Two opposing teams in the 14-year old (Girls) category scramble for the ball during an elimination game of the annual Festival of Football (FOF) hosted by the provincial government of Lanao del Norte.

Tubod, Lanao del Norte – The provincial government of Lanao del Norte is again the host of the annual Festival of Football (FOF) organized by the Philippine Football Federation(PFF) in eight regions of the country.

In northern Mindanao, the event was spearheaded by the Iligan-Lanao del Norte Football Association and held at the sprawling Mindanao Civic Center (MCC) football field in Brgy. Sagadan, Tubod town on February 19 to 21, 2016.

Participating teams include Zamboanga Football Association (FA), Misamis-Ozamis FA, Zamboanga del Sur Pagadian City FA, and Zamboanga del Norte Dipolog FA.

Participants compete in under 12-year old (Boys), Under 12-year old (Girls), Under 14-year old (Boys) and Under 14-year old (Girls) categories of the competition.

The aim of this regional competition is to discover and develop local football standouts that could possibly be part of the Philippine national team to represent the country in future international competitions.  Through the Festival of Football, PFF seeks to ensure that the Nationwide Grassroots Development Program is sustained. LAR/PIO-LDN