Sen. Pacquiao graces flag ceremony.

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Newly-elected SenatorEmmanuel ‘Manny’ Pacquiao graces the Senate’s flag raising ceremony on Monday before the opening of the first regular session of the 17th Congress. Pacquiao encouraged Senate employees to perform their duties with passion and commitment. ‘Now is the time to roll up our sleeves and prepare our minds for action. We shall address the perennial concerns of our nation through wise legislation and take our country to new levels of growth,’ Pacquiao said. Also in photo are former Senate Secretary Oscar Yabes (right) and Senate Sergeant-At-Arms Jose Balajadia Jr.