However, the end of the 2017 season also saw the departure of a third club in the league's history, Davao Aguilas F.  Despite this, the league has received applications from several new clubs aspiring to join the PFL.  Revival and continued organization The PPL effectively folded after the PFF announced that it has revoked its sanction of the league on May 3, 2019, due to its non compliance to the agreement with PFF.
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 The league is professional in nature, clubs are intended to have a share of the league's broadcast revenues and sponsorship. Each club is allowed to be assisted by the league in securing their own sponsors.  The professional status of the league is recognized by the Games and Amusements Board, the regulatory body for professional sports in the Philippines.  In October 2018, the Philippines Football Federation was awarded the League Development award by the Asian Football Confederation for its organization of the PFL.  Club identity All PFL clubs were required under the PFF club licensing regulations to have a name that includes the name of their home locality. The clubs were also required to have nicknames, crests, and colors based on the unique characteristics of their home locality.
 Notes ^ Has entered the PFL as a guest, a non-professional club ^ The PFF is the operator of the PFF National Training Center, and is the ADT's home venue as they are under the PFF's operation. ^ Mendiola plan to host matches at a temporary home venue while the club's stadium is being constructed.  ^ Temporary home stadium in Capas, Tarlac. However, United City's partner local government unit is the nearby province of Pampanga, where they plan to build its own stadium.  ^ Originally founded as Ceres-La Salle, and was renamed to United City following MMC Sportz's takeover in 2020.
 Ceres-Negros won their second title.  Replacement by the Philippine Premier League In late-2018, Triple CH led by Thailand-based Filipino businessman Bernie Sumayao became involved in the league and has entered talks with PFF chairman Mariano Araneta.  He was appointed as the league's new commissioner.  Sumayao pledged to institute financial and structural reforms in the league; including a rebrand of the league to the "Philippine Premier League" (PPL) starting the 2019 season, more favorable sponsorship policies, and the disestablishment of the franchise fee in favor of a less