Message from the Chairman

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The past eight months of the year has been very fulfilling for Ceres-Negros FC. The club reached great heights in the AFC Cup with the ASEAN zonal championship victory over Singapore’s Home United last August 9 as the highlight of the campaign so far. It has been a goal of the club to make history and with the support of our fans, family and friends here and abroad, we were able to achieve a first not only in Philippine football but also in the Southeast Asia region.

It was by no means an easy road to the ASEAN crown. The club and people behind the scenes worked extremely hard to reach our goals. From the management of the club to the Local Organizing Committee as well as the players and the coaching staff, Ceres went all-out in representing the City of Bacolod, the province of Negros Occidental and the Philippines the best way it can.

The players and staff have been fantastic throughout our journey in the AFC Cup. They are the reason why we get to enjoy the “Beautiful Game” and the emotional rollercoaster that comes with it. They worked tirelessly to put in performances in every match. More than an official of the club, I am a fan of the Beautiful Game. Iain Ramsay’s beautiful strike to start the 5-0 win over Tampines Rovers to Fernando Rodriguez’s penalty late in stoppage time that won us the semifinal against heavily favoured Johor Dairul Ta’zim of Malaysia and the free kick from Manny Ott in the Asean zonal finals, it’s in these moments which make us all love the Beautiful Game. Those goals were not only a product of individual skill, but a collective effort by players driven by the love and support of their supporters.

The role of our wonderful Ceres-Negros fans has been equally important to our success. This year, more than ever, disappointment of losing on the opponent’s home turf was always overshadowed by the excitement to once again play at Panaad Stadium. The players always looking forward to playing at home, knowing that they have the backing of the Panaad crowd. Because of your support, the players always find an extra gear when they are out on the pitch at Panaad. We will need the same support as we continue our journey not just in the AFC Cup but also in the Philippines Football League.

We also express our gratitude to the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental led by Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. and the City of Bacolod through Mayor Evelio Leonardia for their all-out support. The support you give pushes us to continue working harder and improving in every aspect of our game.

There will always be tough moments and disappointments as the club tackles many challenges for the remaining months of the year. But rest assured that Ceres-Negros will always be motivated and determined to give glory to the city and province. We only hope that you join us every step of the way.


Leo Rey Yanson
Club Chairman
Ceres-Negros FC

  • Edna Ramsay September 13, 2017 at 6:32 PM

    Proud of you players Ceres team

  • Juvie Eramis September 13, 2017 at 6:46 PM

    Thank you for also giving us too many wonderful moments and opportunity to gain new friends through the wonderful sport of football. Rest assured we are always here willing to go the extra mile for Ceres-Negros FC. Thank you so much Ceres! #CeresBaskog

  • Jane G Gelito September 13, 2017 at 6:48 PM

    We are very proud of Ceres fc please continue the momemtum you started and we are here to support you all the way keep it up and Gid bless you for your upcoming games

  • Grace September 13, 2017 at 6:48 PM

    As a Negrense, we are proud of what you have reached Ceres Negros FC! Keep on kicking! And continue to inspire people esp to the young footballers….#ceresBaskog

  • Lota gelito yuzon September 13, 2017 at 7:03 PM

    Ceres fc you always make us proud of you guys…win or lose ur the number one in our heart….

  • Jeza Mider September 13, 2017 at 7:17 PM

    I’ve never been happier that Bacolod has been a frequent venue for football over the past years. When I was younger I used to just watch on TV and soon realized that nothing can match the excitement of watching it live.

    With a gleeful heart and as a proud Negrense (plus a Ceres fan too) we are thankful for this opportunity and rest assured, you will always have our undying love and support. A hands salute and big respect to Ceres Negros FC team that has never failed to deliver one good game after the other.

    God bless you guys always!

  • Robel Ramos September 13, 2017 at 7:38 PM

    Thank you LRY for making our City, our Province and Country proud!

  • Rannel Coma September 13, 2017 at 8:36 PM

    We will always be a fans of Ceres. From Antipolo here

  • Jemar olivas September 13, 2017 at 9:09 PM

    Ceres baskog

  • Law Cae September 13, 2017 at 9:28 PM

    Good job Ceres! I know you will come back much stronger on next year’s AFC competition, now focus on PFL and win the league. Ceres Baskog! Win, lose or tie, I’m Ceres ’til I Die!

    – from your fan from Manila

  • Limuel Famarin September 13, 2017 at 10:17 PM

    Fantastic year fir CERES

  • nukke arabia torre alison yanson September 13, 2017 at 11:40 PM

    I just want to say. Ups or down we are always here to support all of you guys. We put our hearst and invest our support with this team. We hate seing you losing. It hurt us also, but i guess losing is part of the game always. But it also a key to success someday. We juat continue our GOAL. AND PUT OUR HEARTS AND IN THE END. WE WILL SET THE FRUIT OF SUCCESS. AND FINALLY WE WILL TASTE IT ALL. THE TROPHY OF VICTORY. REMEMBER WE WILL ALWAYS HERE READY TO SUPPORT. WE LOVE YOU GUYS. FEOM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART. GO GO GO CERES.

  • Mila Tandoy September 14, 2017 at 5:25 AM

    CONGRATS! We’re so praoud of you! God Bless You Always!

  • Gerry Ledonio III September 14, 2017 at 8:47 AM

    Hope you club will do well in the Philippines Football League. Let’s move forward. The Future is Football ⚽️
    Good luck & More Power to Ceres Negros Football Club.

  • Dexter muncal September 14, 2017 at 10:14 AM

    We’ll done for Philippine football.. Thank you Ceres negros fc

  • Jamesmark September 15, 2017 at 9:09 PM

    I never missed a single game that ceres played in panaad and every game is so beautiful. It makes me proud that we have such great players, management and a crowd that makes the team. I personally know the people behind this and we had played football in our school days and im so thankful to them for putting up something that we can experience and for being part of history. We shall prevail.

  • Danny September 16, 2017 at 9:34 PM

    Congrats CERES!.. 1st for Bacolod,Negros & the Philippines..i’m from pampanga hope to watch your games in panaad..

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