by Jonas Terrado
Defending two-time champion Ceres Negros salvaged a 2-2 draw against Stallion Laguna Saturday in the start of the Philippines Football League (PFL) at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
Bienvenido Maranon’s 52nd minute goal enabled the Busmen to split a point with Laguna to highlight the restart of the domestic league season following issues that marred the ill-fated Philippine Premier League.
Ceres avoided defeat after Stallion took a 2-1 lead on an own goal by Carli de Murga in the 28th.
Earlier, reigning Copa Paulino Alcantara winner Kaya-Iloilo blanked newcomer Green Archers United, 4-0, courtesy of a hat trick by Jordan Mintah.