14 September 2021

PWNT squad


PHI WNT All Set For AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022 Qualifiers

 The Philippine Women’s National Team mark their return to competition as they vie for a place in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 through the qualifiers which kicks off on 18 September 2021 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

The Philippines, ranked 68th in the FIFA Rankings, is in Group F and will face Nepal (ranked 101st) and Hong Kong (ranked 78th) at JAR Stadium in Tashkent.

Twenty-two (22) players were called up for the qualifiers. Goalkeeper Inna Palacios is the team captain, while Hali Long is the co-captain. Former youth national team players Arianna LePage and Isabelle Mapanao are among the new additions to the squad.

Tahnai Annis, Jessica Miclat, and Ryley Bugay, who were part of the team that competed in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2018 in Jordan make their return to the squad.

The head coach is Marlon Maro and assisted by Michael Agbayani, Jose Maria Aberasturi, Marlon Piñero, Anthony Albao, and Ms. Rose Ton Bariñan.

PFF Women’s Committee co-chairperson Mr. Jefferson Cheng is the Team Manager.

In preparation for the qualifiers, the team had online training sessions beginning early this year before conducting a training camp in Irvine, California, USA from 04 August to 11 September 2021.

The team left for Uzbekistan last Sunday, 12 September 2021.

The Women’s National Team is also supported by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), MVP Sports Foundation, and Team Manager Jeffersong Cheng.


PlayerPositionLast Appearance
Inna PALACIOS (captain)Goalkeeper2019 SEA Games
Olivia DAVIES MCDANIELGoalkeeperFirst tournament with WNT
Isabelle MAPANAOGoalkeeperFrom Youth NT (2019 Girls U16)
Ryley BUGAYDefenderAFC Women’s Asian Cup 2018
Sofia HARRISONDefenderAFF Women’s Championship 2018
Chelo HODGESDefender2019 SEA Games
Hali LONG (co-captain)Defender2019 SEA Games
Tara SHELTONDefender2019 SEA Games
Patricia TOMANONDefender2019 SEA Games
Tahnai ANNISMidfielderAFC Women's Asian Cup 2018
Sara CASTAÑEDAMidfielder2019 SEA Games
Anicka CASTAÑEDAMidfielderAFF Women's Championship 2018
Malea CESARMidfielderFirst tournament with WNT
Charisa LEMORANMidfielder2019 SEA Games
Rocelle MENDAÑOMidfielderAFF Women's Championship 2019
Jessica MICLATMidfielderAFC Women's Asian Cup 2018
Camille RODRIGUEZMidfielder2019 SEA Games
Alyssa UBEMidfielderFirst tournament with WNT
Camille WILSONMidfielderAFF Women's Championship 2016
Alisha DEL CAMPOForward2019 SEA Games
Arianna LEPAGEForwardFrom Youth NT (2019 Girls U16)
Chandler MCDANIELForwardFirst tournament with WNT

05 September 2021

AFC Women's Asian Cup

The Road to India begins for the Philippine Women's National Football Team with the AFC Women’s Asian Cup qualifiers in Tashkent, Uzbekistan this month!

The Philippines is in Group F and will face Nepal and Hong Kong.

Note: Kick off times are in Uzbekistan time (GMT+5)

24 August 2021

Cebu FC gets provisional license to play in PFL

 by Jonas Terrado

A club based in Cebu will participate in the planned opener of the Philippines Football League’s fifth season on Sept. 25.

The PFL announced Tuesday, Aug. 24 that Cebu FC will enter the fold after being granted a provisional license by the Philippine Football Federation’s First Instance Body.

Cebu FC becomes the seventh club in the PFL fold, joining defending champion United City FC, Kaya-Iloilo, Azkals Development Team, Stallion-Laguna, Mendiola FC 1991 and Maharlika-Manila.

Owned by Dynamic Sports Herb, Cebu FC has been busy signing players in anticipation of the license approval.

Some of the club’s signings were former players from University of the Philippines, namely Daniel Gadia, Ace Villanueva and Kintaro Miyagi.

Oliver Colina, an A-licensed coach who had a spell as Kaya mentor in the 2020 AFC Cup, will call the shots for Cebu FC.

