TACLOBAN CITY- The provincial government of Northern Samar will conduct an anti-illegal drug summit on August 25 which aims to further strengthen the campaign against the proliferation of illegal drugs in the province. The one-day anti-drug summit, to be held at the University of Eastern Philippines (UEP), will be attended by various sectors and agencies across the province, Rei Josiah Echano, provincial information officer, said. Echano added that the purpose of the activity is to strengthen their campaign against illegal drugs through unification and workshop on sectoral resolutions. The expected 400 participants of the summit will come from the academe, church, local government units, on-government organizations and various government agencies like the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the Department of Interior and Local Government as well as students. Those who voluntarily surrendered under the government’s “Oplan Tokhang” from the province were also invited to join the anti-drug illegal summit, Echano said. The summit, to be presided by Governor Jose Ong, will discuss on measures on what to do for those who voluntarily surrendered. The conduct of the anti-illegal drug summit in the province was first discussed during the July 22 Provincial Development Council meeting.