Paralympian graces Senate flag raising

Table Tennis Paralympian Josephine Rebeta Medina (5th from left) poses with Senate officials led by Senate Secretary Lutgardo Barbo (4th from right) after her speech at the morning flag rites, Monday, March 5, 2018. Medina, who was invited to the Senate as part of its celebration of Women’s month, won a bronze medal in table tennis during the 2016 Rio de Janiero Paralympics. Together with Medina and Barbo are (left to right) Antonio de Guzman Jr., Director-General, Office of the International Relations and Protocol; Ronald Golding, Director-General, Senate Economic Planning Office; Atty. Rodelio Dascil, Director-General, Senate Tax Study and Research Office; Atty. Edwin Bellen, Deputy Secretary for Legislation; Atty. Valentina Cruz, Senate Legal Counsel and Gender and Development (GAD) Chair; Atty. Arnel Jose Bañas, Deputy Secretary for Administration and Financial Services; Enrique Luis Papa, Deputy Secretary for External Affairs and Relations; and MGen. Jose Balajadia Jr., Senate Sergeant-at-Arms. (Photo by Albert Calvelo)