Pachanga-Diliman leaned on a strong start to turn back Philippine Air Force, 3-0, on Thursday night to regain a share of fourth place in the United Football League at the Emperador Stadium in Taguig.
The 2012 Division 2 champions practically took the fight out of the relegation-threatened Airmen in the first 17 minutes of the game when they built a three-goal cushion, courtesy of OJ Clariño, Andrew Santiago, and Marcus Lopez.
Pachanga thus sustained its impressive run in its maiden top flight campaign as it raised its point total ro 25 points, level with Kaya.
Air Force remained in danger of relegation with only six points to show, just two points ahead of last-placed Army.
Grabbing the opportunity in one of his rare starts, Clariño struck first three minutes into the game when he scored on a header off a free kick from Boyet Cañedo.
Cañedo registered his second assist seven minutes later when his cross from left side found Santiago, who also headed it in.
In a flash of individual brilliance this time, Lopez, the Guamanian international, eluded his defender before scoring on a left-footed long-range missile in the 17th to complete the early route.
Ian Araneta missed a clear-cut chance in the second half that could have trimmed the deficit for Air Force.