CLARK FREEPORT -- Governor Lilia Pineda renewed her call to local officials and executives of front line agencies to continue joining hands in the fight against illegal drugs and unceasingly support President Rodrigo Duterte in the war against the drug menace.

This was the message of the governor during the “Central Luzon Anti Dangerous Drug Abuse Summit: Early Wins on the War against Drugs” held at Royce Hotel, in this Freeport.

Facing the officials, delegates and representative from various national and local agencies and foundations, Governor Pineda pressed them to continue the administration's unrelenting campaign to combat illegal drugs nationwide.

During the summit, the alarming increase of drug surrenderers in the country was addressed that reached more than one million drug surrenderers before the end of January this year.

Governor Pineda recalled that she was moved by the words of the President at the Governor's League in Malacañang where he personally asked them to support his crusade in fighting illegal drugs.

"I think President Duterte is the only person now that has utmost concern for the Philippines. We should also do our part as government officials to support him in this campaign so the sooner he can focus on other equally important matters that will benefit us all," Governor Pineda added.

Governor Pineda was pleased that the very first regional summit was hosted by Pampanga since the anti-illegal drug campaign of President Rodrigo Duterte started. (Ma. Reina Len Luna/Pampanga PIO)