WITH two more remaining games left in the ongoing United Football League, Negros Occidental and Bacolod City's pride Ceres-La Salle FC is already the champion for Division 2.

The Transporters, which were playing against Manila All-Japan at press time, has 51 points with 16 wins in 20 outings with 3 draws and a lone defeat.

Even if it loses its last two games and second running Manila Jeepney wins its last game against Cimarron on Saturday, the Leo Rey Yanson-managed club will still remain on top.

Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said that the club’s success will continue to inspire young Negrense-athletes to develop their skills and increase their enthusiasm in this sporting event.

“I wish you all the best and continued success in all your future endeavors,” the governor said.

Vice Gov. Eugenio “Bong” Jose Lacson also extended his congratulations to the Ceres-La Salle FC for winning the title.

“Your victory is a testament of your determination to excel in football. It is my hope that as you continue to compete and carry the identity as homegrown team, you will also continue to bring pride and honor to our beloved province,” he said.

“Thank you for being an inspiration to our people especially the youth of today,” he added.

Mayor Monico Puentevella is elated as Ceres-La Salle FC once again made Bacolod proud by winning the coveted crown of the tournament.

“Your team has been very instrumental in making the sport of football very popular in the City of Bacolod and the Province of Negros Occidental,” he said.

The mayor added: “Your aim to gather all football enthusiasts coming from all over the country using the sport of football as the common language for everyone to talk, understand and build friendship among teams is very commendable.”

“Rest assured that the City Government of Bacolod will always be supportive of these sporting activities which promote unity, harmony and sportsmanship among our athletes, especially in football. May you bring home more championship trophies in the coming days for the glory and honor of Bacolod City,” Puentevella added.