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Ceres–Negros F.C.

Ceres–Negros Football Club,[1] commonly referred to as Ceres–Negros or just Ceres, is a Filipino professional football club based in the city of Bacolod, Negros Occidental that plays in the Philippines Football League, the highest level of Philippine club football. The club is a member of the Negros Occidental Football Association. It was previously known as the Ceres – La Salle Football Club.

The name Ceres came from the Ceres Liner bus line owned by brothers Ricky and Leo Rey Yanson and operated by Vallacar Transit Inc., the largest public land transportation company in the Negros Region of the Philippines. La Salle came from the club’s close ties with the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City. The club’s home ground is the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City.[2]

Ceres had their first major success in the United Football League in the 2014 season, when they won the United Football League Division 2 Championship, earning them promotion to the first division. Since then, they have won the UFL FA League Cup and the United Football League Division 1 Championship.