKong 2 - 4, vs Chinese Taipei 1 - 1 and overwhelmed Macao 5 - 0. And bag the bronze medal. Tournament top scorer Ian Araneta of the Philippines. Fair Play Team Award goes to the Philippine Azkals.  

2010 AFF Suzuki Cup. Qualifying Tournament; Philippine Azkals vs Timor Leste 5 - 0, vs Laos 2 - 2 and vs Cambodia 0 - 0. Qualifying champ Laos and runner up Philippines Azkals joined AFF Suzuki Cup finals stage. Philippines Azkals draw vs Singapore 1 - 1, biggest upset in history by beating defending champion Vietnam 2 - 0 and scoreless draw against Myanmar. Semi-finals both in Indonesia. Best finished and known to be the rebirth of the Philippine Football Team. The home team won both games 0 - 1 each (aggregate score Indonesia 2 - 0 Philippine Azkals). Tune-up games Philippines Azkals won over Central Philippine University International Football Team with young Koreans 4 - 1. AFC Qualifying vs Mongolia White Wolves at home Philippine Azkals 2 - 0. Preparation for Mongolia in game 2. Tune up game in Japan to prepare for the subzero cold weather in Ulan Bator. Philippine Azkals vs Kanto Gakuin University 0 - 4 and 1 - 8 losses. Away home in Mongolia they got 1 goal - 2 Mongolia won but the Azkals win aggregate tally 3 - 2 to move to the next qualifying round vs Myanmar, Bangladesh and Palestine. Azkals vs Myanmar with home court advantage end up 1 - 1 draw. Azung Kalye (street dogs / stray dogs) scoreless draw against Palestine. Then salvaged a historic win vs Bangladesh Bengal Tigers at tune of 3-0. Qualifying champ Palestine and qualifying runner-up the Philippine Azkals. Now Philippine Azkals on AFC 2012 Finals, for the first time in the history. And the next assignment 2014 World Cup qualifying first round vs. Sri Lanka. If the Azkals win second round vs. Kuwait.

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The main causes of liver damage are:

1. Sleeping too late and waking up too late are the main cause.
2. Not urinating in the morning.
3. Too much eating.
4. Skipping breakfast.
5. Consuming to much medication.
6. Consuming too much preservatives,additives, food coloring and artificial sweeteners.
7. Consuming of unhealthy cooking oil. As much as possible reduce cooking oil when frying, which includes even the best cooking oils like olive. Do not consume fried foods when you are tired, except if the body is very fit.
8. Consume raw (overly done) foods also add to the burden of the liver. Veggies should be eaten raw or cook 3 to 5 parts. Fried veggies should be finish in one sitting, do not store.

We should prevent this without necessarily spending more. We just have to adopt a good daily lifestyle and eating habits. Maintaining good eating habits and time condition are very important for our bodies to absorb and get rid of unnecessary chemicals according to schedule.


Evening at 9:00pm - 11:00pm: is the time for eliminating unnecessary toxic chemicals (detoxification) from the antibody system (lymph nodes) . This time duration should be spent by relaxing or listening to music. If during this time a housewife is still in not relaxed state such as washing the dishes or monitoring children doing their homework, this will have a negative impact on health.

Evening at 11:00pm - 1:00am: is the detoxification process in liver, and ideally should be done i a deep sleep state.

Early morning 1:00am - 3:00am: detoxification process in the gall, also ideally done in a deep sleep state.

Early morning 3:00am - 5:00am: detoxification process in the lungs. Therefore there will sometimes be a severe cough for the cough sufferers during this time. Since the detoxification process had reached the respiratory tract, there is no need to take cough medicine so as no to interfere with toxin removal process.

Morning 5:00am - 7:00am: detoxification in the colon, you should empty you bowel.

Morning 7:00am - 9:00am: adsorption of nutrients in the small intestine, you should be having breakfast at this time. Breakfast should be earlier, before 6:30am, for those who are sick. Breakfast before 7:30am is very beneficial to those who wanting to stay fit. Those who always skip breakfast, they should change their habits, and it is still better to eat breakfast late until 9:00am - 10:00am rather than no meal at all.

Sleeping so late and waking up too late will disrupt the process of removing unnecessary chemicals. Aside from that, midnight - 4:00am is the time when the bone marrow produce blood. Therefore, have a good sleep and don't sleep late.

I want to express  my gratitude to Alma Grace for this article.     

(photo courtesy of Robert Dale)