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  • Paulino Riestra Alcantara (1897 - 1964)
    Filipino-Spanish Paulino Riestra Alcantara was the first Filipino and Asian player to play for a European club and was hailed by the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) as “the bes...
  • Eliza Villanueva Rosales (1897 - 1978)
    Elisa Villanueva Rosales-Ochoa was was the first female legislator of the Philippines. She was also an Asian Tennis Champion. More here: Elisa Rosales Ochoa- Former Congresswoman of Agusan del Norte ...
  • Philip Dudley Cezar
    Philip Dudley Cezar is one of the seven children of David Francisco Cezar and Rebecca Dudley. Naturally gifted in basketball, the young Philip and his four brothers could easily best older neighborhood...
  • Arturo de la Rosa Macapagal (1942 - 2015)
    Arturo de la Rosa Macapagal is a sharp-shooter. He has represented the Philippines at the Olympics in 1972 and 1976, and other international sports competitions: More here: .
  • Eduardo Alvir Pacheco (1936 - 2009)
    Eduardo Alvir Pacheco was born on 04 January 1936. He married an Hernandez clan member, Maria Lourdes H. Marqueta. A competitive athlete since his youth, he played varsity basketball and football for S...

This sub-project aims to organize genealogical data on notable amateur and professional athletes, as well as sports officials, who are Filipino or have Filipino lineage.

Image: Teófilo E. Yldefonso was a breaststroke swimmer who competed in the 1928 Ansterdam Olympics, 1932 Los Angeles Olympics and the 1936 Berlin Olmpics. Known as the “Ilocano Shark”, he is the first Filipino to win an Olympic medal, and the only Filipino to win multiple medals. His great-grandson, Daniel Coakley, represented the Philippines in the 2008 Beijing Olympics in freestyle.

Find more at the master project page, Families of the Philippines.





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How to Contribute

  1. Please click the "Join Project" button on the upper right of the project page.
  2. After getting yourself added as a collaborator for the surname, select the profile of the prominent Filipino you wish to add.
  3. Navigate to the profile. Under the "More Actions" link, choose "Add to Project" and select sub-project to which your ancestor should be included in.
  4. Include in the "About Me" section a brief biographical sketch, summarizing the person's significant contributions and accomplishments. (Required)
  5. Include a photograph, if one exists.
  6. Mark the profile as "public" and not "private". (Required)