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With no existing national football league, the Metro Manila-based United Football League (UFL) established itself as the de facto top-tier league in the Philippines. Under the guidance of the Football Alliance (FA) in partnership with United Football Clubs Association (UFCA), the UFL flourished. However, the PFF expressed the need to have a nationwide, community-based football league that is at par with the standards set by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
 The Finals Series was not held for the succeeding seasons. The league only had one division since its existence, but there are plans to introduce a second division as the league expands, with a system of promotion and relegation within the PFL to be put in place.  There was a proposal to convert the former UFL to a second division tournament or a reserve league to the PFL.  The Copa Paulino Alcantara is the cup tournament of the PFL since the 2018 season.  Qualification for Asian competitions Philippines Football League champions: group stage of the AFC Champions League.
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It is the Philippines' highest level of men's club football, supplanting the United Football League (UFL), which was previously the de facto top-tier league in the country.  Starting from the 2020 season, the league is also known as The Philippines Football League brought to you by Qatar Airways, due to the league's title sponsorship. The PFL has 6 seasons thus far (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022), 5 of which were won by United City F. C. (3 were earned as Ceres-Negros F. While 2 were earned as the current United City F.
 On October 15, during the virtual conference of the official launch of the 2020 PFL season, PFF President Mariano Araneta announced the partnership with One Play Sports as digital content partner.  Matches for the 2020 season were broadcast on cable television through EXPTV on Cignal and on the PFL's social media.  Notes ^ Has entered the PFL as a guest, a non-professional club ^ The PFF is the operator of the PFF National Training Center, and is the ADT's home venue as they are under the PFF's operation.
Plus, the 2021 season saw both the return of the league cup, set to be organized in April,  and a slight expansion of the league,  with PFL commissioner Coco Torre announcing in February that Loyola F. (returning to the league after competing for the last time in 2018) and former UFL team Laos F.
For the second season, the Final Series was scrapped due to the introduction of the Copa Paulino Alcantara, the cup competition for the league.  The number of clubs in the league was reduced from eight to six after the departure of Ilocos United (then converted to a grassroots association) and FC Meralco Manila (that stayed active on a youth level ever since),  both due to lack of investment and sponsorship, while Kaya-Makati F. relocated to Iloilo City and changed their name accordingly.  Ceres-Negros won their second title.  Replacement by the Philippine Premier League In late-2018, Triple CH led by Thailand-based Filipino businessman Bernie Sumayao became involved in the league and has entered talks with PFF chairman Mariano Araneta.  He was appointed as the league's new commissioner.
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 Singapore-based Red Card Global, a sports marketing agency has exclusive commercial rights to the PFL.  Each club had to pay a franchise fee to participate in the league.  Reportedly in April 2017, the franchise fee was pegged at $500, 000 by the PFF which can be paid by member clubs within a period of five years.  The league is professional in nature, clubs are intended to have a share of the league's broadcast revenues and sponsorship. Each club is allowed to be assisted by the league in securing their own sponsors.  The professional status of the league is recognized by the Games and Amusements Board, the regulatory body for professional sports in the Philippines.  In October 2018, the Philippines Football Federation was awarded the League Development award by the Asian Football Confederation for its organization of the PFL.
 Revival and continued organization The PPL effectively folded after the PFF announced that it has revoked its sanction of the league on May 3, 2019, due to its non compliance to the agreement with PFF.  The PFL was consequently revived, with a third season planned to commence within the year.
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(on his official debut) had submitted their respective requests to join the competition.  Competition format The PFL followed a traditional home-and-away double round robin format from the 2018 to 2019 seasons, although some clubs did not have their home stadiums. In the 2020 season, all matches are held in a bio-secure bubble in a single venue.
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