Ceres Negros leaned on a first half hattrick from Spanish striker Fernando Rodriguez to whip Davao Aguilas, 5-1, and climb to second spot in the Philippines Football League at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.
Captain Patrick Reichelt and Bienve Maranon were also on target for the Busmen who moved within six points off leader Meralco Manila ahead of their 7 p.m. duel on Sunday.
At Rizal Memorial Stadium, Global Cebu scored two late goals to subdue Stallion Laguna, 4-3, and complete the cast in the Finals Series.
The result allowed Global to seal at least a fourth place finish at the end of the regular season after increasing their tally to 43 points.
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