Ceres Negros went on a road rage to pummel Meralco Manila, 7-0, at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila on Saturday night.
Fernando Rodriguez drew first blood for Negros with a quick brace between the 17th and the 21st minutes.
Iain Ramsay then came up with his own brace, scoring in the 36th and the 49th minutes.
Stephan Schrock then joined the goal fest a minute later to stretch the gap to 5-0.
Ramsay scored one more goal in the 74th minute to complete a hat trick.
Alvin Sarmiento's own goal just before full time summarized Manila's most sluggish outing this season.
Ceres provisionally moved up to third place with 19 points pending the showdown between Makati and Marikina on Sunday at the University of Makati Stadium.
This is Negros' biggest all-time head-to-head win against Manila, much better than its 6-1 win in June 2015 also at RMS in the old UFL, when Manila was still based in Quezon City as Loyola.
Meanwhile, Global Cebu failed to snag the top spot in the PFL standings after Davao held the team to a goalless draw at the Cebu City Sports Center in Cebu on Saturday night.
Cebu got a golden opportunity to overtake Manila in first place on goal difference following the latter's devastating defeat to Negros.
However, the upset-seeking Davao played spoiler to Cebu on the road, forcing the splitting of the points.
Cebu remains second with 21 points 11 matches in, but Marikina can move back up to the said spot if the club soundly beats Makati on the road on Sunday.
Davao, on the other hand, remains in sixth place with five points after 10 games.*PNA
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