After two years of staying stagnant due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) is now working out a plan to revive its women’s league. 

According to General Secretary Ed Gastanes, they’re already finalizing arrangements for the return of the PFF Women’s League – a move that closely follows the country’s historic run in the recent AFC Women’s Asian Cup held in India.

“The last two years di tayo makalaro because of the pandemic, but now we’re finalizing regulations and we’re gonna announce the resumption of the Women’s League,” he shared.

Gastanes noted that with restrictions at an all-time low – Metro Manila returned to Alert Level 2 at the start of the month – this is the best time to bring the league back into action.

Because PFF’s Women’s League only started in 2017—having only staged three seasons with the last being in 2020—it made it tough for the federation to get approval for games to be held, particularly due to regulations implemented by the Joint Administrative Order composed of the Games and Amusements Board (GAB), Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), and Department of Health (DOH).

In its last season, held this month two years ago, La Salle came out on top – the third consecutive time under a double-round league format. 

Besides La Salle, nine other clubs competed in the third season – Far Eastern University, University of Santo Tomas, University of the Philippines, Stallion-Hiraya, Tuloy FC, Green Archers United, Nomads, Tigers Football Club, and Maroons FC.

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Image credit: PFF; Mia Montayre