^Rick Olivares (March 1, 2011). "National open football tilt back after five-year hiatus". BusinessMirror. اطلع عليه بتاريخ 2011-10-31. “This revives a national tournament that we have not had in a while,” Philippine Football Federation (PFF) competitions department head Cyril Dofitas told the BusinessMirror. Bacolod City hosted the last national tournament five years ago.
^"PFF, Smart to form Philippine football league". GMA News and Public Affairs. January 31, 2011. اطلع عليه بتاريخ 2011-11-02. A league for Philippine football? This will become a reality as the Philippine Football Federation has forged a partnership with telecom giant Smart Communications to finance a local football club championship. The partnership will last for a span of 10 years, with the giant telco releasing a total of P80 million for the project aimed at providing opportunities for skilled football players.