Environment Secretary Gina Lopez (center) is presented with a certificate of appreciation by officials of the Office of the Senate Secretariat led by Deputy Secretary for Legislation Atty. Edwin Bellen (third from left).  Lopez was guest speaker at the Senate’s flag raising ceremony on Monday where she underscored her plan to work closely with the Philippine Senate to institute reforms in the environment sector “to get the country out of poverty.” Other Senate officials present were (from left): Economic Planning Director-General Ronald Golding; External Affairs Deputy Secretary Peter Paul Pineda; Sergeant-at-arms Major General Jose Balajadia, Jr.; Senate Legal Counsel Atty. Maria Valentina Santana-Cruz; and Administration and Finance Deputy Secretary Atty. Arnel Jose Bañas. ###