The club has a It will be the third time that Cebu will venture into top flight football, following Queen City United in the defunct United Football League and former powerhouse Global FC.


16 August 2021

Kickoff for 2021 PFL tentatively postponed to September

 MANILA (16 Aug 2021) – The kickoff date for the 2021 Philippine Football League (PFL) has been tentatively postponed to 25 September 2021.

The initial kickoff date was supposed to be next week on 21 August 2021.

The decision for the postponement was made by the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) considering the continued spread of COVID-19 and the re-imposition of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in the National Capital Region (NCR).

The PFL prioritise the health and safety of players, coaching staff, match officials, sponsors, and other stakeholders involved in the organization of the matches.


12 August 2021

PFL eyes September opening



The Philippines Football League (PFL) is hoping to finally kick off its fifth season outside Metro Manila by next month.

PFL commissioner Coco Torre said they are looking to stage their games around the last week of September, following its stalled opener due to the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila and fringe provinces.

“Hopefully, by the last week of September. It will depend on the country’s Covid-19 situation,” Torre told Daily Tribune.

“We really want the league to push through but of course under the right circumstances which ensures the safety of everyone.”

The PFL was originally scheduled to start its season on 21 August with the Philippine Football Federation National Training Center in Cavite and Biñan Football Stadium in Laguna as venues for the closed-circuit games.

The league, however, was forced to scrap its plans after the national government upgraded to a stricter quarantine status from 6 to 20 August in Manila, Laguna and Cavite.

With that, professional football clubs were also forced to halt their actual team scrimmages and were limited to online and individual training.

Torre said they are tipped to present their final plans to the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF), which would include their request for the resumption of training and proposed health protocols for the season.

The PFL is expecting a league-high nine teams that will see action this year, bannered by reigning PFL champion United City FC and mainstays Kaya Iloilo FC, Maharlika FC, Azkals Development Team, Stallion FC and Mendiola FC.

Meanwhile, upcoming expansion teams Dynamic Herb Cebu FC and Laos FC, CDO Rapids FC have yet to complete their requirements before getting full approval to enter the league.

“Total of three applicant clubs are still subject to compliance and will need full approval,” Torre said.

“So if all goes well, we’ll have nine clubs. That is the highest number of clubs in PFL history.”


10 August 2021

PFL - Cebu Football Club

 Our initial lineup is here!

The Dynamic Herb Cebu Football Club (DHCFC) has initially signed up 23 football players, including five foreign players in preparation for this year’s season of the Philippine Football League last August 4, 2021.
AFC A-licensed coach Oliver ‘Bingbing’ Colina has been tapped as head coach, while former national player Alex Ballesteros has taken on the role of assistant coach. One of the country’s top goalkeepers Ref Cuaresma is the team’s goalkeeping coach. We are also very proud to add another AFC A-licensed coach, Apol Bariñan to the team. She is the current assistant coach for the Philippine Women’s National Football Team and will be joining DHCFC at the end of the women’s team season. Other members of the coaching staff are Physical Therapist Mark Uy, Carlo Sumayang as the conditioning coach and Jimmy Liman as the kit man.
Official list of players:
ACOT, Mauro John
AL-MESBAHI, Gamal Abdulkarem Abdo
ANDREW, Ekundayo Emmanuel
CERGNEUX, Keenen Julian
COLINA, Ranulfo
FERRER, Nicolas Jr.
GADIA, Daniel Bernan
GENCO, Lorenzo Giuseppe
KORE, Kore Marius
MIRANDA, Julian Pio
MIYAGI, Kintaro
PACITE, Michael
SELMAN, Yoji Elliot
SOUMAH, Mohamed
TASCI, Baris
TASCI, Evren
VILLANUEVA, Nathanael Ace
ZAMBRANO, John Francis
We are working on our final roster in the coming days. After initially signing a few players, our Team Manager Hannah Wong has completed submission of the remaining requirements from the provisional license that PFL has primarily granted last August 6. We eagerly await updates for the licensing status.
We assure everyone that the club has strictly followed all COVID-19 public health protocols from the selection of the team to the signing of the contracts. Face masks and face shields were only taken off for the purpose of the video and pictorials. The health and safety of all the players and staff is our priority.

05 August 2021