National League for Philippine Football
As an incorrigible dreamer, I have a vision for the year 2020. The Philippines in 2020 will have the equivalent of the La Liga Spanish football league I have come to follow closely since I spent a sabbatical year in Barcelona at the IESE Business School. In the National Capital Region, there will be three football clubs in the senior division representing Makati, Quezon City and Paranaque, somewhat analogous to the three senior division clubs of Madrid: Real Madrid, Atletico de Madrid and Getafe. These three (and possibly more) will come from the leading football clubs that are playing for the United Football League. There will be one football club each from Laguna, Tarlac, Bicol, Bacolod, Leyte, Dumaguete City, Mindoro, South Cotabato and Davao. There will be two each from Iloilo and Cebu (analogous to FC Barcelona and Espanyol in Barcelona). In addition to these 16 football clubs in the senior division of the national league for Philippine football (an appropriate title like La Liga or Germany's Bundesliga will soon be coined), there can be twenty or more other clubs in the junior division of the league coming from the same cities or other places where football will be gradually promoted in the next five to ten years with the help of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and the Asian Football Federation (AFC) under the leadership of the Philippine Football Federation (PFF).