28 Apr JPV Marikina F.C.
Japan Philippines Voltes Marikina Football Club, formerly known as Manila All-Japan Football Club and commonly known as JP Voltes Football Club, is an association football club based in the city of Marikina, Philippines that currently plays in the Philippines Football League, the highest level of Philippine club football. The team consists of Japanese and Filipino players. It is one of the founding members of the United Football League in 2009, where the team played in UFL Division 2 and later in the only division of the league following the merger of UFL Division 1 and 2 in 2016.
In the 2015 United Football League Division 2 season, the team achieved promotion to the United Football League First Division by winning the 2015 promotion/relegation play-off, allowing them to play in the Philippines’ top flight for the first time in its history.
The name of JP Voltes FC was derived from the mecha anime series, Voltes 5 which was popular in the Philippines. Its name was also inspired from the word “Vortex”. The club is registered as a corporation.