4,000 join SFC int?l conference in Lanao

The participants came from Manila, Luzon, Visayas, host Mindanao, as well as from the US, Indonesia, Africa, Nigeria, Canada, Australia. Balikbayans from Dubai and Saudi Arabia also came.

The three-day conference started Friday night with Lanao del Norte Governor Imelda Dimaporo welcoming the delegates.

"We are so delighted to have the SFC ILC here in our province. This only goes to show that people are not afraid to come to Lanao and prove to others that our province is a peaceful one. Enjoy the hospitality of the people of Lanao and we hope that you will have a great time here in Lanao," Dimaporo said.

After the welcome ceremonies, the event kicked off with the praise parade, praisefest led by Mike Serapio and the SFC Davao band, and the fusion night.

The conference, which will end on Sunday, will hold different workshops dubbed the "LXS Academy Workshop", sports competitions and the finals of U-Popstar.