United Football League Clubs Ceres-La Salle FC and Kaya FC are now awaiting the result of the 2016 AFC Cup Group Stage draw to be held on December 10, 2015 at the AFC Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.
The Bacolod squad qualified to the Asian competition after winning the UFL League. The LBC-backed squad earned the right after beating Ceres in the UFL Cup final.
Kaya initially qualified for a playoff spot which will require them to win against two teams in order to qualify for the group stages. But possible pullouts from other clubs and the suspension of the Indonesian FA paved the way for their direct inclusion to the group stages.
The Filipino clubs will be in two of four East zone groups which will see them pitted against clubs from either Hong Kong, India, Maldives, or other Southeast Asian countries. They will play home and away games every month starting from February to May next year.